Course Overview:

This course delivers the technical knowledge, insight, and hands-on training to receive in-depth knowledge on Wireshark® and TCP/IP communications analysis. You will learn to use Wireshark to identify the most common causes of performance problems in TCP/IP communications. You will learn about the underlying theory of TCP/IP and the most used application protocols, so that you can intelligently examine network traffic for performance issues or possible Indicators of Compromise (IoC).

Duration: 5 Days

Audience:

Anyone interested in learning to troubleshoot and optimize TCP/IP networks and analyze network traffic with Wireshark, especially network engineers, information technology specialists, and security analysts.

Course Prerequisites:

We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisite:
• Network+

Dates/Locations: No Events

Course Outline:

DAY ONE

Course Set Up and Analyzer Testing

Network Analysis Overview
Wireshark Functionality Overview
Capturing Wired and Wireless Traffic
Define Global and Personal Preferences for Faster Analysis
Defined Time Values and Interpret Summaries
Interpret Basic Trace File Statistics to Identify Trends
Create and Apply Display Filters for Efficient Analysis

DAY TWO

Follow Streams and Reassemble Data
Use Wireshark’s Expert System to Identify Anomalies
TCP/IP Analysis Overview
Analyze Common TCP/IP Traffic Patterns

DAY THREE

Graph I/O Rates and TCP Trends
802.11 (WLAN) Analysis Fundamentals
Voice over IP (VoIP) Analysis Fundamentals
Network Forensics Fundamentals

DAY FOUR

Detect Scanning and Discovery Processes
Analyze Suspect Traffic

DAY FIVE

Use Command‐Line Tools

Next/Related Courses:

 

 

Course Overview:

PowerShell is made for Security Operations (SecOps) automation on Windows. SecOps requires automation in order to scale out security changes and monitoring beyond a handful of hosts. For example, when a vulnerability must be remediated but there is no patch for it yet, automation is needed to quickly and consistently enact the changes necessary. PowerShell “remoting” is encrypted remote command execution of PowerShell scripts in a way that can scale to thousands of endpoints and servers.

Imagine being able to hunt for indicators of compromise across thousands of machines with just a few lines of PowerShell code. Or imagine having the local Administrator account password reset every night on thousands of endpoints in a secure way, and being able to retrieve that password securely too.

We will show you to do these tasks and more. Transcription logging for forensics, strong encryption code signing, application whitelisting of scripts, IPSec port control, and Just Enough Admin (JEA).

As more and more of our systems are moved up to the cloud, PowerShell will become even more important. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Hyper-V and VMware already support PowerShell administration for many tasks.

Attendees to TN-963: Windows Security Automation with PowerShell will receive TechNow approved course materials and expert instruction.

Date/Locations:

No Events

Duration: 3 days

Course Objectives:

Day One
PowerShell Overview and Tips

    • Getting started running commands
    • Using and updating the built-in help
    • Execution policies
    • Fun tricks with the ISE graphical editor
    • Piping .NET and COM objects, not text
    • Using properties and methods of objects
    • Helping Linux admins feel more at home
    • Aliases, cmdlets, functions, modules, etc.
    • Customizing your profile script

What Can We Do With PowerShell

    • PowerShell remote command execution
    • Fan-out remoting and security
    • File copy via PowerShell remoting
    • Capturing the output of commands
    • Parsing text files and logs with regex patterns
    • Searching remote event logs faster with XPath
    • Mounting the registry as a drive
    • Exporting data to CSV, HTML and JSON files
    • Parsing and mining nmap port scanner XML output
    • Running scripts as scheduled jobs
    • Pushing out scripts through Group Policy
    • Importing modules and dot-sourcing functions
    • http://www.PowerShellGallery.com

Write your own scripts

    • Writing your own functions
    • Passing arguments into your scripts
    • Function parameters and returning output
    • Flow control: if-then, do-while, foreach, switch
    • The .NET Framework class library: a playground
    • How to pipe data in/out of your scripts

Day Two
Continuous Secure Configuration Enforcement

    • How to use Group Policy and PowerShell together
    • Automate with INF security templates
    • How to customize INF templates
    • Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM)
    • SECEDIT.EXE scripting
    • Building an in-house security repository for SecOps/DevOps
    • NSA’s Secure Host Baseline GPOs

Group Policy Precision Targeting

    • Managing Group Policy Objects (GPOs) with PowerShell
    • LSDOU, Block Inheritance, Enforced GPOs
    • Group Policy permissions for targeting changes
    • ADMX templates for mass registry editing
    • Deploying PowerShell startup and logon scripts
    • WMI item-level targeting of GPO preferences
    • GPO scheduled tasks to run PowerShell scripts
    • Remote command execution via GPO (not remoting)
    • Empowering the Hunt Team to fight back!

