Home > ROUTE FAQs & Tips


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.

Comment pages
1 2 3 4 205
  1. CyberOps
    November 7th, 2017

    Hello digitaltut
    Do you guys have a site for CCNA CyberOps?
    My exam is next week and I need dumps for revision

  2. @msr
    November 7th, 2017

    Hi team! Does anyone have a free VCE player app for MacBook ?

  3. Roh
    November 8th, 2017

    I’m preparing for 300-320 exam. Does anybody know whether the exam contains labs? I found dumps with 300+ questions. But no single lab. Thanks in advance.

  4. Bruno
    November 9th, 2017

    Passed used the 21q dumps from IT-Libraries

  5. Anonymous
    November 10th, 2017

    you passed what? explain and help with questions

  6. 2tch@ng
    November 17th, 2017

    I was able to pass the exam with the help of you guys, especially Mr. Cisco Kid, Procyber and Its me. 470q dumps is still valid. There’s only 1 new question and if I remember it correctly, it goes somthing like this:
    “ip nat inside source list 1 interface f0/0 overload” what type of ACL is this?

    a. NAT64
    b. PAT
    c. Dynamic
    d. Static

    a. Please take time to review the instructions before taking the exam (CAREFULLY), don’t press “NEXT” immediately
    b. For MCQ, 470q still valid, 95% of the explanation in 470q at digitaltut are correct
    b. Drag and Drop – all in this site and 470q
    c. LABs: PBR, OSPF stub, EIGRP/OSPF redistribution – all these can be seen on digitaltut. I SWEAR! (even the same OSPF process ID and EIGRP AS #). Only IP changed.
    d. Eval – OSPF rocks! EIGRP: the only thing in that eval is that you cannot use “ip eirgrp topology “, so what I did is perform show ip route in R1 and look for “” network; this will display the Admin D/FD. With this, it shows I learned via R3. Open R3 and perform show ip route and look for it displayed the Admin D/FD. This FD is the correct advertised distance from R1s perspective

    Hope I helped.

  7. daoquocsiatgmail.com
    November 18th, 2017

    @2tch@ng : I would like to recertify my CCNP. A long time without visiting this site, I don’t know how to see questions as well as to be get along on this page. Could you give me a hint?

  8. 2tch@ng
    November 19th, 2017

    daoquocsiatgmail.com: Sir/Ma’am, you have to be a premium member to view the questions on this site. 12$/month. However, dumps posted by “Its me” are enough. What I did is I copied the dumps, and review the explanations here.

  9. jerry
    November 20th, 2017

    l Refer to the exhibit…..
    Access-list 1 permit
    ip nat inside source list 1 interface GigaEthernet0/0 overload
    1. PAT
    2. Static NAT
    3. Dymamic NAT
    4. Xxx


  10. jerry
    November 20th, 2017

    What is the NHRP role in DMVPN ? (Choose two)
    A. resolution address to route packet.
    B. routes the packet through the tunnel
    C. identifies the PIM-SM RP used to route the packet
    D. can authenticate VPN endpoints
    E. It requires each tunnel endpoint to have an unique network ID

    A . D

  11. Mose
    November 21st, 2017

    Thanks all, done with the router. 539q dumps from IT-Libraries are valid. Practice the labs since the ips change on the exam

  12. mynameist
    November 28th, 2017

    Does anyone know where can I find/download CBT nuggets videos for CCNP for free ? Please send me link to {email not allowed}

  13. Yaziiii
    November 29th, 2017

    any one can please share the 300-101 dump at (meme19792017(@)gmail,com

    thank you

  14. Nick
    November 29th, 2017

    Please, share 539q dumps and me) clck.mn(@)gmail.com

  15. Talal
    November 30th, 2017

    Hi all,

    Can any one please send me the latest dumps of 300-101 at suffianmanzoor @ gmail dot com

    Thanks in advance.

  16. Anonymous
    December 3rd, 2017

    Please share the latest CCNP route dumps…have my exam in 10 days: jagtianimohit ( @ ) (gmail (dot) com

  17. SAD PANDA and Dissappointed in 9tut
    December 4th, 2017

    I took my exam in July of 2017 and failed terribly. I subscribed and paid $12 to digitaltut.com and followed questions and answer on this website but most questions were new and my first time seeing them in the exam room. For those that passed what’s your secret? What did you use to prepare yourselves? Please please help.

