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1 Cisco Packet Tracer Overview May 2013

2 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 2 Cisco Packet Tracer Overview Packet Tracker Key Features Packet Tracer Packet Tracer Key Benefits Summary

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4 Cisco Confidential 4 Comprehensive networking technology teaching and learning software developed by Cisco Networking Academy Offers a unique combination of realistic simulation and visualization experiences, complex assessment and activity authoring capabilities, and opportunities for multiuser collaboration and competition

5 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 5 Innovative features help students and teachers collaborate, solve problems, and learn concepts in an engaging and dynamic social environment Supports lectures, group and individual labs, homework, exams, games, collaborations and competitions Allows instructors to easily teach and demonstrate complex technical concepts and networking systems design Helps students develop important 21st century skills

6 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 6 Students who explore and experiment using Packet Tracer develop intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills. Packet Tracers visually rich simulation environment facilitates comprehension of complex technology concepts. Students who troubleshoot networks using Packet Tracer develop problem solving skills. Students who design and build virtual networks using Packet Tracer improve their innovation and creativity skills. Students who explore concepts at their own pace in Packet Tracers safe, virtual environment gain confidence in their decision making skills and abilities. Using Packet Tracer for team collaboration and competition activities builds social, communication, and negotiation skills.

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8 Cisco Confidential 8 Simulate IOS Commands Visualize Network Traffic Collaborate on Multiuser Activities

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10 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 10 Anyone can author, the PT Activity Wizard guides you The process is basically write instructions, build a correct answer network, specify grading, specify an initial network, save Ability to create your own learning activities, tasks, labs, games and complex assessments Build scaffolded learning experiences, formative and summative assessments

11 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 11 Instructors can localize, edit, or enhance existing activities using the Activity Wizard

12 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 12 PT is a network-capable (peer to peer) application, using the real network (TCP socket connections) to carry the Packet Tracer virtual packets The PT application running on one computer can communicate with the PT application running on 1 or more other computers This connectivity between multiple instances of PT supports teamwork, classroom games, collaboration, competition, remote instructor-student interaction, and social networking Packet Tracer traffic is isolated to prevent any access to external equipment keeping your school network secure.

13 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 13 Real TCP Socket Connection 2 teams, 1 instructor 3 different classes 3 students from home PC 1 PC 2 PC 3 3 Packet Tracer instances interacting via Packet Tracer Messaging Protocol (PTMP)

14 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 14 Instructor console view of multiuser King of the Hill game Instructor console view of multiuser Relay Race game

15 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 15 Logical and Physical Workspaces Real-Time and Simulation Modes User friendly Command Line Interface (CLI) Global event list (packet sniffer) LAN, switching, TCP/IP, routing, and WAN protocols Activity Wizard, Lab grading Multiuser functionality Multiple platform support Multiple language support Integrated Help and Tutorials

16 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 16 Learning theories stress early hands-on experiences Key components of Networking Academy e-learning strategy include In-person, hands-on labs with real equipment Online curriculum and assessment Cisco Packet Tracer Instructor Collaboration Tools Learning cycles alternating both Packet Tracer activities and in-person, hands-on lab experiences with real equipment are a best practice for teaching CCNA-level networking to beginners

17 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 17 Supports the majority of protocols and technologies taught in CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNA Discovery, CCNA Exploration, and CCNA Security, and can also be used to teach concepts from IT Essentials and CCNP courses Students Launch Packet Tracer Directly From CCNA Curricula to Access Activities That Reinforce the Curriculum

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19 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 19 IOS 15 - Models new devices and IOS licensing IPv6 - IPv6 desktop config. IPv6 Tunnel over IPv4, CBACv6 HSRP - Hot Standby Routing Protocol Graded Circling Tool - Model the key classroom interaction of circling aspects of networks Isomorphs - Isomorphs with varying IP addresses, device names, & topology orientations

