Wireshark Revealed: Essential Skills for IT Professionals

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  • Discover how packet analysts view networks and the role of protocols at the packet level
  • Capture and isolate all the right packets to perform a thorough analysis using Wireshark’s extensive capture and display filtering capabilities
  • Decrypt encrypted wireless traffic
  • Use Wireshark as a diagnostic tool and also for network security analysis to keep track of malware
  • Find and resolve problems due to bandwidth, throughput, and packet loss
  • Identify and locate faults in communication applications including HTTP, FTP, mail, and various other applications – Microsoft OS problems, databases, voice, and video over IP
  • Identify and locate faults in detecting security failures and security breaches in the network

This Learning Path starts off installing Wireshark, before gradually taking you through your first packet capture, identifying and filtering out just the packets of interest, and saving them to a new file for later analysis. You will then discover different ways to create and use capture and display filters. By halfway through the book, you'll be mastering Wireshark features, analyzing different layers of the network protocol, and looking for any anomalies.We then start Ethernet and LAN switching, through IP, and then move on to TCP/UDP with a focus on TCP performance problems. It also focuses on WLAN security. Then, we go through application behavior issues including HTTP, mail, DNS, and other common protocols. This book finishes with a look at network forensics and how to locate security problems that might harm the network.This course provides you with highly practical content explaining Metasploit from the following books:

  1. Wireshark Essentials
  2. Network Analysis Using Wireshark Cookbook
  3. Mastering Wireshark
  • Gain valuable insights into the network and application protocols, and the key fields in each protocol
  • Use Wireshark’s powerful statistical tools to analyze your network and leverage its expert system to pinpoint network problems
  • Master Wireshark and train it as your network sniffer
Page Count 912
Course Length 27 hours 21 minutes
ISBN 9781788833226
Date Of Publication 15 Dec 2017


James H Baxter

James H. Baxter is the President and CEO of PacketIQ Inc., a company which specializes in network and application performance analysis and management, including development of advanced analysis frameworks and tools.

With over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, his diverse technical background includes electronics, RF, satellite, data/telecom, LAN/WAN and voice design, network management, speech technologies, and Java/.NET programming. For most of the last 20 years, he has been working specifically with network and application performance issues.

James is a Wireshark Certified Network Analyst (WCNA). He is a member of the IEEE, Computer Measurement Group, and Association of Computing Machinery, and he follows advancements in artificial intelligence.

James is also a private pilot who holds an amateur radio Extra class license. He is also a guitar player and an amateur astronomer. You can find out more about James and PacketIQ Inc. at www.packetiq.com.

Yoram Orzach

Yoram Orzach gained his bachelor's degree in science from the Technion in Haifa, Israel, and worked in Bezeq as a systems engineer in the fields of transmission and access networks. From being the technical manager at Netplus, he is now the CTO of NDI Communications. His experience is with corporate networks, service providers, and internet service provider's networks, and his client companies are Comverse, Motorola, Intel, Ceragon networks, Marvel, HP, and others. His experience is in design, implementation, troubleshooting as well as training for R&D, engineering, and IT groups.

Charit Mishra

Charit Mishra is an ICS/SCADA security professional. He works as a security architect for critical infrastructure industry (oil and gas, energy and utility, transport, telecom, and so on) and holds extensive experience in security standards, framework, and technologies, with real hands-on experience in security. He has obtained leading industry certifications, such as OSCP, CEH, CompTIA Security+, and CCNA R&S. Also, he holds a master's degree in computer science. He regularly delivers professional trainings on critical infrastructure security internationally.