  18. Si Dao
    December 7th, 2017

    Can someone tell me Procyber 1.5? daoquocsi at gmail dot com

  19. GmcDuke
    December 8th, 2017

    Anyone got CCNP ROUTE Quick Reference Guide?

  20. Anonymous
    December 14th, 2017

    Hi Burt, thanks for sharing, but there are just 417 questions. But you’re talking about 539q dumps. Am I missunderstanding smth?

  21. Anonymous
    December 14th, 2017

    Emerson hello. There is no dump for 300-101 exam

  22. Route-name
    December 14th, 2017

    how can i download questions from this site?
    Link in 15 question of the topic is unavailable.
    Please share someone!!!

  23. Amila
    December 14th, 2017

    I want to kn if i pass ccnp route 300-101 i will get my certificate?? Or i have to pass ccnp switch and troubleshoot then i will get certificate ccnp?

    Help me guys?

  24. worto
    December 14th, 2017

    Just picking this up again after a few months – are the tagwa & examcollection 149q vce files still valid? They are from Oct 2016 or am I better off with the newer IT Libraries one, I just can’t find a vce yet for that one only pdf’s


  25. worto
    December 14th, 2017

    Oh and Amila – You get a certificate for each one but you need all 3 for the full CCNP

  26. Anonymous
    December 16th, 2017

    Hi Digitaltut,
    I passed route 300-101 yesterday, thanks to digitaltut and passleader!
    I have one request. I think I still have about 2 weeks left on my route subscription so I am wondering if I can subscribe to the tshoot website and have my 2 weeks transfered to the t-shoot membership so that I have about 6 weeks in total.
    Please kindly let me know.

  27. Rakesh
    December 19th, 2017

    * Passed today with 895 score.
    * Digitaltut + procyber are still valid
    * Same labs as usual: OSPF ev, EIGRP ev, Redistribution, PBR, OSPF sim
    * Be carefull with interfaces and IPs, they are mixed. In PBR sim s0/0/0 had and the other interface
    * In EIGRP ev. show ip eigrp topology command is not implemented, use sh ip eigrp 1 topo
    * Some VPN dubs are not valid, but don’t know which ones, I got 67% of VPN questions

  28. failed
    December 21st, 2017

    Hi, on drag and drop questions i ve found that if you put the right answers in different order, then the vce player says the result is wrong. Is that the same in the exam? or is enought to put the right boxes without an specific order?

  29. CCNP Route – 300-101
    December 28th, 2017

    @Rakesh – Could you please upload the procyber dump in VCE software in the dropbox and share the link. It will be helpful for those who are going to prepare for the exam.

  30. Wait
    January 3rd, 2018

    Can someone share the recent 300-101 dumps??? taking exam in three days..

  31. Anonymous
    January 13th, 2018

    Can someone share the recent 300-101 dumps? Mine expires this coming May. My email is vietsoulz at gmail dot com.

    Thanks so much!

  32. Anonymous
    January 15th, 2018

    Taking exaim in three days!! Please share the recent 300-101 dumps? visar-k at hotmail dot com

  33. Arjun
    January 18th, 2018

    Hi, passed route with score 936, thanks a lot for Digitaltut and Dexter to put up many dumps together, LABs, Simulations, Drag and Drop and majority of multiple choice questions are from Digitaltut+Dexter’s

  34. Anonymous
    January 19th, 2018

    Hi, All

    Please assist, Am writing this coming week, practicing with 430 questions 300-101, are there any recent exams other then them other then them?

    January 19th, 2018

    @digitaltut I have a premium subscription but can no longer log in can you let me know who to contact about it? thanks.

