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Wireshark for Basic Network Security Analysis
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Wireshark for Basic Network Security Analysis

Taught in English

Menna ElSharkawy

Instructor: Menna ElSharkawy

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Intermediate level

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2 hours
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Only available on desktop
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4.4

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What you'll learn

  • Learn how to troubleshoot with Wireshark, capture Traffic and analyze already captured Traffic. Know how to use Display and Capture Filters.

  • Generate, Capture and analyze RADIUS, DNS, HTTP and Telnet unencrypted Traffic. Decrypt also the RADIUS encypted password.

  • Generate, Capture then analyze SSH and HTTPS encrypted Traffic. Decrypt HTTPS Traffic in Wireshark.

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Intermediate level

Recommended experience

2 hours
Learn at your own pace
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Only available on desktop
Hands-on learning
4.4

(222 reviews)

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Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Using Wireshark and most of its functionalities: capturing some network traffic that is flowing through your machine now and analyzing captured network traffic by opening a stored capture file.

  2. Generating and capturing RADIUS Traffic, analyzing and viewing it in Wireshark. Knowing what the RADIUS Architecture consists of and decrypting the encrypted password using Wireshark.

  3. Knowing the basics about HTTP, and knowing the difference between Wireshark’s Filters. Connecting to an HTTP Server and initiate a Basic HTTP Authentication and capturing its Traffic on Wireshark.

  4. Initiating an HTTP Form-based authentication, capturing it in Wireshark and analyzing it so you can see the username and password clearly. Also Capturing DNS Traffic.

  5. Knowing how Telnet works, starting a Telnet Session with a remote Device using Powershell, capturing its traffic in Wireshark and analyzing it from the Security perspective.

  6. Opening a SSH Session, capturing the traffic and comparing it with the Telnet's. Capturing traffic based on the host and how to see different conversations that have happened in a certain Capture.

  7. Generating and capturing HTTPS Traffic, also decrypting captured HTTPS Traffic in Wireshark.

Recommended experience

The learner should be familiar with the basics of Networking to be able to complete this Project.

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Menna ElSharkawy
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    Follow along with pre-recorded videos from experts using a unique side-by-side interface.

  • No downloads or installation required

    Access the tools and resources you need in a pre-configured cloud workspace.

  • Available only on desktop

    This Guided Project is designed for laptops or desktop computers with a reliable Internet connection, not mobile devices.

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