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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 McGahan
    May 22nd, 2013

    Plz send are teh dumpz to me emailz at guruparadesh@cisco.com

  2. Sqwoggywoggy
    June 4th, 2013

    Is there anyone that knows the format of the exam? Will it be similar to a hot spot where you can read all the 3 questions while going back to the configs, or, will it be straight multiple choice after looking at the configs?


  3. Sqwoggywoggy
    June 4th, 2013

    I answered my own question… I found this demo on Cisco’s web site for the TSHOOT exam.


  4. CCNP_TRy
    June 18th, 2013

    i have took the exam but did not pass
    10 questions were as in the Website i thoguht i have answered them right

    one new question
    Which I thought
    The scenario is like this
    Client 1 can ping upto the egriss of DSW1 m and DSW1 can only ping the directly connected interface R4
    When you do show ip eigrp nei
    You would get no nei for process 1
    Now this means I have different AS on DSWI and R4 but when I check EIGRP configuration both have AS 10, I could not see other problem it was clear EIGRP

    Second problem was the VLAN access it is configured on DSW1 but the Answer is only on ASW1
    Other question where for Area 12 summary Ip subnet address was given

  5. Ak-Imran
    June 19th, 2013

    Hi all

    I have started to prepare for tshoot,
    just wanted to ask to perform these tickets, shall i buy equipment or not and all of these tickets can be done in gns3 and packet tracer.

    kindly help how to prepare for tshoot.

  6. Joe.IT.Freak
    June 19th, 2013

    Looking forward to write this Saturday. I’ll tell ♏A̶̲̥̅ story Ǡŋ₫ experience afterwards. Gatta run И̲̮̣̥̅̊Ơ̴̴͡w̶̲̥̅̊…

  7. Joe.IT.Freak
    June 19th, 2013

    @AK-Imran Packet Tracer i̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅̊ more than enough but if Γϑυ wanna advance to gns3 that won’t be a bad idea. Just your troubleshooting skills i̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅̊ ↠ά̲̣̣̣̥T̶̲̥̅̊✽ Γϑυ need to improve on. Thanks

  8. Joe.IT.Freak
    June 19th, 2013

    @AK-Imran Packet Tracer i̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅̊ more than enough fø̲̣̣я̅ †ђξ exam but if Γϑυ α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ advancing to gns3 that won’t be a bad idea. All Γϑυ need do i̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅̊ improve on your troubleshooting skills. Thanks

  9. Julia
    June 24th, 2013

    Hello , Anyone of you guys has a GNS3 topology for the exam , kindly share .

  10. shruthi @ ban
    June 30th, 2013

    ALL@ in above two topologies which topology we use to trouble shoot

  11. gambo
    July 17th, 2013

    Hello All

    I am giving this exam on July 26…please help me with latest update coming in exam..

  12. Elaya
    July 18th, 2013

    Hi All, Am going to write Tshoot exam next week.. is the mentioned TT are still valid ?

  13. Anonymous
    July 22nd, 2013

    HI can anyone help with the new dumps for shoot. am writing on 25th of july …this week..

    my mail s : aromadex2006@yahoo.com

  14. prem
    July 24th, 2013

    is this topology etc still valid?? i am taking exam on 1st august

  15. IT
    July 24th, 2013

    use KAT.ph on your URL address and you will get search area .there write down TT ,you will get nuggets video presentation

  16. Sarah
    July 25th, 2013

    Guys please help me out, IT IS URGENT

    Have my exam in a weeks time and I am unable to load the GNS3 lab files from here. It seems to give me the same IOS problem everyone is having. Can someone please guide me in detail as to what I should do, I really need to get it done or i will fail. Please help me ASAP.
    Waiting for your reply desperately!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Syed Waqar ul Hassan
    July 26th, 2013

    Hi Everyone.
    Awesome site for preparation!
    I have my TSHOOT Exam on 28th July, some guidance required.
    My question is whether we will do some configurations in the LAB as required for the LAB or we will only use the show commands to check for the problems and will only answer the questions in each TT. e.g. TT Passive Interface,
    Are we suppose to remove the ‘passive-interface default’ option under EIGRP configs on R4 or we just need to check it with ‘Show Running-config’ command and answer the three questions only.

  18. Syed Waqar ul Hassan
    July 27th, 2013

    Sarah I will guide you tomorrow, after I am done with my exam tomorrow In-Sha-Allah. I have my exam on 28th July. So wait till then.

  19. Sarah
    July 28th, 2013

    @ Syed Waqar Ul Hassan

    Do you know how to sort the IOS issue on GNS3?! And can you please share your email so I can email you,I need info on the exam as well.


