Tutorials


The following tutorials demonstrate the basic functions, features, and aspects of Packet Tracer. Although you can view them at any time, they are most effective when you have read the appropriate section or pages corresponding to each tutorial.

Tutorial
Description
Getting Started  
Interface Overview
Shows how to start using the program.
Options
Shows how to customize Packet Tracer using the Options menu.
Managing Windows  
Organizing Interface
Explains how to organize windows in the Packet Tracer Interface.
Part I
Shows how to manage multiple windows when Packet Tracer is launched locally.
Part II
Shows how to manage multiple windows when Packet Tracer is launched from a course.
Getting Started  
Interface Overview
Shows how to start using the program.
Options
Shows how to customize Packet Tracer using the Options menu.
Logical Workspace  
Creating a Network Topology
Demonstrates how to create, arrange, delete, and connect devices.
Custom Device Templates
Demonstrates how to create and remove custom device templates.
Clustering a Network Topology
Demonstrates how to create, arrange, uncluster, delete, and connect clusters.
Editing and Annotating a Network Topology
Demonstrates how to edit and annotate a network topology.
Configuring Devices  
Configuring Devices Using the Config tab
Demonstrates how to configure devices using the Config tab.
Configuring Devices Using the Desktop tab
Demonstrates how to configure devices using the Desktop tab.
Configuring Devices Using the CLI tab
Demonstrates how to configure devices using the CLI tab.
Realtime and Simulation Modes  
Simulation Environment
Introduces an overview of the simulation environment.
Simulation Panel
Demonstrates in detail of every feature in the Simulation Panel including the Event List, Play Controls, and Event List Filters.
Advanced Features in Simulation Mode
Introduces more advanced features in Simulation Mode to users.
PDU Information
Explains the information displayed in a PDU and how to use Challenge mode in a PDU.
Physical Workspace  
Navigating Physical Workspace
Introduces a brief description of the interface of Physical Workspace and how to navigate Physical Workspace.
Modifying Physical Workspace
Explains how to modify Physical Workspace by creating new objects, removing existing objects, and moving objects from one location to another location in Physical Workspace.
Structured Cabling
Demonstrates how to create realistic structured cabling in the Physical Workspace.
Interaction between the Logical Workspace and the Physical Workspace
Demonstrates how the Logical Workspace and the Physical Workspace interact.
Activity Wizard Novice  
Launch and Exit Activity Wizard
Demonstrates how to launch and exit Activity Wizard.
Write Instructions
Demonstrates how to write instructions for an activity.
Answer Network
Reviews features related to the answer network.
Initial Network
Reviews features related to the initial network.
Test Activity and Check Activity
Explains how to use the Test Activity and Check Activity features to create a reliable activity.
Set Password, Save and Distribute the Newly Created Activity File
Demonstrates how to set a password, how to save and distribute an activity.
Activity Wizard - Scoring Model  
Overview
Gives an overview of the Scoring Model interface in the Activity Wizard.
Expressions
Goes over basics of expressions.
End to End Example
Shows an end to end example of an activity using scoring models.
Activity Wizard - Variable Manager  
Introduction
Introduces the Variable Manager of the Activity Wizard.
Creating Pools
Explains and demonstrates how to create a pool in the Variable Manager.
Creating Variables
Explains and demonstrates how to create a variable in the Variable Manager.
Using Variables in the Instructions
Demonstrates how to apply variables to the Instructions.
Using Variables in Network Topology
Demonstrates how to apply variables to the Network Topology.
Using Variables in Assessment Tree
Demonstrates how to apply variables to the Assessment Tree.
Using Variables in Connectivity Tests
Demonstrates how to apply variables to the Connectivity Tests section.
Using Variables in Overall Feedback
Demonstrates how to apply variables to the Overall Feedback section.
Verifying Variable Assignments
Demonstrates how to verify assigned variables.
Concatenation
Demonstrates sting concatenation with variables.
Isomorphs
Demonstrates isomorphic activities with variables.
Regular Expressions
Demonstrates regular expressions with variables.
Activity Wizard - Misc. Features  
Importing and Exporting Network Files
Goes over importing an existing file as an Answer network.
External Instructions
Goes over using external instructions for an activity.
Student Model Variables
Goes over changing points and components in an activity.
LinksysWRT300N  
Topologies
Demonstrates how to use a Linksys WRT300N router in a SOHO network.
Local Loop Connections
Demonstrates how to create the local loop section of a SOHO network.
Hiding ISP
Demonstrates how to organize and hide an ISP network from a SOHO network.
Configuring Linksys Security
Demonstrates how to secure a SOHO network.
Alternate Linksys Configuration
Demonstrates how to use the Static IP configuration for a Linksys WRT300N router.
Port Forwarding
Demonstrates the Port Forwarding capability for the Linksys WRT300N router.
Multiuser  
Enabling Multiuser
Demonstrates how to enable the Multiuser feature in Packet Tracer.
Creating Multiuser Connection
Demonstrates the creation of a connection between two remote peers.
Enabling Port Visibility
Demonstrates the usage of the Port Visibility feature.
Beyond Two PT Instances
Demonstrates how to chain three Packet Tracer instances together.
Offline Saving
Demonstrates how to use the Offline Saving feature.
WAN Cloud Configuration  
Frame Relay
Demonstrates how to create a Frame Relay network using the WAN cloud.
DSL and Cable
Demonstrates how to create DSL and Cable on the WAN cloud.
Dial Up
Demonstrates how to create a Dial-Up network using the WAN cloud.
IPC  
Installing Applications
Gives an overview of preparing external applications (ExApps) to be used in Packet Tracer.
Configure Applications Window
Demonstrates how to use the Configure Apps Window of the IPC feature.
IPC Menu
Demonstrates how to use items listed under the IPC menu.