.PKT File Extension

Packet Tracer Network Simulation Model

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What is a PKT file?

A PKT file contains a simulation of a network setup for Cisco Packet Tracer, a network monitoring program. It stores information about a network configuration, which includes text instructions and the components of the network. PKT files typically save simulation configurations related to networks, programming, IoT, and cybersecurity.

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Screenshot of a .pkt file in Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1
PKT file open in Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1

Cisco Packet Tracer features a learning environment where students, trainees, and seasoned professionals can practice their network management skills. Packet Tracer comes with sample PKT simulation files, but the software also allows you to create your own.

To create a PKT file with Packet Tracer, select File → New, design the simulation model, then select File → Save as.... After saving a simulation as a PKT file, you can close it and re-open it for further editing.

How to open a PKT file

You can open a PKT file with Cisco Packet Tracer in Windows, macOS, and Linux by selecting File → Open....

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