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In this article, I will try to summarize all the Frequently Asked Questions in the ROUTE 642-902 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 $250. 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).

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 642-902 Official Certification Guide

ROUTE 642-902 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. Anonymous
    February 6th, 2017

    Anyone knows anything about CCNA Cyber Ops -SECFND 210-250?

  2. Anonymous
    February 7th, 2017

    Hi. Does anyone exactly know, if write mem or copy run start are necessary in sim?

  3. metasploit
    February 7th, 2017


    I haven’t sat any CCNP exams yet, but as far as what people are saying, write memory or copy run start wont work….. But it’s best to check to see if it works or not, just in case….. Don’t worry you won’t lose points….


    Are you serious, another 10 new questions haven’t been seen before on here??????? In addition to 149q+41q TAGWA+15q Waleed…..???

  4. Kashyap
    February 7th, 2017

    What should i do to view the question ?
    How i can subscribe ?

  5. Kumar
    February 7th, 2017


    I see now quite a lot of questions were from 15g Waleed – but still there were a couple of them I didnt saw there.

  6. Kumar
    February 7th, 2017


    No need to copy run start.

  7. Leo
    February 7th, 2017

    Please who have these 15q Walleed questions? can anyone send them in Leonard(dot)dukaj@gmail(dot)com ?

  8. Leo
    February 7th, 2017

    Please who have these 15q Walleed questions? can anyone send them in Leonard(dot)dukaj@gmail(dot)com ? @metasploit and @Kumar

  9. Anonymous
    February 7th, 2017

    Hi all. Where can i find 15q Waleed questions?

  10. Leo
    February 7th, 2017

    Please guys i have the Exam tomorou

  11. Marks4sure
    February 7th, 2017

    I am very Happy. I passed 300-101 from https://www.marks4sure.com/ is the best site preparation for Study Material.

  12. Anonymous
    February 7th, 2017

    Can someone provide the dumps, I need to take the exam, caresnothing @ GMAIL dot COM

  13. Kumar
    February 7th, 2017

    Dude they’re one page earlier……wtf

  14. Leo
    February 7th, 2017

    Hhaha those from ‘indo’? The world Waleet confused me. Thanks

  15. Anonymous
    February 8th, 2017

    Does ? and tab work in sims?

  16. Anonymous
    February 8th, 2017

    they sure do

  17. Camille
    February 8th, 2017

    Passed the Route Exam! Was looking forward to taking the Route Exam yesterday but postponed the exam to today as I wanted to go over updated question this ebay seller added onto the Route Materials I purchased from him. I actually bought his materials 2 weeks ago from a post on this site saying he passed with the ebay materials. Thus was informed by the ebay seller that there was an update on 1/25. Would say his materials are legit as I have passed with a good score. Pretty sure this site is helpful as well and not sure if this site has all the questions as on the ebay materials, as i havent checked. However he does have the 149 + 71 questions which totals to 220. Saw few new questions but no new simulations. Got the IPv6, Redistribution, and the PBR sims.

    If you want to use his materials as an alternative, here you go:


    Many Blessing!

  18. Abu
    February 9th, 2017

    Anyone want to exchange up to date dumps 300-101 with 300-115?
    please email me ayousufzai at gmail.com.

  19. Debra Bonham
    February 9th, 2017

    Very Well Marks4sure

  20. Anonymous
    February 9th, 2017

    It seems that Cisco has raised the price of exam. Is it true?

  21. FDP
    February 9th, 2017

    yes it is 300 USD now

  22. Anonymous
    February 10th, 2017

    Try eBay every so often. You can find a decent deal for vouchers. Doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does, bite the bullet and pay up.
    I’m crying over the price hike. The cdn/usd rates aren’t the greatest as it is. So any deal that’s better than itexamvouchers.com’s $1 off a voucher (seriously, how is that a deal?) is worth jumping on. Cisco vouchers never seem to dip during sales like Microsoft exams do. Bull$h1t

  23. Lena
    February 10th, 2017

    If you just want to Highest score the exam go buy a practice test from a site like https://www.dumpsleader.com.com. I’m sure it will be success to everyone

