Learning Path: Wireshark -The Advanced Network Analysis Tool
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Learning Path: Wireshark -The Advanced Network Analysis Tool

Analyze your organization’s traffic with ease using one of the most popular and powerful network analyzer, Wireshark 2.
4.4 (35 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
396 students enrolled
Created by Packt Publishing
Last updated 6/2017
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Includes:
  • 9.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the ways to capture and import information in Wireshark
  • Customize Wireshark to maximize visibility to major parts of your traces
  • Identify the common ways of using Wireshark to troubleshoot/track down the source of your network issues
  • Analyze common network protocols and common network application protocols
  • Explore the new Wireshark 2 and its enhanced functionalities
  • Secure your network with ease using the all new Wireshark 2
  • Harness the power of live capturing, offline analysis, and deep inspection of multiple protocols
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Requirements
  • Basic knowledge of the networking concepts
  • A computer with an Internet connection
Description

Yes, we do agree network analysis might seem very daunting. But thanks to Wireshark 2, it’s no longer a challenge. The improved GUI, the color coding, the human-readable output are only a few of the many features that make Wireshark a popular choice among its contenders.

This Learning Path will introduce you to the basic features of Wireshark 2 and teach you how to leverage these features in the optimal way to organize network traffic.

Yes, this is not a course, it’s a Learning Path.

Packt’s Video Learning Paths are an amalgamation of multiple video courses that are logically tied together to provide you with a larger learning curve. 

This Learning Path will brush through the basic networking concepts, and then introduce you to the user interface of Wireshark. Later it moves on to the different ways to create and use the capture and display filters in Wireshark. Also, you’ll be mastering its features, analyzing different layers of the network protocol, and looking for any anomalies.

By the end of this Learning Path, you will be able to use Wireshark for network security analysis and configure it for troubleshooting purposes.

About the authors:

For this Learning Path, we have combined the best works of extremely esteemed authors: Alex Kuzmenko and Andrew Crouthamel.

Alex has more than 16 years of engineering hands-on experience in Telecom field. He used Wireshark for mobile network integration, testing, and troubleshooting for more than 5 years in his job in Ericsson, North America. He also had 6 years of technical training experience preparing and conducting courses related to mobile packet networks in Europe and Asia.

Andrew is an experienced Senior Network Engineer and IT trainer who resides in Doylestown, PA, and currently works with organizations such as NASA, ESA, JAXA, Boeing, and the US Air Force. His passion for teaching shows in his courses, which are filled with excitement and real world anecdotes.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is ideal for network administrators and security professionals with basic knowledge about networking who are looking to analyze and secure their networks using a powerful open source tool. You do not need any previous knowledge about Wireshark.
  • This Learning Path follows a step-by-step approach to help you get acquainted with the new user interface and features of Wireshark 2, and then provides an in-depth knowledge of capturing and filtering traffic.
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Preview 03:53

In this video, we will become acquainted with protocol analyzers and also we will understand why we need them and where we can use them.
Preview 09:26

Let's explore Wireshark as one of the powerful protocol analyzers and discover with its basic and some analysis-related functions.
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We need to become familiar with Wireshark's installation and basic initial setup.
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From this video, listeners will learn the main GUI window part and menu structure possibility for small interface updates from older Wireshark versions to newer ones.
Wireshark – GUI Interface
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In this video, we will get basic knowledge of protocol stack.
Protocol Stack – Basics
07:29

We will continue with the basic knowledge of protocol stack.

Protocol Stack – Basics (continued)
10:52

We need to discuss how Wireshark shows a protocol in a protocol stack.
Protocol Stack in Wireshark
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Become familiar with applying filtering (selecting specific packets as per rules).

Display Filters
13:10

Continue the topic to get familiar with applying filtering (selecting specific packets as per rules).

Display Filters (Continued)
13:28

In this video, we will add something about convenient use of Display filters.
Display Filters – Final Tuning
07:43

The aim of this video is to become familiar with applying capture filtering (selecting specific packets as per rules).
Capture Filters
12:04

The aim of this video is to become familiar with some added visualization in Wireshark.
Wireshark – Display Customizing
18:24

The aim of this video is to learn ways of saving collecting packets.
Saving Traces
11:55

Become familiar with splitting and merging files.
Splitting/Merging Files
17:54

We need to become familiar with the name resolution mechanism in Wireshark.
Name Resolution
11:48

In this video, we will explore graphics in Wireshark.

Graphical Analysis
09:32

In this video, we will discuss some Wireshark version 2 useful features, that is, related packets.
Related Packets
04:21

The aim of this video is to explore statistics in Wireshark.
Useful Statistics
08:37

This video continues to explore statistics in Wireshark.
Useful Statistics (Continued)
08:13

In this video, we will talk about Wireshark possibilities to decode something, which for certain reasons it cannot decode initially.

