This course introduces protocol analysis. Topics include protocol analysis tools, TCP/IP concepts, Internet protocols, network traffic analysis, monitoring network traffic, network security protocol analysis, and understanding data flow through protocol analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to perform simple protocol analysis to determine baseline network performance and identify anomalies.
Introduction to TCP/IP
Basic IP Packet Structure
TCP/IP Protocols at the Data Link and Network Layers
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
TCP/IP Transport Layer
Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.