  24. Anonymous
    February 12th, 2017

    share correct dumbs {email not allowed}

  25. Wilberg T.
    February 12th, 2017

    Passed the CCNP Route Finally! I had to take the CCNP Route twice, as I failed on my first attempt due the update about a month ago and using an outdated scam dump from this site. However for my second attempt, I came across this referred ebay dump by others and passed the exam😁 Now will be going onto my Switch! Heard that the Switch had an update as well recently…. ugh… lets see if this ebay seller has one for the Switch :p

    =====Information to the exam======

    1.54 MC Questions

    -IPv6 OSPF Virtual Link

    -EIGRP TShoot
    -OSPF TShoot

    Total of 58 questions.

    If you would like to check out the materials I used, here you go:


    Keep in mind there is useful information here as well.

    Good Luck!

  26. radha
    February 13th, 2017

    Will we get any book from cisco once we book an exam ??

  27. Avada
    February 13th, 2017

    I am not sure why but in my ccna prep for 200-125 that i took 2 weeks back i didnt have any frame relay but all of a sudden on page 169 the official route cert guide for 300-101 it says frame relay is a pre req. Did anyone else have issues with frame relay?

  28. TheOnlyPrincess
    February 13th, 2017

    there are soooo many ebay posts here. are they just trolling?

  29. Passed
    February 13th, 2017

    Latest 100% VALID CCNP ROUTE 300-101 Exam Questions Dumps at below page including all labs in GNS3 format. Working VCE player also included in package.


  30. Anonymous
    February 14th, 2017

    @TheOnlyPrincess, That is one thing that I hate about the Internet..the trolling …but yes, the eBay dude is legit. …but at the same time, all questions that are found on the eBay dump can be found if you dig through the comments. Somebody had posted some links to sections of a Pass Leader dump that are put together better than the eBay dump. You will have to dig for it in the comments. The Ebay guy will give you updates if he gets any and he responds within 12 hours. ….that has been my experience.

  31. joe
    February 14th, 2017

    hello every one,
    I will try to pass my ccnp exam first by route
    can someone send me update dumps at my email
    {email not allowed}

  32. A&Q
    February 15th, 2017

    what is 149 +41??

  33. Anonymous
    February 15th, 2017

    to be honest ebay guy does’t update me since last purchase. he just sell item. you have to pay each time

  34. Anonymous
    February 15th, 2017

    @anonymous how about you ask him. Don’t spread garbage like this. The guy will send you a update if you ask him.

  35. Vamsi
    February 15th, 2017

    Ebay Just sends softcopy and not sure how good the material is.
    Yet to take my exam but I still doubt how these links are updated and provided to customers.
    Looks like some ebay seller trap.

  36. Anonymous
    February 15th, 2017

    Any one tell me the right answer?
    What is uRPF checking first when the packet enters the interface?
    A. Access list ingress
    B. Access list egress
    C. Route available in FIB

    My answer is ACL ingress,

    sourec –
    Before forwarding a packet that is received at the interface on which Unicast RPF and ACLs have been
    configured, Unicast RPF does the following checks:
    1 If input ACLs are configured on the inbound interface.
    2 If the packet has arrived on the best return path to the source by doing a reverse lookup in the FIB table

    Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (RPF) can be more effective at mitigating spoofing attacks when combined
    with a policy of ingress and egress filtering by using access control lists (ACLs).

  37. Rico
    February 16th, 2017

    @anonymous I just watched the uRPF video that Cisco put out with Kevin Wallace instructing and they ONLY mention the FIB.
    I understand your concern with the question.

  38. Anonymous
    February 16th, 2017

    thank you Rico, I really don’t know what exactly Cisco expects, however ACL available as an option, if configured ingress ACL is the 1st check, prior to FIB.
    thank you again

  39. CCNP student
    February 17th, 2017

    Hello Guys, someone know how is the cost of the exam 300-101 now?

    250 or 300 ?

  40. test
    February 17th, 2017

    it’s 300$ now
    can any one confirm which dumps are valid ?

