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Top Free Resources To Learn Packet Trace

Top Free Resources To Learn Packet Trace

Packet trace is a low-level feature that is used for checking complex network issues and recording all the network traffic, which are passing through a specific interface. This feature can be used to understand the working of various networking devices, their use, what makes them different and their appropriate use in designing a network.

In this article, we list down 6 free resources on how to perform packet tracing in cybersecurity.

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1| Recording a Packet Trace (Blog)

The article Recording a Packet Trace helps you learn how to record a low-level trace of network traffic. This article explains how to record a packet trace on both platforms i.e. macOS and iOS. Here you will learn how to choose the correct interface, how to record and analyse a packet trace on a Mac, steps to set up iOS packet tracing as well as display and filter iOS interface information. The article also links to several other topics such as troubleshooting packet traces, recording a Wi-Fi packet trace and submitting a packet trace to Apple.

Source: Apple Blog  

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2| Packet Tracer Tutorial (PPT)

In this ppt, you will learn a practical demonstration of how packer tracer works. You will learn the step-by-step process of configuring packet tracer into PCs. Besides, you will have a hands-on experience on connecting and configuring the router, how Packet Tracer, the virtual networking simulation software is used to learn and understand various concepts in computer networks.   

Source: SlideShare

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3| Introduction to Packet Tracer (Course)

Developed by Cisco, Packet Tracer is a teaching and learning software and a tool which is easy to work with. This is a self-paced free course, which is designed for beginners with no prior networking knowledge. It teaches basic operations of the packet tracing tool with multiple hands-on activities and helping you to visualise a network. In this course, you will learn how to simulate data interactions travelling through a network, visualise the network in both logical and physical modes, and much more. 

Source: Cisco Blog

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4| Packet Tracer – Building a Small Network (Course)

This course is developed by the Cisco Networking Academy, where you will be introduced to the fundamentals concepts of computer networking. By completing this course, you will be able to understand how data networks work, define basic data networking terms, understand what is needed for devices to have network connectivity or Internet access, how to use the Cisco Packet Tracer simulation and modelling tool to build and test a small data network, how to identify the devices and component on your home network and other such.  

Source: Coursera

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5| How to use Wireshark to capture a packet trace (Blog)

Wireshark is a free and open-source tool, which allows packet traces to be captured, sniffed as well as analysed. In this blog, you will learn practical knowledge on how to start, configure and use Wireshark tool to capture a packet trace as part of troubleshooting a network/connectivity issue and how to obtain a packet trace suitable for analysis by Novell Support.

Source: Microfocus Blog

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6| Ultimate Guide to Packet Tracer (Blog)

In this guide, you will learn how Packet Trace works. You will also have a clear understanding of why one need to use Packet Tracer, configuring a router with Packet Tracer, how to configure the gateway in Packet tracer, what are the alternatives to Packet Tracer and other such.

Source: ITPRC Blog

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