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