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.
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.