CertExams.com Updates Software Products to .NET version 4.5

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CertExams.com, leading exam sims and lab sims provider, release a thoroughly updated version of its software products complying .net 4.5. Several of the known bugs have been fixed in this version.  Recently, several organizations are supporting only TLS 1.2 or above for secure communication over the Internet. As a result, our software, which uses SSL3 or TLS 1.1 has become unsupported on some platforms.  The products updated include the following:

  1. Comptia practice tests, including Comptia A+, Comptia Network+, Comptia Security+, Comptia A+ Labsim, Network+ Labsim, etc.
  2. Cisco exam sims and network sims such as CCNA, CCNP, CCNA netsim, etc., and
  3. Juniper exam sims and netsims.

The updates have been thoroughly tested for any bugs and now available for download and install.

About Certexams.com: A leading educational products website offering exam sims, network sims, labsims, cram notes, and others. You may visit certexams.com for more informaiton.

Disclaimer: Please note that certexams.com is a brand website of Anand Software and Training Pvt. Ltd., and not associated with Comptia, Cisco, Juniper, or any other organization.

SimulationExams.com Releases CCNA 200-301 Practice Tests

SimulationExamsSimulationexams.com, leading practice tests and lab sims provider, released CCNA practice tests conforming to the latest exam objectives, 200-301. The previous version of the exam 200-125 retired on 24th Feb 2020 and the current exam became live on 24th Feb 2020. The exam topics for the new CCNA are given below:

  1. Network Fundamentals (20%)
  2. Network Access (20%)
  3. IP Connectivity (25%)
  4. IP Services (10%)
  5. Security Fundamentals (15%)
  6. Automation and Programmability (10%)

Some of the topics from previous version, such as OSI layer, EIGRP had been removed (though not completely) and a few new topics have been added. The new topics are listed below:

  1. Cisco DNA center
  2. Cisco WLC controller
  3. Security (extended to a large extent)

The two exam path (CCENT + ICND2) has been discontinued. Now, there is only one exam, that is CCNA at associate level. CCNA Security, and other CCNA XXXX have been retired permanently. There are no replacement exams for them.

You may check out the exam topics here: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/s/ccna-exam-topics

If you want to download practice tests for 200-301 exam, follow the link below:


Also, check out the CCNA cram notes here:




Corona and the World

It appears that the Corona virus problem is turning in to an epidemic very fast with tech company employees testing positive to Carona virus. Recently a Google employee tested positive for Carona, a first such case. Additionally, those who never travelled or come direct contact with Carona effected individuals had been infected with the virus, raising doubts whether the epidemic is in control.
1. Avoid plastic and readymade (uncooked) foods
2. Use copper or stainless steel utensils and avoid other types.
3. Wash hands everytime you return home
4. Keep home or office well ventilated (natural ventilation)
5. Avoid un-necessary travel and crowds
F5 tower in Seattle, USA closes temporarily after virus outbreak:
Corona in Seattle

F5 tower in the middle.

Washington state health authorities now say six people have died from coronavirus. King County announced an emergency declaration on Monday as the number of COVID-19 cases there rose to 14, including five deaths. The sixth death was a person from Snohomish County, just north of Seattle.
Dr. Jeff Duchin of Public Health – Seattle & King County said there were four new cases of novel coronavirus. Of those four cases, two patients have died. One patient in a previously reported case has also died, he said.

Twitter asks all of it’s 5000 employees to work from home in view of mounting Corona virus infections.

India suspends visas for Italy, Iran, S Korean and Japanese nationals; AI cuts frequencies 3/3/2020

Simexams.com Exam Software with Authoring Tool – Web Version

SimExamsSimexams.com, leading exam software developer, recently released web  version of it’s examination software with authoring tool. The software works in conjunction with web and uses advanced authoring software. Given below are the important features of the authoring software:

  • Create any number of exams with any number of questions.
  • Add and Remove any number of candidates and assign them to different groups.
  • Assign questions to different categories or topics.
  • Full control to configure exam parameters like number of questions per exam, exam time, pass percentage, allowed exam modes and permitted buttons.
  • Support different question types including Multiple choice single answer and Multi Answer, image, audio and video.
  • Preview questions to see how they are presented to candidates.
  • Export exams for distribution.

