Packet Tracer 4.11 is the next major release of the interactive network simulation and learning tool for Cisco CCNA instructors and students. It allows users to create network topologies, configure devices, inject packets, and simulate a network with multiple visual representations. This release of Packet Tracer focuses on supporting more of the networking protocols taught in the CCNA curriculum.
About Packet Tracer
Packet Tracer is a self-paced, visual, interactive teaching and learning tool. It is designed to increase interaction between students and instructors, promote student learning, and enhance instructor presentations. This technology is a new and fun way to expand teaching and learning experiences beyond the limitations of a traditional lab environment.
Packet Tracer helps resolve some common challenges that instructors face on a daily basis, while enabling us to explore new frontiers in networking education.
In the Simulation and Visualization Mode, students can see and control time intervals, the inner workings of data transfer, and the propagation of data across a network. This helps students understand the fundamental concepts behind
network operations. A solid understanding of network fundamentals can help accelerate learning about related concepts.
The physical view of devices such as routers, switches, and hosts, presents graphical representations of expansion cards and identifies the capabilities of each card. The physical view also provides geographic representations, including
multiple cities, buildings, and wiring closets.
The Activity Wizard allows users to set-up a scenario using text, a basic network topology, and predefined packets. The activity feedback is shown in summary format. Students can create and answer “what if” scenarios and instructors can
create their own self-evaluated activities that present immediate feedback to students on their proficiency in completing the activity.
The Real-Time Mode provides students with a viable alternative to real equipment and allows them to gain configuration practice before working with real equipment.
* Lab grading function
* Modular devices
* User-friendly CLI and integrated help feature
* Different device models for creating custom networks
* International language support
* Simple mode