Introduction to Packet Tracer Course

Introduction to Packet Tracer Course

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The best way to learn about networking is to do it. Cisco Packet Tracer, an innovative network configuration simulation and visualisation tool, helps you hone your networking configuration skills. The Introduction to Packet Tracer Course covers the Cisco Packet Tracer user interface, creating a simple network of networking and IoT devices, using Simulation mode to verify device connectivity, modifying environmental elements, and programming the IoT devices.

Learning Aims

The purpose of this Packet Tracer course is to teach participants:

  • Packet Tracer features and functionalities.
  • How to add, connect, configure, and troubleshoot networks using virtual equipment.
  • How to add, connect, configure and monitor smart devices.
  • How to create, configure and modify a Thing with Packet Tracer.

Course Design

This Packet Tracer course features:

  • Easy-to-navigate graphical user interface
  • 8 chapters containing interactive media content and accessible text
  • 15 instructional videos with closed caption
  • 11 Cisco Packet Tracer activities
  • 2 chapter quizzes

Course Content

Introduction to Packet Tracer

Learn how to download, install and authenticate Cisco Packet Tracer.

  • Build a network from scratch, use a pre-built sample network, or complete classroom lab assignments.
  • Build a network interconnecting a variety of devices in the Internet of Things.
  • Cisco Packet Tracer is supported on Linux, Windows and mobile devices.
  • Download and install Packet Tracer.
  • Authenticate Packet Tracer with NetAcad.com logon ID.
Learning objectives
  • Build a network from scratch, use a pre-built sample network, or complete classroom lab assignments.
  • Download and install Packet Tracer.
  • Authenticate Packet Tracer with NetAcad.com logon ID.

Packet Tracer User Interface

Learn the Packet Tracer user interface and create a simple network.

  • Add networking devices and connect them via cables and wireless.
  • Packet Tracer Activities (2): Locate, deploy, and cable multiple types of devices.
  • Configure the intermediate and end devices that make up the network.
  • Packet Tracer Activity: Construct a simple Packet Tracer network and complete basic configuration of end devices.
Learning objectives
  • Add networking devices and connect them via cables and wireless.
  • Configure the intermediate and end devices that make up the network.

Packet Tracer Simulation Mode

Learn how to use Packet Tracer’s powerful Simulation mode to verify device connectivity and to study how the various types of data traverse your network.

  • Create a simple PDU to replicate the ICMP and ARP functionality of a ping in Simulation mode.
  • View the contents of the PDUs to verify connectivity, verify functionality, and troubleshoot.
  • Packet Tracer Activity: Create and view the content of a Simple PDU in Simulation Mode. Create a complex PDU.
Learning objectives
  • Create a simple PDU to replicate the ICMP and ARP functionality of a ping in Simulation mode.
  • View the contents of the PDUs to verify connectivity, verify functionality, and troubleshoot.

Packet Tracer Physical View, and File Assessment Types

Learn how to place a logical network topology into a physical context with Physical view. Learn the different Packet Tracer and Assessment types.

  • Make your network more realistic by adding backgrounds, buildings, and wiring closets.
  • Packet Tracer Activity: Apply a physical view to a logical network.
  • Learn the different Packet Tracer file types: .pkt, .pkz, and .pka.
  • Learn the different assessment types using Packet Tracer: PTMO (Packet Tracer as a Media Object) and PTSA (Packet Tracer Skills Assessment).
Learning objectives
  • Make your network more realistic by adding backgrounds, buildings, and wiring closets.
  • Learn the different Packet Tracer file types: .pkt, .pkz, and .pka.
  • Learn the different assessment types using Packet Tracer: PTMO (Packet Tracer as a Media Object) and PTSA (Packet Tracer Skills Assessment).

IoT Components in Packet Tracer

Learn how to interact and connect IoT devices in a Smart Home.

  • Locate the IoT devices for a Smart Home, Smart City, Industry and Smart Grid.
  • Interact and connect the IoT devices in a Smart Home to a Home Gateway.
  • Packet Tracer Activity: Open a Packet Tracer file with an existing home network, explore the devices on the network and then add additional wired and wireless IoT devices.
Learning objectives
  • Locate the IoT devices for a Smart Home, Smart City, Industry and Smart Grid.
  • Interact and connect the IoT devices in a Smart Home to a Home Gateway.

Creating and Controlling a Small Smart Home Network

Learn how to connect and control smart devices in a Smart Home.

  • Locate, deploy, configure and register the smart devices with the Home Gateway.
  • Packet Tracer Activity: Configure and monitor IoT devices through the Home Gateway.
  • Register the smart devices with a dedicated Registration Server.
  • Packet Tracer Activity: Configure and monitor IoT devices through the Registration Server.
Learning objectives
  • Locate, deploy, configure and register the smart devices with the Home Gateway.
  • Register the smart devices with a dedicated Registration Server.

Packet Tracer Environment Controls

Learn how to modify environmental elements and see their effect on the IoT devices.

  • Identify and configure the different environment elements that may affect the IoT devices.
  • Modify the sunlight and wind speed environment elements and view their effect on the and , using sunlight as an example.
  • Packet Tracer Activity: Use the Physical view in Packet Tracer to view and edit the environmental controls.
Learning objectives
  • Identify and configure the different environment elements that may affect the IoT devices.
  • Modify the sunlight and wind speed environment elements and view their effect.

Creating and Programming Objects in Packet Tracer

Learn how to modify environmental elements and see their effect on the IoT devices.

  • Learn how to create a Thing: Push Button and Toggle Push Button.
  • Learn how to leverage an existing script to create a new Thing.
  • Packet Tracer Activity: Create a new IoT Thing: a security camera, and save it.
  • Packet Tracer Activity: Modify an IoT Thing: a security camera.
Learning objectives
  • Learn how to create a Thing: Push Button and Toggle Push Button.
  • Learn how to leverage an existing script to create a new Thing.

Intended Audience

Suitable for anyone with minimal knowledge of Packet Tracer and/or those with some knowledge of networking and IoT.

Delivery Style

Online, self-paced.

Course Prerequisites

This is a beginners level course. No prerequisites required. Completion of this course is recommended prior to attempting Cybersecurity Essentials Course or Introduction to the Internet of Things (Iot) Course.

Course Materials

Requires Cisco Packet Tracer software (Windows only) which will be made available for download as part of the course.

System Requirements

In general, the two most recent versions of these browsers are supported:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox

Access to courses may be possible using other browsers, but is not guaranteed.

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