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Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Network Traffic Analysis

  • Overview of network traffic analysis
  • Importance of packet capture and analysis
  • Introduction to Wireshark

Module 2: Wireshark Basics

  • Installing and configuring Wireshark
  • Capturing network traffic
  • Analyzing captured packets

Module 3: Understanding Protocols

  • Overview of common network protocols (TCP, UDP, ICMP, etc.)
  • Analyzing protocol headers
  • Identifying protocol behavior

Module 4: Filtering and Display Options

  • Filtering network traffic in Wireshark
  • Customizing packet display
  • Using colorization and packet marking

Module 5: Advanced Protocol Analysis

  • Deep dive into specific protocols (HTTP, DNS, FTP, etc.)
  • Analyzing protocol-specific behaviors
  • Identifying and analyzing encrypted traffic

Module 6: Analyzing Network Traffic Patterns

  • Identifying normal network traffic patterns
  • Detecting and analyzing anomalies
  • Using statistics and graphs for analysis

Module 7: Troubleshooting with Wireshark

  • Using Wireshark for network troubleshooting
  • Identifying network performance issues
  • Analyzing packet loss and latency

Module 8: Wireshark Tips and Tricks

  • Advanced Wireshark features and plugins
  • Tips for efficient packet analysis
  • Best practices for using Wireshark in real-world scenarios


  • Quizzes at the end of each module to assess understanding
  • Practical exercises involving packet capture and analysis
  • Final project requiring students to analyze a real-world network issue using Wireshark

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