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January 22nd, 2015 in TSHOOT v2 Go to comments
Note: The last day to take this TSHOOT 300-135 exam is February 23, 2020. After this day you have to take new Enterprise exams to get new CCNP Enterprise certification. If you want to find out more about the new exams please visit here.

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
+ 2 Simlets
+ 15 lab-sim Questions with the same network topology (15 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. Lab_Question
    November 18th, 2019

    Hello! I can not understand about the topology and tickets.
    If the topology is single and it is broken, then accessibility cannot be solved with one ticket. I mean access from client 1 to the web server. There may be a problem with DHCP, DHCP Relay, Redistribution between EIGRP and OSPF and more at the same time. Or is the configuration in only one device broken in each ticket?

  2. Garcia
    November 18th, 2019


    Each ticket would have a different problem. For each ticket, you’ll need to answer three questions: 1. On which device is the fault present? (ie. R1, R2, DSW1, etc.)
    2. What is at fault? (ie. IPv4 Routing, IPv4 OSPF, Route Redistribution, etc.)
    3. What must be done to fix it? (ie. Select the best command/s to use to rectify the problem)

  3. Rabky
    November 18th, 2019

    finished the exam 50 minutes ago, got 1***/1000
    10 tickets
    10 MCQ
    2 DnD
    2 Sim
    all questions and tickets were same as here.

  4. Lab_Question
    November 18th, 2019


    Thank you for your answer. About tickets I know.
    I don’t understand another thing.

    Client1 can’t ping web server. I look at the device DSW1 and understand that there is not enough dhcp relay address. Also I look to the DHCP Server (R4) and understand that network misconfig. How to understand which device is problematic? After all, the topology is the same and the configs do not change.

  5. Lab_Question
    November 18th, 2019

    It mean that I know about 2 problems, but what to choose in the ticket

  6. I_got_a_100
    November 18th, 2019

    I just finished my exam today and I got a perfect score. All MCQ are from November Updates. I chose cost 5, recursive routing, poe-vlan-verify dhcp-verify tftp. All tickets are the same as posted here. Good luck all!

  7. Jackie
    November 18th, 2019

    @ I_got_a_100 where can I find November update?

  8. SandoS
    November 18th, 2019

    @Jackie, you should be a Premium Member.

    November 18th, 2019

    Doing the exam later will update once finished.

  10. CCNPNewbie
    November 18th, 2019

    Guys can you please share the MCQ on Nov update

  11. Darth Raider
    November 18th, 2019

    Can someone confirm if we can you trace route in the TSHOOT exam or not please? The general consensus is no but I have see people mention it and even seen an example where the alias “trace” is used instead.

    Can someone who has taken the test recently give me a definitive yes or no answer please?

  12. Jackie
    November 18th, 2019

    Hi Guys,

    Please can you tell me the latest link for Nov ? I have downloaded all labs but where do I find the questions etc?

    I am planning to complete my preparations by end of Dec and sit in Exam early January. Do we know if Exam is changing after 12th of February?


  13. Jackie
    November 18th, 2019

    @SandoS how about labs where can I get questions for these labs? also when I downloaded these labs there were only 16 tickets but there are 18 labs. I am so confused please can someone guide me .


  14. Prima
    November 18th, 2019

    For premium members where do I get dnd questions?

  15. Caloy
    November 18th, 2019

    @Johnny English

    I the first place, you cannot use AWS1 for testing as it function as L2 device only. @Mikrotik has a point it is an NAT issue because (client subnet) network is missing on the ACL for NAT. Hope it helps

  16. FAILED
    November 18th, 2019

    All NEW MCQs valid.
    HSRP and BGP sims valid.
    Tickets were not the same as here. Used the ping server technique and had four IPv4 tickets where the ping failed on R4 checked route redistribution relentlessly and selected change route map for one. Could not see any other issues on R4 or DSW1 that would cause errors.
    Going to rebook in a few weeks.
    Can someone explain SAMs troubleshoot technique as maybe I should be using that..

  17. I_got_a_100
    November 18th, 2019

    You can practice all LabTickets by purchasing premium here. MCQs can be found on these Share Your Experience page. Just do a back read. Just a reminder to always check the ticket Questionaire if the problem is ipv6 or ipv4. I got confused at first on that, but then was able find it out. I spend 1hour on my exam, and it gave me a score of 1000. So stay focus and always remember what you practice and learned from this site. Goodluck to all future takers. Cheers!

  18. Jackie
    November 18th, 2019

    @I_got_a_100 where can we find ticket questions along with latest MCQs?

    November 18th, 2019

    I just passed with a high score.

    MCQ all valid, however different IPs in the GRE drag and drops, so do not just memorize the IPS

    New MCQ question on GRE tunnels where you need to choose 2 choices, i cant remember the questions off by heart, but it gave you a diagram of a GRE tunnel and asked what commands need to be put to finish the tunnel configuration. I would just study properly GRE Tunneling and you will be fine, its simple configuration.

    Tickets are the same as they are here. I got 1 question wrong in VPN, not sure which question, and thats it.

    BGP same with different IPS, and HSRP exactly the same.

    Let me know if you have questions

  20. @CCNP Completed
    November 18th, 2019


    How did you troubleshoot the tickets? Did you ping the server address from R1 through to ASW1 until you found the device not reachable?

    Also what’s the best way to tell if it’s an IPv6 ticket or IPv4?

  21. Jackie
    November 18th, 2019

    @CCNP_COMPLETED where can we find questions for tickets?

  22. CCNA_JOE
    November 18th, 2019

    How do you tell if ticket is IPv4 or IPv6?

  23. premiumSHOOT
    November 18th, 2019

    Guys one question please (for the premium members).
    I see on the premium members’ MCQ section there is a ton of questions !!
    Do we need all of these, just the new ones ? Can somebody help on that, being more precise please ? Thanks

  24. CiscoBill
    November 18th, 2019

    CCNA_JOE: the question clearly states that a device can’t ping some IPV6 IP – like 2026::111:1
    All the none IPV6 questions state that Client 1 can’t get to the webserver

  25. Ghost
    November 18th, 2019

    @ CCNP_COMPLETED: Which 10 ticket numbers did you get?
    @ I_got_a_100: Which 10 ticket numbers did you get?
    @ Rabky: Which 10 ticket numbers did you get?

  26. Zero Zero
    November 18th, 2019

    Does anyone know where to find a diagram of the Gre Tunnel questions?

  27. Need help
    November 18th, 2019

    I can complete every ticket here buy using the ping technique.

    I ping to if IPv4 from R4, if successful I will ping from DSW1 and ASW1 to see which device the fault is on.

    Did the exam today and this technique did not work.. Can anyone recommend a better way.

  28. CCNA_JOE
    November 18th, 2019

    Thanks @CiscoBill :-)

    Is the Sam’s strategy still valid anyone ?

  29. Takeshi Kovacs
    November 18th, 2019

    Traceroute work from ASW or only work from DSW ?

  30. @Rabky
    November 18th, 2019

    How did you troubleshoot the tickets what strategy did you use? Did you just memorise SAMs?

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