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A guide for the TSHOOT Exam

March 7th, 2019 in Guide Go to comments

For the TSHOOTv2 exam we will encounter:

2 Simlets (small troubleshooting sim)
+ Multiple Choice Questions & Drag Drop Questions
+ 12 Troubleshooting Tickets (check them at the right-side menu)

Notice that in the exam, the tickets are randomly given so the best way to troubleshooting is to try pinging to all the devices from nearest to farthest from the client until you don’t receive the replies.

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

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

One more thing to remember: you can only use “show” and “ping” commands to find out the problems and you are not allowed to make any changes in the configuration. In fact, in the exam you can not enter the global configuration mode!

Screenshots for your reference:




(Please visit Share your TSHOOT v2.0 Experience for bigger images)

Also you can find more information about TSHOOT exam in TSHOOT FAQs and Tips.

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  1. Guru
    November 2nd, 2010

    Hi, I`m new to the forum and somehow confused.
    As far I realized it`s not just enough to select the correct answers you also must type the correct command on the associated devices, but what will be the correct commands accepted from Cisco to pass the exam?


  2. networktut
    November 17th, 2010

    Page updated: Add R1 -> Error 4. OSPF Authentication (remove OSPF Authentication from R2)

  3. Monex
    December 15th, 2010

    candidates qualifying for the bar examination under Court of Appeals . the immediately preceding examination must file their re-application .

  4. On_my_way
    January 27th, 2011

    Hi Networktut !

    This is a really nice place for people who want to get certified ! great jb , usefull site .
    My question to you is if there will be a CCIP place here.

    I’m very interrested in your answer !

    thanks in advance ,


  5. tshoot_exam
    February 1st, 2011

    I passed last Monday with score of 900/1000.questions are same as tshoot.Arrange the questions like.
    3 questions ——-APIPA ——–trouble device is ASW1
    1 question ——–ipv6————R4( question have ipv6 name)
    1 Question ——–HSRP———-Dsw1(question have HSRP name)
    7 question———ip is getting
    5——–is related to R1
    1——–is related to R2
    1 is related to DSw1


  6. zeeshan
    February 20th, 2011

    Just got the new tt related with NTP

    can any one please shared the answered …

  7. bunky
    February 24th, 2011

    I passed with a 928 yesterday. It took 2 hrs and 3 minutes. I was stumped on 1 TT. It had no problems. I could ping from everywhere and still get to

  8. Skhan
    March 9th, 2011


    could u please help me with valid tshoot dumps.


  9. Julian Vieira
    April 2nd, 2011

    This blog have just saved my life, I now finally can go to the beach with my girlfriend, and I don’t have to be locked inside of the house studying, just passed friday 02/03/2011 in Florida, happy hour is waiting for me guys!!!! My exam had exactly the same tt from here. Thank you very much.

  10. Sandeep
    June 10th, 2011

    guys Is this Guide still valid, I am planning to go for Tshoot Exam next week.
    Plz advice.

  11. hemp
    June 14th, 2011

    Today Ill take a look at how network engineers might troubleshoot the types of problems on the TSHOOT exam and ask you to weigh in how do you think your favorite troubleshooters would approach the TSHOOT trouble ticket questions?.Its always been interesting to me that the troubleshooting aspect of networking jobs seem to be a little like a competition. It has little to do with the TSHOOT exam but Id still be curious. .The TSHOOT Trouble Ticket TT questions do a nice job of approximating that competition much more so than the more traditional types of questions.

  12. Still valid!
    July 20th, 2011

    I literally just failed my test and went to find other people who would talk about this, and looking at these TT’s, they are 90% the same.

    Good luck everyone, I plan on passing next time thanks.

  13. promise
    August 7th, 2011

    hi guys does anyone have CCNP tshoot nuggets.

  14. Advice
    September 20th, 2011

    Hey dumpers, i really implore you all to make sure that you understand the whole blueprint before coming to read on this site. This site should be a last minute and just like a revision of what you know already and should not be used as a study guide in any way.

    I am really surprised at some of the comments that people post. This is TSHOOT and sort of a MINI CCIE exam. If you have come this far it is expected that you know a lot of stuffz

    I read from this site and i am not saying that you shouldn’t look at it at all but it should be a last gap revision.


