How to legitimately obtain Packet Tracer directly from Cisco (details inside!)

JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California KidPosts: 2,799Mod Mod
I know people usually want to obtain Packet Tracer but since you have had to have a Cisco Netacad login to do so, and you could only obtain a login by signing up for a Netacad course through an authorized provider, people resorted to downloading elsewhere on the internets. Well today I saw a tweet from Cisco Netacad with a link to sign up for a free course on how to use Packet Tracer, and with that you must create a Netacad account to do so. So follow the link below and under "Download Packet Tracer and Learn" you can click the "Sign Up" button and create a Netacad account and have access to Packet Tracer, and other free courses.

https://www.netacad.com/about-networking-academy/packet-tracer/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=tw&utm_campaign=PT101&utm_content=job

I now have a Netacad login and can access all of the Cisco Netacad resources. Enjoy!
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  • JasminLandryJasminLandry Posts: 601Member
    Awesome, I already have a version but I do have colleagues pursuing their CCNA so I'll let them know about this.

  • stryder144stryder144 ■■■■■■■■□□ Posts: 1,588Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Great link, thank you JoJoCal19!
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  • sillymcnastysillymcnasty ■■■□□□□□□□ Posts: 254Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    You saved my life I was JUST trying to find a way to do this lol
  • wd40wd40 CISA, eJPT, MCP, MCTS, CompTIA x 6 Posts: 988Member ■■■■□□□□□□
  • fmitawapsfmitawaps Posts: 261Banned
    I downloaded packet tracer student last year, I didn't think it was any big deal to get it. It's ok for practice but doesn't EXACTLY do what a real 3560 switch does in every little thing.
  • theodoxatheodoxa Posts: 1,340Member
    I signed up. Not really interested in Packet Tracer (I had it a while back, but deleted it), but wouldn't mind checking out what else is available. I had a NetAcademy login at one time (I took the 4 CCNA classes in college), but have no idea what the login name is. Cisco and the College were no help whatsoever so I no longer had NetAcademy access.
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  • phariuspharius ■■■□□□□□□□ Posts: 71Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    A great link thanks!
  • sillymcnastysillymcnasty ■■■□□□□□□□ Posts: 254Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    How do you get the "other free courses?"

    I clicked and it is still telling me to find an academy to sign up with?
  • JameswebJamesweb Posts: 144Member
    JoJo, Thanks a whole lot for this link man! This is really awesome and very helpful. I signed up for the course and you are right you can get the newest version of Packet tracer and a whole lot of other self paced courses now with a netacad login. Thanks again for sharing this!!
    Currently working on CCENT/CCNA and CAPM
  • OmegaBLKOmegaBLK ■□□□□□□□□□ Posts: 1Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for finding this!
  • NansNans Posts: 160Member
    Thanks Man...! Already have one, but tried this too...!! icon_thumright.gif
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  • steelodonsteelodon Posts: 103Member
    This is very much appreciated!!
  • JayLQueJayLQue ■□□□□□□□□□ Posts: 15Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    WOW this is awesome thanks a whole lot!!!!!!
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