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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/route-questions-and-answers

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

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  1. MrBean
    May 1st, 2019

    Hi Kamilla,
    thanks for your feedback!
    So you’re saying that the dump is valid?
    That’s very good news! The guys from digitaltut are doing a great job!
    And what sims did you had?

  2. James Nguyen
    May 2nd, 2019

    Hi @MrBean;

    Thank for your help. But i have not somes software read VCE file or edit. Could you please share full soft , i want share my help to other pepole.

  3. MrBean
    May 2nd, 2019

    You can get the software from here: www . avanset . com

  4. Verizz
    May 6th, 2019

    HERE YOU GO. Passing exam.

    CCNA 200-125
    CCNP ROUTE 300-101
    CCNP SWITCH 300-115
    CCNP TSHOOT 300-135
    CCIE R&S 400-101

    R E M O V E-S P A C E S

    t2 m . io/qkhTw5dQ

  5. Maxo
    May 13th, 2019

    Hi guys,

    Passed the exam on May-07-2019. The dump that MrBean has posted is valid. (see the link to MrBean dump somewhere above in the thread)
    @MrBean, thank you very much for your work!

    Regarding the exam, OSPF SIM, EIGRP-OSPF redistribution lab and PBR lab. All drag & drop questions are valid. There were several questions not included in the dump, however, if you understand the questions from the dump, you probably would be able to answer them as well.

  6. MrBean
    May 13th, 2019

    Hey Maxo,
    Thanks a lot for your feedback! :)
    I will have my exam next month so I feel good to have some positive feedback.
    Happy to help!

    This is the link: http : // bit . ly / 2La2xbT

  7. 55587das12
    May 14th, 2019

    share exam questions 300-101
    passhot dot com

  8. Cisco4career
    May 18th, 2019

    Anyone needs updated ROUTE 300-101 dump can email me at: cisco4career(at)gmail(dot)com
    Because we cannot upload files here.
    Good luck!

  9. ahmad
    June 2nd, 2019


    Hello sir,

    Could you please send me the PDF ?

  10. Anonymous
    June 4th, 2019

    I would like to know if you can send me the latest dump to netqaq11 AT OUTLOOK DOT COM please.
    Thank you!

  11. ahmad
    June 4th, 2019


    Hello sir,

    Could you please send me the PDF ?

    ahmad _ 1ah AT hotmail DOT com

  12. Anonymous
    June 5th, 2019

    Could you please send me the most recent dump at: netqaq11 AT OUTLOOK DOT COM please.
    Thank you,
    Best Regards

  13. pass(No spaces)hot dot com
    June 6th, 2019

    Hello guys, share latest exam questions
    look my name

  14. cteo
    June 6th, 2019

    can you share me the most updated dump at samteo25 @ yahoo . com please? Thanks

  15. Contractor Nesamani
    June 10th, 2019

    Is there any premium account for Route exam , same as Tshoot exam?

  16. Anonymous
    June 10th, 2019

    Just In, new CCNP Tracks.. thoughts?

  17. emi
    June 11th, 2019

    @MrBean, can you share me the most updated dump at poch2001 @ hotmail . com please? Thanks

  18. MrBean_FaN
    June 13th, 2019

    MrBean, please if possible do make another updated VCE on ROUTE_Jun_2019. Thank You so much for the previous one, it helped me alot :*

  19. Anonymous
    June 15th, 2019

    @MrBean please share with me your valid dumps at

  20. MrBean
    June 18th, 2019

    who needs June dumps reach me at: realmrbean007 @ gmail . com

  21. Anonymous
    June 18th, 2019

    @MrBean, Can you share the valid dump at {email not allowed}

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