Laura Chappell’s
Wireshark Certified Network Analyst

June 14-16, Dominican University of California

Laura Chappell’s three-day WCNA Boot Camp class, held in conjunction with the Sharkfest’14 conference, focuses on the key areas covered in her most current version of the Wireshark Certified Network Analyst Exam (WCNA102.1). Students will review these key areas through labs, lecture, and sample open-grading exams.

+ Bootcamp Overview

Wireshark Certified Network Analyst Boot Camp — Know Your Stuff!

BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop)
Instructor: Laura Chappell

Full Course Description »

In this intense 3-day boot camp class, Laura reviews each topic listed on the Wireshark Certified Network Analyst Exam (WCNA) Certification InfoPak (July 2012; and focuses on topics designated as “key” for the certification exam.
To ensure competency, candidates will take self-graded practice exams and perform practice exercises throughout the course. Students must have Wireshark 1.10.x loaded on their laptops (USB drive required) to participate in practice exercises.

Suggested prerequisite knowledge/skills: Candidates should be comfortable with basic Wireshark functions and TCP/IP devices and configurations. The course is fast paced and we will not spend extensive time reviewing each topic. All access pass 1-year subscriptions are provided for follow-up training after the WCNA boot camp.

Training exercises include the following topics:

  • Performing key Wireshark functions
  • Analysis of various TCP/IP network communications
  • Troubleshooting the most common cause of network problems
  • Detecting network security breaches and reconnaissance processes

Worth over $1,000, the following items are provided to each candidate in this course:

  • Book: Wireshark Network Analysis: the Official Wireshark Certified Network Analyst Study Guide
  • All access pass 1-year subscription: Access to the self-paced online training and All Access Pass online events.
  • Coupon: WCNA exam voucher (Kryterion/WebAssessor)

+ Bootcamp Agenda

Full Course Description »

Day One (June 14, 2014): Key Topics in Sections 1-11

Section 1: Network Analysis Overview
Section 2: Introduction to Wireshark
Section 3: Capture Traffic
Section 4: Create and Apply Capture Filters
Section 5: Define Global and Personal Preferences
Section 6: Colorize Traffic
Section 7: Define Time Values and Interpret Summaries
Section 8: Interpret Basic Trace File Statistics
Section 9: Create and Apply Display Filters
Section 10: Follow Streams and Reassemble Data
Section 11: Customize Wireshark Profiles

Day Two (June 15, 2014) : Key Topics in Sections 12-22

Section 12: Annotate, Save, Export and Print Packets
Section 13: Use Wireshark's Expert System
Section 14: TCP/IP Analysis Overview
Section 15: Analyze Domain Name System (DNS) Traffic
Section 16: Analyze Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) Traffic
Section 17: Analyze Internet Protocol (IPv4/IPv6) Traffic
Section 18: Analyze Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMPv4/ICMPv6) Traffic
Section 19: Analyze User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Traffic
Section 20: Analyze Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) Traffic
Section 21: Graph IO Rates and TCP Trends
Section 22: Analyze Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCPv4/DHCPv6) Traffic

Day Three (June 16, 2014) : Key Topics in Sections 23-33

Section 23: Analyze Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Traffic
Section 24: Analyze File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Traffic
Section 25: Analyze Email Traffic
Section 26: Introduction to 802.11 (WLAN) Analysis
Section 27: Voice over IP (VoIP) Analysis Fundamentals
Section 28: Baseline "Normal" Traffic Patterns
Section 29: Find the Top Causes of Performance Problems
Section 30: Network Forensics Overview
Section 31: Detect Scanning and Discovery Processes
Section 32: Analyze Suspect Traffic
Section 33: Effective Use of Command-Line Tools

+ Reasons to Attend Bootcamp

Successful completion of the Wireshark Certified Network Analyst Exam indicates you have the knowledge required to capture network traffic, analyze the results, and identify various anomalies related to performance or security issues.