Just practice is not enough. It must be “effective” practice. So what is the good plate form for students of CCNA? Having a great environment is exceptionally important for rehearsing CCNA Labs. Some of lucky persons may have an incredible lab having full of Cisco routers, switches and firewalls, which is the extremely best if practicing are permitted so. But it is not the good idea though that practicing on real labs. To beat these kind of issues Cisco presented Packet Tracer a Simulator for those who have standalone machines at their desktops and thinking that how to practice without any router or switch?.
What is CISCO Packet Tracer?
Packet Tracer is a simulation software that can be used to simulate the behavior of real networking equipment like Routers, Hub or Switches, WAN cloud, PC, Server, Printer and Wireless Access Point. It allows users to create network topologies, configure devices, inject packets, and simulate the network in multiple visual representations.
What CISCO Packet Tracer Can Do?
- Teach complex CCNA-level networking concepts.
- Design, build, configure and troubleshoot networks using virtual equipment.
- Demonstrate technologies and configurations.
- Empower students to explore concepts, conduct experiments, and test their understanding.
- Real time simulations.
- Logical Topology
- Packet Sniffer
- Protocols Supported are:
- LAN: Ethernet, 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless, PPPOE.
- Switching: VLANs, 802.1q, trunking, VTP, DTP, STP, RSTP, multilayer switching.
- TCP/IP: HTTP, HTTPS, DHCP, DHCPv6, Telnet, SSH, TFTP, DNS, TCP, UDP, IPv4, IPv6, ICMP, ICMPv6, ARP, IPv6 ND, FTP, SMTP, POP3, VOIP (H.323).
- Routing: Static, RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, VLAN routing.
- Other: ACLs, CDP, NAT.
- WAN: HDLC, SLARP, PPP, Frame Relay.
- Security: IPsec, GRE, ISAKMP, NTP, AAA, RADIUS, SNMP, SSH, SYSLOG, Zone-based policy firewall, IPS
- QOS: Layer 2 QOS, Layer 3 QOS, MQC, NBAR.