10 Replies Latest reply: Apr 27, 2011 2:04 PM by Yudha AP RSS

    cisco packet tracer labs

    Simon

      not quite sure how to go about this,,,because everybody knows how great GNS3 is, and you might say why would you even want packet tracer labs.

      i will make a short introduction/explanation

      When I went to NetAcademy for ccna, I thought that the cisco netacademy packet tracer labs were great.

      I will tell you why

      first the chalenge of each lab followed the chapter topic.

      eg: subneting

      you knew then that you would be designing the ip address for a complete campus.

      wan links, lans, host...

      When you started the lab it had usualy 3 parts.

      1: a printable PDF worksheet and directions

      2: the packet tacer topology

      3: a completion, GUI, direction, score keeper, time keeper, error tracker in the form of a root directory using red or green flags.

          a: the root directry had a discrition of each task and would automaticaly change to green or red whenever a topology chang was made.

      The lab had a 100% completion score every correct configuration would get you closer to the 100%

      Their was pretty much now way that you ever forget how they wanted it done, because it was so detailed

      , incorrect topology configuration would decreased you score correct configuration added 1 point each time.

      the detail of how to do the exact correct cisco way was so sweet I realy miss it.

       

      does anyone know of anybody that has gone to ccnp netacademy that saved their packet tracer labs.

       

      I would go to ccnp netacademy if their was one near me but their is not.

      Their is only one location that offers ccnp netacademy in my state is a 2.5 hour drive each way in good trafic and good weather.

       

      thank you.

        • 1. Re: cisco packet tracer labs
          Martin

          PT is no good for CCNP; Use GNS3 and labs from books, from Net academy Lab Manual

           

          http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=1587133032

           

          whaaat !  only 2.5 hours ! Buy  FAST  CAR 

          • 2. Re: cisco packet tracer labs
            Simon

            I read all of that link Martin, but It does not say that their are Gns3 labs locked into a controled topology.

             

            Is it more like directions to build a Gns3 topology to add components, then you must do your basic configuration, add the correct interface wic, connect the correct cable add the component protocols. Then do all your show comands and make sure all conectivity is correct by yourself, by pinging it all?

            • 3. Re: cisco packet tracer labs
              Martin

              no, it is very good lab for ROUTE exam from Net academy CCNP;

               

              what u r looking for it does not exist; we use anything we can find; usually we build our own CCNP labs.

              you can build your own lab as you reading the book;

              if it doe not work; post it here, ask questions, etc....

               

              Ask Net Academy students what they use, but not PT for sure;

              I 'm pretty sure they will use that lab manual, and either start from scratch or with script that loads configs on devices

              • 4. Re: cisco packet tracer labs
                Yudha AP

                Martin wrote:

                 

                PT is no good for CCNP; Use GNS3 and labs from books..........

                I agree with Martin.

                Packet Tracer is good in CCNA but GNS3 is better in CCNP preparation.

                 

                • 5. Re: cisco packet tracer labs
                  Arseniy S. Ivanov

                  Hello, friend!

                   

                  Agung Pribadi wrote:

                  Martin wrote:

                   

                  PT is no good for CCNP; Use GNS3 and labs from books..........

                  I agree with Martin.

                  Packet Tracer is good in CCNA but GNS3 is better in CCNP preparation.

                   

                  Well, the only drawback of GNS3 (except the fact that it is an emulator, not a real gear) is that it doesn't offer a manageable switch, which you could log into and configure the way you want. And even though you could use NM-16ESW module, it can't offer you all the abilities of a real switch. So i guess, if you don't have real equipment, you can consider mixing and matching PT and GNS while preparing for CCNP (and just so you know - you still wouldn't be able to try everything you study). As for CCNP ROUTE exam - GNS3 is all you need, no doubt.

                   

                   

                  BR,

                  Arseniy S. Ivanov

                  • 6. Re: cisco packet tracer labs
                    Yudha AP

                    Arseniy S. Ivanov wrote:

                     

                    Well, the only drawback of GNS3 (except the fact that it is an emulator, not a real gear) is that it doesn't offer a manageable switch, which you could log into and configure the way you want. And even though you could use NM-16ESW module, it can't offer you all the abilities of a real switch. So i guess, if you don't have real equipment, you can consider mixing and matching PT and GNS while preparing for CCNP (and just so you know - you still wouldn't be able to try everything you study). As for CCNP ROUTE exam - GNS3 is all you need, no doubt.

                     

                     

                    BR,

                    Arseniy S. Ivanov

                     

                    Yes, you're right...

                    I used GNS3 when I was studying to ROUTE exam.

                    But now, I'm using Packet Tracer to study to the SWITCH exam.

                    Everything has plus and minus, nothing's perfect

                    • 7. Re: cisco packet tracer labs
                      prak

                      Hi ,

                      I think you can start Switching Lab in gns with cisco 3725 switch with NM slot.and it's supporting the commands but you have to start in a step by step.might be this http://www.blindhog.net/gns3-how-to-build-a-switching-lab/ link helpful for switching in GNS3

                       

                      Regards

                      Prakash

                      • 8. Re: cisco packet tracer labs
                        Simon

                        I would like to point out 1 key observation which apperently has been overlooked.

                         

                        Example:

                        Cisco exams:  They run a fully capable multi layer, multi protocol emulated/simualted switch within the exam right.

                         

                        This Pearson Vue exam download emulation switch has full capability to be configured as a Multi Protocol, Multi Layer switch, it is being run on the low level PC at Peasrson Vue who doesn't even have 1 real cisco brand switch in their testing office.

                        I do not think that while doing a Cisco exam we are being ssh, or telnet in to a switch, in the cisco exams their is a full topology of components during a exam.

                        The test topology is run in what appears to be a windows 3.1 enviroment, on pearson vues bottem level PC running XP.

                        Full multi layer, multi protocol emulation of the cisco IOS found in switches does exist .

                        • 9. Re: cisco packet tracer labs
                          Martin

                          it is all software -based simulator; just like PT

                          you have to do something with limited access to switch or router;

                          you do it; software records your key strokes or looks at confgiuration at the end of exam

                          • 10. Re: cisco packet tracer labs
                            Yudha AP

                            Thanks Prak,

                            your informations is really helpful for me.