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NetSim 11 for CCNP

Average Rating: 4 stars (54)


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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

5 stars A product well worth the money
9/2/2016 11:22:41 AM - Ben - Wilmington, DE US

Practice, practice, practice and that is exactly what the NetSim allows me to do. I may encounter something at work, I haven't done in months. I turn to NetSim to help me refresh my memory and build up my confidence. And it doesn't require much hardware resources. Always a good thing when running a simulator.

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