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ExSim-Max for Cisco 200-125 CCNA

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Exam Numbers
200-125 CCNA
Exam Name
CCNA Routing & Switching
Question Count

200-125 CCNA Practice Exam

ExSim-Max for Cisco 200-125 is Boson's practice exam for the Cisco CCNA® Routing and Switching certification exam. This exam simulation, also known as practice exam, software covers the concepts you need to know to pass the 200-125 CCNA exam. ExSim-Max for Cisco 200-125 includes well-written, technically accurate questions and answers, which compose three unique, full-length practice exams. This product is written and edited entirely by Boson's subject matter experts, and delivered by our exam delivery system, the Boson Exam Environment (BEE). The ExSim-Max for Cisco 200-125 exams simulate the difficulty and variety of question types on the real exam so closely that, if you can pass our CCNA practice exams, you will know that you are ready for the real exam.
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Exam Info

CCNA Composite Exam: The 200-125 CCNA is the composite exam associated with the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification. CCNA Routing and Switching certification.This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing technologies, WAN technologies, infrastructure services, infrastructure security, and infrastructure management. The topics include all the areas covered under ICND1 and ICND2 Exams.

Exam Topics

1.0 Network Fundamentals

  • 1.1 Compare and contrast OSI and TCP/IP models
  • 1.2 Compare and contrast TCP and UDP protocols
  • 1.3 Describe the impact of infrastructure components in an enterprise network
    • 1.3.a Firewalls
    • 1.3.b Access points
    • 1.3.c Wireless controllers
  • 1.4 Describe the effects of cloud resources on enterprise network architecture
    • 1.4.a Traffic path to internal and external cloud services
    • 1.4.b Virtual services
    • 1.4.c Basic virtual network infrastructure
  • 1.5 Compare and contrast collapsed core and three-tier architectures
  • 1.6 Compare and contrast network topologies
    • 1.6.a Star
    • 1.6.b Mesh
    • 1.6.c Hybrid
  • 1.7 Select the appropriate cabling type based on implementation requirements
  • 1.8 Apply troubleshooting methodologies to resolve problems
    • 1.8.a Perform and document fault isolation
    • 1.8.b Resolve or escalate
    • 1.8.c Verify and monitor resolution
  • 1.9 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 addressing and subnetting
  • 1.10 Compare and contrast IPv4 address types
    • 1.10.a Unicast
    • 1.10.b Broadcast
    • 1.10.c Multicast
  • 1.11 Describe the need for private IPv4 addressing
  • 1.12 Identify the appropriate IPv6 addressing scheme to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment
  • 1.13 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv6 addressing
  • 1.14 Configure and verify IPv6 Stateless Address Auto Configuration
  • 1.15 Compare and contrast IPv6 address types
    • 1.15.a Global unicast
    • 1.15.b Unique local
    • 1.15.c Link local
    • 1.15.d Multicast
    • 1.15.e Modified EUI 64
    • 1.15.f Autoconfiguration
    • 1.15.g Anycast

2.0 LAN Switching Technologies

  • 2.1 Describe and verify switching concepts
    • 2.1.a MAC learning and aging
    • 2.1.b Frame switching
    • 2.1.c Frame flooding
    • 2.1.d MAC address table
  • 2.2 Interpret Ethernet frame format
  • 2.3 Troubleshoot interface and cable issues (collisions, errors, duplex, speed)
  • 2.4 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs (normal/extended range) spanning multiple switches
    • 2.4.a Access ports (data and voice)
    • 2.4.b Default VLAN
  • 2.5 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot interswitch connectivity
    • 2.5.a Trunk ports
    • 2.5.b Add and remove VLANs on a trunk
    • 2.5.c DTP, VTP (v1&v2), and 802.1Q
    • 2.5.d Native VLAN
  • 2.6 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot STP protocols
    • 2.6.a STP mode (PVST+ and RPVST+)
    • 2.6.b STP root bridge selection
  • 2.7 Configure, verify and troubleshoot STP related optional features
    • 2.7.a PortFast
    • 2.7.b BPDU guard
  • 2.8 Configure and verify Layer 2 protocols
    • 2.8.a Cisco Discovery Protocol
    • 2.8.b LLDP
  • 2.9 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot (Layer 2/Layer 3) EtherChannel
    • 2.9.a Static
    • 2.9.b PAGP
    • 2.9.c LACP
  • 2.10 Describe the benefits of switch stacking and chassis aggregation

