Wireshark Tutorial

Wireshark is a free and open-source packet analyzer (packet sniffer/network sniffer). It is used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development, and education. It is used to baseline network performance, plan for upgrades, troubleshoot network issues and detect security violations.

Download Wireshark for free by clicking on the link. You can install Wireshark on a virtual machine on your PC and do all of the labs. Included are Wireshark WCNA practice tests.

This course has been completely revised and updated in order to prepare you for the Wireshark Certified Network Analyst (WCNA) certification.

  • WCNA Certification Exam

Wireshark Certification Training

Wireshark is the best known packet sniffing software and best of all you can download Wireshark for free.

Wireshark is used to baseline network performance, fault find, detect hacking attacks, find network traffic bottlenecks and much more. It provides deep level packet information which you can pass to vendors to report bugs or create reports for company management to make a case for network upgrades.

Our Wireshark tutorial course takes you through every feature of the software and prepares you for the Wireshark certification exam if you want to take it. You go through every menu option and display feature so that, by the end of the course you reach expert level.

Having the Wireshark certification on your resume will open doors other certifications cannot. It proves you have a deep understanding of TCP/IP, protocols, services and troubleshooting. It will allow you to quickly find faults and determine the correct resolution for network issues.

We take you by the hand and guide you through the entire WCNA exam syllabus. Included are more than $400 worth of practice exams, advanced multi-protocol labs, real-world and exam tricks and tips and to guarantee your success come exam day.

This course is 100% hands-on training. If you want to learn Wireshark please visit our sister website howtonetwork.com.

Take this course if you:

  • Are or want to become a network engineer
  • Have to troubleshoot network issues for your job role
  • Have an upcoming interview for an IT job
  • Want a deep dive into how protocols and services work
  • Want a prestigious certification which will make you stand out from the crowd
  • Want to pass the Wireshark certification exam
  • Want Wireshark WCNA practice tests
  • Want to dramatically improve your hands-on networking skills
Module 1 Wireshark Functionality
Unit 1 Wireshark Introduction  
Unit 2 Wireshark GUI  
Unit 3 Wireshark Main Menu  
Unit 4 Wireshark Capture Interface Options  
Unit 5 Wireshark Performance Optimization  
Unit 6 Wireshark Capture Filters  
Unit 7 Wireshark Protocol-Addresses Capture Filters  
Unit 8 Wireshark Advanced Capture Filters  
Unit 9 Customize User Interface Settings  
Unit 10 Custom Capture Preference  
Unit 11 Names Resolution Preference  
Unit 12 Colorize Traffic Preferences  
Unit 13 Temporary Colors  
Unit 14 Packet Time Reference  
Unit 15 Additional Time Columns and Summary  
Unit 16 Statistics (Protocols – Conversation)  
Unit 17 Statistics (Endpoint – Packet Lengths)  
Unit 18 Statistics (IO Graph - Udp Streams - IPv4)  
Unit 19 Display Filters - Basics  
Unit 20 Display Filters - Saved Filters and Right Click Creation  
Unit 21 Display Filters - Conversations_Endpoint - Comparison Operators  
Unit 22 Display Filters - Field Existence and Byte Content  
Unit 23 Display Filters - Keywords  
Unit 24 TCP Streams  
Unit 25 Profiles  
Unit 26 Annotation and Saving  
Unit 27 Export Menu  
Unit 28 Save Packet Bytes and Packet Dissection  
Unit 29 Expert Info  
Module 2 TCP/IP Network Communications
Unit 1 TCP-IP Port Number - Network Name Resolution  
Unit 2 Route - MAC Resolution  
Unit 3 Domain Name System  
Unit 4 DNS Problems  
Unit 5 DNS Dissection  
Unit 6 Address Resolution Protocol  
Unit 7 ARP Packet Structure  
Unit 8 Internet Protocol  
Unit 9 IP Packet Structure  
Unit 10 IP Filtering  
Unit 11 Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)  
Unit 12 ICMP Problems  
Unit 13 ICMP Packet Structure  
Unit 14 User Datagram Protocol  
Unit 15 UDP Problems and Packet Structure  
Unit 16 Transmission Control Protocol  
Unit 17 TCP – Sequential Management  
Unit 18 TCP Packet Loss  
Unit 19 TCP Problems  
Unit 20 TCP Packet Structure  
Unit 21 TCP Filtering  
Unit 22 TCP Preferences  
Unit 23 Basic Graphs  
Unit 24 Advanced IO Graphs  
Unit 25 Traffic Trend Comparison in IO Graphs  
Unit 26 Round Trip Time and Throughput Rates  
Unit 27 TCP Sequence Numbers  
Unit 28 TCP Window Size Issues  
Module 3 Network Services
Unit 1 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol  
Unit 2 DHCP Problems  
Unit 3 DHCP Packet Structure  
Unit 4 DHCP Statistics and Filters  
Unit 5 Hypertext Transfer Protocol  
Unit 6 HTTP Problems  
Unit 7 HTTP Packet Structure  
Unit 8 HTTP Filtering  
Unit 9 HTTP Statistics  
Unit 10 HTTPS Communications  
Unit 11 File Transfer Protocol  
Unit 12 FTP Problems and Packet Structure  
Unit 13 Email Traffic – Post Office Protocol  
Unit 14 POP Packet Structure and Filtering  
Unit 15 Email Traffic – Simple Mail Traffic Protocol  
Unit 16 SMTP Packet Structure and Filtering  
Module 4 Wireless Networking
Unit 1 WLAN Capturing Modes and Decrypting  
Unit 2 WLAN Header Settings  
Unit 3 802.11 Traffic Basics  
Unit 4 802.11 Traffic Basics  
Unit 5 802.11 Frame Control Field  
Unit 6 Voice Over Internet Protocol  
Unit 7 VoIP Problems  
Unit 8 SIP and RTP Traffic  
Unit 9 VoIP Playback  
Module 5 Network Baselines and Security
Unit 1 Baseline Traffic Pattern (Broadcast/Multicast, Protocols/Applications)  
Unit 2 Baseline Traffic Pattern (Boot Up - VoIP)  
Unit 3 Troubleshoot Performance Problems  
Unit 4 Slow Processing Time  
Unit 5 Packet Loss, Misconfiguration and Redirections  
Unit 6 Payload Sizes, Congestion and Faults  
Unit 7 Network Forensics  
Unit 8 Handle Evidence and Unusual Traffic Patterns  
Unit 9 Detect Scanning and Discovery Processes  
Unit 10 TCP Scan  
Unit 11 UDP and IP Scan  
Unit 12 Idle Scan and ICMP Traceroute  
Unit 13 Application mapping, OS Fingerprint and IP spoofing  
Unit 14 Vulnerabilities, Malformed Packets and Dark Addresses  
Unit 15 Flood, Clear text password and unusual applications  
Unit 16 Route Redirection, ARP Poisoning and TCP Splicing  
Unit 17 Command Line Tools  
Module 6 Exams
Unit 1 Exam 1  
Unit 2 Exam 2  
Unit 3 Exam 3  
Unit 4 Exam 4