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January 22nd, 2015 in TSHOOT v2 Go to comments

The TSHOOT 300-135 (TSHOOT v2.0) exam has been used to replace the old TSHOOT 642-832 exam so this article is devoted for candidates who took this exam sharing their experience. Please tell with 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 questions
+ Some Simlets
+ 13 lab-sim Questions with the same network topology (13 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 answers 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 Metodo strategy here (specially thanks to David who created this strategy):


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  1. Alejandro Jesus
    April 26th, 2017

    Hey- I took the test twice and I failed both times. Can anyone here who can spend some time and talk to me how can I solve the tickets?
    I followed this strategy:
    You have to ask your self Is it ipv4 or ipv6?
    If IPv6 you have these 3 questions, 1 each on
    R2: (T12) IPv6: enable ospf 0
    R3: (T15) IPv6: remove “tunnel mode ipv6″
    R4: (T16) missing Redistribution from RIPng to OSPFv3

    If its IPv4 do the following to narrow it down:
    From Client 1 ping if its :
    OK? = 3 tickets on R1:
    (T03) Wrong IP of BGP neighbour
    (T04) NAT – ACL mis-configured
    (T05) WAN ACL statement missing
    If you cant ping try to ping from client 1
    OK? = 1 ticket on R1:
    (T01) OSPF Authentication
    If you cant ping try to ping from client 1
    OK? = 2 tickets on R4:
    (T11) Redistribute ospf to eigrp (“to” & -> )
    (T14) EIGRP Passive Interface
    If you cant ping you have 4 ticket as follow:
    NO? = 1 ticket on DSW1:
    (T06) VLAN filter
    or = 3 tickets on ASW1:
    (T08) Access port not in VLAN 10
    (T09) Port Channel not allowing VLAN 10,200
    (T07) Port Security
    all tickets here exept DHCP,HSRP and EIGRP AS , all others came in to test.
    But, I’m still not able to find out based on the output.
    Is anyone here who can talk to me when I share my screen and ask the question?
    I’m ready to pay for that service with a reasonable price.
    I just need to pass this test.
    My email address is: alejandro.jesusdelapena at gmail dot com

  2. CCNPDubai
    April 26th, 2017

    @Alejandro Jesus please explain what you did. so you came across ticket 1 for example and you did a ping test. what did you do next?

  3. Alejandro Jesus
    April 26th, 2017

    @CCNPDubai : As the strategy I have posted I have followed it exactly.

    So, for example, if the client 1 can ping it’ll be coming in to those 3 categories :
    (T03) Wrong IP of BGP neighbour
    (T04) NAT – ACL mis-configured
    (T05) WAN ACL statement missing.

    Now the strange part is I got same ticket BGP (T03) twice in the test based on the answers I was shown.

    So, if you are available I can discuss in detail. Please provide me your contact info.

  4. Ccnpdubai
    April 26th, 2017

    Did you do show runs on the devices to check the actual config? You will get the same options of answers every time I believe but you need to check running config to select correct answer. Either this or you are getting duplicate ticket. Seeing as though you have failed twice now I think you are doing something wrong or need more experience in actual networks

  5. @alejandro
    April 26th, 2017

    Did you buy the premium package? If you can answer the questions there, you should be fine. And the ping plan is helpful, but when you read the question it will tell you if it’s IPv4 or IPv6. From there ping the devices from furthest to closest. The issue will always be with either the last device you can ping, or an adjacent device.

  6. Alejandro Jesus
    April 26th, 2017

    Yes I understand that, but how do I find which device is having an issue?
    For example: if client 1 not able to ping then try, if not then try, if not then it comes to 4 categories: 1 DSW1 and 3 ASW1 ticket.

    Now, how can I identify which device is the ticket is for?

