In this video, I will discuss how to install Packet Tracer.
Packet Tracer is the Network simulator tool created by Cisco to be used by its students enrolled in its Network Academy.
It is also the same tool that is used in the simulation based questions in the CCNA Exam.
Using Network simulators is the most cost effective way to build hands-on skills using Cisco routers and Switches.
Everything that you can do and configure in a real Cisco Router can also be configured in GNS3.
All course topics inside the CCNA curriculum can be done and configured in GNS3.
The best thing is, since it is simulator based, you can add as many routers and connections that your computer will allow (considering the amount of RAM your PC has, since a GNS3 router consumes memory) for you to simulate and configure full-blown topologies.
GNS3 is also the tool used by seasoned network engineers and administrators to test network environments and configurations before they implement them in their production networks.
This is a very powerful tool that you can use in your CCNA study.
This is also the same tool that you will use when you study up to achieve your CCNP, even your CCIE!
The best thing is – this is free to download. You don’t have to pay anything to have your own CCNA Lab at home.
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