NetSim Network Simulator Cisco Network Simulator

Detailed Product Comparison

The following is a list of product features that are supported in each version, not a list of labs. See a full list of CCNA labs, ENCOR labs and ENARSI labs.
 NetSim for Cisco 200-301 CCNANetSim for Cisco 350-401 ENCORNetSim for Cisco 300-410 ENARSI
Lab Grading FunctionYesYesYes
Device Types53*53*53
Exams Covered111
AAA (Authentication, Authorization and Accounting) Yes 
ACL (Access Control Lists)YesYesYes
ARP (Address Resolution Protocol)YesYesYes
BGP (Border Gateway Protocol)  Yes
BGP Peering  Yes
CDP (Cisco Discovery Protocol)YesYesYes
CHAP (Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol)YesYesYes
Crossover CablesYesYesYes
Custom Queuing and Compression YesYes
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)YesYesYes
DHCP Binding  Yes
DHCP on Switches  Yes
DHCP Relay Agents  Yes
DNS (Domain Name System)YesYesYes
DMVPN (Dynamic Multipoint Virtual Private Network) Phase I, II & III  Yes
DMVPN with OSPF  Yes
DMVPN Security  Yes
EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol)  Yes
EIGRP Authentication and Debugging  Yes
EIGRP Named Mode Yes
EIGRP Summarization  Yes
EIGRP Wildcard Mask  Yes
Enable Routing on Distribution Switches YesYes
EtherChannel – Layer 2YesYesYes
EtherChannel – Layer 3YesYesYes
EtherChannel – PAgP and LACP Yes 
GLBP (Gateway Load Balancing Protocol) Yes 
HSRP (Hot Standby Router Protocol) Yes 
HSRP Authentication Yes 
HSRP Load Sharing Yes 
InterVLAN RoutingYesYesYes
IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) YesYes
IPv6 ACLs (Access Control Lists)  Yes
IPv6 AddressingYesYesYes
Low Latency Queuing YesYes
Native VLANsYesYesYes
NAT (Network Address Translation)YesYesYes
NetFlow Yes 
Numbered Access ListsYesYesYes
NTP (Network Time Protocol)YesYesYes
NTP AuthenticationYesYesYes
NTP Security Yes 
OSPF (Open Shortest Path First)YesYesYes
OSPF (Multi-Area)YesYesYes
OSPF (Single Area)YesYesYes
OSPF Route Summarization  Yes
OSPF Stub and Totally Stubby Areas  Yes
OSPFv3 Using IPv6 Addresses  Yes
PAP (Password Authentication Protocol)YesYesYes
Path Control  Yes
Point-to-Multipoint Serial YesYes
Point-to-Point SerialYesYesYes
Policy Routing  Yes
PortFast Yes 
PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol)YesYesYes
PPPoE (Point-to-Point over Ethernet) YesYes
PVST (Per-VLAN Spanning Tree) Yes 
QoS (Quality of Service) YesYes
Redistribution with Route Filtering  Yes
RIP (Routing Information Protocol)YesYesYes
RIPng for IPv6YesYesYes
Route Redistribution  Yes
Secure Shell (SSH)YesYesYes
Site-to-Site VPN using Preshared Keys  Yes
Slot-based Devices with Ability to Change ModulesYesYesYes
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) Yes 
System Message Logging Yes 
STP (Spanning Tree Protocol) Yes 
STP Configuration Yes 
Straight-through CablesYesYesYes
TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol)YesYesYes
UplinkFast Yes 
VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) ACLsYesYesYes
VLSM (Variable Length Subnet Mask)YesYesYes
VRRP (Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol) Yes 
VRRP authentication Yes 
VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol)YesYesYes
*Although all devices can be added to a custom topology, the commands needed to configure some devices are restricted depending on the license version. For example, 3550 switches can be added to a CCNA custom topology. However, the commands needed to configure a 3550 switch are only supported in NetSim for ENCOR and NetSim for ENARSI.