  20. Syed Waqar ul Hassan
    July 28th, 2013

    Hi Everyone!
    I have passed today, scored 1000/1000 Alhamdulillah.
    All the TTs are the same with a little confusion in HSRP and OSPFv3, because the problem exists but the client can still ping webserver. So be careful with these two. Good Luck to all who has not yet passed.

  21. Krish
    July 31st, 2013

    I am appearing the TSHOOT exam very soon. Can somebody plz mail the latest dumps to krish.sharma5567@rediffmail.com. Please HELP!!!!!
    Thankx a lot.

  22. Fish
    August 2nd, 2013

    The question on my exam is the same ….

    Anyone have the same problem ?

    It is a bug ?

    Thanks a lot

  23. suchu
    August 7th, 2013

    I took the 832 today. More like a puzzle or Sudoku than an exam. The difficult part was keeping track of the ticket. I maintained a check list as i found each technology and device. and a second list of possibles.
    The I did run out of time and had two items remaining. This is a good site for developing a starting point as to what and where to start looking.
    I had a much weaker strategy than most. It took a lot of time for me to attend every ticket and gather info on Ip address and where it could ping to. By the second pass to do all the tickers that I was certain of, time had become short.
    Much of it had become compare and contrast one ticket with another. Then with a third ticket as a means of confirmation. It is an interesting exam that challenges one’s logic and ability to keep facts straight. Notepad would have been very helpful.

  24. Rakhs
    September 2nd, 2013

    @Segio and @kunle.. did you get the latest dumps?

  25. CiscoMan
    September 3rd, 2013

    When you switch between TTs, can you see PC and router configuration from previous TT in the same window or is there a brand new window for every TT?

  26. CCNPHunter
    September 3rd, 2013

    When you switch between TTs, can you see PC and router configuration from previous TT in the same window or is there a brand new window for every TT?

  27. Zuna
    September 4th, 2013

    I have downloaded the labs and all relevant IOS included from the link:

    I point to an image i have downloaded but it does not load. At the end i get this message:

    Dynamips error

    nothing connected to port 4, it does not exist

    Can somebody please give me some advice?! TNX!

  28. Vivek
    September 4th, 2013

    Thanks networktut. I m CCNP certified now.

    Also thanks to guys maintaining certprepare and digitaltut.com.
    I scored 1000/1000 in all 3 exam really great feeling.

    All the best to guys who are preparing for exam.

  29. jojo
    September 6th, 2013

    Thank you guys! today i got a 1000/1000 !!!!

    the next step: routing!

  30. GNS3Talk
    September 10th, 2013

    Hi Everyone,

    I uploaded videos that explain to you how to troubleshoot and answer ALL the TSHOOT tickets into YouTube. The videos are professionally made and will help those who’re pursuing CCNP.
    Let me know what you think :)


    My YouTube channel is: https://www.youtube.com/user/GNS3Talk


  31. Crazzy A Ch
    October 3rd, 2013


    You have all configuration for each devices in gns3 . I would like you to please send me only configurations rather than gns3.net file on ahmedgc01@yahoo.com.That would be great.
    Any one can help me in configuring topology on gns3 from start to end till the completion of lab .I really appreciate your effort.

  32. sweet babe
    October 5th, 2013

    Hi @Khaleb of GNS3 Talk! I really enjoy watching your video on youtube. that was great!
    If you can share me all the gns3 you created for tshoot exam that will be so sweet of you…
    you can send it at meagan_young100@yahoo.com

  33. Jaimin
    October 15th, 2013

    passed my CCNP tshoot today with 945. networktut + khattak are more then enough.

  34. haris – Indonesia
    October 22nd, 2013

    Last Friday on 18 Oct, i have done Tshoot Exam, but i have failed, almost 50% different with Networktut.

    Anyone have experience with this exam, such us trunking port (3 question channel 14 and 24), (1 Question ipv6 RIP configuration).

    Anyone can update last exam for Tshoot ?

  35. haris – Indonesia
    October 22nd, 2013

    Also have 2 or 3 question with passive interface in R4, because in that question there are 2 question
    R4, – , no Auto summary disable, change network bla-bla, remove passive interface in fa0/0 and f0/1
    there are repeat question something like that, and i check in R4
    router eigrp 10
    passive-interface default
    no passive-interface fa0/0
    no passive-interface fa0/1

    Please help, anyone have experience like me ?

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  37. gerdel
    November 14th, 2013

    I hope pass my exam the next week

  38. Diego
    November 14th, 2013

    Does this exam questions changed?

  39. Crazzy A Ch
    November 28th, 2013

    Today I passed Tshoot exam with score 1000 AlhumduAllah .I only followed Khattak strategies .

