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NetSim 11 for CCNP

4 stars (55 customer reviews)
Exam Numbers
100-105 ICND1, 200-105 ICND2, 200-125 CCNA, 300-101, 300-115, 300-135

CCNP Network Simulator, Router Simulator & Switch Simulator

NetSim 11 for CCNP is designed to help you learn the Cisco IOS command structure, and it supports the technologies and skills required for the CCNP® certification.
NetSim 11 for CCNP includes labs for the ROUTE, SWITCH and TSHOOT technologies. NetSim for CCNP also contains all of the NetSim 11 for CCNA labs, which makes it the best value for individuals studying for the CCNA 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.
Cisco CCNP Network Simulator and Switch Simulator

Minimum Requirements

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


  • 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 11 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

Average Rating: 4 stars (55) see all reviews

5 stars Excellent product
9/18/2019 8:48:03 AM - Edmund - Richmond, VA US

Boson delivers the best training materials time after time

1 star Still has ISIS what gives ISIS retired from exam in BSCI
8/5/2017 12:05:16 PM - Eddie - El Segundo, CA US

I don't know??
I jumped right to the redistribution lab and it has IS IS.
IS IS was retired many yeas ago. last exam to have was BSCI. Now CCNP route is 300-101 and this is due for refresh.

I ran the update utility and it says all my files are current and I am worried about paying good money to get 10 year old content.
Sending e-mail to tech support to see how this gets resolved.
Currently I am gonna say 1 star and we will how this plays out.

I received response that many universities still use boson to teach ISIS fpr the route 300-101 exam.

Next I come back an check and my review has been modified to 5 starts and not posted. This seems like it is not consistent with best business practices.

3 stars Good Simulator but lacking in software and hardware
7/18/2017 12:13:36 PM - Mike - Seattle, WA US

NetSim is a good product to practice with but lacks newer routers, switches and IOS. Good to get the basics but not good to practice real world simulations when configuring a lab. Routers and switches are behind in the IOS versions/hardware availability that are currently used in the real world. For the price charged for the simulators and practice exams they should be more up to date with what is being used in everyday businesses. Commands used in the older versions are different than what is out there. Possibly add more current software/hardware to the simulators and it would be worth the cost.

5 stars Hands down well worth the money
3/3/2017 2:20:44 PM - zulyn - fayetteville, NC US

I have utilized Boson Netsim since version 8. I can tell you it's WELL WORTH THE MONEY, so much so that I upgrade each time a new version is released. Yes you an utilize free tools such as GNS3 and Packet Tracer (I use those two very unique robust programs to help friends study for their exams and to build test networks) however, Boson is not just a simulator, it is an academy all in one. Each lab contained in the simulator contains instructions, explanations and training in an organized fashion. If you were to utilize only this simulator and completed each lab step by step, you would be around 85% ready to take your Cisco Exams (you still have to do the subnetting, know your basic OSI information, work with the hardware etc.... Aside from the extremely detailed labs, the interface is hands down the best I've utilized for training. If you are a newbie, this is definitely for you, if your like me and Networking is only a fraction of your IT responsibilities and you need a way to keep up to date on skills, this is for you.

The support staff is also very friendly and responsive. If by chance you find anything from a glitch to a typo, they have either already fixed it and you simply need to update your system OR they will fix it within a few days. I've only had to contact support twice, each time they responded within 20 minutes of me posting the support ticket and did not resolve the ticket until I let them know everything was good to go.

For those thinking about Torrenting this software, I highly recommend you buy it instead. I am all about free, however, when I come across a GOOD product, I don't mind spending a little money to obtain it. Again, Please believe me, it's well worth it. And if you don't like it, hey get a refund :D

5 stars The best
1/28/2017 7:01:22 PM - Jose L. - Miami, FL US

Excelent for ccnp

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