  15. Power Ranger
    October 6th, 2011

    Just passed it today with 932! 100% for the TT, and 30% for the MCQ (1 correct out of 3Qs), i think the MCQ on the source here is not so accurate though. For the TT, all 13TT is in networktut, except the EIGRP AS. Good luck to all other! I completed my CCNP witin 3years of study!!!

  16. matlas
    October 29th, 2011

    Passed yesterday wt 912…preparing for switch next week…dumps still valid but u must knw wat u r doin cuz all d questions look the same…It made me nervous for about 20 mins…Good luck

  17. prad
    October 30th, 2011

    hello everyone..i am panning to write my exam in nov 3rd week,can any one please post the dumps link for t-shoot.the link in the above is not working.

  18. happy
    November 7th, 2011

    thank u guys. The info really helped.

  19. amit
    November 11th, 2011

    anyone gave exam of troubleshoot recently , plase tell me if they are same as here is it ok if i prepair this 50 questions

  20. prad
    November 19th, 2011

    Hi everyone
    I am planning to write t-shoot exam in dec 1st week.
    can any one please send the latest dumps to my email address prasadchwdry@gamil.com
    Thanks in advance……

  21. Punisher
    December 8th, 2011

    passed my exam on the 7th of December 2011, full marks, 1000/1000, questions still valid, thanks NETWORKTUT!

  22. wolfman101
    January 21st, 2012

    ERROR in 642-832 !


    i took the exam yesterday but failed with the 285 point! (points between 300-1000) When i clicked next and previous question in the same ticket, all the choises changed all the time!:s And from the second ticket, all the questions and answers were totally the same! I had to click the same choises in other 12 tickets :s
    Did you experience anything like that ? I send a mail cisco support, waiting the answer… I learnt that some people lived this problem and cisco sent a new voucher to retake the exam.

    I have some questions :

    1) Do all the tickets have one problem or all problems in all the tickets? There is only one wrong config in each ticket, isn’t it?
    2) Is there any recommendation about exam? Is it a problem that passing between next-previous questions frequenlty?
    3) i read a recommendation says ‘close all config pages before passing the other ticket. If config pages stay open, it can be problem during the exam, questions and answers can merge’ Is there anything like that?

    Pfffffff :(
    Tshoot was my last exam in the ccnp and i had problem :(


  23. Shaz786
    January 23rd, 2012

    wolfman tickets have the same question but they wont have the same issue, Can you confirm you checked if pc1 was getting an ip address on all the tickets?

    This site is for helpful tips only! you should try to learn how to implement the 16 tickets first then troubleshooting them will be a piece of cake.

    I passed my Tshoot on the 3rd of Jan 2012 on my first attempt with a pass mark of 890.

    Watch the CBTs followed by labs even packet tracer is fine. There is only a few things that can not be configured on packet tracer. i.e HSRP, route maps and BGP properly.

    Let me know if you require additional help.

  24. holla
    February 5th, 2012

    I dont see the topology pics?????

  25. Anonymous
    February 25th, 2012

    I am panning to write my TSHOOT exam,can any one please post the dumps link for t-shoot-MILIND

  26. Daniel
    March 9th, 2012

    Everybody passing by dump doesn’t valorize the certification.
    It has already happened to CCNA, and you know that CCNA has not the value it used to have.

    Are you going to pretend that you know this stuff, of lieing on a job interview ?
    Probably it is the worst, the real life has no dump.

    I agree using the dump as a last 3 days before exam, just to evaluate your knowledge.

    I passed on CCIP, only used extensively the dumps for the QOS exam (wich I personaly hate), the result,… I don’t know anything about QOS and pray not to use it in my job.

  27. Daniel
    March 9th, 2012



  28. Jain
    March 23rd, 2012

    I noticed seohtming in the part where you shut down the Fa0/1 interface:*Mar 1 00:38:29.495: %TRACKING-5-STATE: 1 interface Fa0/1 line-protocol Up->Down*Mar 1 00:39:51.747: %HSRP-5-STATECHANGE: FastEthernet0/0 Grp 100 state Active -> Speak*Mar 1 00:40:01.747: %HSRP-5-STATECHANGE: FastEthernet0/0 Grp 100 state Speak -> StandbyLooking at the times, I noticed that it took about 22 seconds for R2 to become the Active Router. That’s quite a long time?

  29. Damio
    March 27th, 2012

    Thanks networktut, still valid,passed today!!

