August 6, 2008

Packet Tracer 5.0 has been released!

I have found today on the Cisco Academy Connection webpage a new icon in the left navigation toolbar. It was a link to a new version of Packet Tracer – PT 5.0. Finally, after almost 6 month of beta testing, the PT5.0 is now available for every Cisco Networking Academy member.

So are you a Networking Academy member? Don’t hesitate! Go ahead, click to and get download your copy of PT5.0.


A public advertising video about PT5.0 is available at

A list of new features in PT5.0 is available in my older post.

Here is a screenshot from the last version that was available only for beta testers:


And here goes a screenshot of a freshly released PT5.0, downloaded from the Academy Connection:

*(You can notice that there is still an “RC1” note in the PT window. So far I don’t have any more information about this release so I cannot say if this is the RTM (Ready to Manufacturing) final release. Anyway, it’s good that now everyone can access PT5.0 and use its amazing new features!)

** I have no information about the PT Portal (screenshot bellow) release date (or even if it will be ever released).