Packet Tracer 7.2. and Cisco IOS Introduction

Basics of Cisco Packet Tracer that nobody tells you about...
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Where to download Packet Tracer for free (and legitimately)
How to use Packet Tracer’s features
Cisco IOS basics
How to access a Cisco router without a password
Basic Cisco IOS configuration


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If you're looking to use Cisco's network simulator "Cisco Packet Tracer", you've come to the right place! This course will take you through the download process and show you how to get the latest, original version of the tool for FREE, you will learn how to use the program's interface and how to handle both the basic options, and the ones that are not so obvious - but needed to help you in your mission to learn networking through simulations!

I made this short course because I myself taught networking at a University, and we used Cisco Packet Tracer in those classes as well. I would introduce the program first, and explain how it works before getting into the networking labs, but the students who'd miss that first lesson always struggled to catch up. Afterwards, I've noticed that many networking courses that use Packet Tracer don't teach you about the program itself. That's when I decided to create a sort of a guide for anyone who's just starting to use this fantastic simulator!

Hope you find it useful - see you in class!

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner network engineers
  • Beginners in Cisco Packet Tracer


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Cyber Quince
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As a computer science teacher, I created several e-learning courses and my students loved it. I quickly realized that even the best students used these materials, as they preffered knowing that they'll be able to review any lesson at any time (especially before exams ;)). This inspired me to create simple, straight to-the-point courses even for advanced subjects.

I left my academic career for a job in Cyber Security, in a multi-national Telecom. Now I'd like to share my knowledge, so if there's any security/network topic you need help with, let me know and I might be able to create a course!