If Wireshark Doesn't Decode!
06:58

Become familiar with troubleshooting in general.
Troubleshooting Overview
05:46

Understand how Wireshark can help in finding and fixing a particular issue.
Issues with a Particular Service
12:18

Understand how Wireshark can help in finding and fixing issues related to network throughput limits / low performance.
Low Performance
08:47

Understand how Wireshark can help in finding and fixing issues related to network security.
Additional Help with Security
08:53
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Mastering Wireshark 2
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This video gives an overview of the entire course.

Preview 01:52

The aim of this video is to teach you how to install Wireshark on Windows.
Installing Wireshark on Windows
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The aim of this video is to show how to install Wireshark on Mac and Linux.

Installing Wireshark on Mac and Linux
05:07

What are the major changes in Wireshark 2 and how are they helpful to you?

What’s New in Wireshark 2?
03:29

This video teaches you how to perform a basic packet capture on an interface.

Capturing Traffic
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Saving and Exporting Packets
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Learn how to annotate and comment your packet captures. Print packets and selections of packets for offline viewing.
Annotating and Printing Packets
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How to set up pcap on a computer separate from the Wireshark interface for remote capture.
Remote Capture Setup
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How to remotely capture traffic across the network.
Remote Capture Usage
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Learn about the Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) syntax.
BPF Syntax
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How to filter what traffic is captured using BPF syntax?
Capture Filters
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Discover how to sift through the masses of packets in a capture, and display just what you need.

Display Filters
10:14

How to find individual conversations within a packet capture? This is accomplished by following TCP or UDP streams.

Follow Streams
06:06

Learn how to filter traffic on a certain data field and other advanced methods.

Advanced Filtering
08:43

Understand where and how to change Wireshark preferences.

Preferences
10:45

Learn how to switch between profiles and why one would want to do so. Also, learn to create your own profiles.
Profiles
05:24

Learn how Wireshark applies coloring rules, and how to create your own rules.
Colorizing Traffic
09:51

Learn how to apply coloring rules to real-life analysis situations such as for HTTP and DNS.
Colorizing Traffic (Continued)
06:11

Learn the basics of TCP/IP, how packets are built and the resolution processes.

TCP/IP Overview
08:31

Learn how to use the time column to help troubleshoot network issues.

Time Values and Summaries
05:21

Display useful statistics to help bring to light inconsistencies in a capture.
Trace File Statistics
07:49

Learn about the Expert System to easily pick out problems that have been automatically found in a packet capture.
Expert System Usage
04:25

How does DNS work, what are some common issues with DNS and how do they look in Wireshark?

DNS Analysis
09:45

ARP is required for Layer 2 communications; learn to diagnose ARP issues in a network.

ARP Analysis
07:14

Learn the differences between IPv4 and IPv6, and detect issues such as fragmentation and broadcast storms.
IPv4/6 Analysis
07:15

What is ICMP, why is it helpful in troubleshooting a network, and what problems can occur with ICMP?
ICMP Analysis
08:40

Learn the basics of UDP, a protocol that provides quick, connectionless communications.

UDP Analysis
05:08

Learn the basics of picking apart TCP headers and what to look for.

TCP Analysis I
10:40

Dive deep into issues that can be detected with Wireshark in TCP.

TCP Analysis II
06:22

Use graphs to help visualize your packet capture and easily see data flow issues.
Graph I/O Rates and TCP Trends
10:32

Learn about common issues with DHCP, used to automatically address clients.

DHCP Analysis
09:40

Learn the basics of HTTP and common diagnostics for HTTP troubleshooting.
HTTP Analysis I
10:26

Dive deep into additional issues with HTTP and observe them in Wireshark.
HTTP Analysis II
07:06

File transfers can often have problems, learn the basics of analyzing FTP issues such as with Passive Mode.
FTP Analysis
10:11

The aim of this video is to learn how to analyze POP and SMTP connections and packet structures.
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11:26

Wireless is continually becoming more important every day; learn how to analyze Wi-Fi connection issues such as signal strength, channel selection, and more.
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11:40

Converged networks are now the norm. Learn how SIP works for voice traffic, and how a connection is created.
VoIP Analysis
11:42

Dive deep into SIP and learn how to reconstruct a phone call to listen for quality issues.

VoIP Playback
05:59

In this video, you will learn how to run Wireshark from the command line and explore its options.
Running Wireshark from Command Line
07:51

In this video, you will learn how to run the terminal-version of Wireshark to capture traffic.
Running Tshark
04:12

In this video, you will learn how to run the most common *nix dump tool.

Running tcpdump
06:48

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Running Dumpcap
04:05

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Wireshark Plugins
05:15

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02:17

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04:07

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Diagnosing Scenario Traffic
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