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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 about 6 – 7 multiple choice questions, one small sim (called simlet) and troubleshooting 12 “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 https://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 (config)# either. You have to answer three types of questions in each ticket:

+ Question 1: Which device causes problem
+ Question 2: Which technology is used
+ Question 3: 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 so you have to use your troubleshooting skill to figure out where the problem is. This is also the purpose of this exam.

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

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



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 to 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 troubleshooting ticket. Does it clearly state in exam which topology to use (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 in each ticket I only see the same description, same wording, either ticket 1, 2 or 3. How can I see the difference or the problem of each ticket?

The descriptions of each ticket are very identical to each other. In general the very long description can be summarized “Client 1 cannot ping the” (for IPv4 ticket), that’s all! So you have to use your troubleshooting skill to find out where the issue (it is also the meaning of this exam – TSHOOT). The only obvious difference among the tickets is the statement “loopback address on R1 (2026::111:1) is not able to ping the loopback address on DSW2 (2026::102:1)”, which indicates an IPv6 ticket.

15. 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: https://www.networktut.com/questions-and-answers

16. 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. Anonymous
    January 15th, 2018

    i did that sim, i seem to have completed it, is there any way to tell if the answers are right

  2. JayThootexam
    January 15th, 2018

    Are the PC clients getting the IP via DHCP?

  3. Anonymous
    January 15th, 2018

    Please help me with the latest DUMP TSHOOT 300-135

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  4. sand
    January 16th, 2018

    I took the test and failed. I was trying to use some of the show commands such as show access-list and it did not work. what commands can I use PLEASE HELP !!

  5. DangerKrook
    January 17th, 2018

    Passed today with 9xx. Network tut is valid

  6. Reply to @Sand
    January 18th, 2018

    Hi @Sand, the best command to use is: show run, it can show you everything you need with access lists and other topics except for NAT ticket in which you need to use show ip nat statistics (due to a bug)

  7. mcoy
    January 18th, 2018

    @Admin, I’m a premium member and currently having login issues. Could you share your support hotline? Thanks

  8. networktut
    January 19th, 2018

    @mcoy: Please send an email to support@networktut.com with your username or Invoice ID so that we can help you.

  9. Raven-NL
    January 19th, 2018


    Yesterday I took the exam and I just failed it with 833 points.
    This happened because I did not see the Multiple Choice section on Networktut before the exam. If I would have seen those I would have passed it.

    Now I have a retake scheduled for next week and I assume that I will get some other questions.
    Can someone pls confirm that there are multiple versions of this exam, or will I get the same questions again?

  10. DangerKrook
    January 20th, 2018

    @Raven-NL they will be the same questions

  11. Anonymous
    January 21st, 2018

    @Rosy the TT in exam is like the lab on Cisco, so i would advise you try this and get used to it, and if lab is correct you should be able to ping the web server once you select the answer.

  12. NuckingFuts
    January 24th, 2018

    On the actual exam Will the MCQ and Drag and Drop come first? Or is it random?

  13. Hallfawi
    January 24th, 2018

    just passed the exam today,

    my advice, get the premium membership in nettut and thats it. premium members will get the update of the questions. all tickets and lab SIM are VALID.


    thanks a lot networktut.

  14. S-Sarwary
    January 27th, 2018

    Passed on 25 January 2018, All the Tickets are Valid except I have got new tickets which not listed here,
    Interface Mode Trunk – I mean the Client 1 – 2 cant ping anything despite having IP address,
    The issue is ASW1 Interface 1 – 2 assigned to VLAN10 but the Mode and Encapsulation is Trunk so you need to perform below commands:

    ASW1 Configuration:
    interface FastEthernet0/1
    switchport access vlan 10
    switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
    switchport mode trunk

    interface FastEthernet0/2
    switchport access vlan 10
    switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
    switchport mode trunk

    How to Fix it:

    switchport mode Access
    no switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q


    Additionally about MCQs mostly it was related to GRE Technology, Encapsulation and IP Headers, and Debugging Commands, and IP Ping Extended parameters.

    Best of Luck!

  15. Ali
    January 27th, 2018

    I passed the Exam(300-135) today with score 1000 :) Thanks Networktut.

    All TICKETS and MCQ in the exam were same to same of this site, even the IP addresses are also same.

    Practice the Tickets and MCQ existed in this site. That’s the only suggestion to all who’re about to give the test……

    Thanks everyone :)

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  17. luks4real
    January 29th, 2018

    @Ali, pls share the valid tshoot dumps with me. i have my exam very soon. luks4real at yahoo.com

  18. luks4real
    January 30th, 2018

    @hallfawi.. pls share d dumps with me.. luks4real at yahoo.com

  19. sparkius
    February 7th, 2018

    I passed today in the exam, everything is here, port-security still comes out in the test attention.

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    February 12th, 2018

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  21. Criss
    February 12th, 2018

    Passed today with 9xx/1000. Few suggestion:
    1. Before the examn i thought it would be like 5 tickets, WRONG!; i had 12 Trouble Tickets so be prepared.

    2. Always use SAM PLAN it was really really helpful for me, before the examn i draw it, it was really helpful to find the Ticket.

    3. Be careful with the DHCP HELPER Ticket. if you see SH RUN configuration in ASW1 it will have portsecurity in the PC Ports so you can get confused with the answer
    because this is the only tickets that this port security configuracion will appear. The answer is still the same as here “DHCP HELPER COMMAND ON DSW1” the Mac addresses shown on ASW1 in port security are the same as the PC so there is no Err-disable. you may use show int status err-disabled to check it out or show mac-address table.

