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NetSim for CCNA 9.0 (200-120)

4.5 stars (28 customer reviews)

About This Network Simulator:

Exam Numbers: 100-101 ICND1, 200-101 ICND2, 200-120 CCNA
Certifications: CCENT, CCNA
Author: Boson
Single-User License  

CCNA Network Simulator, Router Simulator & Switch Simulator

The 200-120 CCNA is the composite exam associated with the Cisco CCNA® Routing and Switching certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills required to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network. The topics include all the areas covered under ICND1 and ICND2 Exams.

Cisco CCNA Network Simulator and Swtich SimulatorNetSim 9 for CCNA includes labs for the 100-101 ICND1 and 200-101 ICND2 technologies. NetSim 9 for CCNA also contains all of the NetSim for CCENT labs, which makes it a great value for individuals studying for both the CCENT and CCNA certification exams.


The Boson NetSim Network Simulator for CCNA 9.0 is the most powerful and versatile Cisco network simulation software available for IT professionals seeking CCNA certification. NetSim's Virtual Packet Technology® sets it apart because it actually simulates the network traffic of a real network in a simulated network that you can design yourself.

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

NetSim for CCNA 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.

Boson NetSim for CCNA 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 CCNA 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

*3550 switches can be added to a CCENT or CCNA custom topology. However, the commands needed to configure a 3550 switch are only supported in NetSim for CCNP.

The NetSim Network Simulator for CCNA 9.0 product contains CCNA-specific lab exercises that cover the skill set you will need to prepare for your CCNA exam.

If you are preparing for CCNP certification, then you should consider the Boson NetSim for CCNP, which includes all the CCNA-level labs plus CCNP-level labs and CCNP-level functionality. See our Network Simulator page for a feature comparison.

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: 4.5 stars (28) see all reviews

5 stars Wonderful network sim.
2/2/2016 12:08:07 PM - Roy - Baton Rouge, LA US

Beats the pants off of packet tracer...and i actually like packet tracer..so that's saying something. i'm just disappointed Boson doesn't offer any free practice labs. After spending an arm and a leg on this sim, can you guys really justify 250+ dollars for practice labs. i don't mean to be ugly, just saying...what's the point of a sim, if no affordable practice manuals accompany the purchase. Anyway, all in all, good software.

5 stars Simulators
10/6/2014 8:05:25 AM - Miguel - Valhalla, NY US

I enjoy your simulator but wish I could run it on my tablet.

5 stars Extremely Helpful
3/3/2014 9:53:29 AM - Jonathan - Phoenix, AZ US

Both this product and ExSim-Max are great learning tools. Being able to prepare and practice real scenarios with the NetSim after attending the course is extremely helpful.

5 stars Great Sim
1/24/2014 7:25:42 AM - michael - colorado springs, CO US

I work in a JUNOS environment and needed to renew my CCNA. Having a good simulator was essential.

I looked into several products and selected this one for the following reasons:

1. The product works great. No bugs, hang-ups or issues.
2. Software has a small footprint, low requirements.
3. User interface and labs are polished, integrated.
4. Product allows one to construct their own labs/networks.

5 stars Great Product
1/9/2014 1:10:49 AM - Bjørn - Klævu, NO

I have tested several different Cisco exam tests products and Boson is the best one.


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