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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. pramod singh
    October 28th, 2010

    in exams labsim some labs get error when do “copy running-config startup-config” command can i type there “write” commands please tell me anyone whos done route exam.thankz.

  2. Fantasia
    October 29th, 2010

    No. Don’t bother saving your config. It won’t work at all. Its ok though since cisco doesnt really care as long as you have completed the necessary config.
    Note: In one of the sims, you can actually save the config. Just try to issue copy run start in evry sim and if it fails just proceed to the next question.

  3. Fady
    October 31st, 2010

    i have got 987 in the ccna exam, thx 9tut
    now i`m having my routing exam by the next week, plz any one can tell me the most reliable testinside or passguide or anything, the last updated version and the link to download,and if u haven`t dont worry :)

  4. anand
    November 2nd, 2010

    hey guys any new updates in the dumps and change in the exam questions please update if any new similations and questions at anand.kodhanda@gmail.com

  5. Ahmed Ali
    November 3rd, 2010

    Guys I’m taking the ROUTE exam tomorrow and I really need to know will the IOS help feature work in the simulations ???

    Please response fast

  6. empisko
    November 4th, 2010

    Hi Guys,

    I would like to download ROUTE self study book from ciscopress but I cannot download it from nowhere. Actually I can, but i cannot print it. I have removed password but it is still showing me that “no pages were selected” and it is still not printable. Could anybody of you advise me where can I download normal pdf without restrictions? I know, shame on me that i don`t want to buy it, but……

    Thank you very much.


  7. hetdyne
    November 21st, 2010

    question guys? I am using GNS3 for lab simulation, downloaded an IOS binary file for c2600 online, but it is purely for testing and lab simulations, i hope it shouldnt cause any trouble? if so please suggest what i should be taking care of? i am a student and I cannot buy stuff hence asking…

  8. Abitinat
    November 24th, 2010

    Thanks Digitaltut! I took the exam today and passed. Four of the simulations and the hotspot were all from this great site.
    There were 3 D&D questions. 1. Sh ip eigrp commands 2. Sh ip bgp commands 3. Sh ip ospf

    Thank you once again and keep your good work going.

  9. khalid
    November 24th, 2010

    Thanks Digitaltut! I took the exam yesterday and passed. Four of the simulations and the hotspot were all from this great site……..the two drag and drop we have this great website also came to me……I am grateful to u guys

  10. Adam
    November 26th, 2010

    Big tip from me would be to use 2961 images in gns3 rather than 2600! Smoother!

    Also remember to start new project and save configs. I’ve also found it runs smoother in Linux.

    I will be posting up all of the CCNP-Route lab topologies in GNS3 in the next 7 days on my site.

    Just posted my latest revision note for CCNP-Route, redistribution:


    Good luck!

  11. mankong14
    November 28th, 2010

    can you let me know the full name of 2961 image?

  12. Adam
    November 29th, 2010

    Sure :)


    Let me know if you need anymore info.


  13. mankong14
    December 1st, 2010


    Thabks a lot.

  14. mankong14
    December 3rd, 2010

    Use C2691 for Lab/Sim. Perfect.
    Thanks Adam again.

  15. chan
    December 4th, 2010


    u will not get any certification mail until u finish all 3 subjects for CCNP R&S. but in your profile history, it’ll record as pass. So if u wanna CCNP aspb, try to pass next 2 subjects, switching & Tshoot.

  16. boomshankar
    December 21st, 2010

    If i have cleared older Switch paper i.e 642-812 BCMSN & TShoot & clear new ROUTE will i get CCNP certificate ????????

  17. mohammad
    January 3rd, 2011

    just wanted to know from where can i find valid dumps 4 ccnp????

  18. Trainee
    January 6th, 2011

    Where can i get the GNS lab so i can practice ? or just have to byheart the commands ??

  19. walnut
    January 7th, 2011

    Do we get 90 mins or 140 ?

  20. Muhammad Imran
    January 11th, 2011

    Hello Friends Learn how to use simulator like GNS3, VMWare moreover Cisco Tips & Exam Labs at



  21. Braxus
    January 12th, 2011

    Passed my ccnp route yesterday. Gogy and dodo both or even gogy will suffice. All 4 simulations from digitaltut site. Did not get ospf virtual link sim. Good luck to all those attempting today.

