Cisco > CCENT | CCNA | CCNP > NetSim 10 for CCNP
Exam Numbers
100-101 ICND1, 200-101 ICND2, 200-120 CCNA, 300-101, 300-115, 300-135 TSHOOT

CCNP Network Simulator, Router Simulator & Switch Simulator

NetSim for CCNP 10 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 10 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 – is in one easily navigable window. Completing NetSim labs and creating your own labs have never been so easy.

NetSim 10 Enhancements

  • Added support for StackWise
  • Added support for Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) authentication
  • Added two new devices: 3750 switch and 3750 stack
  • Added support for non-English keyboard mapping
  • Added support for Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) Named mode configuration
  • Added support for Dynamic Multipoint Virtual Private Network (DMVPN)
  • Added support for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) bindings
  • Added support for Next Hop Resolution Protocol (NHRP)
  • Added support for Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) Message Digest 5 (MD5) and plain-text authentication
  • Improved support for IP Security (IPSec) and Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE)
  • Added support for the [no] ip next-hop-self command
  • Added support for IPv6 on subinterfaces
  • Improved support for Routing Information Protocol next generation (RIPng)

NetSim 10 for CCNP Resources

Boson NetSim 10 for CCNP Network Simulator Offers

  • Hands-on experience without the hardware
  • A Network Designer that supports 42 routers and 7 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 10 for CCNP Devices

  • 42 Routers (Cisco devices)
  • 7 Switches (Cisco devices)
  • PC (workstation, TFTP, AAA Server, VPN Client)
  • 50 total Cisco devices
  • 53 total devices

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Average Rating: 4 stars (48) see all reviews

5 stars Authentication Problem
5/25/2016 12:25:50 AM - winston - dubai, AE

Everytime I login my PC, I have to register netsim10.

5 stars Best Simulator I've tried yet
4/13/2016 2:23:39 PM - Lori - Terrytown, LA US

I tried the Sybex Simulator. What they supported worked OK, but they support so little. And there was no feed back to let you know you were wasting your time configuring things that were never going to work. GNS3 was free but weird enough that I had no faith in it. I got the free NetSim for CCNA CD with my purchase of the Boson CCNA Study Guide. My past experience with simulators gave me little hope that this would be any better. When I first launched it I explored the labs. SO MANY!!! Even though what WAS available for the CCENT was enough to get the CCENT, I wanted all the labs unlocked. So I paid up to unlock all the labs. I was not disappointed. This is the only lab I have been excited to use! I have yet to see any configuration scenario for certification that's not in here. On a side note - when I purchased the CCNA to CCNP upgrade, I accidentally purchased the EXAM upgrade, not the Simulator upgrade. I didn't realize that and opened a ticket to find out why my keys wouldn't activate. The support folks answered the ticket within a few hours and explained to me why my EXAM licence keys didn't work on the simulator. YIKES! So I called (They answered right away) and asked them to take the EXAMs back and get me the Simulator instead. They took care of it right then and there on the phone. They didn't hang up until I got my new key in email. Great support. Great labs.

5 stars NetSim 10 CCNP
7/9/2015 11:15:22 PM - Jesse - Oklahoma City, OK US

This product is very, very helpful an as other people have mentioned it does save on purchasing hardware. I have been using Boson for almost 10 years and have been satisfied thoroughly. Wonderful product and lessons!!! Also when creating help tickets everyone is so nice, professional and courteous.

5 stars Nice material
4/1/2015 5:29:48 AM - Xianfeng - Westmead, AU

it is really useful

5 stars Boson NetSim for CCNP 8.0
3/15/2015 1:58:14 PM - Anthony - Peabody, MA US

Netsim is a very useful Study tool

What I love about Netsim is the ability to build a lab with a dozen of devices and not use all the RAM in my machine and consume all my processing resources like I do in GNS3.

What I don't like about Netsim is the older labs are not rewritten, just included in the new version for the full price for the new labs. I don't like the fact that the IOS available for the devices is partial and not complete. If I wanted to play around and build my own lab and go beyond the scope of the lessons, I'm limited with the number of commands. GNS3 allows me to run an IOS and use the complete command structure.

The difference in Netsim 8 for CCNP and Netsim 10 for CCNP is 33 labs. For the upgrade price it's borderline worth it, but not for the full price.

The difference in Netsim 8 for CCNA and Netsim 10 for CCNA is 11 labs, same point here.

If Netsim was more competitive with the competition they would do so much better. GNS3 is free and if you don't have access to IOS images you can download them for free.

Needless to say, because I can use Netsim to drill structured labs over and over again I will be purchasing an upgrade to Netsim 10.

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