Most importantly, the exam software works offline and integrated with the web for dynamic exam module download and upload of exam results. Detailed stats are available for analysis of results. Granular management of features offered by the exam engine by the test author allows rendering the exam as required.

Some screenshots of the exam software are provided below:
I. Authoring Options: The figure below shows the features available to an author. These include a) Exam Options, b) Author Options, c) Candidate Options, and d) Group Options. As may be seen in the screenshot, you will be able manage all said options.

Author Question Input Screen: The screen shot below shows MCQ question input screen. There are several question types that may be used with the exam software, including MCQs, Drag-n-Drop, Hot Spot, etc.

Exam Software Question Input

III. Exam Engine Home Screen: The exam engine home screen is shown below. It shows available exam modules for the candidate. The candidate just needs to select one of the available exams and click on start to begin taking the exam.

Exam Engine Home Screen

IV. Question Screen: An MCQ question type is shown below. Other question types are available. As may be seen from the screen shot, several features like Flash card, pause/restart timer, full screen mode and night mode are available among other things. Any of these features may be blocked by the author as per the requirements. For example, “Previous” navigation button may be disable, if required by the author.

Exam Engine - Questions

V. Review Screen:

Exam Review Screen

VI. Exam Results Screen: The screen shot below provides a brief view of exam results screen. As you can see, it provides the name of the candidate, result, pass score, and category wise scoring among other things.

exam results

In addition to the above, detailed web stats are available on exam results, wherein, you can see individual candidate exam results or compare the groups results and sort the candidates in ranking order.

Check out the trial version of the exam software and email us for more information.

Anand Software Releases Cert Practice Tests for Apple Mac Computers

Anand Software and Training released Mac compatible version of its practice tests for various leading certs. These include Comptia® A+, Network+, Security+, Cisco® CCNA, CCNP, and Juniper JNCIA®. With this, the practice tests are available on all the leading platforms viz Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.  The Mac version is compatible with the latest version of Mac software and backward compatible.

The software is available in an integrated form wherein all the available tests are included. The following practice tests are made available:

  1. Comptia A+ Core 1®
  2. Comptia A+ Core 2®
  3. Comptia Network+®
  4. Comptia Security+®
  5. Comptia Server+®
  6. Cisco CCENT®
  7. Cisco ICND2®
  8. Cisco CCNA®
  9. Cisco Route®
  10. Cisco Switch®
  11. Juniper JNCIA® and a few others.

All the above are available in trial version with one download. The full version for any of these exams may be downloaded and activated online on purchase.

The software may be downloaded by following the link given below:


All the above said exams are available in demo mode, which is limited to 30 questions each. Full version of the exams consist of 300+ questions with answers and flash card explanation for each question.

Few of the features of the software are given below:

1. Exam Screen:

Practice Exam -MacAs you can see in the figure below, exam screen is where the user is presented with a question to answer. Each question will have question ID (this is unique for every exam), flash card explanation, timer (you can pause it in Learn Mode), and night mode. You can also take the exam in full screen for better concentration while taking the exam.

2. Question Type – Drag-n-drop (hotspot)

This type of question challenges the user to match the image with respective description. For example, identifying various types of connectors available on computer motherboard.

Comptia exams usually involves identification of various components and respective functionalities.

3. Question Type – Drag-n-drop:

This type of question is similar to image drag n drop, but uses text to match. A sample question is shown in the figure. The user needs to drag the left side box on to the correct box on the right side.

4. Review Screen:

The review screen provides an overview of all the questions that have been answered or not. Candidates can directly go to the un-answered questin and answer it using Review Screen. Note that if the time is over for the exam, the exam is terminated and the results are saved.

