5 days


Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.

Course Description:

In this hands-on course, you will receive in-depth training on Wireshark® and basic communications analysis. You will develop a thorough understanding of how to use Wireshark efficiently to spot the primary sources of network performance problems.

Topics Covered:

  • Filter on keywords using wildcards and regular expressions
  • Filter on addresses, protocols, fields or traffic characteristics
  • Create custom columns for more efficient analysis
  • Find the source of delays with filters and coloring rules
  • Perform unattended captures with auto-stop conditions
  • Graph and compare user, subnet and application traffic
  • Reassemble and extract a file from captured traffic
  • Identify DNS and HTTP errors fast
  • Export important packet details to .csv format


A strong foundation in TCP/IP Networking

Course Materials

Course includes a student guide with 15 labs, example trace files, and the book “Wireshark 101: Essential Skills for Network Analysis – Second Edition: Wireshark Solution Series” by Laura Chappell.