National CAE Designated Institution
  • Online, Instructor-Led
  • Classroom
Course Description

This course introduces protocol analysis. Topics include protocol analysis tools, TCP/IP concepts, Internet protocols, network traffic analysis, monitoring network traffic, network security protocol analysis, and understanding data flow through protocol analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to perform simple protocol analysis to determine baseline network performance and identify anomalies.

Learning Objectives

1. Define Protocol Analysis | 2. Identify Key Features of Wireshark | 3. Demonstrate Traffic Capture | 4. Apply Custom Capture Filters | 5. Demonstrate Modification of Global and Personal Preferences | 6. Demonstrate Traffic Colorization | 7. Interpret Time Values and Summaries | 8. Interpret Basic Trace File Statistics | 9. Apply Custom Display Filters | 10. Reassemble Data Streams | 11. Demonstrate Wireshark Profile Customization | 12. Demonstrate Packet Export | 13. Demonstrate Wireshark’s Expert System | 14. Demonstrate how to analyze TCP/IP Packets | 15. Analyze Domain Name System (DNS) Traffic | 16. Analyze Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) Traffic | 17. Analyze Internet Protocol (IPv4/IPv6) Traffic | 18. Analyze Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMPv4/ICMPv6) Traffic | 19. Analyze User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Traffic | 20. Analyze Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) Traffic | 21. Interpret Graphical Traffic Trends | 22. Analyze Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCPv4/DHCPv6) Traffic | 23. Analyze Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Traffic | 24. Analyze File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Traffic | 25. Identify the Top Causes of Performance Problems | 26. Analyze Suspect Traffic | 27. Demonstrate the use of Command-Line Tools | 28. Describe Normal Packet Flow

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.