5. Score Screen:

After completing the exam or after the time is over for completion of the exam, the score card is displayed. The category wise scoring is reported in the exam score sheet.

Various parameters like pass score, number of questions in the exam may be set by the instructor or admin.

In app purchase is made available so that a candidate need not leave the exam environment for buying and activating the exam. The iOS versions for iPhone and iPad are available here:


Check out the iTunes web page for more information on available exams.

Anand Software and Training is neither associated nor affiliated with Cisco® Systems, Inc. Comptia or any other company. CCNA, CCENT, ICND2, CCNP,CCDA are trademarks of Cisco® Systems and duly acknowledged. Comptia® A+, Network+, Security+ are trademarks of Comptia® organization and duly acknowledged. The cheatsheets and practice tests material is a copyright of CertExams.com and the same is not approved or endorsed by respective certifying bodies.

Cisco CCNA 200-125 Retires on 23rd Feb 2020

CCNA, short for Cisco Certified Network Associate, is one of the premier certs in the area of networking. The topics usually covered by CCNA include TCP/IP and OSI stacks, IPv4 subnets, IP v6 addressing schemes, STP (Spanning Tree Protocol), VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks), ACLs (Access Control Lists), routing protocols such as RIP v2, OSPF and OSPF v3, BGP, and wireless networks. The new syllabus deviated from the past very significantly. Notable deletions were RIP v2, OSPF v3, and TCP/IP fundamentals. Notable additions are WLC (Wireless Controllers, specifically Cisco WLC), DNA (Cisco Digital Network Architecture,  and network security. Candidates are expected to learn Cisco centric technologies like WLC GUI and DNA in addition to usual iOS that runs on Cisco routers and switches. DNA is the Cisco’s solution to recently emerging Open Networks Architecture.

Apart from the above, two exams track is going to be discontinued. i.e. CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician) and ICND2 (Inter Connecting Network Devices 2) exams together used to qualify a candidate to be Cisco certified. It appears that ths track is being discontinued.

Over all, it is expected that the new exam is broader in covering various technologies including the following:

  1. Wireless Controllers
  2. Network Security
  3. DNA (Open Source project that compares with this is Open Daylight project)
  4. Router and Switch iOS

It is recommended that those who are in the middle of preparation for the existing version of CCNA (200-125) complete the same before the deadline (23rd Feb 2020) as the new objectives of the exam require lot of time and effort due to significant differences in exam topics.

Certexams.com offers the following for CCNA 200-125:

  1. CCNA Practice Tests (200-125)
  2. CCNA Network Simulator with Designer
  3. CCNA Cheatsheets
  4. CCNA Online Labs (Physical lab access)

Wish you all good luck!


Networking Rack Rentals

CertExams -Lab rentalsCertExams.com recently started offering networking rack rentals for individuals desirous of learning computer networking technologies. The racks currently available include that of Cisco and Juniper racks. You may be aware that Certexams.com already offers netsim products for learning networking in virtual environment. One drawback of virtual product is that they do not support full command set and limited in scope. By using actual physical equipment, it is possible to feel the actual equipment and configure the same for various test cases.

The networking lab setup is ideal for candidates leaning CCNA/CCNP/Juniper networking as the majority of the labs use the equipment from these vendors. Check out the CCNA networking lab for more information on the equipment used and the network diagram.

It may be noted that the lab equipment used need not support giga or tera bit rates and hence older equipment may be used. In actual networks, due to heavy traffic demand, older equipment can’t be used which is not the case for networking labs. For this reason, the racks are available at a very reasonable price and discounts are available for training institutes and instructors. Please email us at cs (at) certexams.com for available discounts.

Though lab racks are of fixed configuration (physical connections), we can offer custom configurations, if required at additional cost.

The labs come with a detailed lab manual (or workbook) that provides various labs with instrucitons and commands and very useful for those preparing for Cisco/Juniper certs.

The complete lab setups had been automated from purchase of lab credit to booking an empty time slot, to login and working on the lab setup.

