IT Certification and Training Blog

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

Why Create your own Lab Packs in Boson NetSim?

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:26:00 AM

By Brian Scheibe

I had a chance to talk to a customer on the telephone this week who was planning to teach a CCNA 640-802 class to students located around the country. His plan was to use laptops configured with NetSim for CCNA in the classroom so that he did not have to transport bulky Cisco equipment.

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Tags: labs, Brian Scheibe, NetSim, NetSim 8, ccna class, 640-802

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

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