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Network Security Analysis Using Wireshark, Snort, and SO

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Learn real technical skills from a real cybersecurity professional with 100% hands-on labs.

What you'll learn:
  • How to install and configure Virtualbox
  • How to install and configure Security Onion on Virtualbox
  • How to install and configure Kali Linux on Virtualbox
  • How to install and configure Metasploitable on Virtualbox
  • How to install and configure Wireshark
  • How to interpret Snort rules and analyze underlying packet captures
  • How to use Wireshark and Tcpdump to analyze malicious network traffic
  • How to use penetration testing / ethical hacking tools (Metasploit, Armitage, Burpsuite, Hydra, Nmap, etc.)

The labs in this courseare 100%hands-on and highly technical. Please be prepared to install and configure the necessary software to follow along. This will help you receive the maximum benefit of taking this course. The tools we will be using during this course are Wireshark, Tcpdump,Snort, Burpsuite, Nmap, Tcpreplay, Virtualbox and more. Operating Systems used will be Security Onion, Kali Linux, andMetasploitable. The operating systems and software utilizedare all completely free, and can be run on one system using Virtualbox.

We're also going to cover network security analysis with Wireshark and Tcpdump, intrusion detection system analysis withSnort and Squert, and ethical hacking and penetration testing with various tools onKali Linux. The industry standard tools and methodology utilized in this course will expose you to hands-on skills that are necessary as a network security analyst, and cybersecurity professional in general. The quizzes include written questions, and a mockincident response report based upon findings.

Here's an overview of the labs. Please note that labs 3 and 4 are broken down into two parts due to their length:

Lab 1:Installation/Configuration of Virtualbox and Security Onion

Lab 2:Analyzing Network Traffic - Malware Infection

Lab 3:Analyzing Network Traffic - Brute Force Attacks

Lab 4:Analyzing Network Traffic - Exploitation with Metasploit

Lab 5:Analyzing Network Traffic - Policy Violations

The written quizzes for this class are as follows (attached to Lab 2 and 3as text documents):

Quiz 1:Lab 2 Questions

Quiz 2:Lab 3 Questions

Taught by

Jesse Kurrus, M.S., OSCP, CEH, Security+, Linux+, Network+, CISSP


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