Server Hardening for SecOps/DevOps

    • Server Manager scripting with PowerShell
    • Adding and removing roles and feature
    • Remotely inventory roles, features, and apps
    • Why Server Nano or Server Core
    • Running PowerShell automatically after service failure
    • Service account identities, passwords, and risks
    • Tools to reset service account passwords securely

Day Three
PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)

    • DSC is Configuration Management built in for free
    • Using DSC for continuous reinforcement of settings
    • Writing your own DSC configuration scripts
    • Free DSC resource modules: www.PowerShellGallery.com
    • How to push DSC configurations to many targets
    • DSC background job processing in push mode
    • Examples: sync files, install roles, manage groups
    • Auditing a remote target against a DSC MOF template
    • “ApplyAndAutoCorrect” mode for continuous enforcement

PowerShell Just Enough Admin (JEA)

    • JEA is Windows sudo, like on Linux
    • JEA is Windows setuid root, like on Linux
    • Restricting commands and arguments
    • Verbose transcription logging
    • How to set up and configure JEA
    • Privilege Access Workstations (PAWs)

PowerShell and WMI

    • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service
    • What is WMI and why do hackers abuse it so much?
    • Using PowerShell to query WMI CIM classes
    • WMI authentication and traffic encryption
    • Inventory operating system versions and installed software
    • WMI remote command execution versus PowerShell remoting
    • PowerShell security best practices
    • PowerShell transcription logging to catch hackers

Prerequisites:

  • GSEC or equivalent experience
  • UNIX, Windows, Networking, and Security Experience
  • This is a hands-on skill course requiring comfort with command line interaction and network communications

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Course Overview: PA-243: Palo Alto Networks Firewall Debug and Troubleshoot is a three-day course on how to troubleshoot the full line of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls. Students will receive hands-on experience troubleshooting the security, networking, threat prevention, logging, and reporting features of the Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS® operating system. Upon completion of this class, students will have an in-depth knowledge of how to troubleshoot visibility and control over applications, users, and content. This is not a virtualized theoretical course.  This is hands-on, real world instruction, directly relevant to the DoD and Commercial implementations of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls.

Each student is issued a physical Palo Alto firewall and a Cisco layer 3 switch at their desk.  Real hardware per student for real experience and real skill development.  TechNow provides a very comprehensive client infrastructure that includes Windows, Linux, and multiple packet sniffer agents.

The instructor for this course has been a lead in Unix kernel development to implement firewall and intrusion detection technologies. Additionally, the instructor has taught several security appliance products and carries several SANS, ISC2, ISACA, Cisco, Unix, and Windows certifications.

Attendees to the PA-243: Palo Alto Networks Firewall Debug and Troubleshoot (EDU-311) Training Course will receive TechNow approved course materials and expert instruction.

Dates/Locations: No Events

Duration: 3 days

Course Objectives:   Students attending this foundational-level training course will gain an in-depth knowledge of how to configure and manage their Palo Alto Networks firewall, including hands-on experience in configuring the security, networking, threat prevention, logging, and reporting features of the Palo Alto Networks Operating System (PAN-OS).

Day 1

  • Module 0 – Introduction & Overview
  • Module 1: Troubleshooting
    • Methodology
  • Module 2: Platform
    • Comparisons When
    • Troubleshooting
  • Module 3: Flow Logic
  • Module 4: Administration
    • Troubleshooting

 

 

Day 2

  • Mod 5: Layer 3
    • Troubleshooting
  • Mod 6: Policy
    • Troubleshooting
  • Mod 7: User-ID™
    • Troubleshooting

Day 3

  • Mod 8: VPN
    • Troubleshooting
  • Mod 9: GlobalProtect™
    • Troubleshooting
  • Mod 10: Performance
    • Troubleshooting

 

Prerequisites:

This course is in no way associated with Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

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Course Overview:  PA-232: Palo Alto Networks Panorama Manage Multiple Firewalls (EDU-221) Training Class is a two-day course.  Students attending this course will gain an in-depth knowledge of how to configure and manage their Palo Alto Networks Panorama Management Server.  Upon completion of this course, administrators will understand the Panorama server’s role in managing and securing their overall network.  Network professionals will learn to use Panorama’s aggregated reporting to provide them with a holistic view of a network of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls.  This is not a virtualized theoretical course.  This is hands-on, real world instruction, directly relevant to the DoD and Commercial implementations of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls.

Each student is issued a physical Palo Alto firewall and a Cisco layer 3 switch at their desk.  Real hardware per student for real experience and real skill development.

