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Boson NetSim for CCNP 9.0

4 stars (42 customer reviews)

About This Network Simulator:

Exam Numbers: 100-101 ICND1, 200-101 ICND2, 200-120 CCNA, 642-813, 642-832, 642-902
Certifications: CCENT, CCNA, CCNP
Author: Boson

CCNP Network Simulator, Router Simulator & Switch Simulator

NetSim for CCNP 9.0 is designed to help you learn the Cisco IOS command structure, and it supports the technologies and skills required for the CCNP® certification.

Cisco CCNP Network 
Simulator and Switch SimulatorNetSim 9.0 for CCNP includes labs for the ROUTE, SWITCH and TSHOOT technologies. NetSim for CCNP also contains all of the NetSim for CCNA 200-120 labs, which makes it the best value for individuals studying for the CCNA 200-120 and CCNP certification exams.

Everything you need to create and compile new labs – from the NetMap topology designer, to the device configuration window, to the saving and merging of files – are all in one easily navigable window. Completing NetSim labs and creating your own labs have never been so easy.

Important Upgrade Information! Cisco released the new Cisco 300-101 (ROUTE), 300-115 (SWITCH) and 300-135 (TSHOOT) exams on July 29, 2014. Our developers are currently working on NetSim for CCNP 10 which will be optimized to cover the new CCNPv5 exam track. If you purchase our existing NetSim for CCNP 9 between July 29, 2014 and September 2, 2014, you will be eligible to upgrade for free to the new NetSim for CCNP 10 when it is released. Customers will be notified upon release.

NetSim 9 minimum requirements – NetSim requires one of the following Operating Systems: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP.

NetSim for CCNP 9.0 Enhancements

  • Faster lab loading (all labs averaged 70% quicker)
  • Simplified lab and file management
  • New grading engine
    • Displays where commands were missed
    • Displays extra commands
    • Allows for customizable command highlighting
  • Improved usability
    • New application shortcuts
    • Faster user interface (initial program load is quicker, and internal commands execute faster)
    • Helpful Application Tips and Progress Details
    • Redesigned and enhanced toolbar
    • Consolidated Preferences
    • “Don’t remind me” dialogs
  • Support in the Network Designer for drag & drop, a list of Recent Devices
  • Maximized usage of screen real estate in the Network Designer
  • Ability to edit topologies on the fly without losing device configurations
  • Redesigned Lab Compiler
    • Supports file drag & drop
    • Contains a Lab Compiler wizard
    • Allows for changing the lab order
    • Has a simpler interface for ease of use
See a full list of supported technologies and CCNP labs.

Boson NetSim for CCNP 9.0 Network Simulator Offers

  • Hands-on experience without the hardware
  • A Network Designer that supports 42 routers and 6 switches
  • Up to 200 devices per network
  • Virtual Packet Technology: software-created packets that are routed and switched through the simulated network
  • The ability to populate the WAN slots with a broad range of Network Modules
  • A Telnet mode that allows you to configure devices in the simulated topology using the Windows Telnet program
  • The functionality of a full rack of equipment on your laptop
  • Automatic lab-grading capability
  • The ability to load and save your network configurations
  • The ability to paste real router configurations into the devices
  • The ability to configure your own ISDN and Frame Relay switch mappings
  • The benefit of connecting your devices over simulated WANs without expensive ISP gear
  • Support for IPv6 addressing

NetSim for CCNP 9.0 Devices

  • 42 Routers (Cisco devices)
  • 6 Switches (Cisco devices)
  • PC (workstation, TFTP, AAA Server, VPN Client)
  • 48 total Cisco devices
  • 49 total devices

CCNP Labs & Topics Include

  • Configuring Hot Standby Router Protocol
  • Configuring Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
  • Troubleshooting Hot Standby Router Protocol
  • Configuring Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
  • Configuring Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
  • Configuring Multiple Hot Standby Router Protocol (MHSRP)
  • EtherChannel – PAgP and LACP3
  • EtherChannel – Layer 2 and Layer 3
See a complete list of the NetSim CCNP-level labs.

Additional Resources

NetSim 9 User Manual (PDF)
How to compile a lab using NetSim 9.0 (PDF)

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Product Reviews

Average Rating: 4 stars (42) see all reviews

4 stars Warmly recommended!
4/29/2014 4:29:08 AM - Magnus - Stockholm, SE

Great product and thank you for the speedy support!

3 stars works well but not as good as real equipment
4/27/2014 4:07:22 PM - Mark - chicopee, MA US

I've submitted numerous bugs about features that are unavailable in the 3550.

I'm going back to my hardware.

5 stars NetSim 8 review
2/28/2014 9:36:22 AM - John - Dallas, TX US

NetSim 8 is a great program. I just think about the complications involved developing it. I use the program as a refresher from time to time and also as test bed..It has a few bugs but I am hoping Boson still supports Version 8.. Cant find updates for it..

Thanks for a great program..

5 stars Invaluable
2/12/2014 10:13:38 AM - Sean - Austin, TX US

NetSim is an invaluable tool in the ability to continue learning at ones own pace and schedule through the provided labs.

2 stars Missing a lot of features
12/27/2013 1:48:26 PM - Justin - Madison, AL US

So if you're looking to be a paper tiger (certed but worthless) this is probably going to do the trick for you. If you're like me and want to know how things work - even the 'not used' options - then you might want to reconsider this. I'm trying to do what should be simple things (things that work in production and in GNS3) like setting EIGRP passive-interface to default, and it just doesn't work. It says the option is there, it just won't accept the command. That's just one instance. Beyond this, the 'labs' are kind of a joke. There is no documentation to go with the labs explaining why you should do what it is saying to do or in what instance you would do it in. It just asks you crap like "you need to put an IP on an interface, what do you do?" followed by "do this now" (this is a really simple example, but its basically like this). So for a lot of this stuff you either already know the ins and outs and are drilling muscle memory or you're not really any better off. If you're looking to purchase a product to practice for Cisco exams this might work for you. If you're looking for a product to become a competent network engineer, I suggest waiting on the official Cisco product that should be coming out in February 2014.

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