20 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 20 New FeaturesDescriptionBenefits IPv6 Enhancements IPv6 desktop configuration IPv6 Tunnel over IPv4 Context-Based Access Control (CBAC) Up-to-date practice, feedback, assessment, and gaming for ALL learners as the world moves to the IPv6 vision of an internet of Things Support Cisco ISR 1941, 2901, 2911 and IOS 15 New Cisco devices New IOS licensing mechanism Enhance opportunities to practice on new Cisco products and new IOS licensing mechanism HSRP (Hot Standby Routing Protocol) High availability gateways and load balancing Enhance opportunities to practice with redundancy Enhanced modeling of hands-on lab environments PC firewall + terminal server + async octal cable + server with 2 NICs + ACL Sequence number Enable increased comparison and contrast of the simulated Packet Tracer environment to the hands-on lab environments Enhance learning by modeling

21 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 21 New FeaturesDescriptionBenefits Next Generation Performance Exams Isomorphs with varying IP addresses, device names and topology orientations Problem injection & event feedback Variable Manager Address exam security by creating tasks at the same level-of-difficulty with vary surface features Enables a wide variety of practice, feedback, intelligent tutoring, and game- like experiences Graded Circling ToolAbility to annotate the topology and have them graded as the authors specify Model the key classroom interaction of circling aspects of networks like collision and broadcast domains, IP subnets, VLANs, OSPF areas, etc. Save as Common Cartridge PT file operations now support metadata (web page info, tags) Enable LTI/CC interoperability in future technology phases

22 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 22 New FeaturesDescriptionBenefits Under the Hood Code Improvements Increased use of Coverity Code Analysis More of model exposed via API Script Module Enhancements More efficiently running code for users Improved bug identification More powerful PT Ecosystem products that use the API and Script Module features

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27 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 27 Host Based Firewalls Server with 2 NICs HSRP

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29 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 29 Makes teaching easier by providing a multiuser environment for instructors (and free to NetAcad students) to easily teach complex technical concepts Makes learning easier by providing a realistic simulation and visualization environment for exploration, experimentation and explanation Instructors and students can create their own virtual network worlds for teaching and learning networking concepts and technologies

30 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 30 Ability to teach complex networking concepts Demonstrate technologies and configurations Author custom guided activities, labs and assessments with immediate feedback using the Activity Wizard Use for lecture demonstration, individual and group labs, homework, assessments, games, network design, troubleshooting and modeling tasks, reinforcement of hands-on lab activities, case studies, competitions Supplements classroom equipment and provides complementary learning opportunities that are not possible in the classroom alone Supports social learning processes via multiuser collaboration and competition

31 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 31 Provides a free practice and visualization environment for the design, configuration and troubleshooting of network environments Observe virtual packets in controlled time as they travel through your network Allows practice outside of the physical classroom and lab (home computers, mobile laptops) Create and configure much larger topologies than possible with physical equipment available Provides a rich learning environment beyond standard networking technology instructional practices Provides valuable hands-on expertise to help you succeed in the classroom and on the job

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33 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 33 Packet Tracer is a powerful network simulation program that allows students to experiment with network behavior and ask what if questions Makes teaching and learning network technologies easier Not intended to replace experiences with real equipment, but rather to complement them Helps students develop 21st century skills such as decision making, creative and critical thinking, and problem solving A laboratory for teaching and learning; you can experiment, you can create your own virtual network world Packet Tracer is an integral part of the Networking Academy comprehensive learning experience

34 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 34 Packet Tracer is available free to all Networking Academy instructors, students and alumni To download Packet Tracer, log in to Cisco NetSpace, click Offerings >Packet Tracer, then select your download package

35 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 35 The following Packet Tracer resources are available on Cisco NetSpace > Offerings > Packet Tracer FAQs At A Glance Overview Presentation Packet Tracer 6.0.X Errata List Packet Tracer Executables Windows Linux Linux – Ubuntu installation

36 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 36 Access the global instructor community for questions, discussions, collaboration, and activity sharing

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