3.0 Routing Technologies

  • 3.1 Describe the routing concepts
    • 3.1.a Packet handling along the path through a network
    • 3.1.b Forwarding decision based on route lookup
    • 3.1.c Frame rewrite
  • 3.2 Interpret the components of a routing table
    • 3.2.a Prefix
    • 3.2.b Network mask
    • 3.2.c Next hop
    • 3.2.d Routing protocol code
    • 3.2.e Administrative distance
    • 3.2.f Metric
    • 3.2.g Gateway of last resort
  • 3.3 Describe how a routing table is populated by different routing information sources
    • 3.3.a Admin distance
  • 3.4 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot inter-VLAN routing
    • 3.4.a Router on a stick
    • 3.4.b SVI
  • 3.5 Compare and contrast static routing and dynamic routing
  • 3.6 Compare and contrast distance vector and link state routing protocols
  • 3.7 Compare and contrast interior and exterior routing protocols
  • 3.8 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 static routing
    • 3.8.a Default route
    • 3.8.b Network route
    • 3.8.c Host route
    • 3.8.d Floating static
  • 3.9 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot single area and multi-area OSPFv2 for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub, virtual-link, and LSAs)
  • 3.10 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot single area and multi-area OSPFv3 for IPv6 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub, virtual-link, and LSAs)
  • 3.11 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub)
  • 3.12 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP for IPv6 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub)
  • 3.13 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RIPv2 for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution)
  • 3.14 Troubleshoot basic Layer 3 end-to-end connectivity issues

4.0 WAN Technologies

  • 4.1 Configure and verify PPP and MLPPP on WAN interfaces using local authentication
  • 4.2 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot PPPoE client-side interfaces using local authentication
  • 4.3 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot GRE tunnel connectivity
  • 4.4 Describe WAN topology options
    • 4.4.a Point-to-point
    • 4.4.b Hub and spoke
    • 4.4.c Full mesh
    • 4.4.d Single vs dual-homed
  • 4.5 Describe WAN access connectivity options
    • 4.5.a MPLS
    • 4.5.b Metro Ethernet
    • 4.5.c Broadband PPPoE
    • 4.5.d Internet VPN (DMVPN, site-to-site VPN, client VPN)
  • 4.6 Configure and verify single-homed branch connectivity using eBGP IPv4 (limited to peering and route advertisement using Network command only)
  • 4.7 Describe basic QoS concepts
    • 4.7.a Marking
    • 4.7.b Device trust
    • 4.7.c Prioritization
      • 4.7.c. [i] Voice
      • 4.7.c. [ii] Video
      • 4.7.c. [iii] Data
    • 4.7.d Shaping
    • 4.7.e Policing
    • 4.7.f Congestion management

5.0 Infrastructure Services

  • 5.1 Describe DNS lookup operation
  • 5.2 Troubleshoot client connectivity issues involving DNS
  • 5.3 Configure and verify DHCP on a router (excluding static reservations)
    • 5.3.a Server
    • 5.3.b Relay
    • 5.3.c Client
    • 5.3.d TFTP, DNS, and gateway options
  • 5.4 Troubleshoot client- and router-based DHCP connectivity issues
  • 5.5 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic HSRP
    • 5.5.a Priority
    • 5.5.b Preemption
    • 5.5.c Version
  • 5.6 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot inside source NAT
    • 5.6.a Static
    • 5.6.b Pool
    • 5.6.c PAT
  • 5.7 Configure and verify NTP operating in a client/server mode

6.0 Infrastructure Security

  • 6.1 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot port security
    • 6.1.a Static
    • 6.1.b Dynamic
    • 6.1.c Sticky
    • 6.1.d Max MAC addresses
    • 6.1.e Violation actions
    • 6.1.f Err-disable recovery
  • 6.2 Describe common access layer threat mitigation techniques
    • 6.2.a 802.1x
    • 6.2.b DHCP snooping
    • 6.2.c Nondefault native VLAN
  • 6.3 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 access list for traffic filtering
    • 6.3.a Standard
    • 6.3.b Extended
    • 6.3.c Named
  • 6.4 Verify ACLs using the APIC-EM Path Trace ACL analysis tool
  • 6.5 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic device hardening
    • 6.5.a Local authentication
    • 6.5.b Secure password
    • 6.5.c Access to device
    • 6.5.c. [i] Source address
    • 6.5.c. [ii] Telnet/SSH
    • 6.5.d Login banner
  • 6.6 Describe device security using AAA with TACACS+ and RADIUS

