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Exam Profile: Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE (300-101)

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The ROUTE exam (exam number 300-101) is one of three exams in the updated CCNP Routing and Switching track, announced by Cisco in July 2013. Specifically, this exam profile gives you an overview of the exam structure, major topic areas found on the exam, and hints to help you better prepare for the exam. Then, you are presented with a collection of recommended study resources, and suggestions on which exam to take next in your Cisco certification pursuits.
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The ROUTE exam is one of three exams making up the popular CCNP Routing and Switching certification track from Cisco (the other two exams being SWITCH and TSHOOT). As its name suggests, the ROUTE exam verifies your ability to configure a variety of routing protocols (for example, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP) and associated technologies (for example, route redistribution, CEF, VRF-Lite, and GRE tunnels).

Exam Details

  • Number of questions: The ROUTE exam contains 45‒65 questions.
  • Type(s) of questions: The ROUTE exam includes multiple-choice questions (both single-answer and multiple-answer) and simulation questions.
  • Passing score: Cisco does not publish the passing score for the ROUTE exam.
  • Time limit: The exam has a time limit of 120 minutes.
  • How to register: Exam registration can be done at the Pearson VUE website: http://http://www.vue.com/cisco/

At a high level, the ROUTE exam covers six broad areas. These areas, and their exam weightings, are as follows:

  • Network Principles (10%)
  • Layer 2 Technologies (10%)
  • Layer 3 Technologies (40%)
  • VPN Technologies (10%)
  • Infrastructure Security (10%)
  • Infrastructure Services (20%)
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