Packet Tracer

Cisco Packet Tracer is a powerful network simulation program that allows students to experiment with network behavior and ask “what if” questions. As an integral part of the Networking Academy comprehensive learning experience, Packet Tracer provides simulation, visualization, authoring, assessment, and collaboration capabilities and facilitates the teaching and learning of complex technology concepts.

Packet Tracer supplements physical equipment in the classroom by allowing students to create a network with an almost unlimited number of devices, encouraging practice, discovery, and troubleshooting. The simulation-based learning environment helps students develop 21st century skills such as decision making, creative and critical thinking, and problem solving. Packet Tracer complements the Networking Academy curricula, allowing instructors to easily teach and demonstrate complex technical concepts and networking systems design.

The Packet Tracer software is available free of charge ONLY to Networking Academy instructors, students, alumni, and administrators that are registered Academy Connection users.

To Download Packet Tracer:

  • Log in to Academy Connection (you must be a registered Networking Academy student, alumni, instructor, or administrator)
  • After logging into Academy Connection, select the Packet Tracer graphic to download


Packet Tracer Skills Assessments - NEW!

PacketTracer Skills Assessment Video

Test Your Skills

Play the Packet Tracer trivia game


packet tracer trivia