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August 1st, 2015 in ROUTE 300-101 Go to comments

In this article, I will try to summarize all the Frequently Asked Questions in the ROUTE 300-101 Exam. Hope it will save you some time searching through the Internet and asking your friends & teachers.

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

There are 50 questions, including 4 lab-sims. You have 120 minutes to answer them but if your native language is not English, Cisco allows you a 30-minute exam time extension (150 minutes in total).

2. How much does the ROUTE 300-101 cost? And how many points I need to pass the exam?

This exam costs $300. You need at least 790/1000 points to pass this exam.

3. I passed the ROUTE exam, will I get a certificate for it?

No, Cisco does not ship ROUTE Exam certificate, it only ships you a certificate after completing the full CCNP track of 3 exams (ROUTE, SWITCH & TSHOOT) within three years. Once again we have to notice that you need to finish these three exams within three years (not nine years). Many candidates misunderstand this and think they have nine years to complete three exams.

4. Which sims will I see in the ROUTE exam?

The popular sims now are Policy Based routing sim, EIGRP OSPF Redistribution sim, OSPF Evaluation Sim and EIGRP Evaluation Sim and please notice that the IP addresses, router names may be different (it is also true for Drag and Drop questions)

5. How many points will I get for one sim?

Maybe you will get about 80 to 100 points for each sim, just like the CCNA exam.

6. In the real exam, I clicked “Next” after choosing the answer, can I go back for reviewing?

No, you can’t go back so you can’t re-check your answers after clicking the “Next” button.

7. What is the difference between the old BSCI & the new ROUTE exam?

In the new ROUTE exam, there are no IS-IS, DHCP, Multicast questions so you can ignore them if you are reading old BSCI books. In fact, DHCP & Multicast are good topics and maybe you will have a chance to learn about them in other Cisco exams.

8. Can I use short commands, for example “conf t” instead of “configure terminal”? Will I get full mark for short commands?

From the comments on this site, maybe you will get full mark for short commands. But sometimes short commands don’t work so please be careful with them. We highly recommend you should learn the full commands.

9. What are your recommended materials for ROUTE?

There are many materials for learning ROUTE but below are popular materials that many candidates recommend.


CCNP ROUTE Official Certification Guide

ROUTE Student Guide

CCNP ROUTE Portable Command Guide

CCNP Route Quick Reference Sheet

Video training

CBT Nuggets

Simulator (all are free)


GNS3 – the best simulator for learning ROUTE

Packet Tracer

10. How much time should I spend on each sim?

You should not spend more than 15 minutes for each sim. Recall that you only have 90 minutes so if you spend 15 minutes for each sim x 4 sims = 60 minutes. The 30 minutes left is for solving 46 multiple choice & drag-and-drop questions. If you are not a native English speaker and have 30-minute expansion (ask the mentor to confirm) than you can spend 20 minutes for each sim.

11. Can I pass without doing sims?

As mentioned above, each sim will cost you from 80 to 100 points. In the real exam you will have to solve 4 sims that give from 320 to 400 points. Suppose you answer all other questions perfectly then you will get 600 to 680 points but the passing score is 790. It means that you surely fail if ignore them.

From the calculation above, if you miss only one sim the chance to pass is average but if you miss two, the chance to pass is very, very low.

12. Are the exam questions the same in all the geographical locations?

Yes, the exam questions are the same in all geographical locations. But notice that Cisco has a pool of questions and each time you take the exam, a number of random questions will show up so you will not see all the same questions as the previous exam.

13. I don’t want to lose points so should I use the “copy running-config startup-config” after finishing each lab-sim?

In the ROUTE exam, we can’t use that command so surely you will not lose any points if not using that command.

14. I passed the ROUTE exam. Do you have any site similar for CCNP exams?
We have certprepare.com for SWITCH, networktut.com for TSHOOT, voicetut.com for CCNA Voice, securitytut.com for CCNA Security, rstut.com for CCIE Written & Lab, dstut.com for CCDA. Hope you enjoy these sites too!

15. Why don’t I see any questions and answers on digitaltut.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.digitaltut.com/route-questions-and-answers

Is there anything you want to ask, just ask! All of us will help you.