  22. Braxus
    January 12th, 2011

    I got 120 minutes and 50 Questions

  23. Braxus
    January 12th, 2011

    Sorry. 140 minutes and 50 questions.

  24. lisgood
    January 14th, 2011

    Please how can I get cisco IOS c2691 to practise the labs? Somebody help!!! Thanks

  25. babe
    January 18th, 2011

    hi all i’m going to take CCNP-route. just started my study
    anyone who want to join the journey lets go.

  26. Mark-e-Mark
    January 18th, 2011

    Can anyone that has taken the exam elaborate if ? help, or command completion (TAB) is available in the SIMs?

  27. Jlab
    January 20th, 2011

    Just started working toward CCNP. The explinations and help here are great. thank you all

  28. Deepak Nath
    January 21st, 2011

    Can anyone send me the .pkt files of simulation to dksmailbox@gmail.com

  29. Moon
    January 26th, 2011

    do you have any site for CCNP route exams

  30. mm
    January 30th, 2011

    can anyone share the official cisco cource book for route exam. thx

  31. balaji
    January 31st, 2011


    l need latest dumps for CCNP Routing. Can anyone please share the same.. Thanks all….

  32. D
    February 1st, 2011

    Has anyone created GNS3 labs for 642-902 Route

  33. U
    February 3rd, 2011

    can some one plz share the link for latest dump of CCNP-Route..

  34. Jimo
    February 4th, 2011

    Hi All

    Thanks for the material that hepled me pass my CCNA. What are the reccomended Dumps for the ROUTE exam?

  35. Jawad
    February 4th, 2011

    I would thank you ..
    i applied for CCNP Route and passed it .
    i studied digitaltut labs…exactly the same,only that i could not save configurations in some labs.

    many thanks dude…

  36. Collins O.
    February 6th, 2011

    I will write my ccnp route on 21st of this month, pls can someone help me with the recent dumps and let me know the 4 simulations that i will meet in the exam.Pls somebody help me out.

  37. sejal
    February 7th, 2011

    i have a question for all ccnp route guys….
    Q.I have two host connected in network if i send the data by host1 to host2 and data is lost and i got the message destination unreachable how could i trouble shoot this problem????
    pls explain me…..

  38. Collins O.
    February 8th, 2011

    I will write my ccnp route on 21st of this month, pls can someone help me with the recent dumps and let me know the 4 simulations that i will meet in the exam.Pls somebody help me out.
    Pls i am waiting for a reply…

  39. p_engineer
    February 8th, 2011

    Hi I just passed my CCNA..What is the best sequence of exams for ccnp..i mean route->switch->tshoot or some other combination?

  40. Prashant
    February 10th, 2011

    @p_engineer : Best sequence to complete CCNP is Route-> Switch -> Tshoot

  41. Prashant
    February 10th, 2011

    @ Collins O :

    Please go through following dumps as they are Valid.



    PassGuide_3.37_By_Topic is also Valid (Search on google with ” PassGuide_3.37_By_Topic + 4shared ” to download passguide dumps)

    All the best to your CCNP Route.


  42. Abdessadek
    February 12th, 2011

    Cisco IP Routing: Packet Forwarding and Intra-domain Routing Protocols
    I need a PDF FORMAT plzz
    Or give me plz a link a free software to convert .CHM to PDF
    thnxx in advance

  43. Nico
    February 12th, 2011

    Ḩello all! Just out of curiosity: did anyone give, recently, the 642-901 BSCI, instead of the new 642-902 ROUTE?
    Networking Academy can try the old BSCI instead of the ROUTE until 31st of July 2011 and I’m one of them.
    I”m wondering if someone did pass it recently.
    Thank you :)

  44. Faizal
    February 23rd, 2011

    where can i find simulator for route…..

  45. Gabe
    February 23rd, 2011

    Are the questions listed on this site the only questions on the test? I know there is a pool of 400+ questions, are the ones listed here the ones presented in the test?

  46. Gabe
    February 23rd, 2011

    can you pass the test just by studying questions and sims on this forum?

  47. Gabe
    February 23rd, 2011

    I built a simulator using a 2691 ip base image and GNS3 which is a free download

  48. digitaltut
    February 24th, 2011

    @Gabe: All the sims were posted in this site but you should find more multiple choice questions to practice with.

