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Share your TSHOOT v2.0 Experience

January 22nd, 2015 in TSHOOT v2 Go to comments

This article is devoted for candidates who took the TSHOOT exam to share their experience. Please tell us what are your materials, the way you learned, your feeling and experience after taking the TSHOOT v2.0 exam… But please DO NOT share any information about the detail of the exam or your personal information, your score, exam date and location, your email…

Your posts are warmly welcome!

Exam’s Structure:

+ Some Multiple choice & drag drop questions
+ 1 Simlet
+ 12 lab-sim Questions with the same network topology (12 troubleshooting tickets or you can call it one “big” question). Each lab-sim is called a ticket and you can solve them in any order you like.

Topics of the lab-sims:

1- IPv6
3- OSPFv3
4- Frame Relay
5- GRE
6- EtherChannel
7- RIPng
9- Redistribution
10- NTP
11- NAT
12- BGP
13- HSRP
14- STP
15- DHCP

The problems are rather simple. For example wrong IP assignment, disable or enable a command, authentication…

In each tickets you will have to answer three types of questions:

+ Which device causes problem
+ Which technology is used
+ How to fix it

When you press Done to finish each case, you can’t go back.

A demo of the TSHOOT Exam can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/le37/le10/tshoot_demo.html


+ In the new TSHOOTv2, you cannnot use the “Abort” button anymore. Therefore you cannot check the configuration of another ticket before completing the current ticket.

+ We have gathered many questions about TSHOOT exam and posted them at TSHOOT FAQs & Tips, surely you will find useful information about the TSHOOT exam there!

Below are the topologies of the real TSHOOT exam, you are allowed to study these topologies before taking the exam. It surely saves you some invaluable time when sitting in the exam room (Thanks rrg for sharing this).

IPv4 Layer 3 Topology


IPv6 Layer 3 Topology


Layer 2-3 Topology


You can download the SAM strategy here (specially thanks to SAM who created this strategy):


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  1. Syn
    July 19th, 2018


    Congrats on finishing your CCDP. I wasn’t leaving until you pass T-Shoot. Been wondering where you have been.

    Answer like 10 MCQs and they are in the Premium. Answer two simlets but there are slight differences on the test then what is listed here. Do 10 TT. I used ipconfig first, ping, and show run.

  2. Syn
    July 19th, 2018


    The Simlets would start off my study session. Just do them real quick. In the test there were little tweaks but you will learn the idea behind the questions.

    My advice for the TTs is to open up two windows. In the first window open the network topology page and just familiarize your self with it. In the next window open up the TT. There are 17. Start at #1 and work your way through. What I did was I started at #1. If I got that right then went to #2. If I got that right then onto #3. When I missed one I started all over until I could get to #17 with no mistakes. Then do the all tickets page where they randomize the tickets and go through until no mistakes.

    Then review the questions to finish it all off. All my questions came from the updated June release but I learned at least three sets of questions to be on the safe side. I reviewed the DnDs but I didn’t have any on my test but can’t say that is everyone’s experience.

    Once you can get through all the TTs look to schedule your test.

    P.S. When I took the test the Scenario tab had the same generic info for IPv4 and IPv6 TTs. I read from Ocean there is a tab you can click to get the info on the ticket to ascertain if it is an IPv4 or IPv6 TT.

  3. Syn
    July 19th, 2018


    Of course I read the book and watched videos before I got on here. I heard a few unflattering on the OCG for T-Shoot so I went with another book and read parts of the Mastering CCNP T-Shoot book as well. Then when I was finished with that I came here and reviewed for little over a week to be completely comfortable and I don’t have a testing center by me so going to one take a bit of coordination so I took advantage of the extra days to study.

    You will do well. Compared to the Route test this is a breeze.

  4. Syn
    July 19th, 2018


    Quick question Mario. How is the CCDA exam and the ARCH exam? I am down in the weeds with Data Center but to fully grasp it some design is needed. The first chapter is a brief explanation of Data Center design then an explanation of every model of Nexus switch out there starting with the N9K and the seven models of that line and the differences between the 950x and 930x series and then into the N7K and so forth. But they touch upon a bunch of considerations of ToR, MoR, EoR, Leaf and Spine vs. Cisco 3 Tier design, and other things. So after all this I may go CCDA/P. It’s just two more tests.

  5. Mario
    July 19th, 2018

    Thanks @syn both ccda and arch were easy. I think route test was harder than all of them.

    I’ll start working on tshoot and probably take it some time next week before i start with ccie written hehehe

  6. Syn
    July 19th, 2018


    No problem. Route was not fun. I may do the CCDA/P tests after I do Data Center. After that will be the CCIE written. I read that they are upgrading the CCIE written after August. It will be CCIE Written v5.1.

  7. Garish
    July 20th, 2018

    Hi Networktut team,
    I bought premier membership just wondering where and DNDs.

  8. Anonymous
    July 20th, 2018

    Hi Networktut team,
    I bought premier membership just wondering where are DNDs.

  9. Mario
    July 20th, 2018

    @syn let me know where we can chat offline or an email so i can send what i have for ccda/dp test and i also have up to date questions for the datacenter NP track. Im asking around friends to see if they have the NA datacenter questions so you can prep. Spin up a generic email address…

  10. dario
    July 20th, 2018

    I passed today with 94x.
    In HSRP simlet, it was “ip add dhcp” set on interfaces on both routers so obviously DHCP issue. Still, not full marks!

    Anyhow, good enough. :)

    All from Premium section valid.

    And yes, there is a button TICKET in the bottom right corner where you can see if it’s ipv4 or ipv6 ticket! That is a screen with questions and answers also.

