Cisco has finally announced a newer version of Cisco Packet Tracer and believe me they have made some great changes in UI and support. New Packet Tracer is loaded with a lot of new features like new devices, IoT, Sensors and Programming Languages. Students preparing for their CCNA Industrial exam can get huge benefits out of the newer version. Here, we are listing a few changes and improvement in Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 and of course, there is a download link at the end of the article.

New Devices in Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0

• Cisco IE2000 industrial switch
• Cisco 819IOX router
• Cisco 829 router
• Cisco 1240 router
• IoT home gateway
• New “Internet of Everything” and “VM Management” Server
• Registration server for IoT devices
• Single board Computer (SBC)
• Microcontroller Unit (MCU
• IOE devices and sensors in a new IoE devices category: solar panel, power meter, car, wireless home gateway, power meter, motion detector, temperature sensor, conveyor sensor,
• Programming languages for IoE. Programming tab in the IoE device configuration box
• Wireless IOE RFID sensor.
• Wireless IOE RFID items.

Protocol and Network Related Features in Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0

• LLDP
• SPAN/RPAN
• Precision Time Protocol (PTP)
• Resilient Ethernet Protocol (REP)
• Improved PoE support
• IoT Switch Protocol Support
• Pipe ( | ) in show commands
• Improved PoE support
• Modifiable environment like Time, for demonstrating IoT devices capabilities

Snapshots of Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0

Here are some snapshots of the latest version of packet tracer.

When you start, first, packet tracer will ask to login to Cisco Networking Academy. You can skip by clicking on Guest login. Of course, you will have to wait for 15 seconds.

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 Login Page

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 Login Page

And finally, It’s here, first look at Cisco Packet Tracer,

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 UI

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 UI

Bottom Left Corner has devices as usual. First, we have some new routers to start with. It is interesting that they have merged all the networking devices into a single tab. Click on that tab and it will show you all the networking devices available: Routers, Switches, Hubs, Firewall and other.

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 Router Series

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 Router Series

Next to it, we have End Devices, In this tab; we have option of configuring Home Appliances, Smart City, Industrial and a Power Grid as well, Whoa!!! That’s something for Industrial certification.

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 New End Devices

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 New End Devices

Some sensors are also available to be configured,

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 New sensors

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 New sensors

Alright, Let’s have an overview of all the things together. Here is how it looks like,

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 Logical

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 Logical

And finally, this is how it looks like in logical,

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 Logical

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 Logical

Excited to try the new Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0, Here is the downloading link,

for 32 bit and for 64 bit.

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