Cisco Packet Tracer is a powerful network simulator that can be utilized in training for CCNA TM and CCNP TM certification exam by allowing students to create networks with an almost unlimited number of devices and to experience troubleshooting without having to buy real CiscoTM routers or switches.
Cisco Packet Tracer features an array of simulated Application layer protocols (HTTP, DNS, …), as well as basic routing with RIP, OSPF, and EIGRP, to the extent required by the current CCNA TM curriculum. It also includes Cisco IOS 15 with licence features which was introduced in the CCNA exam in 2013.
It replaces Cisco Packet Tracer 6.2 Student, Cisco Packet Tracer 6.2 Instructor, and Cisco Packet Tracer 6.3. Cisco Packet Tracer 6.2 was the fisrt version to include an ASA 5505 firewall with command line configuration (but no Adaptive Security Device Manageror CCP tools). It also started netflow collector support as a Desktop application in the server device, routing protocols for IPv6 (OSPFv3, EIGRPv6 , RIPNg), DHCP snooping commands, IPv6 CEF, IPSEC ... Packet Tracer 6.2 also introduced 3G/4G telephony support as well as a new Cisco 819 ISR router with a embedded wireless Access Point. OSPF and EIGRP enhancements were also added in this version.