[CLOSED] Community Challenge: Test Your Knowledge!

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UDPATE: this challenge has ended. Thanks so much to everyone who participated! The correct answers are as follows:

  • Question 1: D Wireless > Configure > Access control
  • Question 2: C The monitor column is not available for template networks
  • Question 3: A Network (Site A) > Security & SD-WAN > Configure > Site­-to-­site VPN > OSPF settings

Congratulations to our two randomly selected winners: @adilorenzo and @RomanMD!!

Are you thinking of getting CMSS certified? Looking to gauge your Meraki know-how? Is your life often lacking in multiple choice quiz questions pertaining to Meraki solutions? If you answered “yes” to any or all of these, consider trying out this month’s Community Challenge and earn a chance to win Meraki swag!


This month, we’re asking you to test your knowledge by correctly answering the 3 following questions as a comment on this post:


Question 1

Your company wants to implement a custom Splash page for the ‘Guest’ SSID. The redirect URL is already configured in the dashboard but needs to be added to the walled garden list.


Where in the dashboard would you go to add the Splash page URL to the walled garden list for the ‘Guest’ SSID?


  1. Wireless > Configure > Walled garden
  2. Wireless > Configure > Splash page
  3. Wireless > Configure > Firewall & traffic shaping
  4. Wireless > Configure > Access control


Question 2



Refer to the exhibit. A dashboard administrator shared this screenshot reporting a missing access to the Monitor column for this specific network.


Why is the Monitor column not present?


  1. Organization administrative privilege for this user are set to ‘Configure-only’
  2. The monitor column will appear after the first MS Switch is added to this network
  3. The monitor column is not available for template networks
  4. MS in this network are currently performing an upgrade, the monitor column will appear when the upgrade is completed

Question 3



Refer to the exhibit. You are currently managing an organization that is using the OSPF capabilities of the MX security appliances to redistribute auto VPN routes to neighboring L3 switches.


Due to a new security policy the MD5 Authentication key for OSPF messages needs to be updated.


Where in Dashboard would you go to update the MD5 Authentication key for the ‘Site A’ MX?


  1. Network (Site A) > Security & SD-WAN > Configure > Site­-to-­site VPN > OSPF settings
  2. Organization > Configure > Settings  > (Site A) OSPF Settings
  3. Network (Site A) > Security & SD-WAN > Configure > Addressing & VLANs > OSPF settings
  4. Network (Site A) > Security & SD-WAN > Configure > Security Center > OSPF security settings


**If you are looking for more questions like this to experience a different way to explore some of the topics covered in the exam take a look at the ECMS Practice discussions in the Off the Stack forum.


More information about the Cisco Meraki Solutions Specialist Certification 

More information about the Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions (ECMS 500-220) exam topics


How to enter

Everyone who submits the correct 3 answers as a comment on this post before August 16th at 11am PDT will be entered to win a Meraki glass water bottle:


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How to win

There will be two winners for this challenge. In order to win, you must have provided the 3 correct answers. In the likely event that multiple submissions contain all 3 correct answers, we will randomly select 2 winners from that group of respondents. Note that all comments will remain hidden throughout the challenge. Winners will be announced shortly after submissions are closed!


The Fine Print

  • The ‘ECMS questions’ initiative contains sample questions created from topics covered on the CMSS certification exam. These provided sample questions are designed to be an additional study mechanism for those preparing to sit for the exam. These questions are not directly used on the CMSS exam and do not guarantee passing the CMSS exam.
  • Limit one entry per community member.
  • Submission period: Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 at 10am PDT through Monday, August 16th, 2021 at 10:59am PDT
  • Official terms, conditions, and eligibility information
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