  40. Crazzy A Ch
    November 28th, 2013

    There were 3 Drag and Drops Qs and 14 TTS . There were no IP helper and Eigrp AS No TTs in the exam.

    One thing I noticed that there was one scenario for all TTs also for two TTS HSRP and IPV6 OSPF routing.In those two TTS I just pinged web server and all other devices from client 1 .All pinged ,then I checked HSRP in DSW1 there was wrong track configured .In Ospv3 TTS there was statement ipv6 ospf 6 area 0 under int se 0/0/0/.34 of R2 missing .
    AlhumduAllah I’m now CCNP certified .Thanks to Khattak .

  41. Arun
    December 9th, 2013

    Guys i passed Tshoot exam today.

    Special Thanks to:

    GNS Talk videos
    Khattak Strategy pdf
    Bulls Eye Strategy videos
    Tshoot Flow Chart by Naren pdf (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e6tlz9ryb1lm3o9/npe8jf4SJx)

  42. Alpha
    December 10th, 2013

    Hi Guys,

    I just passed my Route and Switch exam and will start studying TSHOOT now.

    Is it enough to study all questions here in networktut.com? will I be able to pass the exam?

    And may I know what is khattak strategy? it seems all of you used it but I dont have any idea what it is and where can I find it?

    Thanks in advance all..

  43. saddiqullah safi
    December 23rd, 2013

    hi guys
    i just passed my CCNP switch and route exam and now i will start preparation for CCNP T.shoot exam

  44. jack
    December 26th, 2013

    Tickets are still valid.

  45. Rizwan
    January 20th, 2014

    Alhamdullilah, cleared my CCNP TShoot Exam with 986/1000.

    All the questions in dumps and trouble tickets are valid.

    Thanks to Networktut, Pass4sure, Khalid Videos and Strategy by Khattak to nail this exam.

    =======My Experience: DONT GET PANICKED=====

    Please keep yourself calm and dont get panicked!!!!! Initially I was confused to see exam, in first 50 minutes I attempted 04 tickets and was not able to clear a single one.

    There is one very good option in exam … ABORT … if you are not able to answer the ticket, you can abort it. Aborting will erase all you selections on that ticket and you can come back to it.

    I will recommend you to rely more on verification commands rather than reading RUNNING-Config for exmaple >>>> I had EIGRP AS number wrong ticket and it confused me a lot. In running config of R4 it was showing “router eigrp 10” whereas when I execute command “sh ip eigrp neighbors” it showed me “EIGRP process 1”. Thus i selected “change AS on R4 from AS 1 to AS 10, so that it may match AS on DSW1 and DSW2” which is correct answer.

    One last thing, you should understand what you are doing otherwise you will find exam difficult. I wish best of luck to all TShoot aspirants.

  46. Esteve
    January 24th, 2014

    I passed by 945/1000 Tshoot (Canada)
    All question was in dump, 13 TT, 3 Multiple choice
    First thanks to GNS3 TALK, Igor, Khattak and networktut.

    **One ticket (TT number 6). in R4
    show run command I saw
    “router eigrp 10” on

    show ip eigrp neighbor command

    “eigrp process 1”,
    in show ip eigrp topology command I had AS(10).

    I was really confused of which question is this? because
    in the show run command under
    “router eigrp 10” i saw
    “passive interface-default”

    finally I choose passive interface as a fault reason. I don’t know was that correct or not.

    ** TT number 13, I had vlan-acl/port-acl. but that was under ASW1 instead of DSW1. I checked all DSW1 tickets carefully but nothing was there related to vlan-acl, but in ASW1 there was vlan-acl, and option of “no vlan filter test1 vlan-list 10”. then I’ve chosen that one. and 100% sure for the rest of question I answered correctly.

    Honestly, 4 days ago I passed CCNP switch exam, and i studied just 3-4 days. I watch GNS3 talk, chose khattak strategy. and 2 times runs all gns3 simulation, and used Igor dump, and this website.

  47. Eddie
    January 26th, 2014

    Dear All,
    Where to find the GNS3 TALK (a video?), Igor dump and Khattak strategy?

    Appreciate your help.

  48. Deric Yonts
    February 21st, 2014

    I passed today with 1000/1000. These dumps are valid and great to use. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

  49. Divyam Gupta
    February 24th, 2014

    I passed the Tshhot exam on last saturday with 1000/1000. These dumps are really great and they are still valid i really appriciate the all help i found here. Thank you so much…:-)

  50. Anonymous
    March 7th, 2014

    Hi ,
    i am taking T-SHOOT Exam on March 11 , please let me know if Tickets are still valid .


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