  49. Gabe
    February 24th, 2011

    ok i have pass4sure so i will use it as well


  50. san
    February 25th, 2011

    I will write my ccnp route on 3rd march, pls can someone help me with the recent dumps and let me know the 4 simulations that i will meet in the exam.Pls somebody help me out.
    Pls i am waiting for a reply…

  51. san
    February 26th, 2011

    My mail-Id san_1740@yahoo.com

  52. Leo Toronto
    February 26th, 2011

    From where I can download the simulations (Policy Based routing sim, EIGRP stub sim, EIGRP OSPF Redistribution sim, OSPF sim). Are these simulation are already on the website as there are available simulations for CCNA exam.

    Can anyone provide me the link to download the complete GNS3.

  53. Leo Toronto
    February 26th, 2011

    From where I can download these simulation I am unable to find the link. I really appreciate if some one can let me know. Thanks

  54. Leo Toronto
    February 26th, 2011

    Do I need to download packet tracer or gns3 for the simulations on this website. please I am waiting for the feedback of my questions. Thank you.

  55. Leo Toronto
    February 27th, 2011

    Can any one guide me from where I can download the simulations. When I was preparing for my CCNA exam I found all of the important simulation on 9tut website and I downloaded a folder which has all the simulation. Do we have the simulation available for Route and Switch exams on this website. Can any one help me to find it out. thank you I am really waiting for the reply. Thanks

  56. san
    March 1st, 2011

    Thanks Prashant for help. I like the Braindump………

  57. Anonymous
    March 1st, 2011

    Can someone please send me Goggy Dumps on nsraizada@yahoo.com as the one I have downloaded is not working

  58. Sam!!
    March 2nd, 2011

    Hello everyone!!

    Could you guys please help me out …. when i try to open the .vce files i can only view first 5 questions.. could you guys please tell from where do i download or pls send me the set-up file to hve.gr8.time@gmail.com


  59. wan
    March 3rd, 2011

    I working ccnp routing. Help me.

  60. Hi San,
    March 3rd, 2011

    Thanks for the links but I can only see the 5 questions on these two links

  61. san
    March 3rd, 2011

    hello everybody to help in ccnp which I pass with 955. thank dtut.
    Thnx gogy.
    no ospf ipv6 v-link in exam.
    and in redistribute I got metric of fa0/0 in sh int fa0/0 comand 100000 100 255 1 1500
    and I write it 100000 10 255 1 1500 (coz 10s of delay).

  62. san
    March 4th, 2011

    u can get it frm examcollection!!! vce

  63. vrati_mi_pare
    March 6th, 2011


    I am a Network Academy student and I just pass BSCI. I got 3 labs from this site and all questions was from 642-901_P4S_v3.10_472Q and Cisco.PassGuide.642-901.v2010-12-27.by.Kay.329q.

    This is for all people who want to take BSCI!

  64. Abhishek Das
    March 10th, 2011

    Please suggest which book to follow for 642-902 Route….
    Thanks in advance..

  65. shjames
    March 11th, 2011

    someone please tell me how can I practice/download the Lab Sims before I sit for the real exam recently…eagerly waiting for a reply

    Thanks in advance

  66. Imran
    March 13th, 2011


    Can someone clarify one important question for me….

    If I give the Route Exam say today… how much time do I have before I give the Switch and Tshoot Exam….
    I simple terms what is the Time-Gap I can take b/w these Exam….
    Someone, Anyone , Please

  67. shymin
    March 16th, 2011

    hi, can anybody tell me where i can download vce player

  68. Tejas
    March 18th, 2011

    I have booked my seat for 25th March 2011 for 642-902 exam….

    I have completed the self study & now started reading the dumps

    Is pass4sure 642-902 with 276Q good enough to pass the exam…anyone given 642-902 exam between 10-17 March 2011 please suggest you views

  69. bharti
    March 23rd, 2011

    hi all,
    i am planning to take Route(642-902)exam at coming monday i.e 28 march ,can anybody tell me isis and multicast questions is still in new CCNPV6 Route Exam syllabus, because i found many question on multicast and isis in new dumps for ROUTE exam. If anybody had cleared ROUTE exam between
    last 2 ,3 weeks I request to you
    plz suggest your view and experiance, it will help me lot…..

