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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/encor-questions-and-answers

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

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  1. watercrest
    November 29th, 2019

    I didn’t hear from you for the past 4 days

  2. Shawon
    December 2nd, 2019

    Passed today with 839 marks. Finally I am CCNP certified . passed switch in 2016 and tshoot in 2018.
    Thank you Digitaltut and respect. Digitaltut not only helps you pass but also makes you learn. Enough resources. Enjoyed the learning materials. Brother hearts from Europe.

    Now Exam:
    first of all please go through specific Topic Questions. I did not go so Deep but I saw many Questions form there. here are my exam Questions:
    Update Q5 &6 mostly
    MPQs around 10
    New Question 4 to 5 ( but if you understand the concepts in specific Topics you can manage)
    Specific Topic around 8 Questions
    D&D – AAA, Frame relay Serial interface config
    LAB: Ipv6, OSPF sim
    Evaluation: EIGRP

  3. x.sk/vL9oh
    December 4th, 2019

    Here you GO. Just put “i” at beginning of my name and you will get the link to latest.

  4. yiatsi
    December 16th, 2019

    passed today
    ccnp route 300-101
    good job
    this dump is still valid
    3 sims: OSPF Sim , IPv6 OSPF Virtual Link Sim ,EIGRP Evaluation Sim

  5. Anonymous
    December 16th, 2019

    congratulation Yiatsi!

  6. baggins
    December 17th, 2019

    What do you think of this one?
    is it any good to practice with it..

    I see many “different” questions..

  7. Anonymous
    December 19th, 2019

    @Yiatsi could you please send me the latest dump at saniyahsameen(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. Dren
    January 3rd, 2020

    Have anything for CCNP ENCOR?
    looking forward to it

  9. uni
    January 9th, 2020

    i have passed today. used only october dumps to learn.
    simulations are the same.
    few new questions (maybe 10 or so)

  10. CCNPTanos
    January 9th, 2020

    Hi to all administrators of this page.

    ¿You plan to put an exam section of ENARSI 300-401?

    thank you very much for the tremendous work you do

  11. OnlyPrincess
    January 9th, 2020

    @Uni, where can i find this Oct dumps? I’ve been reading all sections but i think i may have missed it :(

  12. OnlyPrincess
    January 9th, 2020

    @Uni — sorry ignore my comment. : )

  13. gbogbor
    January 10th, 2020

    pls Is there anyone that has ete vumingo player? I’m trying to open a premium file that I have. I appreciate it. smart valentina at yahoo dot com

  14. Anonymous
    January 12th, 2020

    I have to take the test again, will the questions be the same on the second time around?

  15. 300-101 Exam
    January 14th, 2020

    Can someone tell me all the labs possibly in the exam please?

  16. Anonymous
    January 14th, 2020

    Hey Uni, Yiatsi , Shawon,

    Congrats all of you. Can you pls mentioned a bit for new questions if you remember them?

    thanks a lot

  17. Anonymous
    January 14th, 2020

    Also if you remember and you can mentioned about Drag&Drop question that you faced I’ll be appreciated!

    Many thanks!

  18. Anonymous
    January 19th, 2020

    Is the dump still valid?

  19. Anonymous
    January 19th, 2020

    Hey guys, do you think to update oct2019 to a new one?
    Thanks for your reply in advance.

  20. Ioan
    January 20th, 2020

    Hi guys, what is the advantage of having a premium account here? Thanks

  21. Ioan
    January 20th, 2020

    I don’t see any update from Oct, and the last day to pass exam is in one month. Admin, do you have any plans to update Route questions? I saw you updated Switch, thanks.

  22. Anonymous
    January 29th, 2020

    Does anyone recommend a site like this one for vmware certs?

  23. Anonymous
    January 31st, 2020

    Do you have premium account for certprare (switch) ? and can you share it whith me ?
    You can mail me at : univernet at free dot fr
    thank you

  24. JohnnyQuid
    February 1st, 2020

    So is this site dead after 2/24 with new exam? Will content from the new exam be available here at some point?

  25. Joe
    February 5th, 2020

    Anyone here have taken SPROUTE for service provider exam?

  26. Joe
    February 5th, 2020

    Anyone knows how many labs in SPROUTE exam?

  27. Michael jeson
    February 6th, 2020

    thanks for giving us a demo how we can prepared our self. All tips and tricks you describe is in your blog is beneficial for us.

  28. Saahoo
    February 14th, 2020

    Can anyone please share how the questions are marked. I have no idea about the scoring pattern. I got 749 and couldn’t pass

  29. Miramira
    February 21st, 2020

    I passed the exam. Thanks soo much digitaltut.
    55 questions.
    3 lab – ospf, ospfv3 virtual-link, eigrp simlet
    4 d&d
    Rest were MCQs 😭
    Good luck all
    Finally ccnp completed!

  30. Anonymous
    April 14th, 2020

    Hi , anyone with CISA dumps or knows site ?? reach me on jkkirui(at)gmail(dot)com

  31. tok
    October 27th, 2020

    @digitaltut, There are less than 30 new question, and its more on programing.

    @all, I failed today 774. do not take the exam until the next update. There’s still no lab but the item is 103 question.


  32. @KAZP
    December 23rd, 2020

    Hello CCNP Route Canditates,

    Would you upload valid new information about ROUTE exam.I will take route exam the end of january 2021.Thank you.

  33. Anonymous
    March 8th, 2021

    I also pass recently used this site @dumpscollection

  34. MAX
    April 28th, 2021

    Please is there any Valid dump for ENCOR 350-401 ?

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