  30. verifunny
    April 2nd, 2012

    It’s job experience that counts. A cert is just a cert. If we don’t practise it, we will lose the skill. All the best, everyone!

  31. Web Designer
    April 12th, 2012

    Great, thanks for your share!
    @2012-04-12 17:36

  32. Danny
    May 3rd, 2012

    Hello everyone,

    I see a lot of basic questions asked here. If you take the three tests in proper order, Route, Switch and Tshoot then you should know how to find the answers to the TShoot questions very easily. If you don’t know then refer to cisco.com they explain everything in great detail. Please study for the test with proper materials. Books, nuggets and the proper channels. Please don’t study just using networktut.com its cheating and will not get you a job. Its a disservice to all of the people who work really hard on studying and passing for these professional level tests. If you get stuck on a test and want to find the answer then checking this site for where you went wrong is fine. I just realized that the TShoot test is a multiple choice test. I thought that you had to make the actual changes to the routers and switches via CLI on the test. It will be much easier this way (MC). If it were a CLI based test most of the people who study dumps would never pass. With that said, I hope the best of luck with your tests and careers.


  33. MyName
    May 15th, 2012

    I’ve wrote out the configuration of the topology for each device.
    For each device i have wrote the basic setting (redistribution, trusted vlans , PO’s etc etc)
    I would like to distribute it as an secondary topology-studie material. how can i upload it?

    Note :it is written from the topology given by Cisco, and not from the tickets and configuration listed here. It is ttherefor perectly as study material instead of learning the answers.
    can someone provide me an mail adress or something?

  34. Anonymous
    June 22nd, 2012

    i have dumps and 100% correct…..for 640-832

  35. TC93
    June 25th, 2012

    Hi, can you send me the dumps?

  36. Dung, Tran Ngoc
    August 23rd, 2012

    Please send me too, I want to pass exam in this month

  37. Dung, Tran Ngoc
    August 23rd, 2012

    ak my email : dungtn@vdc.com.vn

  38. Sachin Jadhav
    September 3rd, 2012

    Is anybody aware how we can link these topologies in Packet tracer? I have tried 1st Tciket for OSPF authentication where they said client is not able to ping R1’s Serial interface but actually all clients are able to ping R1’s serial interface. Also when I opened this topology with Cisco Packet tracer I can’t see any OSPF authentication configured on router R1. How we can load these topologies in packet tracer?

  39. Sachin Jadhav
    September 11th, 2012

    Is anybody aware how we can link these topologies in Packet tracer? I have tried 1st Tciket for OSPF authentication where they said client is not able to ping R1′s Serial interface but actually all clients are able to ping R1′s serial interface. Also when I opened this topology with Cisco Packet tracer I can’t see any OSPF authentication configured on router R1. How we can load these topologies in packet tracer?

  40. AnonymousX
    September 26th, 2012

    Just passed and got my CCNP! Thanks to all! Most of the TTs are correct, had trouble with the IPv6 OSPF. There was no option for R2 ipv6 ospf 6 area 0 from what I remember. Fun test though.

  41. Vish
    October 19th, 2012

    HI Does any one passed the TSHOOT exam recently…
    I am planning to take the exam next week and have doubt on Scenario question.

  42. nagi
    October 31st, 2012

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    few command 4 example :
    sh run
    sh ip int bri
    sh int…..
    sh vtp st
    sh span
    sh ip ro.
    aaaaaaaaaaand so on just first understand the subj

  43. Shafi
    December 4th, 2012

    pass today with 931 all tickets are valid and tut is more then enough

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    January 3rd, 2013

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  45. Siphiwe
    January 16th, 2013

    @Shafi Pls kindly state the exact dumps u used. Thanks

  46. Afghanistan Net Admin
    February 26th, 2013

    Took the TSHOOT and passed with a 1000, huge help was this sites TSHOOT info and Boson. Thanks to you all.

  47. Rafeeq
    April 21st, 2013

    Dear all,

    kindly advise hoe the tickets are coming ….
    i am going to write the exam on next month…
    still i am confuse, we have to entere the command or we have select the chiose for
    the for the 15 ticket

  48. Allah
    April 23rd, 2013

    Please thank me for these tickets. I am Most Compassionate.

  49. Brian McGahan Jr.
    May 22nd, 2013

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