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April 3rd, 2015 in TSHOOT v2 Go to comments

TSHOOT is one of the three exams in the CCNP certification. The TSHOOT exam is a chance for you to review your knowledge about ROUTE & SWITCH exams and test your troubleshooting skill. From the comments here and other places, this article tries to summarize all the TSHOOT frequently asked questions to save you some time. Please feel free to ask anything that you are unclear about TSHOOT so that all of us can help you. I will update this article frequently to bring you the newest information about this exam.

1. How much does the TSHOOT Exam 300-135 cost? And the passing score of TSHOOT?

It now costs $300.

The passing score of TSHOOTv2 is 846/1000

2. Please tell me how many questions in the real TSHOOT exam, and how much time to answer them?

Unlike other Cisco exams, the TSHOOT exam tests your ability to troubleshoot the problem so in this exam you have to solve 3 multiple choice questions (or 2 multiple choice questions and 1 drag and drop question) and troubleshooting 13 “tickets”. Each ticket is a problem about a specific technology used in Cisco routers or switches.

You will have 135 minutes to answer them. If your native language is not English, Cisco allows you a 30-minute exam time extension (165 minutes in total).

3. Am I allowed to study the topology used in the real exam and where can I find it ?

Yes, you are! Because the purpose of this exam is testing a candidate’s ability to troubleshoot issues, not to understand a complex topology so Cisco publicizes the topology used in the real TSHOOT exam. You can find the topologies at http://www.networktut.com/share-your-tshoot-v2-0-experience.

To save time on the exam, and to better understand the topology used in all of the trouble tickets, you should spend time familiarizing yourself with the topology used in the exam.

4. Where can I find the demo of this exam?

There is a very good demo of TSHOOT exam published by Cisco and you can find it at http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/le37/le10/tshoot_demo.html. But notice that the topology in this link is not the topology used in the real exam. This demo is also a good practical topology and we also explained about the configuration of this demo in four articles: Frame Relay Point-to-Point SubInterface GNS3 Lab, EIGRP over Frame Relay and EIGRP Redistribute Lab, VLAN Routing and HSRP IP Route Tracking.

5. During the exam, we must only identify the problem or we must also make the correct configuration?

We are only allowed to choose the solution for the problem. We are not allowed to make any changes on the routers and switches. You cannot enter global configuration mode either. You have to answer three types of questions:

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

6. Can someone please tell me in the real exam it gives the ticket names just like in this site (for example “Ticket 1 – OSPF Authentication “) or is it going to say ticket 1 , ticket 2 only?

It only says ticket 1, ticket 2 only. In most cases you have to use the “show running-config” command to find out the wrong configuration.

7. Please give me some guideline when using the TSHOOT simulator.

Below is some guideline when using the TSHOOT simulator in the exam

demo_TSHOOT_1.jpg

demo_TSHOOT_2.jpg

7. Can I go back in the TSHOOT exam?

As shown in the above question, you can press “Previous Question” to go back to previous questions in the same ticket only. If you press “Done” button then you can’t come back to this ticket anymore.

Note: In TSHOOT 300-135 (TSHOOTv2), the “Abort” button no longer exists. That means you cannot cancel a ticket after choosing it. You have to complete that ticket before moving to another one.

8. Can we take TSHOOT exam before the ROUTE or SWITCH exam?

Yes, you can. There is no order to take these exams. But the TSHOOT exam tests your skills to troubleshoot router & switch errors so I highly recommend you take the ROUTE and SWITCH exams first. The TSHOOT exam is very good to review your knowledge of what you learned in ROUTE & SWITCH.

9. Can I solve the tickets in any order I want, for example, I solve Ticket 8 first, then Ticket 3, Ticket 1…?

Yes, you can solve them in any order until you click Done button. After clicking Done you cannot go back to this ticket again. Also notice that when you entering a Ticket, you have to solve it (answer all 3 questions) before moving to another ticket.

10. As I see there are 3 topologies in the exam. My question is to how to find which topology to use when doing a trouble ticket. Does it clearly state in exam whether to use this topology (layer 2 or layer 3, for example)?

In the exam, it doesn’t say clearly which topology you need to use. But a reader on networktut.com has shared this tip:

“There is no really best way to choose which topology to use.
This is my style:
Most of the time I was using the ipv4 topology as it contains most of the nodes with ip addresses and in the cause of your troubleshooting and you discovered that you need more details on the ASW1 & 2 switches that is when I used the Layer 2 topology except for the ipv6 topology.
Any node on IPV4 topology that is in Layer 2 topology have same configuration irrespective of where you click on the nodes.
Study all tickets here and use the following elimination style below:
List out all the trouble ticket on the white little board you will be giving and tick each ticket as you answer them because this will let you know which tickets are remaining to look out for.”