About Certexams.com: Offers network simulators, lab simulators and exam simulators for various certs like CCNA, CCNP, A+, Network+, JUNCIA, and others. Check out the website certexams.com for up to date information and available products/services.

Disclaimer: Please note that certexams.com or any entity representing certexams.com is not associated with Cisco(R) or Juniper Networks(R), or any other company.

Simexams.com Author Software Update – Cloud Version

SimExamsThe CBT (Computer Based Test) software has been updated recently to the cloud platform, wherein, all the tests are administered via web app. The advantage of using the cloud platform is that one can access and administer the author and exam software from a central location. We are still providing the off-line version of the software for those who require local environment (site local).

Various features of the software include the following

    • Multiple choice single answer (MCQA) and Multi Answer (MCMA)
    • Drag-n-drop (Image and Text) : Text Drag and Drop can be used for interactive Match the Following type questions, where as Image Drag and Drop allows to identify multiple components on the image provided in questions.
    • Hot spot type: here the candidate needs to identify the correct spot/component on an exhibit
    • Fill in the blanks: In this type of question candidate is given a phrase ,sentence or paragraph with one or more blank spaces. Candidate must type correct answers in provided blank spaces to complete the phrase ,sentence or paragraph.
  • Testlet type: Here the candidate needs to answer two or more questions after reading a passage or a scenario.

Checkout the home page for Computer based exam software and download free trial version.

CertExams.com Converted to Responsive Website

CertExams.com, a leading netsim and labsims website, has been converted to a fully responsive website. Previously, the site was using different sites for desktop and mobile devices. A responsive design uses the same web page (same URL) for both desktop and mobile devices, offering a unified approach to design and development for various platforms. The conversion has been done by our own in-house software experts using open-source development tools. The advantage of responsive web are briefed below:

  • Unified URLs – With separate mobile and desktop sites, one needs to manage both the sites and keeping them in sync used to be a challenge. With responsive web, there will only one URL to deal with. The unified URL renders the page according to the client browser platform, thus making the page search engine friendly.
  • Better Maintenance – A web master has to update only one URL, thus saving time on development of a duplicate web page for mobile site. This not only reduces maintenance, but also offers cost and time savings.
  • Auto re-sizable images – The images are fluid in nature and resize according the delivery platform.
  • Faster page loads – Normally, the unified pages offer faster load times as there won’t be any re-directions to mobile web page as was the case with conventional design. By using techniques like caching, the pages loads could become faster.
  • Improved SEO and better analytics – a unified website is SEO friendly and one can have better web statistics about the page

Please offer your feedback on Certexams.com responsive site.

About Certexams.com: The website offer Netsims, ExamSims, and Labsims for various IT skills, including Networking, Computer hardware/operating systems, and computer security.


Certexams.com Updates Comptia A+ Core 1 and A+ Core 2 Practice Tests

CertExams - SwitchSimCertexams.com recently updated Comptia A+ Core 1 and A+ Core 2 practice tests to reflect most recently changes in the exam topics. Each set of practice tests include 400+ questions with flash cards. The practice tests include performance based questions for thorough understanding of the subject. Check out the same here:

Comptia A+ Core 1 practice exams: http://www.certexams.com/comptia/a+/a+core1-exam-details.htm

Comptia A+ Core 2 practice exams: http://www.certexams.com/comptia/a+/a+core2-exam-details.htm

Recent exam objectives put more emphasis on mobile devices, virtualization, and security. The practice exams provide several questions with detailed answers in these areas. In addition to the practice tests, lab sims provide hands on experience in simulated lab environment. Labs for user management,

Check this out for A+ Labsim: http://routersimulator.certexams.com/aplus-lab-simulator.html

The labsim provides dozens of labs and it’s easy to install and use. Demo version is available with limited features, which may be upgraded to full version using online activation after purchase.

Disclaimer: Certexams.com is not associated with Comptia® or any other organization. Comptia® is a registered trademark of Comptia organization. Comptia A+® is a trademark of Comptia and duly recognized.