Packet Tracer 5.0 Overview

Packet Tracer 5.0 Overview July 14, 2008 Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 1 Agenda Packet Tracer Overview PT 5.0 Key Features and Whats New Expanded Platform Support Enhanced Protocol Support Multiuser Functionality

PT 5.0 Key Benefits Summary Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 2 Packet Tracer Overview Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public

3 What is Packet Tracer 5.0? Comprehensive networking technology teaching and learning software with powerful simulation, visualization, authoring, assessment, and collaboration capabilities Offers a unique combination of realistic simulation and visualization experiences, complex assessment and activity authoring capabilities, and opportunities for multiuser collaboration and competition Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 4

Simulation, Visualization, Collaboration simulate IOS commands visualize network traffic collaborate on multiuser activities Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 5 Supports Homework and Pre-Lab Prep Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

Cisco Public 6 Packet Tracer Activity Wizard 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 Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

Cisco Public 7 Activity Wizard for Editing PT Activities Instructors can localize, edit or enhance existing activities using Activity Wizard Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 8 Packet Tracer: Key E-Learning Component 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 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 Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 9 Integrated into CCNA Curricula

Students launch PT directly from CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration to access activities that reinforce the curriculum Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 10 PT 5.0 Key Features Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public

11 Packet Tracer Features Logical and Physical Workspaces Real-Time and Simulation Modes User friendly CLI Global event list (packet sniffer) LAN, switching, TCP/IP, routing, and WAN protocols Activity Wizard, Lab grading Multiple platform support Multiple language support Integrated Help and Tutorials Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 12

Moving to PT 5.0 Whats New PT 4.11 Simulation and visualization of commonly used CCNA-level protocols Activity Wizard allows field authoring and localization of activities Win 2K, XP platforms PT 5.0 Existing features plus: Additional Protocol Support (e.g., IPv6) Additional Platform Support (Linux, Vista) Multiuser Capability

Used in lectures, labs, homework, assessments Free for all students and instructors Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 13 New Features in Packet Tracer 5.0 Expanded platform support Windows (Widows XP, Windows 2000) Vista (Vista Basic, Vista Premium) Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora) Enhanced protocol support

Expanded list of protocols to reflect current networking trends and practices in industry and government More support for teaching CCNA-level commands Deeper modeling for existing protocols Multiuser functionality Enables social learning instead of students working alone PT 5.0 is now a network-capable (peer to peer) application Supports collaboration, competition, remote instructor-student interaction, social networking, gaming Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 14 Packet Tracer 5.0 Protocol Support

HTTP, TFTP, Telnet, SSH, DNS, DHCP TCP and UDP IPv4, ICMP, ARP, IPv6, ICMPv6 RIPv1/v2/ng, Multi-Area OSPF, EIGRP, Static Routing, Route Redistribution, Multilayer Switching Ethernet (802.3), HDLC, Frame Relay, PPP STP, RSTP, VTP, DTP, CDP, 802.1q, PAgP 802.11 *New in PT 5.0 Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 15 Packet Tracer 5.0 Multiuser Functionality

PT 5.0 is now 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 Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 16 Example Multiuser Scenarios

s, 2 team tor uc 1 instr 3 Packet Tracer instances interacting via Packet Tracer Messaging Protocol (PTMP) rent e ff i d 3 s classe Real TCP Socket Connectio

n PC 1 PC 3 Presentation_ID PC 2 Real TCP Socket Connectio n Real TCP Socket Connectio n

ents d u t s 3 me o h m o fr 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 17 Multiuser Games for Social Learning

Instructor console view of multiuser Relay Race game Presentation_ID Instructor console view of multiuser King of the Hill game 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 18 PT 5.0 Key Benefits Presentation_ID

2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 19 Packet Tracer 5.0 Key Benefits Makes teaching easier by providing a free, multiuser environment for instructors 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 Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

Cisco Public 20 Key Instructor Benefits Ability to teach complex CCNA-level 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 Visualization, animation and detailed modeling provide a teaching environment enabling exploration, experimentation and explanation in new visual ways Supports self-paced learning outside the classroom

Supports social learning processes via multiuser collaboration and competition Overall enhanced student satisfaction and success, adds additional value to attract more students to program Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 21 Key Student Benefits Provides a free practice and visualization environment for the design, configuration and troubleshooting of network environments Exploratory development environment for CCNA-level concepts and protocols Design, build and configure your own network with drag and drop devices Observe virtual packets real time as they travel through your network Allows practice outside of the physical classroom and lab (can be

run on home computers, mobile laptops) Practice your problem-solving and troubleshooting skills at your own convenience Create and configure much larger topologies than possible with physical equipment available Provides a rich learning environment beyond standard networking technology instructional practices Explore concepts, conduct experiments, test your understanding Provides valuable hands-on expertise to help you succeed in the classroom and on the job Multiuser functionality provides more collaboration, competition and fun learning opportunities Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 22

PT5.0 Summary Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 23 Impact Summary of New PT 5.0 Features On Students On Instructors On Authors Additional

Platforms Ability to run PT on more operating systems, supports more out of classroom environments Ability to run PT on more operating systems both in and out of classroom Improved support for authoring on more operating systems More Protocols Free practice and visualization environment for crucial

networking technologies Ability to use PT to teach more topics (like IPv6) Improved support for creating CCNAlevel curriculum and assessments Multiuser Functionali ty More collaboration, competition, and fun More support for social learning processes More instructional design possibilities Presentation_ID

2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 24 Packet Tracer 5.0 Key Take Aways PT 5.0 makes teaching and learning networking technology easier PT 5.0 is a key Networking Academy e-learning component PT 5.0 is not intended to replace experiences with real equipment, but rather to complement them PT 5.0 is a laboratory for teaching and learning; you can experiment, you can create your own virtual network world PT 5.0 is going social with multiuser functionality; it isnt just what you do yourself, it

is what you can do with others too Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 25 Packet Tracer 5.0 Availability Packet Tracer 5.0 is scheduled for release July 28, 2008 Available free to all Networking Academy instructors, students and alumni on Academy Connection To obtain Packet Tracer 5.0 Log in to Academy Connection Click the Packet Tracer image on the left side of your Home Page Select the appropriate download option Presentation_ID

2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 26 Packet Tracer 5.0 Additional Resources The following additional resources will be available on the Packet Tracer resource page on July 28, 2008 FAQs Datasheet Brochure Video Link to instructor training materials (including 2 new resources Beginner and Advanced Guides) New PT 5.0 supplementary activities Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

Cisco Public 27 Packet Tracer Discussion Forum Access the global instructor community for questions, discussions, and activity sharing Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 28 Presentation_ID 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

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