11. In the exam can I use “traceroute” or “tracert” command?

According to some reports, “tracert” commands cannot be used on Clients but “traceroute” command can be used on DSW1. But of course you can use “ping” command. According to some candidates’ reports on the exam, maybe you should not believe too much on the output of the traceroute command in the exam.

12. Please let me know in the exam can we issue “pipe” commands such as: sh run | section eigrp; sh run | begin router?

No, you cannot use “pipe” commands in the TSHOOT exam.

13. Does each ticket state it is an IPv4 or IPv6 issue?

Yes, it does! But it does not clearly state that. Please read each ticket carefully, if it states like this “loopback address on R1 (2026::111:1) is not able to ping the loopback address on DSW2 (2026::102:1)” then surely it is an IPv6 ticket. Otherwise it is an IPv4 ticket.

14. Why don’t I see any questions and answers on networktut.com? I only see the explanation…

Because of copyrighted issues, we had to remove all the questions and answers. You can download a PDF file to see the questions at this link: http://www.networktut.com/questions-and-answers

15. How can I join the Premium Membership on networktut.com?

You can join the Premium Membership on networktut.com at this link. After the registration you can login via this link.

If you have any questions about the TSHOOT exam, please don’t hesitate to ask. All of us will help you!

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  1. Eric
    November 7th, 2016

    Took the exam today in Canada and failed terribly (4XX/1000). I got total 6 tickets out of 16 in a repetitive manner. Didn’t score a single point in the Tickets.
    They were from:
    –> BGP (neighbor was correctly configured but not sure what the problem was)
    –> R1 ACL (Couldn’t find the “edge_security” ACL on any of the devices but still they asked question on edge_scurity ACL and I answered “permit ip 209.65.200.224 0.0.0.3 any” and still got it wrong.)
    –> Switchport Trunk (Port channel)
    –> NTP (that was new, only R1 had NTP authentication enabled while other’s didn’t.)
    –> IPv4 OSPF Authentication (I selected “ip ospf authentication message-digest” as it was missing from R1’s Se/0/0/0 but still got it wrong)
    –> IPv6 OSPF (This question came 3 times in the exam but still all attempts were failed)

    Don’t know what the f**k just happened. How could you possibly get ZERO in tickets. Another thing, the options within a single ticket also kept changing while going back on forth from 1 to 3 or 3 to 1. I don’t know what to do now. Anyone else had the same experience?

  2. Nauman
    November 10th, 2016

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  3. costello1982
    November 10th, 2016

    Hello Nauman,
    Can you please confirm if everything from this site is valid ? I have exam today ….
    Best Regards

  4. silverback
    November 10th, 2016

    I took the exam today and passed. All the questions were the same except for one, this one question appears to be a new ticket, I used the word “appears” because i am not sure if i read the device’s configuration and the show command correctly (what i mean by that, is remembering what I had memorize and comparing it to the config) or it was a bug but in any-case I couldn’t find a mistake using my skills nor what i’ve learn from the tickets on Networktut. But using ping i narrow it down to the layer 2 devices, when i used tracroute on ASW1 it was succesful untill 192.168.x.129. hope this helps and good luck.

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    November 11th, 2016

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  6. Yas 7th november
    November 13th, 2016

    I passed ccnp route with the score 890 please do the latest question answers 100 percent valid.

  7. fertic
    November 14th, 2016

    thanks for your tips Silver and Yas

  8. Lili
    November 16th, 2016

    Hey guys, I just wrote now in South Africa. Passed with 94%. This testmayor dumps is valid but a few answers are wrong. Although I don’t expect to pass with a full score, right? If your aim is just to pass the exam, only by memorizing http://www.testmayor.com/300-135-test.html dumps is enough. But if you want to master skills, you really need to practice more.

  9. Maja
    November 18th, 2016

    Please tell me where is the drag and drop question,in networktut I see only 4 simulations,multiple choice questions,and 16 ticket?

  10. cahh
    November 18th, 2016

    passed with 1000 score. Premiun totally worth it. Best $9 ever spent.

  11. willoyabc
    November 20th, 2016

    i open the skrill account i still can not make the payment..

  12. DL
    November 21st, 2016

    @Maja. As of Now, there is NO drag & drop in Tshoot.

