Tools of the Trade

Explore the uses of common information security technology and tools.

6 videos  //  78 minutes of training

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Course description

This course provides an introductory overview of various information security technologies and tools. It covers network devices and their security features.

Course syllabus

OS Utilities, Part 1Duration: 14:51

In this episode, Mike goes through the command-line utilities to view network traffic and traffic patterns.

OS Utilities, Part 2Duration: 14:09

In this episode, Mike demonstrates how to find the IP and MAC addresses of a host, as well as the DNS server.

Network ScannersDuration: 10:52

In this episode, Mike explores the tools to scan network machines.

Protocol AnalyzersDuration: 10:56

In this episode, Mike discusses how traffic is analyzed via a host computer.

SNMPDuration: 15:27

In this episode, Mike describes how the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) can make the lives of network administrators very, very easy.

LogsDuration: 11:15

In this episode, Mike explores the purposes and secrets of log files.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

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Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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