Cisco Packet Tracer
Cisco Packet Tracer is a powerful network simulation program that allows students to experiment with network designs and behavior. As an integral part of the Networking Academy learning experience, Packet Tracer provides simulation, visualization, authoring, assessment, and collaboration capabilities and facilitates the teaching and learning of complex technology concepts.
Packet Tracer supplements physical networking equipment by allowing students to create virtual networks with an almost unlimited number of devices; encouraging practice, discovery, and troubleshooting. The simulation-based learning environment helps students develop 21st century skills such as critical thinking and creative problem solving.
Packet Tracer allows instructors to easily demonstrate and explain complex networking concepts and system designs. With Packet Tracer, instructors can customize individual or group learning activities. Students can build, configure, explore, and troubleshoot networks using virtual equipment and simulated connections.
Packet Tracer activities are included in the IT Essentials, CCNA Discovery, CCNA Exploration, and CCNA Security curricula.