Cisco Packet Tracer is a powerful network simulator for CCNATM and CCNPTM certification exam training 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, EIGRP, and BGP to the extent required by the current CCNA curriculum.
It also includes Cisco IOS 15 with licence features, which was introduced in the CCNA exam in 2013, wireless capabilities with WLC and lightweight access point, and security devices with ASA 5505 and 5506-X firewalls.
Update 17/03/2019 : A new Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 build 222 is under active development and could be released soon.
Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 build 218 has been released for download on Netacad website. This is a maintenance release of Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2
Packet Tracer 7.2 was a major release with :
Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 corrects several issues of Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 including the multiple netacad login issue.
Update : HSRP version 2 is now supported in Cisco Packet Tracer
Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 is created by Cisco SystemsTM and is now freely downloadable for everyone on netacad.com ..
Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 and 7.2.1 are available for free and unrestricted download on the Packet Tracer resource page on Cisco Networking AcademyTM website. Networking Academy registration is now open to everyone and self-learners are now allowed to download Packet Tracer.
In a rapidly growing IoE (Internet Of Everything) market, Cisco announced new Industrial/IoT certification (IMINS2 Exam) program to help students and network professionnals to builds the skills required to converge Industrial Plant floor with IT infrastructure.
Packet Tracer 7.2 provides advanced IoE capabilities with the following devices and features:
Packet Tracer 7.2 introduced real HTTP server and websocket capability to the SBC board reachable from a real web browser locate doutside of Packet Tracer.
Download free Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 activity files (pka) designed by our team for CCNA TM and CCNP TM certification exams training.
Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 added Cisco ASA 5506-X firewall support as ASA 5505 is getting deprecated. Firepower functionalities are not supported in this release.
ASA 5506 firewall security concept