Update 04/02/2022 : Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1.1 has just been released. Download Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1.1 on Netacad website !
Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1 has been released for download at the end of November 2021 on Cisco Netacad. Current build is Packet Tracer 8.1.0.0722.This is a maintenance release of Packet Tracer 8.X family with bug fixing and improvements on accessibility, usability, and security.
Packet Tracer 8.1 is the first Packet Tracer version with official Windows 11 support.
Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1 adds a new Packet Tracer Tutored Activities (PTTA) engine to enhance network training experience.Compared with Packet Tracer Activities (.pka files) Cisco Packet Tracer Tutored Activities (PTTA, bundled in .pksz files) provide each learner with dynamic hints when needed.
Packet Tracer 8.1 features a new Marvel dialog box to help instructors to enhance trainees feedback in PKA activities.
Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1 PTTA Marvel interface enable instructors to:
- Estimate the trainee preparedness for taking hand-on-skills exam questions
- Provide feedback on each networking skill (eg : dhcp configuratn, firewalling, ....)
- Provide the student with a lab summary sheet detailing teh lab scenario, the lab solution, and the instructor's feedback.
Warning : The "Introduction to Packet Tracer" Netacad course doesn't include the new PTTA functionality of Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1 The "Getting Started with Cisco Packet Tracer " course is the only one showing all the new features of Cisco Packet Tracer 8.x as well as the new user interface.