Network Troubleshooting and Tools

by Ross Bagurdes

Data networks are full of moving parts, interacting in complex ways. This course will teach you the tools and techniques required to troubleshoot a data network. Skills that are necessary for a network engineer.

What you'll learn

There are what feels like a near infinite number of moving parts in a data network, which means that when things go wrong, they often have cascading consequences that can prevent users from accessing the resources required to do their jobs. In this course, Network Troubleshooting and Tools, you will learn techniques and tools for troubleshooting broken network components. First, you will learn how to use command line utilities like ipconfig, ping, nslookup, Nmap, and netstat. Next, you will learn how to use Wireshark to capture and examine an unencrypted website. Finally, you will learn to use iperf to measure the bandwidth of an internal network and use Nmap to run a port scan on a remote server. By the end of this course, you will know-how to troubleshoot and track down network problems, which are critical skills you must have as an engineer.

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About the author

Ross has had a diverse career. He has a Structural Engineering degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering, but gave up the career shortly after graduating from college. Beginning in 1997, Ross began officially working in IT, implementing and supporting a paperless work order system for a Natural Gas Utility in Illinois. Since then, Ross has spent his years teaching and managing data networks. Ross spent 7 years at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, supporting and managing the large ... more

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