    4. Be carefull with the Multiple Choice Questions and Drag and Drop, you have to pay 9tut for premiun account to see them. so Pay it or buy some dumps elsewhere. this dumps has around:
    a. 8 Drag and Drop
    b. 60 Multiple Choice Questions

    5. i Bought some dumps elsewhere and there were around 14 Questions from Simlets similar to the ones we had in ROUTING AND SWITCHING examns but in my examn i didnt have any of those so i think it was just garbadge from my dumps. so dont worry about them.
    6. The only section in the examn where you have to configure is in BGP LAB; which is very very easy! just as shown here.

    Which you the best of luck!

  22. BRK
    February 12th, 2018

    @Criss, hoy many MCQ and D&D appear in your exam? they were the same that appears here?

    abouyt point 5……. i Bought some dumps elsewhere and there were around 14 Questions from Simlets similar to the ones we had in ROUTING AND SWITCHING examns but in my examn i didnt have any of those so i think it was just garbadge from my dumps. so dont worry about them…………In networktut premium, only appears 6 Questions (D&D and MCQ)

  23. Herry Potter
    February 14th, 2018

    It was the first time I was attempting a certification exam and I was very nervous in the beginning. I was going to the Cisco 300-135 Dumps PDF Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) Exam and prepared for it using dumps from this site. Apart from a few questions, everything was readily available in the dumps. I am thankful to this site for giving me a great career boost and helping me expand my skill set. Thank you very much, guys.

  24. Anonymous
    February 15th, 2018

    i fail this morning all ticket is still valid

  25. pennydoll
    February 16th, 2018

    Are all the tickets from networktut still valid for the tshoot exam?

  26. TS
    February 19th, 2018

    I am a premium member and can only see the 6 drag and drops under the ‘Multiple choice Questions’ section. Can someone with premium membership please confirm whether there are 6 or 60 MCQs?

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    February 19th, 2018

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  28. Anonymous
    February 19th, 2018

    pennydoll yes all the ticket in networktut are still valid

  29. Fatkid
    February 19th, 2018

    Perfect score with premium. it’s all in there.

    Don’t bother with dumps, third party promises, or joining groups everything you need is on this site.

  30. Criss
    February 20th, 2018

    @BRK, in my exam i had 20 total question:

    12-13 Tickets
    4 – Drag and Drop
    3-4 MC Question.

    As i mentioned on the dumps i bought there were 14 Simlets that were totally useless because i think they are not included in this exam. By simlets im refering to this type of questions:


    Where you cannot configure only do some Show commands, i dindt have any of them.

  31. JC: Please help!
    February 21st, 2018

    Please send me latest dumps, CCNP ROUTE 300-101, SWITCH 300-115, and TSHOOT 300-135.
    jungcho3 at yahoo. com
    Thank you in advance.

  32. Anonymous
    February 24th, 2018

    Passed today with nothing to spare.

    Made big mistake first question.

    Make sure to press DONE and that Next Question box is RED.

    No Marks for skipped questions !!!

    All nettut good.

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    February 28th, 2018

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  35. TCs
    March 6th, 2018

    please share with me the lastest dumps in the tshoot exam.

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  36. Danny
    March 9th, 2018

    Updated Cisco 300-135 Practice test Questions Answers available here: https://www.reddit.com/r/PracticeTest/comments/834wgz/cisco_300135_practice_test_cisco_ccnp_routing_and/

  37. NetEngineer
    March 9th, 2018

    Gave the exam on 8th March and all questions are valid.

  38. Anonymous
    March 13th, 2018

    All questions are still valid – gave exam on March 12th

  39. Anonymous
    March 13th, 2018

    Does any one have latest tshoot dumps

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  40. 1WAY
    March 15th, 2018

    Passed Exam today and NONE of the MC or D&D questions are valid on this site, not for me today anyway.

    I can only remember 1 MC question about troubleshooting URPF. The D&D question had more options than slots to place them in, one was about which order MPC needs to be configured based on commands.

    The HSRP Simlet from the Switch exam made an appearance and I got the BGP config lab from this site which is obviously still valid.

    Nearly all tickets from this site were valid for me today with some tweaks.

    Ticket 11: Was as per this site where route map has two deny statements (I know others have seen variations)

    Ticket 12: R2 interface address was 2026::1:1/123 and it should have been 2026::1:1/122

    Tickets had a few bugs, like:

    – ‘sh ip protocols’ shows EIGRP AS 1 and ‘sh run’ shows EIGRP AS 10
    – ‘sh bgp summary’ shows peer neighborship as up when the Edge ACL should be blocking it.

    Please don’t ask me to elaborate more on MC or D&D questions, all that I can remember is in this post. I only finished with 10 mins spare, the HSRP Sim, MC and D&D questions I wasn’t expecting took some time and it was quite a head f***

  41. hello2000
    March 15th, 2018

    How long can we expect an update to the new changes? Anyone else have the same experience as 1WAY?

  42. theadventuresofME
    March 16th, 2018

    to confirm what 1WAY posted yesterday, I just passed my Tshoot, but none of the MC or D&D questions were the same. It left me feeling very flustered, but I was able to get through it.
    The BGP simlet was dead to what is posted here.
    There was a HSRP simlet very similar to the switch simlet but still a bit different
    I had 10 tickets I did not see Ticket #6, 9, or 15 but did have one with a WAN connection issue what lay between DSW1 and ASW1 and I cannot remember my answer

  43. 1WAY
    March 16th, 2018

    For what it’s worth look at the last 3 days of posts under the:

    ‘Share your TSHOOT v2.0 Experience’ link

    …in the right hand side bar and the guys there seem to have nailed all the new MC and D&D’s that are now appearing in the exam. Certainly all the ones I had anyway.

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