IT Certification and Training Blog

NetSim 9.9 Update | April 23, 2014

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Apr 23, 2014 10:57:00 AM

By Andrew Messier

Hey Everyone,

NetSim 9.9 was released yesterday, 4/22/14. This is a content and application update. It resolves all outstanding ERRATA labs, contains several bug fixes, optimizes every loading configuration in our Standard and Courseware labs, and adds a user engagement feature. Users are now prompted with a new Guided Tips service that briefly outlines the basic features in NetSim.

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Tags: NetSim, Cisco Network Simulator, Andrew Messier, update

How To | Topology and Configs in Boson NetSim 8

Posted by Kelly Mansfield on Apr 20, 2011 8:55:00 AM

By Brian Scheibe

I recently discussed why it’s helpful to be able to create your own lab packs using the Lab Compiler included in Boson's NetSim network simulator software. Lab packs include topology files (*.top), lab documents (*.xps), loading configuration files (*.nwc), and grading configuration files (*.nwc). If you’ve created your own lab pack and want to import the files into NetSim, simply select the Custom Lab Packs tab and then click Lab > Import Lab Pack from the Menu Bar. Sometimes, however, you won’t need to include the individual topology and loading configuration files as a part of a lab pack. The good news is that you can still use them in NetSim.

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Tags: CCNA Certification Tools, labs, Brian Scheibe, NetSim, NetSim 8, multi-device configs, Cisco Network Simulator, Lab Compiler

Changes to the CCNA Voice Certification Exam

Posted by Kelly Mansfield on Apr 5, 2011 9:00:00 AM

By James Hanback

You've spent endless nights poring over CCNA Voice IT certification training guides, answering CCNA Voice practice questions, and searching—perhaps in vain—for a CCNA Voice lab simulation environment where you can get your hands on a shiny used Cisco Unified Communications 500 (UC500) that you can use to practice everything that you memorized from study guide screen shots and CCNA practice exam hearsay. Thinking you're all primed to obtain your latest Cisco certification, you sit for the CCNA Voice exam and, to your horror, discover that what you studied for is yesterday's news, cold bath water, stale bread, or pick your own metaphor. The rumors of the death of the UC500 topic in the CCNA Voice exam have not been exaggerated at all.

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Tags: 640-461 Practice Exam, James Hanback, Cisco Network Simulator, 640-461, CCNA Voice, Cisco certification, CCNA Voice Practice Questions

Cisco Network Simulator: Can it be Used in a Classroom? (Part 3 of 3)

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:21:00 AM

By Brian Scheibe

Step 5: Use the Lab Compiler to Create the Lab Pack

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Tags: ccnp class, Brian Scheibe, NetSim 8, Cisco Network Simulator, networking, ccna class

Cisco Network Simulator: Can it be Used in a Classroom? (Part 1 of 3)

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:21:00 AM

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Tags: ccnp class, Brian Scheibe, NetSim 8, Cisco Network Simulator, certification, ccna class

NetSim 8.0 Network Simulator Updates

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:21:00 AM

By Brian Scheibe

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Tags: multi-monitor support, Brian Scheibe, NetSim 8, Cisco Network Simulator

Cisco Network Simulator: Can it be Used in a Classroom? (Part 2 of 3)

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:20:00 AM

By Brian Scheibe

Today we'll pick up on part two of our three-part blog explaining how you can use Boson's Cisco Network Simulator - NetSim 8.0 - in a classroom. In this installment, we're going to cover steps 3 and 4 - Creating the Loading Configuration Files and Creating the Grading Configuration Files.

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Tags: Brian Scheibe, NetSim 8, Cisco Network Simulator, ccna class

Cisco Network Simulator - What's cool about NetSim?

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:19:00 AM

By Chad Altman

Boson NetSim Network Simulator is an application that simulates Cisco Systems' networking hardware and software and is designed to help you learn the Cisco IOS command structure. That alone is pretty cool, but it gets better. NetSim uses its Virtual Packet Technology® engine to create individual packets that are routed and switched through the simulated network, to build an appropriate virtual routing table and to simulate true networking. NetSim doesn't just look like a real network, it acts like one too -- same telnet window, same shortcut commands, same hands-on experience.

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Tags: 640-816, 640-822, SWITCH exam, 640-813, 640-832, ROUTE exam, Chad Altman, TSHOOT exam, 640-902, CCNA Certification Tools, NetSim, Cisco Network Simulator, CCENT, ccnp, Cisco certification, 640-802, CCNA

How to Train for CCNA Certification?

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:17:00 AM

By Kevin Harris

Real equipment and/or network simulator

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Tags: NetSim, NetSim 8, Cisco Network Simulator, certification, 640-802, CCNA, ccna study, Kevin Harris