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Wireshark Fundamentals

Video Description

Nearly 5 Hours of Expert Video Instruction

The Wireshark Fundamentals LiveLessons video training course offers nearly 5 hours of expert instruction on using the free, open source Wireshark to troubleshoot Ethernet and Wi-Fi networks, and the protocols they transport.

Presented by instructors who’ve helped thousands of professionals master advanced networking,

Wireshark Fundamentals LiveLessons illuminates all the techniques you need to solve real network problems with Wireshark. Its 10 well-organized lessons and 44 concise sublessons teach through real examples, easy-to-follow animations, and detailed audio explanations.

Experienced network engineers James Garringer and Jerome Henry demystify Wireshark’s complex options and command-line scripting language. They guide you step-by-step through troubleshooting common media and protocols, revealing hidden “gems” that help make Wireshark amazingly powerful and efficient.

No matter what kind of network you’re responsible for, Wireshark Fundamentals LiveLessons will help you improve its reliability, performance, and security.

  • Understanding Wireshark versions, flavors, and hardware support
  • Installing and customizing Wireshark
  • Building highly-efficient profiles for specific troubleshooting tasks
  • Performing Layer 2 or Layer 3 captures
  • Exploring standard network exchanges (DNS, DHCP, ICMP, FTP, HTTP, and more)
  • Capturing and visualizing encrypted traffic
  • Personalizing the Wireshark interface
  • Using filters and advanced filtering to focus on the data you really need
  • Identifying trends with Wireshark’s advanced analysis tools
  • Using Wireshark’s powerful command-line options
  • Exporting Wireshark captures to other tools

About the Instructors

James Garringer (Atlanta, GA) is an experienced consulting engineer who specializes in Wi-Fi and networking for education, healthcare, and enterprise customers throughout the United States. Garringer has a special interest in Wireshark and protocol analysis and has spent considerable time performing frame and packet analysis in customer and lab environments. A Certified Wireless Network Expert (CWNE No. 179), he also serves on the CWNP Board of Advisors, and on the WLAN Advisory Board. He has more than 10 years of experience as a speaker and teacher.

Jerome Henry (Pittsboro, NC) is Principal Engineer at Cisco focusing on end-to-end optimizations. He has 12+ years of experience teaching technical Cisco courses and products in 15 countries and 4 languages. Through 10,000+ hours in the classroom, he has taught audiences ranging from college students to Cisco system engineers. He holds Certified Wireless Networking Expert (CWNE No. 45), CCIE Wireless (No. 24750), and CCNP Wireless certifications, has authored several books on Cisco wireless technologies, and has developed multiple Cisco courses on wireless topics, including IUWNE, IUWMS, IUWVN, CUWSS, IAUWS, and LBS.

Skill Level

  • All levels

Learn How To

  • Compare and select the right version of Wireshark for your needs
  • Install and configure Wireshark and its adapters
  • Create, save, work with, and troubleshoot captures
  • Capture at different points of your network
  • Personalize Wireshark’s interface with profiles
  • Improve precision and efficiency with basic and advanced filters
  • Use statistics, include IO graphs, flows, streams, and hierarchies
  • Quickly spot anomalies and understand expert error information
  • Work from the command line interface with Tshark and Editcap
  • Complement and extend Wireshark with other tools
  • Share your findings

Who Should Take This Course

For all network engineers and other network professionals at all levels who need to troubleshoot networks, especially those responsible for wireless networks.

Course Requirements

Requires a basic understanding of networking technology.