  70. javas
    March 29th, 2011

    Hi bharti,

    Could you share with us about your exam? what kind of questions that you got? I am preparing to take route exam now. Thnks..

  71. Anonymous
    March 29th, 2011

    hi guys is there any new stuff route exam,i am taking my exam on friday for route.any comments please.just reply on this site

  72. Dude#1
    April 6th, 2011

    I failed my my Route exam with a 755/1000. The questions and D&D were not a problem. It was the lab sims that got me. When looking at the examples here, they are very close to what was asked. My question is, I will be retaking the test in a few week, will I receive the same lab sims or is there another set I will be faced with?

    Any help is appreciated.

  73. seyi
    April 6th, 2011

    Where can I get current route dumps. Will be writing my exam soon. And are d sims still d same

  74. Anonymous
    April 13th, 2011

    Hi there

    does anyone have a link in PDF format for CCNP routing books?
    PLease send it to me gadgetsluck@gmail.com

  75. Network123
    April 13th, 2011

    Is the Cisco Route student guide or CCNP Official ceritification guide suitable for CCNP-Route preparation?. Can somebody guide me and tell the difference between the two

    April 21st, 2011

    Pls can someone send me a valid dumps @ benluxmi@yahoo.com becos am abt to take the exam in a wk tym. thanks alot

    April 28th, 2011



  78. Anonymous
    April 30th, 2011

    Hi, is it possible to use “?” on all labs, just in case I forgot the exact syntax of command…thanks.

  79. Bailey
    May 4th, 2011

    pls I need link to download ccnp books and video, pls send it to my box

  80. Somnath
    May 6th, 2011

    CCNP official exam guide is good.

  81. ey-ay
    May 6th, 2011


    Pls help me where i can download the CBT for CCNP route? Thanks in advance

  82. ROUTE Material
    May 10th, 2011


    I have both ROUTE Official Certification Library and Foundation Learning Library books. Which one should I use to study? I heard I should read the Foundation one first (for better understanding) then the Official one. What do you guys recommend as these books are lengthy?

  83. t-from-ger
    May 19th, 2011


    does anybody have the gogy-vce file without the annoying watermark in it? U can hardly read routing table printouts etc., which makes it quit hard to read and concentrate on the actual question (at least for me).


  84. Bilal
    May 25th, 2011

    Please send me latest dumps for ROUTE if someone has cleared ROUTE recently please…
    Also share your experience about ROUTE..

  85. Ahmed Abdelmaboud
    May 26th, 2011

    pleas any one can share a link for still valid

    and pleas if pass4sure 4.11 is still valid so pleas can any one share link for it but not as a pdf as a vce file


  86. Lamerro
    May 27th, 2011

    Is the exam consist of random questions from widely available dumps or it is more or less stable set of what we could find on this site?

  87. Cisco_Exa
    May 28th, 2011

    What is the duration of Route exam?

  88. Ishrath
    June 2nd, 2011

    i hv done my ccna i am gonna do CCNP route what is the a
    ccnp route study guide

  89. judy
    June 5th, 2011

    please can someone help me with up-to-date ios for gns3. down links will do. thanks.

  90. Fayek
    June 5th, 2011

    how to get discount vouchers on exams in europe ?

  91. sudhir
    June 6th, 2011

    just passed ccnp route today shall i start with switch or tblshooot next

  92. D0cH0llid@y23
    June 7th, 2011

    Taking Route in a few days and wonder if someone can confirm what version of passguide to use. I will update after Thursday after the test on what I used.

  93. jagan
    June 7th, 2011

    Please send me latest dumps for ROUTE

  94. Ruby
    June 9th, 2011

    Can Anyone Please Send Me or Share with me how to get CCNP Nuggets?I’ve tried various links and they are broken or have an attached viruses. Thank You in Advance!

  95. Ruby
    June 9th, 2011

    My Email… Rubyallen83@gmail.com

  96. spetnaz
    June 24th, 2011


    thnx really worthy reading it

  97. Anonymous
    June 25th, 2011

    Hi Friends,
    can u tell me P4S 4.11 is still valid ?

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