• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Threats are everywhere within your IT infrastructures. There are many security devices to help detect and prevent these threats, but what happens when you need to dig into the details? What happens when you're faced with analyzing a threat, conducting a forensic investigation, or troubleshooting an issue? In this course, Getting Started with Packet Analysis, you will learn the basic skills needed to be able to capture, read, and interpret packets within your environments. First, you will learn the structure of datagrams in your environments. Next, you will explore how to use your analysis tools, and how to interpret the information within a datagram. Finally, you will discover how to identify certain risks by looking at datagrams. When you're finished with this course, you will have the foundational knowledge to be able to hone your skills in interpreting data that crosses your network. Software required: Security Onion with netsniff-ng, tcpdump, and Wireshark.

Learning Objectives

  • Capturing Packets
  • Reading Packet Captures
  • IPv6 Packets
  • Encrypted Packets

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.