CCNP Oct 31, 2010


So after putting off doing the TSHOOT (642-832) exam, my final one to gain CCNP, I finally booked and did it. In the end I found it relatively straight forward gaining a massive 100% (1000/1000).

It was actually quite an enjoyable exam (if that is possible), consisting of a number of ‘trouble tickets’. The tickets all consist of the same topology, which you can view on the Cisco learning network site.This does not break any NDA and I would highly recommend reviewing it and think of possible connectivity scenarios.  You can also have a go on a couple of sample trouble tickets on the same site. At the time of doing the exam you could move between the tickets before submitting them so I would recommend that you have a good look at all the configurations before finally submitting the configuration, it might help you confirm or deny to theory.

In addition, you also get some traditional multi-choice questions, not many mind but they still exist.


Rob Edwards

Northern (UK) chap focusing on platforms, automation, cloud and cloud native applications. Recovering network engineer, although it turns out networking is as important, if not more, now than before!