What is Cisco Packet Tracer ?
Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2 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 routing & switching protocols with STP, HSRP, RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP to the extent required by the current Cisco CCNA curriculum as well as application layer protocols (HTTP, DNS, …) to simulate network trafic .
It also includes Cisco IOS 15 with licence features, wireless capabilities with WLC and lightweight access point, security devices with ASA 5505 and 5506-X firewalls, and SDN controller
Packet Tracer 8.2.1 released !!
Update 09/03/2023 : A new Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2.1 version has been released for download on Netacad website. This is a bugfix release fixing several bugs on accessibility, usability, and security of Packet Tracer 8.2.
Packet Tracer 8.2.1 is a maintenance release of Packet Tracer 8.x serires which introduced a new SDN network controller as well as the API programming capabilities which can be accessed from the host PC using real world programming tools (curl, Python requests, VS code, ....)
Packet Tracer 8.x also introduced a new GUI apearence as well as a new Packet Tracer splash screen.
CCNA 7.0.2 is only supported with Packet Tracer 8.x. Students learning CCNA 7 should stay with Packet Tracer 72.2 which is still available for download.
Download Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2.1
Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2.1 is created by Cisco SystemsTM and is freely downloadable for everyone on netacad.com .
Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2.1 is available for free and unrestricted download on the Packet Tracer resource page on Cisco Networking AcademyTM website. Networking Academy registration is open to everyone and self-learners are now allowed to download Packet Tracer.
Cisco Packet Tracer 7.4.0T has been released for download as a virtual machine for Cisco DevNet DEVASC students
Prepare ENCOR exam with GNS3
Compared with Cisco Packet Tracer, GNS3 runs real IOS images and emulates all the features of real Cisco ISR routers, Cisco security devices, L4/L7 appliances, ...
From GNS3 installation through the creation of complex simulated netwoks, this guide to GNS3 will give you the know-how needed for Cisco CCNP ENTERPRISE and CCIE certifications :
- Install GNS3 on Windows, OS X, and Linux
- Build simulations using Cisco routers, layer 3 switches, and Virtual PCs
- Examine your simulated traffic with Wiresharks
- Include virtualized computers into your simulations
- Simulate Juniper and Vyatta routers
- Debug using the GNS3 command console
Cisco Packet Tracer labs
Download free Cisco Packet Tracer 8.0.1 activity files (pka) designed by our team for CCNA and CCNP ENTERPRISE certification exams training.