Packet Tracer 101

Learn the basics for using Packet Tracer to simulate network configurations.

Duration: 1 Hour

Course Summary

Packet Tracer 101 is a 1 hour, online course that introduces you to the basics of using the network configuration simulation tool.

  • Learn to navigate the Packet Tracer interface
  • Understand the difference between logical and physical views
  • Build a simple network topology
  • Connect to the Cisco Networking Academy community


After you sign up, check your email for a login to the Networking Academy web site and a link to your course. Once you complete your enrollment, you will have access to the Packet Tracer desktop download for Windows or Linux operating systems.


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About Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy is an IT skills and career building program for learning institutions and individuals worldwide. Self-paced courses are designed to take at your own pace, at any point in your career journey. More than 6 million people have joined the Networking Academy and become a force for change in the global economy since 1997.