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Router simulators: a means to an end, not an end in.....

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Router simulators: a means to an end, not an end in.....

Hi all, i am currently working on my CCNP cert and caught in the dilemma ?simulators or routers?. Now, let me start off by saying that I believe that nothing can replace real routers, nothing! Some Lesson learned with a real router can not be reproduced on a ?sim?, that just the way it is. I know I own the Boson CCNA sim and some Cisco 2501 routers and work with them both.
My question more speaks to the ability of the ?sims? to adequately cover the relevant labs and their highlights and how they map to cisco exam objectives. More over I am seeking feedback on ?SIMS? as a tool to give me the relevant exposure to complex router configurations that I can not afford to purchase right now. I know that enroute to my CCIE I will need to invest in some serious hardware to build a decent lab, but right now I can?t afford it but still need to complete the CCNP track.