  11. lat
    July 20th, 2018

    Just passed with high 900s.
    In the HSRP simplet, the interfaces were also DCHP. BGP simlet was there as well.

    MCQs were the “new” ones. All tickets valid. No D&D.

    The “ticket” tab itself mentioned whether Client 1 can’t ping or R1 can’t ping 2026::102:1.

    One thing I would suggest is to remove “sh int status” from the practice sims here as it is not available on the exam.

    Good luck

  12. Love Leo
    July 20th, 2018

    Passed TSHOOT exam just now. This site is a great help. Thank you very much Networktut team, you are doing excellent work, really appreciate it.

  13. Nickname (Please don’t use real name)
    July 20th, 2018

    Passed today with a perfect score. Thanks to premium.
    MCQs – all 10 latest MCQs are still valid
    HSRP Sim – Q4 answer is DHCP issue
    BGP Sim – only EBGP neighbor IP is different
    Tickets – 3,4,6,7,9,11,12,14,15,17

  14. Fasto
    July 20th, 2018

    I want to do gns3 labs
    Please if anyone has Cisco IOs please share with me fasto123 at gmail dot com

  15. Anonymous
    July 20th, 2018

    Passed yesterday, full score.

    No D&D, only the new MCQs. Ticket conclusions were exactly as explained at the premium section. BGP and HSRP simlets (got the DHCP variant; check for “ip address dhcp” at the connecting interfaces).

    Be aware that the simulators at Networktut are way better then the ones you will find when actually sitting the exam.

    For example, I couldn’t get the IPv6 ping to work for the life of me. It worked only on locally configured router interfaces. Also, there were lots of misleading configurations a given device. Some situations:

    – One of the tickets was about DSW1’s VLAN ACL affecting VLAN10. All good, but the “show run” also tells you that in interface VLAN10 the helper-address IP isn’t the same that the one that is configured at R4. So, the question may arise: is this a VLAN ACL issue at DSW1, or is it the DHCP issue at R4? I chose the first and it’s correct.

    – My troubleshooting mind map included the “sh ip eigrp neighbor” command, so I gave it a try at one of the tickets where pings died at R4. The reply included a blank list of neighbors for AS 1 (instead of 10). It looked like the retired EIGRP ticket was back. However, after a “sh run”, it was actually the EIGRP passive interface ticket.

    Bottom line, stick to “show run” (even on IPv6 tickets) and “ping”. “sh access-list” and “sh ip ospf int brief” don’t work. Practice hard and trust yourself, you nail it.

    Thank you all.

  16. Anonymous
    July 20th, 2018

    … better *than the ones … my mistake.

  17. Anonymous
    July 20th, 2018

    “or is it the DHCP issue at R4”. Meant DSW1.
    Sorry, exausted. It’s late here.

  18. Tshoot
    July 20th, 2018

    Passed today lhamdo lilah, the new MCQ is valid, study all the tickets, as well HSRP and BGP
    Thanks Networktut
    You are the best, I hope you guy can help us with other CISCO certificates
    Good luck

  19. kc10boom
    July 20th, 2018


    “– One of the tickets was about DSW1’s VLAN ACL affecting VLAN10. All good, but the “show run” also tells you that in interface VLAN10 the helper-address IP isn’t the same that the one that is configured at R4. So, the question may arise: is this a VLAN ACL issue at DSW1, or is it the DHCP issue at R4? I chose the first and it’s correct.”…

    If the client 1 or client 2 pulled an IP address, then you don’t need to worry about DHCP issues regardless of what the helper-address shows for these labs. It will either have an IP address or it won’t.

  20. Syn
    July 20th, 2018


    Cool and thanks. I created CCIE1Day @ Outlook . com as a generic email account. From what I can see in the book the first test has a good number of basic CCNA concepts included but a heavy dosage of Data Center/Storage concepts as well. I think I can get passed the first test without much of a problem but the second test will be more difficult.

  21. Like
    July 21st, 2018

    Passed my my TSHOOT today, thanks to the Networktut team.

  22. Anonymous
    July 21st, 2018

    How can I get the dumps for this exam? Or what pages# would it be on?

  23. Lito
    July 21st, 2018

    Does anyone know if “show ip protocols” command works in trouble tickets?

  24. Pun-P
    July 21st, 2018

    Hi Tshoot & Like,

    Did you have any questions not on Networktut?
    Please give me any advise to take Tshoot.

  25. saymen
    July 21st, 2018

    Alhamdoulillah passed on 18/7/2018 all what you need is in premium all new question valid .

    I got Bgp and HSRP

    and the question the exam its same you will not now its ipv4 or ipv6 ticket so always try to ping server from user if its pinging that mean ipv6 ticket .

    best luck to all.

  26. kikos
    July 21st, 2018

    Hello guys,
    For ticket 6 (VACL) what is the right answer :
    a. Under the global configuration mode enter no access-list 10 command.
    B. Under the global configuration mode enter no access-map vlan 10 command.
    C. Under the global configuration mode enter no vlan access-map test1 10
    D. Under the global configuration mode enter no vlan filter test1 vlan-list 10

    I am between C and D
    Thanks in advance

  27. Ahmed
    July 21st, 2018

    hi guys ,

    why no one share the last dump for us :( i can see there is many people here passed the exam

  28. lali
    July 21st, 2018

    Passed my exam Today 1000/1000.


    01 BGP Sim (Only Ip was changed)
    06 MCQs (4 Drag and Drop and 2 MCQs)
    12 Tickets
    All new D&Ds are valid.
    All new MCQ and HSRP still valid

  29. Anonimo
    July 21st, 2018

    where can you share for ccda/dp test and up to date questions for the datacenter NP track?
    Thank you.

    July 21st, 2018

    in the exam i will see the topology ?
    or i need to remember all

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