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Hands-On Traffic Analysis in Wireshark

This course provides an introduction to Wireshark and an analysis of some common protocols in Wireshark.

14 videos  //  105 minutes of training

Course description

Wireshark is probably the most commonly used tool for network traffic analysis and will be used throughout this learning path. This course introduces some of the useful features of Wireshark and shows what the protocols discussed in the previous course look like in practice and how the various layers work together to make networking possible.

Course syllabus

Introduction to WiresharkDuration: 7:27

Provides a brief introduction to the packet capture and analysis tool Wireshark.

Features of WiresharkDuration: 26:22

A screen capture demonstrating some of the useful features of Wireshark.

IP DemoDuration: 11:58

Examination of IP packets in Wireshark.

TCP DemoDuration: 8:28

Examination of TCP packets in Wireshark.

UDP DemoDuration: 4:40

Examination of UDP packets in Wireshark.

ICMP DemoDuration: 3:36

Examination of ICMP packets in Wireshark.

ARP DemoDuration: 5:39

Examination of ARP packets in Wireshark.

DNS DemoDuration: 8:53

Examination of DNS packets in Wireshark.

FTP DemoDuration: 5:24

Examination of FTP packets in Wireshark.

HTTP DemoDuration: 7:11

Examination of HTTP packets in Wireshark.

IRC DemoDuration: 3:47

Examination of IRC packets in Wireshark.

SMTP DemoDuration: 4:49

Examination of SMTP packets in Wireshark.

SSH DemoDuration: 3:19

Examination of SSH packets in Wireshark.

TFTP DemoDuration: 3:46

Examination of TFTP packets in Wireshark.

Meet the author

Howard Poston


Howard Poston is a cybersecurity researcher with a background in blockchain, cryptography and malware analysis. He has a master's degree in Cyber Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology and two years of experience in cybersecurity research and development at Sandia National Labs. He currently works as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He can be reached by email at or via his website at

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$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.