Abstract—Computer network experts are in high demand
nowadays. The purpose of this research is to study the
effectiveness of using Cisco Packet Tracer as a learning tool.
This scenario is considered important to Higher Learning
Institutions in order to ensure all students graduated with
sufficient network skills. Therefore, computer network requires
understanding of both theory and practical, hence network
simulation software should be recommended to overcome this
problem. Respondents of the study were the 132 second year
students from the Bachelor of Computer Science (Software
Engineering) and Bachelor of Computer Science (Informatics
Maritime) who took the Data Communication and Network
course in Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. The questionnaire
and simulation of routing protocol performance case study were
used as the research instruments in this study.
Index Terms—Computer network, cisco packet tracer, routing protocol, simulation software.
The authors are with the School of Informatics and Applied Mathematics, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030, Kuala Nerus Terengganu, Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Noor Maizura Mohamad Noor, Nadiah Yayao, and Sumazly Sulaiman, "Effectiveness of Using Cisco Packet Tracer as a Learning Tool: A Case Study of Routing Protocol," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 11-16, 2018.