7.0 Infrastructure Management

  • 7.1 Configure and verify device-monitoring protocols
    • 7.1.a SNMPv2
    • 7.1.b SNMPv3
    • 7.1.c Syslog
  • 7.2 Troubleshoot network connectivity issues using ICMP echo-based IP SLA
  • 7.3 Configure and verify device management
    • 7.3.a Backup and restore device configuration
    • 7.3.b Using Cisco Discovery Protocol or LLDP for device discovery
    • 7.3.c Licensing
    • 7.3.d Logging
    • 7.3.e Timezone
    • 7.3.f Loopback
  • 7.4 Configure and verify initial device configuration
  • 7.5 Perform device maintenance
    • 7.5.a Cisco IOS upgrades and recovery (SCP, FTP, TFTP, and MD5 verify)
    • 7.5.b Password recovery and configuration register
    • 7.5.c File system management
  • 7.6 Use Cisco IOS tools to troubleshoot and resolve problems
    • 7.6.a Ping and traceroute with extended option
    • 7.6.b Terminal monitor
    • 7.6.c Log events
    • 7.6.d Local SPAN
  • 7.7 Describe network programmability in enterprise network architecture
    • 7.7.a Function of a controller
    • 7.7.b Separation of control plane and data plane
    • 7.7.c Northbound and southbound APIs

Average Rating: 4.5 stars (36) see all reviews

5 stars Well worth the money
8/3/2019 7:56:18 PM - - ,

I passed the CCNA on my first attempt. I felt ExSim accurately simulated the style and pace of the real exam. It was really valuable for learning how much time to spend on each question, and how to approach Simlets/Testlets.

4 stars I passed
9/4/2018 2:42:14 PM - jacob - Kennedy, MN US

I was able to pass the CCNA exam. But I found that this prep test environment wasn't completely comprehensive. For instance Like when they were talking about StackWise they didn’t call it that. They called it “chassis aggregation “ so I really had to think about what it was they were talking about. You only have enough time to answer each question as quickly as you can.

There was a test question that wasn’t in the Boson test prep software. It was early on in the test and I remember thinking “oh no if the whole test is like this I’m screwed.”
It was regarding pppoe connection negotiation. See this article to brush up on it.

I don’t even remember talking about this in class.
It asked me to order the negotiation packets from start to finish. Pado padi padr and pads. So there’s a free one for ya. I didn’t have a clue and guessed.

Unlike the boson test prep there are 53 questions. But don’t let that fool you into thinking you have extra time. There are many multi stage questions that only count as 1 question. I didn’t count but it may have turned out to be 74 like the boson software.
Read each question twice. That’s what I did, some of them I read 3 or 4 times. Don’t speed read as you may skip over important info.

I ran out of time on the very last question and I thought for sure I failed the exam. I was so surprised that I passed. There were a lot of questions similar to the boson software so don’t let me scare you. A test preparation technique that I found helpful was to go through the boson custom exam in study mode. That’s the full 370 questions. Anytime I got a question wrong or I didn’t understand why the right answer was the right answer I made a flash card. I then would go over the flash cards again and again until I was perfect. That helped boost my confidence. This test will test your full knowledge of the course material so there’s no faking it. The way they ask the questions is to test if you know the concepts not just memorized answers.

Although you will need to memorize all of the HDRP Mac addresses. Not like boson teaches you by asking “which one of the HSRP protocols are represented by the MAC Address 0000.0C07.AC13?” The actual test just shows you 6 different Mac addresses and ask you which one is a valid HSRP MAC address?
I was just memorizing enough of the HSRP MAC Addresses to tell which one was went with what protocol like in the boson prep software. Like basically just the first few characters. Whereas the CCNA test requires a much stronger knowledge of the full HSRP MAC addresses.

All in all it's a good test prep software to use but you will need to REALLY KNOW everything in it. Take your time and don't just memorize the answers.

2 stars Good Practice Questions
7/12/2017 6:41:44 AM - kasun - Dubai, HI AE

These are good practice questions to start but don't depend on it I did the exam 200-125 12/07/17 and passed but very few questions or same type of questions came from Exsim. Better to study well and understand the subject for beter results.Also my advise for people do not have any practical experience or exposure to take ICND1 Exam and ICND2 Exam instead of one.

3/18/2017 8:21:47 AM - Vitaly - Sydney, AU

Purchased ExSIM a few days ago in March 2017. Tried to run test A, first question was about FRAME RELAY which I knew answer for anyway. However, it should have been removed since CCNA v3 as of Aug 2016 doesn't include such material.
It is questionable now if this ExSIM MAX was aligned with the current Cisco curriculum.

4 stars Excelent product
8/10/2016 9:46:02 AM - Jorge Alan - Victoria, MX

I got certified few days ago thanks to Boson products. The questions covered all the topics and were challenging. I think that it could be a better product if the questions were changed from time to time because with so much practice the user could fall in a comfortable zone and memorize the answers.

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