About Pearson Video Training

Pearson’s expert-led video tutorials teach you the technology skills you need to succeed. These professional and personal technology videos feature world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT certification, programming, web and mobile development, networking, security, and more. Learn more about Pearson Video training at http://www.informit.com/video

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction: Wireshark vs. Others 00:06:33
  2. Lesson 1: Choosing Your Analyzer
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:54
    2. 1.1 Choosing a Laptop 00:06:28
    3. 1.2 Adapter Selection 00:07:11
    4. 1.3 Capturing from the Network 00:11:54
    5. 1.4 Capturing from Multiple Sources 00:05:30
    6. 1.5 Limitations of Software-based Analyzers 00:02:22
  3. Lesson 2: Install and Setup Wireshark
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:56
    2. 2.1 Downloading Wireshark 00:01:06
    3. 2.2 Install as an Administrator or a Standard User 00:04:09
    4. 2.3 Configuring Your Adapters for use with Wireshark 00:05:08
    5. Summary 00:00:26
  4. Lesson 3: Your First Capture
    1. Learning objectives 00:02:08
    2. 3.1 Selecting Your Capture Source 00:08:56
    3. 3.2 Working with Capture Options 00:05:07
    4. 3.3 Starting, Stopping, and Saving Captures 00:05:04
    5. 3.4 Working with Captures 00:07:01
    6. 3.5 Working with Encrypted Captures 00:05:22
    7. 3.6 Mapping OSI Model to a Captured Frame 00:07:06
    8. 3.7 Troubleshooting Techniques 00:04:19
    9. Summary 00:01:37
  5. Lesson 4: Looking at Standard Exchanges
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:28
    2. 4.1 Understanding Capture Fields 00:09:18
    3. 4.2 Capturing at Different Points of the Network 00:09:05
    4. 4.3 Following Conversations: DNS 00:05:41
    5. 4.4 Following Conversations: HTTP 00:16:11
    6. 4.5 Following Conversations: ICMP 00:05:41
    7. 4.6 Following Conversations: FTP 00:07:37
    8. 4.7 Dissectors and Port Numbers 00:09:22
  6. Lesson 5: Personalizing the Interface
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:47
    2. 5.1 Creating a Profile 00:02:50
    3. 5.2 Switching Between Profiles Based on Troubleshooting Need 00:05:22
    4. 5.3 Using Columns 00:08:10
    5. 5.4 Understanding Coloring Rules 00:06:21
    6. 5.5 Commenting Packets 00:01:28
    7. Summary 00:00:37
  7. Lesson 6: Using Filters
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:20
    2. 6.1 Using Capture vs. Display Filters 00:04:08
    3. 6.2 Using Capture Filters 00:10:09
    4. 6.3 Using Capture Filters Continued 00:10:15
    5. 6.4 Using Display Filters 00:07:48
  8. Lesson 7: Advanced Filtering
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:47
    2. 7.1 Combining Filters 00:10:23
    3. 7.2 Avoiding Common Filter Pitfalls 00:09:55
    4. 7.3 Using Contains and Matches Conditions, Wildcards 00:08:50
    5. 7.4 Sharing Filters 00:04:11
    6. Summary 00:02:15
  9. Lesson 8: Using Statistics
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:53
    2. 8.1 Using IO Graphs 00:07:26
    3. 8.2 Identifying Top Talkers 00:08:30
    4. 8.3 Following Flows and Streams 00:04:23
    5. 8.4 Using Applications and Protocol Hierarchy, Spotting Anomalies 00:04:02
    6. 8.5 Personalizing IO Graph 00:06:37
    7. 8.6 Understanding Expert Information 00:01:31
    8. Summary 00:01:18
  10. Lesson 9: Using the CLI
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:06
    2. 9.1 Capturing Traffic with Tshark 00:11:20
    3. 9.2 Display Information and Statistics 00:09:23
    4. 9.3 Using Editcap to Split Large Files 00:02:23
    5. 9.4 Common Options 00:08:07
    6. Summary 00:00:27
  11. Lesson 10: Beyond Wireshark
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:48
    2. 10.1 Exporting Packets to Other Tools 00:09:08
    3. 10.2 Analyzing in Other Tools 00:10:16
    4. 10.3 Working with Larger Files 00:08:26
    5. 10.4 Sharing Your Findings 00:07:49
  12. Summary
    1. Wireshark Fundamentals: Summary 00:02:03