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Switching Pro

Switching Pro

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TestOut Switching Pro Certification

The TestOut Switching Pro certification exam measures an examinee's ability to perform real-world tasks using the command line interface on Cisco switching devices. The tasks assessed in this exam are often performed by IT professionals in a variety of job roles, including computer security specialists, systems engineers, and network systems administrators. Switching Pro tasks include switch setup and configuration, switch Interface Configuration, VLAN configuration, TCP/IP configuration, spanning tree configuration, interVLAN routing, switch security, and EtherChannel configuration.

Minimum education requirement: High School or 2-year degree
Experience Requirement: Previous experience might not be required for an entry-level IT position. For a more advanced position, several years of work experience are required.
Common Job Roles
Many job roles benefit from proving the skills tested in the Routing Pro certification, including:
Typical Salary Range
$60,000 $90,000
*Based on salary data.
Exam Specifications
  • Exam Version: 1.0
  • Release Date: September 1, 2015
  • Question Count: Up to 14 questions
  • Task Count: Up to 45 tasks
  • Time Limit: 120 minutes
  • Score Range: 200 - 2,000
  • Passing Score: 1145
Skills Assessed
The TestOut Switching Pro certification exam measures an examinee's ability to complete tasks related to the following topics:
  • Switch Setup and Configuration
  • Switch Interface Configuration
  • TCP/IP Configuration
  • VLAN Configuration
  • InterVLAN Routing
  • Spanning Tree Configuration
  • Switch Security
  • EtherChannel Configuration
Associated Courseware
  • A voucher for the Testout Switching Pro certification exam is included with each TestOut Switching Pro LabSim course.
  • Examinees may encounter a small number of unscored tasks that are used to evaluate and improve the exam. These tasks do not impact examinees’ final score.
  • The TestOut Switching Pro certification exam is a culminating exam. To pass the exam, users should complete the Switching Pro course of study.
  • Users who pass the exam can download a digital certificate from the LabSim home page.
  • If you have questions regarding the TestOut Switching Pro certification, please contact your TestOut sales representative at 1-800-877-4889 or email
  • If you would like to evaluate or retake any of the TestOut Pro certifications, you may request additional instructor exam vouchers by emailing