  13. Kaithlin Cert
    November 22nd, 2016

    hnx a lot i will start to study it but this dump in enough ? https://www.braindumps4it.com/braindumps-300-135.html

  14. Ali
    November 23rd, 2016

    Any One can help and confirm if this Q’s are valid in USA ?

  15. Ali
    November 23rd, 2016

    Any One can help and confirm if these Q’s are valid in USA ?

  16. Anonymous
    November 24th, 2016

    Hello Guys, is there someone can send me a copy of VCE or PDF file for TSHOOT exam. here’s my email harryvalcantara @ g m ail.com

  17. Anonymous
    November 24th, 2016

    hello guys, is there some can verify if this PDF file are legit?
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2ioXVWMxhc_bzBmZmk1bV90d28

  18. Anonymous
    November 24th, 2016

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    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2ioXVWMxhc_c0dZSUgyUjYxNWs/view?usp=sharing

  19. Fail 54x
    November 24th, 2016

    i failed the exam because of own reasons…but this website is 100% valid …

  20. mammad
    November 26th, 2016

    Hi all,
    I have just started studying for Tshoot exam. Could someone please let me know where I could find the topologies used for the tickets. I would appreciate it if you could put me in the right direction.
    Thanks all of you.

  21. Bruno
    November 27th, 2016

    I passed the exam. Site is still valid… Client PC will always have an ip address. If 10.1.1.9 is not pingable from from client 1. Better ping from R4 if client ip address is pingable, if not pingable. Check from ASW1, DSW1 to R4.

  22. GiO
    December 3rd, 2016

    Hi all

    I just passed SWITCH this week and ROUTE last September so I will start preparing for the TSHOOT exam this weekend. However, I am a bit confused with the format of the exam and I have a bunch of questions. I was hoping that someone who has already passed the TSHOOT can help.

    So here are some questions for you guys:

    – I keep reading about a 68q dump valid for this exam. Does anyone know if the file is available for download if I buy the premium membership?
    – If so, is it a file similar to the 191q (SWITCH exam) that can be used with VCE to simulate the exam questions?
    – Also, I read a lot of people saying that the exam format is +- 13 tickets, 1 or 2 simlets and normally 6 Multiple choice questions. Are the 6 Multiple choice (or whatever amount) from the 68q dump?
    – Does the 68q file includes the answers for the simlets? In the same way that the 191q switch dump had the answers for the HSRP and VTP simlets?
    – At last, does it open with older “crackable” versions of VCE, or did you guys bought a licence for the newer (harder/impossible to crack) vce?

    As for getting a premium membership, I do not have a paypal account. Did anyone used Skrill account to pay? I am asking because I have a pokerstars account with money and there is an option to withdraw/transfer money to a Skrill account and I would prefer to use this than create paypal account with credit card details and stuff like that.

    Also, browsing around in this site I found a simulator of the exam environment. Its official Cisco. The link is the following:

    http://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en_us/training-events/le3/le2/le37/le10/tshoot_demo.html

    However, when I tried it, each ticket has 3 questions, which I believe is normal (which device has the problem? Which technology? The command that would fix the problem). Not only some answers are wrong, but also when I finish one ticket it always says: you have X of 4 questions correct. But there’s only 3 questions! Dafuq? Anyone tried it?

    Anyways, any help would be appreciated.

    Gl for those of you that are preparing for the exam. And thanks in advance to whomever can support here.

    Regards,
    GiO

  23. Anonymous
    December 6th, 2016

    Hi, 4 in this regard refers to the number of tickets, not the questions!

  24. Ossie
    December 7th, 2016

    I took the exam yesterday and passed with 968. 19 Questions. around 5 Multiple Choice and the rest TSHOOT tickets

    Multiple Choice questions are 95% IPSec/GRE and I got one wrong :-).

    Labs are still the same. one ticket was about Access Ports fa1/0/1 and Fa1/0/2 on ASW1 not in vlan 10 which i didn’t find here. Pretty straight forward though.

    All the best peeps

    Os

  25. Yas 7th november
    December 8th, 2016

    Hye ossie. Can you share with me regarding Ntp authentication and bgp and aswell as ospf. If you can guide where is the issue so it would help me out. Thanks

  26. Jahir
    December 12th, 2016

    Thanks guys. Your information helps me a lot.

  27. Thanks Networktut
    December 12th, 2016

    Hi All,

    I passed ccnp route with the score 1000.
    19 Questions.
    13 TSHOOT tickets, No DHCP, HRSP, EGRIP AS.
    6 Multiple Choice. NO SIM
    Thanks networktut and all guys for information and comments!!!