  41. Anonymous
    February 17th, 2017

    Hey Ho everyone,
    Passed yesterday with 9xx. Super close to 1000.
    Get ready for the *choose 3* options – so much of the exam was on those types of questions.
    All dumps are valid – but beware – the 141q dumps I believe had wrong answers. I went with what my gut told me and answered several of those questions with what I believed to be the correct answers. Notably – The question about the delay less than 64KB, (I answered network buffers) and what uRPF is checking when the packet enters the interface (I answered access list ingress).
    Labs are the same, with the exception of the OSPF eval sim. It’s true what the other candidates have mentioned – there IS a change in the configuration. The only viable answer is that the neighbour command is necessary to make a connection.
    That all being said – I made my judgements based on the fact that I studied for 3 months, night after night, lab after lab, after lab after lab. I read the cisco press book, plus the one from Chris Bryant. Please know, the cisco press book was almost a complete waste of time. He only covers about 70% of what you need to know to pass this exam. It was a shameful waste of my time and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. I read over 100 pages about bgp only to be asked ONE really, really, really easy question about it on the exam. What a bunch of bu77$sh!t.
    I would urge you to familiarize yourself with the exam objectives highlighted by cisco and do some personal reading/study over each subject. Frame relay and PPoE was very difficult for me to understand due to the fact that where I live these technologies have not been used in a very long time, and even speaking with higher level network engineers about the subject matter – flew way over their heads. No joke. One of them even laughed and said he was surprised they were still covering this. But this is what Cisco wants. Like… dialer interface? wtf is a dialer interface?!!? Who the hell dials out for internets!??!
    I also watched (repeatedly) CBT nuggets on this exam – they are excellent for clarifying information but by no means help you out for the nightmare of questions being asked. It’s more of a lazy wash over the material.

    Honestly folks, if you don’t do some proper studying for this exam, you’re useless. Useless on the job, a failure in an interview; and i can’t see anyone lasting too long in networking if you can’t grasp these fundamentals. I used these dumps 2 days before my exam just to make sure I had my sh1t together. The rest was from pure study and labs. Science almighty, so many labs.

  42. Jesus
    February 18th, 2017

    Hello Guys, Could anyone help me, I’m confused about this question because I find 2 different answers for the same question:

    New Question 30:
    Refer to the following configuration command.
    Router(config)# ip nat inside source static tcp 8080 80
    Which statement about the command is true ?
    A. Any packet that is received in the inside interface with a source IP port address of is translated to
    B. Any packet that is received in the inside interface with a source IP port address of is transtated to
    C. The router accepts only a TCP connection from port 8080 and port 80 on IP address
    D. Any packet that is received in the inside interface with a source IP address of is redirected to port 8080 or port 80.
    Correct Answer: A

    New Question 69
    Refer to the following configuration command.
    Router(config)# ip nat inside source static tcp 8080 80
    Which statement about the command is true?
    A. Any packet that is received in the inside interface with a source IP port address of is translated to
    B. Any packet that is received in the inside interface with a source IP port address of is translated to
    C. The router accepts only a TCP connection from port 8080 and port 80 on IP address
    D. Any packet that is received in the inside interface with a source IP address of is redirected to port 8080 or port 80.

    Correct Answer: B

  43. Sara Golden
    February 18th, 2017

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  44. Anonymous
    February 20th, 2017

    Passed today route exam. Most of questions were from 149+41, but there were also some new questions. Sim were the same: PBR, OSPFv3, OSPF, Redistribution and OSPF evaluation. No drags-and-drops.

  45. A&Q
    February 20th, 2017

    @ Anonymous
    what is 149+41
    I have 150+41 is it th same??

  46. Anonymous
    February 21st, 2017

    @ A&Q
    Maybe the same, haven’t seen 150+41. 149+41 download link was somewhere in upper posts. You may download and compare. I think most dumps in the net are the same.

  47. Anonymous
    February 22nd, 2017

    I need to renew my CCNP R&S (2 months left), which exam should i take to renew easily ?

  48. Anonymous
    February 23rd, 2017

    Thanks a lot,#Sara Golden. It gives me a lot of confidence.
    Thanks again

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