CCNP TSHOOT 642-832 Official Certification Guide (Official Cert Guide)Credit:

Here in this article I am going to tell you some tips and tricks that will make it easier for you to prepare the CISCO TSHOOT 642-832 exam. Try some of the suggestions presented here to save time and be more confident in the exam.

It is very important that you do the THSOOT demo item that you can find in You can get an idea of what kind of questions will be asked and how the exam will be presented. I also warn you that the TSHOOT demo item is not without errors. I also suggest you to do it against the clock to know how much time do you need to solve each Trouble Ticket.

You should remember that in the exam you need to determine to which technology the fault condition is related, on which device is the problem located and the solution of the Trouble Ticket.

I recommend memorizing the topologies so you should be able to draw them on the paper without any error. This will give you extra time and more confidence that you will need in the exam. You will make mistakes but I encourage you to do it several times and compare your drawings with the TSHOOT topologies paying attention to the details.

To answer the Drag and Drop and Multiple Choice questions you should read the first chapters of the TSHOOT Official Guide.

You also must know the characteristics of the exam: It has 13 Trouble Tickets with 3 questions each and about one Drag and Drop and three Multiple Choice questions. The official duration of the exam is 135 minutes. This leaves ten minutes on average for each Trouble Ticket and 5 minutes for the Drag and Drop and Multiple Choice questions.

You may also wish to take advantage of the possibility of aborting the Trouble Tickets. You can use the configuration of one Trouble Ticket to compare with other Trouble Ticket of the same topology. If you previously isolated the devices where the fault condition can be, the differences between that configurations can give you hints about where the problem is located. So if you find an easy ticket and you solve it fast, do not finish it yet but rather use it as a baseline for right answers. But you may also take into account that the answers you have chosen so far in that Trouble Ticket will be lost.

The most important commands you will need are: show running-config, ipconfig, ping and traceroute.

If you are interested in this topic, you can learn more by reading the articles TSHOOT IPv6 topology configuration, TSHOOT IPv4 layer 2-3 topology  and TSHOOT IPv4 layer 3 topology configuration.