    If I check the show run command what exactly do I need to check in that?

    for. eg. if its DSW1 :

    Configuration on DSW1
    vlan access-map test1 10
    action drop
    match ip address 10
    vlan access-map test1 20
    action drop
    match ip address 20
    vlan access-map test1 30
    action forward
    match ip address 30
    vlan access-map test1 40
    action forward
    vlan filter test1 vlan-list 10
    access-list 10 permit
    access-list 20 permit
    access-list 30 permit
    interface VLAN10
    ip address

    But, in the test I couldn’t find this part to be honest. In fact, there was not much information regarding vlans 10,20 and 30 in that ticket but the 3rd answer was pretty much simmilar as

    Ans3) Under the global configuration mode enter no vlan filter test1 vlan-list 10 command.

    I got 518 in the first attempt and I got 621 yesterday.

    I think I’m still not focusing somewhere I am supposed to. If someone can spend some time help me explaining these small things I might pass the test.

  7. Ccnpdubai
    April 26th, 2017

    Hi. Going by your answer and low mark I really think you need to learn more rather than just memorise the brain dump. Any junior network engineer can identify problem from show run but it seems you have an issue even doing that.

  8. Alejandro Jesus
    April 26th, 2017

    I understand and I respect it. I’ll start learning from the scratch again.

  9. Ccnpdubai
    April 26th, 2017

    I don’t mean to be harsh but I just want to be honest. If you missed out by a few marks then I understand but you need to understand the logic behind each answer. I will see if any of the other brothers agree with me

  10. Alejandro Jesus
    April 26th, 2017

    I totally understand. It might take another 4-5 months but I’ll definitely prepare this properly. I’d appreciate if you can provide any materials where I can start. I usually watch cbt nuggets videos. But, if you have videos of cbt nuggets for CCNP TSHOOT that would be best for me.

  11. Ccnpdubai
    April 26th, 2017

    I don’t think they have tshoot nuggets. You need to be able to troubleshoot using your own logic and understand the basic steps required in troubleshooting my friend.

  12. M.M.
    April 26th, 2017

    I pass today with 1000/1000

  13. ccnp
    April 26th, 2017

    Network TUT , in ticket 3 , it seems like neighbor IP is correct and there , and when i checked the config, and it seems like route is not being advertized via BGP to ISP , and informatin you have provided on the answer is very much confusing and conflicting , can you guys have a look on it ?
    and please provide if you have any topologies in GNS 3 .

  14. ccnp
    April 26th, 2017

    Network TUT , in ticket 3 , it seems like on Router 1 neighbor IP is correct and there , and when i checked the config, and it seems like route is not being advertized via BGP to ISP , and informatin you have provided on the answer is very much confusing and conflicting , can you guys have a look on it ?
    and please provide if you have any topologies in GNS 3 .

  15. Ccnpdubai
    April 26th, 2017

    @ccnp, checked config where??? you got this in exam? please explain further

  16. CCNPBrasil
    April 26th, 2017

    @Alejandro Jesus did you read the ccnp book? I have some videos to share with you, but I agree with @Ccnpdubai, you need to improve your own logic to troubleshooting, you need to understand why this device dont ping, why the NAT dont work…… and this comes to do many LABs and if you pass in ROUTE and SWITCH, you need to do many many many LABs.

  17. Everest
    April 27th, 2017

    Hello Guys i am sharing Nuggets for Tshoot with Labs my suggestion to Alejandro is go through 300-101 to get better grasp of Tshoot

  18. shooting for TSHOOT
    April 27th, 2017

    I think everyone need to come up with their own ping plan. you need to have strong route and switching concept and also have done enough labs in GNS3, that you ping, trace route and specific commands to narrow the problem down.

    Guys take your time with the exam and get a premium membership, before you take the exam. Its brilliant.

  19. CCNPsortof
    April 27th, 2017

    @Alejandro Jesus
    I suggest you watch Keith Barker’s tshoot video. Learn the logic or strategies behind troubleshooting. Download the labs. Practice it by yourself then come back here at networktut and subscribe to premium. I’m sure next time you attempt the exam you will pass. Good luck to you!

  20. fmlapa
    April 27th, 2017

    Just passed the exam now 951/1000, and am a CCNP R&S, since i already had pass the ROUTE in Feb and the SWTICH this month.

    for TSHOOT, everything here is valid, please do go Premium, it saves the hassle of using the packet tracer, all the materials are flash based and similar to the exam and it really helps in concentrating only on the content.

