Wireshark 4– Intro to Ethical Hacking and Network Forensics Analysis Fundamentals


This course is for Networking, Government, and Security personnel that need to develop advanced packet investigation techniques by analyzing evidence, both Pcap-based and Open-source Intelligence-based, using Wireshark and other Open-Source Analysis tools. Successful completion of this course provides these individuals with a pathway into the field of Ethical Hacking and Forensics Analysis.

Recommended Prerequisites:

Wireshark 1 and Wireshark 2 or equivalent networking, forensic, Ethical Hacking, and knowledge and experience using Wireshark.


Ethical Hacking and Network Forensics Analysis combine the skills of capturing suspicious data and discerning suspicious patterns hidden within seemingly normal network traffic. This course provides the student with a set of investigation techniques focusing on the use of vendor-neutral, Open-Source Tools to offer insight into the following areas:

  • Specialized Ethical Hacking techniques, including reconnaissance scanning and recognizing Indicators of Compromise (IoC), suspicious data traffic reconstruction, and viewing hidden details.
  • Forensics Analysis fundamentals, data-mining, and an introduction to the science of Open-Source Intelligence collection and Network security principles, including encryption technologies and defensive configurations of network infrastructure devices.
  • Indication of Compromise (IoC) and threat recognition for a variety of network attack and exploit scenarios, including reconnaissance techniques, intrusion and exploit methodologies, Bot-Net threat recognition, as well as standard user protocol vulnerabilities, including many IP related Protocols such as IPv4/v6 / TCP, DNS/DNSSec, ARP, ICMPv4/v6, and an introduction to Voice / Video over IP and Wireless Networking technologies
  • Real-World examples are utilized throughout the course in conjunction with numerous hands-on exercises to provide field-proven, practical analysis skills. Attendees receive a student guide including multiple reference files, networking and forensics tools, and a library of reference documents.

5 days Classroom Instruction

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