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Packet Tracer

Introduction to Packet Tracer

Discover and troubleshoot using powerful networking simulation tool.


Enroll, download and start learning valuable tips and best practices for using Cisco’s innovative simulation tool, Packet Tracer. This self-paced course is designed for beginners with no prior networking knowledge. It teaches basic operations of the tool with multiple hands-on activities helping you to visualize a network using everyday examples, including Internet of Things (IoT). Introductory course is extremely helpful for anyone who plans to take one of the Networking Academy courses which utilizes the powerful simulation tool.

Length: 
10 hours
Cost: 
Free*
Level: 
Beginning
Learning Type: 
Online self-paced
Languages: English
*Self-paced classes at NetAcad.com are free. Cost for Instructor-led classes is determined by the school.
You'll learn these core skills

Simulate data interactions traveling through a network.

Visualize the network in both logical and physical modes.

Apply skills through practice, using labs and Cisco Packet Tracer activities.

Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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