TechNow provides a very comprehensive client infrastructure that includes Windows, Linux, and multiple packet sniffer agents.  The instructor for this course has been a lead in Unix kernel development to implement firewall and intrusion detection technologies.  Additionally, the instructor has taught several security appliance products and carries several SANS, ISC2, ISACA, Cisco, Unix, and Windows certifications.

Attendees to the PA-232: Palo Alto Networks Panorama Manage Multiple Firewalls (EDU-221) Training Course will receive TechNow approved course materials and expert instruction.

 

Dates/Locations: No Events

Duration: 2 days

Course Objectives:   Students attending this foundational-level training course will gain an in-depth knowledge of how to configure and manage their Palo Alto Networks Panorama Management Server.

Day 1

  • Module 0 – Introduction & Overview
  • Mod 1: Overview
    • Panorama Solution
    • Deployment Design
  • Mod 2: Initial Configuration
    • Interface Configuration
    • Setup Configurations
    • Device Deployment
    • Configuration Management
  • Mod 3: Templates
    • Templates Overview
    • Common Organization
    • Strategies
    • Configuring Templates
  • Mod 4: Device Groups
    • Device Groups
    • Objects
    • Policies
    • Device Group Commit

 

Day 2

  • Mod 5: Administration
    • Admin Roles and Access
    • Control
    • Commit Procedure
  • Mod 6: Logging and
    • Reporting
    • Logging
    • Application Command
    • Center
    • App-Scope
    • Correlation Objects
    • Reports
  • Mod 7: Log Collectors
    • Plan a Log Collection
    • Deployment
    • Distributed Data Collection
    • Log Deployment
    • Configure Dedicated Log
    • Collector
    • Managed Collector Groups
  • Mod 8: Business Continuity
    • Panorama High Availability
    • Collector Group
    • Redundancy
    • Export Configuration
    • Disk Installation

 

Prerequisites:

This course is in no way associated with Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

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Course Overview: PA-212: Palo Alto Networks Firewall Configure Extended Features (EDU-205) Training Class is a two-day course that teaches students to configure and manage the entire line of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls. Students also will be instructed on the basics of implementing and managing GlobalProtect™ and active/ active high availability. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of how to optimize their visibility and control of applications, users, and content.  This course prepares the student for Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE).  Through hands-on training, students learn high end skills of how to integrate Palo Alto next-generation firewalls into their network infrastructure.  This is not a virtualized theoretical course.  This is hands-on, real world instruction, directly relevant to the DoD and Commercial implementations of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls.

Each student is issued a physical Palo Alto firewall and a Cisco layer 3 switch at their desk.  Real hardware per student for real experience and real skill development.  TechNow provides a very comprehensive client infrastructure that includes Windows, Linux, and multiple packet sniffer agents.

This course sets up the foundation for the three day course PA-243: Palo Alto Networks Firewall Debug and Troubleshoot (EDU-311). The instructor for this course has been a lead in Unix kernel development to implement firewall and intrusion detection technologies.  Additionally, the instructor has taught several security appliance products and carries several SANS, ISC2, ISACA, Cisco, Unix, and Windows certifications.  Attendees to the PA-212: Palo Alto Networks Firewall Configure Extended Features (EDU-205) Training Course will receive TechNow approved course materials and expert instruction.

 

Dates/Locations: No Events

Duration: 2 days

Course Objectives:   Students attending this foundational-level training course will gain an in-depth knowledge of how to configure and manage their Palo Alto Networks firewall.  Students also will be instructed on the basics of implementing and managing GlobalProtect™ and active/ active high availability. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of how to optimize their visibility and control of applications, users, and content.

Day 1

  • Module 0 – Introduction & Overview
  • Mod 1: Advanced Interface
    • Configuration
    • Advanced NAT
    • Policy-Based
    • Forwarding
    • Routing Protocols (OSPF)
  • Mod 2: App-ID™ –
    • Custom Applications
    • Defining New Application Signatures
    • Application Override
  • Mod 3: Advanced Content-ID™
    • Custom Threat Signatures
    • Data Filtering
    • DoS Protection
    • Botnet Report
  • Mod 4: Advanced User-ID™
    • Terminal Server Agent
    • Captive Portal
    • XML API

Day 2

  • Mod 5: Quality of Service
    • Configuring Quality of Service
  • Mod 6: GlobalProtect™
    • Implementation of GlobalProtect
    • Install and Configure Portal, Gateway, and Agents
  • Mod 7: Monitoring and Reporting
    • Log Forwarding
    • SNMP
    • Reporting
  • Mod 8: Active/Active High Availability
    • Configuring Active/Active HA

 

Prerequisites:

This course is in no way associated with Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

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