from where  can I get best packet analysis videos and study material

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I want to attain deep knowledge on packet analysis of different protocols and the procedures and tips and tricks to work on packet analysis tool like wireshark or packet tracer etc, from where can I get the Best study material or Videos or anything about this online. Please suggest me any websites for that.

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I love the tutorials and learning YouTube has..

You may find what you need there...

Bill BachPresident and Btrieve Guru

Laura Chappell has written some of the best tutorials, going alll the way back to the Novell LANalyzer software. Her book series, available at, is simply one of the best you can find.
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Fomr Wireshark:

Larua Chappell's books are good.  However doing "network trouble shooting" is sort of like doing "medical diagnosis."  It is a very generic term that 99% of the time really is looking at something else related to networking that is very specific (HTTP, SMB, DRDA, telnet, ftp, ssh, ect).

First, "network" is a generic term and could mean tons of things.  Today the term "network administrator" is still used to describe somebody who manages and maintains Windows servers, which other than they use the network really have nothing to do with networking.

Is there something more specific you want to be able to look at?  I have used Wireshark to look at HTTP server issues, which requires basic knowledge of HTTP.  If you are guru in SMB/Samba/CIFS, then looking at HTTP is like somebody who is fluent in French looking at German.
I second Chappell University. Laura has free Wireshark basics classes (there are a series of 3 that she has been repeating about monthly - see - 101, 201 and 202 ) so you can get a 'taste' of what her online classes are like before paying for an All Access Pass.

Gerald Combs (Ethereal and Wireshark's author) is usually online with Laura to answer questions during the live events, too.

The newest course list I see for the All-Access Pass videos is (from 26 May 2011).
Besides the online classes/seminars (All-Access Pass = 1 year of all-you-can-watch for $699),
she has also published a comprehensive (800 pages!) Wireshark study guide and an exam prep guide.

See also

Her videos on DVD (when you can find them) retail for $300 each, by the way.
e.g. Wireshark Network Forensics and Security.

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