National CAE Designated Institution
  • Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

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.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to TCP/IP
  • IP Addressing
  • Basic IP Packet Structure
  • TCP/IP Protocols at the Data Link and Network Layers
  • Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
  • IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
  • Autoconfiguration
  • Name Resolution
  • TCP/IP Transport Layer
  • Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6
  • Deploying IPv6
  • Securing TCP/IP

Framework Connections

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.

Feedback

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