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 1Wireshark Functionality
Unit 1Wireshark Introduction 
Unit 2Wireshark GUI 
Unit 3Wireshark Main Menu 
Unit 4Wireshark Capture Interface Options 
Unit 5Wireshark Performance Optimization 
Unit 6Wireshark Capture Filters 
Unit 7Wireshark Protocol-Addresses Capture Filters 
Unit 8Wireshark Advanced Capture Filters 
Unit 9Customize User Interface Settings 
Unit 10Custom Capture Preference 
Unit 11Names Resolution Preference 
Unit 12Colorize Traffic Preferences 
Unit 13Temporary Colors 
Unit 14Packet Time Reference 
Unit 15Additional Time Columns and Summary 
Unit 16Statistics (Protocols – Conversation) 
Unit 17Statistics (Endpoint – Packet Lengths) 
Unit 18Statistics (IO Graph - Udp Streams - IPv4) 
Unit 19Display Filters - Basics 
Unit 20Display Filters - Saved Filters and Right Click Creation 
Unit 21Display Filters - Conversations_Endpoint - Comparison Operators 
Unit 22Display Filters - Field Existence and Byte Content 
Unit 23Display Filters - Keywords 
Unit 24TCP Streams 
Unit 25Profiles 
Unit 26Annotation and Saving 
Unit 27Export Menu 
Unit 28Save Packet Bytes and Packet Dissection 
Unit 29Expert Info 
Module 2TCP/IP Network Communications
Unit 1TCP-IP Port Number - Network Name Resolution 
Unit 2Route - MAC Resolution 
Unit 3Domain Name System 
Unit 4DNS Problems 
Unit 5DNS Dissection 
Unit 6Address Resolution Protocol 
Unit 7ARP Packet Structure 
Unit 8Internet Protocol 
Unit 9IP Packet Structure 
Unit 10IP Filtering 
Unit 11Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) 
Unit 12ICMP Problems 
Unit 13ICMP Packet Structure 
Unit 14User Datagram Protocol 
Unit 15UDP Problems and Packet Structure 
Unit 16Transmission Control Protocol 
Unit 17TCP – Sequential Management 
Unit 18TCP Packet Loss 
Unit 19TCP Problems 
Unit 20TCP Packet Structure 
Unit 21TCP Filtering 
Unit 22TCP Preferences 
Unit 23Basic Graphs 
Unit 24Advanced IO Graphs 
Unit 25Traffic Trend Comparison in IO Graphs 
Unit 26Round Trip Time and Throughput Rates 
Unit 27TCP Sequence Numbers 
Unit 28TCP Window Size Issues 
Module 3Network Services
Unit 1Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol 
Unit 2DHCP Problems 
Unit 3DHCP Packet Structure 
Unit 4DHCP Statistics and Filters 
Unit 5Hypertext Transfer Protocol 
Unit 6HTTP Problems 
Unit 7HTTP Packet Structure 
Unit 8HTTP Filtering 
Unit 9HTTP Statistics 
Unit 10HTTPS Communications 
Unit 11File Transfer Protocol 
Unit 12FTP Problems and Packet Structure 
Unit 13Email Traffic – Post Office Protocol 
Unit 14POP Packet Structure and Filtering 
Unit 15Email Traffic – Simple Mail Traffic Protocol 
Unit 16SMTP Packet Structure and Filtering 
Module 4Wireless Networking
Unit 1WLAN Capturing Modes and Decrypting 
Unit 2WLAN Header Settings 
Unit 3802.11 Traffic Basics 
Unit 4802.11 Traffic Basics 
Unit 5802.11 Frame Control Field 
Unit 6Voice Over Internet Protocol 
Unit 7VoIP Problems 
Unit 8SIP and RTP Traffic 
Unit 9VoIP Playback 
Module 5Network Baselines and Security
Unit 1Baseline Traffic Pattern (Broadcast/Multicast, Protocols/Applications) 
Unit 2Baseline Traffic Pattern (Boot Up - VoIP) 
Unit 3Troubleshoot Performance Problems 
Unit 4Slow Processing Time 
Unit 5Packet Loss, Misconfiguration and Redirections 
Unit 6Payload Sizes, Congestion and Faults 
Unit 7Network Forensics 
Unit 8Handle Evidence and Unusual Traffic Patterns 
Unit 9Detect Scanning and Discovery Processes 
Unit 10TCP Scan 
Unit 11UDP and IP Scan 
Unit 12Idle Scan and ICMP Traceroute 
Unit 13Application mapping, OS Fingerprint and IP spoofing 
Unit 14Vulnerabilities, Malformed Packets and Dark Addresses 
Unit 15Flood, Clear text password and unusual applications 
Unit 16Route Redirection, ARP Poisoning and TCP Splicing 
Unit 17Command Line Tools 
Module 6Exams
Unit 1Exam 1 
Unit 2Exam 2 
Unit 3Exam 3 
Unit 4Exam 4