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Cisco NetAcad: Introduction to Packet Tracer

Self-taught course


Introduction to Packet Tracer is a 10-hour self-paced course which highlights the basic features of the simulation tool for new users and how to use the package to include, connect, and program IoT devices into a network. A series of short and lively videos will guide you through the steps to create new networks, modify existing networks, and verify device connectivity within the network. Short labs that follow the videos in each section are an integral component to the learning process.

If you already have an active Cisco account you can join the course by clicking here.

Target audience
  • All current Cambridge University members (departments and colleges)
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the function and installation of Packet Tracer.
  • Create a simple simulated network using Packet Tracer.
  • Investigate network functionality using simulation mode.
  • Investigate the Packet Tracer physical view.
  • Identify different uses of Packet Tracer.
  • Configure IoT devices in Packet Tracer.
  • Connect and control IoT devices to a network using a Home Gateway and a Registration Server.
  • Modify the environmental conditions within a Packet Tracer physical container.
  • Create and Program Objects in Packet Tracer.
How to book

To book on this course use the click on the Book a place (provisional) button. Once the request has been received a Cisco Networking Academy account will be created in your name should you not already have one. You will receive an email containing a link to activate your registration. Thereafter your account will be assigned to the course. For step by step instructions on this process please refer to the online instructions.

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