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Best current books to learn Wireshark and Network Engineering

asked 2020-05-11 18:32:34 +0000

BlueBuddha108 gravatar image

updated 2020-05-11 18:36:18 +0000

Hello everyone,

What are the best books currently to learn Wireshark and Network Engineering.

Finding too much out of date stuff.

Appreciate the help!

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Can you better define your goal? WCNA? Helping others? Make your life easier?
For network - Comer, Stevens
Wireshark - the Chappell books can be frustrating till they are updated but lots of good material/labs. The Sanders book at NoStarch is a little more current and sometimes available in a Humble Bundle.

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2020-05-11 18:54:10 +0000 )edit

Thank you so much for the information. Looking more to start a career in network engineering. I've been working as an information security analyst, but want to do more network engineering work.

BlueBuddha108 gravatar imageBlueBuddha108 ( 2020-05-11 21:56:34 +0000 )edit

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answered 2020-05-11 20:23:16 +0000

Bob Jones gravatar image

Stevens' book on protocols is excellent. In my view, it's not about Wireshark - the value comes from knowing the protocols. Wireshark is just the tool that show what happened; it is knowing what was supposed to happen and comparing that provides for real problem solving.

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Awesome! Thank you for pointing me in this direction. Greatly appreciated!

BlueBuddha108 gravatar imageBlueBuddha108 ( 2020-05-11 22:05:48 +0000 )edit

answered 2020-05-11 18:53:33 +0000

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Try this one: Practical Packet Analysis, by Chris Sanders.

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Thanks! I will check it out.

BlueBuddha108 gravatar imageBlueBuddha108 ( 2020-05-11 21:57:13 +0000 )edit

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