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    December 16th, 2016

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  29. ja mor
    December 17th, 2016

    hi everybody i passed ccnp route 29nov2016 i ask how time must wait to pass tshoot

  30. Fantastik
    December 17th, 2016

    @ALL … I haven’t heard anyone confirm whether or not you can see the topology during each ticket? I’ve read that you can study topology before exam, but do you get to see the topology during the tickets/exam as well?

    Please confirm and thanks in advance!

  31. elhombre2016
    December 17th, 2016

    Stuff on here is legit, but you should actually know what you are doing rather than just studying the answers. Took the test this past week and scored a nice 1000/1000. I used this site here along with the labs and cbt nuggets to prep.

  32. elhombre2016
    December 17th, 2016

    @ALL yes you can see the topology in the lab during the ticket/exam.

  33. Anonymous
    December 17th, 2016

    is this a valid dump or questions changed ?

  34. Anonymous
    December 17th, 2016

    iam talking about tshoot exam

  35. Fantastik
    December 19th, 2016

    @elhombre … can you see the topology throughout the whole exam, meaning during each ticket? Or only once before the exam starts? Thanks in advance!

  36. zer0
    December 19th, 2016

    I passed the exam at Dec. 16 2016. Score is 1000 (full score).

    Exam are following.

    – Multiple choice question
    Completely same as this site. Some IPsec and GRE questions and EIGRP K-value mismatch question.

    – Drag & Drop
    There is no DD question in my exam.

    – Ticket
    Completely same as this site.

    – Simlets
    Completely same as this site.
    In my exam, there are two simlets, OSPF and HSPR.

    Hope this information is useful for yall.

  37. zer0
    December 19th, 2016

    @Fantastik
    You can see the topology throughout the whole exam.

  38. sumguy
    December 20th, 2016

    Passed today with full marks, recertified :)
    Everything in the premium section is all you need to study for the exam
    I had no Simlets, only 6 MCQ and 13 Tickets

  39. Yas 7th november
    December 20th, 2016

    Hi guys I passed tshoot examtut all dumps comes from networktut same question as mention here may 2or 3 question are diffrent don’t buy any pdf It will not help u . Serch on google tshoot 300-135 packet tracer watch all 16 videos it will help u.thanku.

  40. farne
    December 21st, 2016

    Hello,

    I know that it is not the best way but, could I memorize all tickets answers this way?

    1. ASW1
    2. Port security
    3. In Configuration mode,…

    1. ASW1
    2. Vlan
    3. give command: interface range…

    1. …
    2. …
    3. …

    All answer remain the same in the real exam?

    Kind regards.

  41. zee
    December 22nd, 2016

    i want to ask that whether the ticket name like ticket 1: IPV6 OSPF would be given in the real exam or it would be just like ticke 1, ticket 2, ….

  42. Salam
    December 26th, 2016

    is this question still the same or changed ????

  43. Gim
    December 28th, 2016

    @sumguy, did you have to modify the answers per exam or did you use the same answers for tickets from the dump?

  44. Majesty
    December 29th, 2016

    Hi all
    kindly email me vce plus or passL 91q dump please
    becot02 @yahoo.fr
    Thank you very much !!!!

  45. Gim
    December 30th, 2016

    Hi Everyone,

    I believe I answered all the questions correct per dump as I had memorized the answers per questions (I also built my own lab and practiced) but I failed. My question is do I need to issue troubleshoot commands such as “show running-config, tracert, ping” etc, find the problem and only then answer?

    Appreciate your response to this question.

  46. Anonymous
    January 2nd, 2017

    Thank you so much for website. Thanks to the creator for putting together that Flow Chart (Metodo.pdf). Passed December 31, 2016 (UAE) score of 9xx . Lab on PAcket Tracer was very helpful.
    Notes:
    68q still Valid.
    Traceroute source working on DSW1
    13 Tickets (3 IPv6) and 6 Mcq

  47. phx_CCNP
    January 3rd, 2017

    does anyone know how much time i need to wait before i can take the tshoot again if i fail the first time? Not planning on it, but i want to be sure I have enough time to retake before my curent cert expires.

  48. Darth_Router
    January 3rd, 2017

    @phx_CCNP I believe you have to wait 72 hours.

  49. hajji-8
    January 4th, 2017

    You have to wait 5 business days, there is a big section on the Cisco.com website about re-take eligibility

  50. bac81987
    January 5th, 2017

    Can anyone confirm if traceroute can be used on DSW1?

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