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  1. deLarg0
    November 26th, 2018

    Anyone has CCNP videos of INE? pls send {email not allowed}

  2. Anonymous
    November 26th, 2018

    Anyone has CCNP videos of INE? pls send diegotg97 @ live.com

  3. junior network engineer
    November 30th, 2018

    guys where can I download questions for all the answers..

  4. Coldots
    December 4th, 2018

    Guys, I’m planning to write Route 300-101 next week. Can someone share the latest dumps including simulations?

  5. Coldots
    December 4th, 2018

    Guys, I’m planning to write Route 300-101 next week. Can someone share the latest dumps including simulations?
    coldotscoldots @ gmail.com

  6. Sidhu
    December 5th, 2018

    Simply get a premium subscription on digitaltut. no need to beg …:P

  7. @Sidhu
    December 5th, 2018

    @Sidhu what is digitaltut?!

  8. CCNP dipen
    December 9th, 2018

    hi guys
    please someone send me 757 question files. at
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  9. herry jon
    December 13th, 2018

    Thanks Exact2pass for updating its 300-101 dumps in time, I got all new questions from Exact2pass . Thanks Exact2pass again

  10. voster
    December 30th, 2018

    Hi all!
    Somebody could send me the questions ??
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    Nice day

  11. Adonggu
    December 31st, 2018

    Hi dear, I’m planning to write Route 300-101 next week. Can someone share the latest dumps including simulations? {email not allowed}

  12. Experts
    January 12th, 2019

    I take to much stress about my exam certification 300-101, i fail in first attempt by using unvalid 70-742 dumps pdf. Now time i clear exam thankfully they provide me valid 70-742 exam questions that comes in exam. My Good wishes are with you in Cisco 300-101 exam get from there if you want quick result

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    January 19th, 2019

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  14. tuffyyyyyyy
    January 20th, 2019

    i cann’t download q&a’s PDF file.. somthing wrong with the link!

  15. junior
    January 21st, 2019

    Could can share with me fresh dump 300-101 CCNP Route prosto*vrn*@gmail*.com, please?

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  16. CCNP User
    January 23rd, 2019

    Can’t download the question file? It’s no longer there in the media fire.

  17. junior
    January 23rd, 2019

    what the question file do you mean?

  18. Anonymous
    January 24th, 2019

    Can’t download the Questions PDF from mediafire server:( Can any one tell us how to download it ?

  19. Nickname
    January 27th, 2019

    @digitaltut, questions are missed at mediafire, upload it again please

  20. SidCAN
    January 29th, 2019

    I want to find out how long does it take to see CCNP certificate and stuff on cisco website if we have passed all 3 exams but with different exam number? Do I have to give all 3 exams in ‘300-‘ or it can be ‘642-‘ as well?

  21. $ravan
    January 31st, 2019

    Can anyone send the latest dumps?
    Also, can you mention when you took the test?
    I’m thinking of taking the test in February.
    My email is {email not allowed}

    Thank you

  22. Erik
    January 31st, 2019

    Hi, I failed the exam a month ago, used pass4sure (their exam are a scam, NOT ONE question from their list) can anyone send me a updated dump or a good location to get one?

  23. Chris
    February 2nd, 2019

    where is the questions file ??

  24. Chris
    February 2nd, 2019

    i am blind… what i was looking for is mentioned in Q15…
    thank you for the material. keep up the good work guys.

  25. Peter
    February 2nd, 2019

    Can someone share all of the questions ?? Not just most popular.

  26. Turner
    February 4th, 2019

    hey, please send me the latest dumps to poniente1980 at g mail dot com
    thank you all

  27. Billy Ballsack
    February 13th, 2019

    Why is the question numbering on the Jan 2019 PDF so screwed up?

  28. Zhask
    February 14th, 2019

    Which three benefits does the Cisco Easy Virtual Network provide to an enterprise network?
    (Choose three)
    A. simplified Layer 3 network virtualization
    B. improved shared services support
    C. enhanced management, troubleshooting, and usability
    D. reduced configuration and deployment time for dot1q trunking
    E. increased network performance and throughput
    F. decreased BGP neighbor configurations

    Ans: ABC
    I’m not clear why D was not choose as correct.
    Somebody please explain.

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