    It’s the best 9 $ I ever spend, and I had still subscription until 18 May I believe.

    Good luck to everyone.

  21. Alejandro Jesus
    April 27th, 2017

    @Everest – Thanks a lot man. GOD Bless you : )

  22. Alejandro Jesus
    April 27th, 2017

    @Everest – Would you happened to have CCNP – ROUTE and SWITCH videos as well?

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    April 27th, 2017

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  24. Falco
    April 27th, 2017

    @Alejandro Jesus, That means you still weak at troubleshooting, don’t try only to pass the test but instead understand it, you need to create a methodology how to start troubleshooting problem from the basics. Try to practice your weakness over and over until you nail everything you think you dont understand, otherwise you’ll paying money for nothing.

  25. Ccnp
    April 27th, 2017

    @CCNPDubai sorry mate , I just realized that I was trying to configure and was pinging the server in internet via wrong ticket and that’s where I got really confused so please ignore my previous posts. BTW , it was the sim 3 .
    I m wondering can we have these labs in GNS 3 ?? Packet Tracer is really shit .

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  28. Todays Exam
    April 27th, 2017

    I passed the exam today. Everything on this site is up to date and accurate with what I saw on the exam today. Going Premium as others have stated is worth it. Good luck to everyone who is going for their TSHOOT exam.

  29. Dizaster :)
    April 27th, 2017

    Unfortunately unlike this guy ^^^ I failed today. I got a score of 794 which used to be a passing score I believe. I scored a 43% on Layer 3 technologies (which I believe I know why) and a 67% on the VPN Technologies portion of the exam.

    I think I failed due to poor time management and some confusion on some of the questions. I spent more time on questions than I should have (due to my natural paranoia that I am going to make a mistake) which ended up causing me to have only 2 minutes left before completing the exam. The last 2-3 questions I rushed and didn’t have time to thoroughly examine them.

    I noticed that there were 2 examples where the “ip ospf authentication message-digest” command was missing. I thought that this was some kind of trick that cisco was trying to pull so I answered them both identically thinking that I’d get them correct. I am assuming due to my low score on the Layer 3 portion that wasn’t the case.

    I also had a ticket where I could not find the answer for the life of me until I ran across an EIGRP configuration that had “auto summary” and I chose to disable that…but because I was rushing I am not sure if that was a trick by cisco either. Other than that the questions appeared to be spot on with the exception of a few.

    Does anyone have any input on the two “ip ospf authentication message-digest” questions and also the auto-summary one. Additionally, as far as the BGP question goes a copy run start isn’t required correct? Thanks gentlemen

  30. Dizaster :)
    April 27th, 2017

    Sorry I just read the warning in the comment box. Please delete. Thanks

  31. Brother
    April 27th, 2017

    Hi, im going to appear for the exam next week.

    I have a question, i have learned everything from here and Im good at troubleshooting as well. I just dont understand how to exam format would be; like is there going to be MCQs over all three answers or do we need to write them down by typing the answers?

    Your help would be appreciable.

  32. shooting for TSHOOT
    April 27th, 2017

    @Dizaster :)

    Without the message digest authentication, R1 wouldn’t have any OSPF routes. Without OSPF routes R2, R3 etc wouldn’t be able to ping the external ip address.

  33. shooting for TSHOOT
    April 27th, 2017

    checking the routes tells a lot. also checking each routing interface

    #sh ip route
    #sh ip ospf interface
    #sh ip ospf nei
    #sh ip bgp sum
    #sh ip bgp nei
    #sh ip eigrp inteface

  34. Everest
    April 27th, 2017

    @Fmlapa dude what abt mcq’s did you get what we have on this web .

  35. Everest
    April 27th, 2017

    @Alejandro – I will post soon stay tuned -have you tried Torrent

  36. drichardsx69
    April 28th, 2017

    What is the ping method everyone is talking about?

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