Packet Analysis with Wireshark Analyzer (PAW)

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About this Course

Packet Analysis with Wireshark Analyzer (PAW) is a 2 day Fast Lane course designed to give you a basic understanding of how to use the Wireshark Analyzer with all features and functions. The PAW training class reinforces the instruction by providing you with hands-on labs.

Who should attend

Network administrators, network managers and all technical staff who are responsible for planning, implementing, and ensuring high performance operation of their data networks.

Class Prerequisites

Basic understanding of Network Fundamentals and TCP/IP operation.

What You Will Learn

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Master the Wireshark user interface and configuration
  • Selecting measuring point and measuring technique
  • Collecting and evaluating network statistics
  • Identifying probable causes

Outline: Packet Analysis with Wireshark Analyzer (PAW)

Module 1: Overview Network Analysis

  • Overview Wireshark & Ethereal
  • Special Capture Hardware
  • Installation and first capture

Module 2: User interface and Navigation

  • View Panes
  • Toolbar and Statusbar
  • Decode and Hexview
  • Column Configuration
  • Searching in Tracefiles
  • Using Display Filters
  • Capture to Disk and Ring buffer Capture
  • Capture Filters
  • Open, Save, Export, Print for captured network data

Module 3: Additional Configuration and command line tools

  • Name resolution: MAC, Network, Service
  • GeoIP localization of IP addresses
  • Colorization of packets with specific attributes
  • TCP Protocol Reassembly for reconstructing content
  • Wireshark Peculiarities: Checksum errors, wrong frame size readings
  • Configuration profiles for keeping multiple settings
  • Command line tools: tshark, mergecap, editcap, dumpcap

Module 4: Functions and Statistics

  • Baselining the network
  • Summary Statistics
  • Endpoint List, Conversation List
  • Protocol Hierarchy
  • TCP Stream Graphs and Round Trip Time
  • I/O Graph and Flow Graph
  • The Wireshark Expert
  • Service Respone Time Statistics

Module 5: Analysis Fundamentals

  • Network, Server, Cient or Application
  • Procedures to track down Problems
  • Planning captures
  • Point of Capture: HUB, SPAN
  • Response Time, Overhead, Throughput

Module 6: Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Bottom-Up vs. Top-Down
  • Proving the Opposite
  • Correcting Problems
  • Typical Network Problems Overview
  • Application Design Errors
  • Application Types: Throughput, Transaction, Stream
  • Performance Parameters
  • Measuring Bandwidth
  • Response Times, Delay
  • TCP Turns


  • Searching in a tracefile
  • Display Filter
  • TCP Paket Reassembly
  • TCP Graphs
  • Throughput and Overhead
  • Case Study
Classroom Training

Duration 2 days

  • United States: US$ 1,795
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Online Training

Duration 2 days

  • United States: US$ 1,795
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