This is a fundamental course that provides you with the knowledge that you need to use Wireshark 2.0 to capture packets on any network interface, and to display, navigate, and analyze this packet capture.
Capturing and analyzing network traffic data can be time-consuming and complex, but with this course, it doesn't have to be. In this course, Wireshark 2.0: Fundamentals, you'll learn how to capture and analyze the traffic that goes over your office and public networks through the data center. First, you'll learn how to install and use one of the world's most popular network package capture tools. Next, you'll discover the key features of Wireshark that will enable you to analyze your packet capture. Finally, you'll learn best practices when analyzing network traffic with Wireshark. By the end of the course, you'll be able to use Wireshark to easily capture and analyze network traffic.
Course Overview Hi everyone, my name is Dr. Avril Salter, and welcome to my course, Wireshark 2. 0: Fundamentals. I'm an independent consultant, and I've been working on network protocols for years and years and years, since I joined IBM back in the mainframe days before the days of TCP/IP when we had to write macro assembler code to get two machines to actually talk to each other. Today we live in this ever-increasing connected world. At work you use your computers, at home we have smartphones that turn on lights and check security. Next generation's smart cars are going to talk to each other to avoid collisions, and even our body today is reporting how many steps we walk and what our sleeping patterns are. In this course, you're going to learn how to capture and analyze the traffic that goes over your office network, through the data center, in your home, and even public networks. The major topics that we're going to cover will include how to install and use one of the world's most popular network packet capturing tools, you will learn how to use the key features of Wireshark that will enable you to analyze your packet captures, you will also learn best practices when analyzing network traffic with Wireshark. By the end of this course, you will know how to use Wireshark to capture and analyze network traffic. The course is just chock-a-block full of demonstrations that you'll be able to follow along with while you're actually capturing and analyzing your own network traffic. Before beginning this course, however, you should make sure that you're familiar with basic network concepts, things like the OSI model, and basic terms such as what is a protocol. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn how to capture and explore network traffic with Wireshark 2. 0 fundamentals course here at Pluralsight.