• Online, Instructor-Led
  • Classroom
Course Description

Learners will monitor, administer, manage, and control one or more networks. The overall function is to maintain optimal network operations across a variety of platforms, mediums and communications channels. Problems will be introduced into the networks and students will be required to work as a team to troubleshoot and fix the systems in a timely manner. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to recognize and troubleshoot network issues while maintaining availability.

Learning Objectives

Practice configuring packet capture software on a monitoring station.
Specify which filters in packet capture software are needed to display specific types of communication.
Implement various methods of capturing network traffic.
Capture packets based on mid-level network protocols such as TCP, UDP and ICMP.
Capture packets based on typical network applications such as HTTP, FTP, DNS and others.
Establish a baseline of network traffic that is considered normal in a given environment.
Facilitate network traffic to identify/avoid deviations from normal baseline traffic using packet capture software.
Configure intrusion detection/prevention (IDS/IPS) software to continuously monitor traffic for deviations from normal network traffic.
Specify IDS/IPS rules to alert network administrators when specific network traffic is observed.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Incident Response
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management
  • All-Source Analysis