  36. IElSawy
    January 21st, 2018

    Hi, please share with me the latest CCNP route 300-101 dump
    ibrahim.sawy at gmail com

  37. Juan Pablo
    January 21st, 2018

    Hi peck could you please share your cbtnuggets videos to us? Thank u

  38. Anonymous
    January 23rd, 2018

    Can someone please share latest 300-101 dumps to {email not allowed}

  39. Anonymous
    January 23rd, 2018

    Can someone please share latest 300-101 dumps to gupta.ashu160 at gmail com

  40. dumpspro
    January 26th, 2018

    latest dumps ccnp


  41. R0uteh3lp
    January 26th, 2018

    Can someone please share latest CCNP route 300-101 dump to gatewayrob at gmail com

  42. Anonymous
    January 30th, 2018

    Please, can anyone send the last 300-101 dumps for my email
    sudo42all (at) gmail (.) com, thanx

  43. Fact_Sheet
    January 31st, 2018

    Hi, is there anyone here who could share link for a quick reference guide? thanks in advance..

  44. KD
    January 31st, 2018

    Can someone please share latest CCNP route 300-101 dump to deiyagala at gmail dot com. I have an exam on next week… please thanks.

  45. Qas Shaw
    January 31st, 2018

    Hi Everyone,

    I have got an exam for CCNP 300-101 this coming week would someone be able to send me 300-101 dump to my email qas.shaw at gmail dot com . many thanks in advance.

  46. nurwan
    January 31st, 2018

    Please, can anyone send the last 300-101 dumps for my email
    nurwanreza79(at) gmail (.) com, thanx

  47. route
    February 5th, 2018

    Hi guys ,,

    100% Guaranteed VALID passing Material
    CCNA 200-125 LAtest Dumps
    CCNP ROUTE 300-101 Latest Dumps
    CCNP SWITCH 300-115 LAtest Dumps
    CCNP TSHOOT 300-135 LAtest Dumps
    CCIE R&S 400-101 LAtest Dumps


  48. Rizwan
    February 6th, 2018

    Can i get the dexter dumps please at pro6151945 at gmail dot com

  49. Fabrizio
    February 9th, 2018

    someone can send me last dump please? smartcheck02 at gmail dot com

  50. Serious?
    February 10th, 2018

    Are the flash questions gone ?

  51. Mensa
    February 12th, 2018

    What actually CCNA Certification is | Why Choose CCNA Certification?
    You can read complete information about CCNA Certifications only on: https://supportforums.cisco.com/t5/network-infrastructure-blogs/what-actually-ccna-certification-is-why-choose-ccna/ba-p/3329268

  52. Anonymous
    February 12th, 2018

    Instant DOWNLOAD @ below Link.
    No whatsap


  53. DLO
    February 13th, 2018

    will write the exam this 19th, any updates and new questions in the exam? TIA


  54. Anonymous
    February 13th, 2018

    Potresti gentilmente inviarmi gli ultimi dump di routing per favore s.james88.sg @ gmail. com

  55. Zedd
    February 13th, 2018

    Looking for CCNP Dumps ? If Anyone have Please Share.

  56. Daniel
    February 14th, 2018

    Hi, Im writing my CCNP route in 1 week. Could someone send me the test dump : danielsmail89 at gmail. com. Thank you. I cant seem to find any dumps…

    someone mentioned Digitaltut + procyber are still valid but where do i find procyber??? i need the dump. thank you in advance

  57. Confuse guy
    February 15th, 2018

    some questions in the simulation exam wont print desired output
    for example “show ip eigrp topology all-link” will output %command not implemented. anybody also geting the same error like me?

  58. app cocktail
    February 16th, 2018

    good blog and thought|Thanks for expressing your own blog I’d constantly stick to|Thank you almost all for the details. Your site seriously pumps me up. Your writing style reminds me of my dad back in Rhode Island.


  59. Jo
    February 18th, 2018


    Join CCNP telegram group for info and valid dumbs

  60. LATEST DUMPS + VCE Player + LABs + etc
    February 20th, 2018

    Guaranteed Latest Stuff to pass exam.
    HERE Instant DOWNLOAD (NO fake GROUP)
    20 US$ only

    Copy Below Link:

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

    Please send me latest dumps, CCNP ROUTE 300-101, SWITCH 300-115, and TSHOOT 300-135.
    {email not allowed}
    Thank you in advance.

  62. 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.

  63. Anonymous
    February 21st, 2018

    Could any one shared the updated dumps for routing 300-101 to me in c_mah_7 @ hotmail. com


Comment pages
1 2 3 4 205
  1. No trackbacks yet.