Laura Chappell (the Viral Bitgirl) has announced that Sharkfest 09 registration is open and all registered attendees get a FREE AIRPCAP ADAPTER (US $198)! Sharkfest is the Developer/User Conference for Wireshark and it is sponsored by CACE Technologies and Wireshark University. Laura will be there with new, hot (or cool, if you prefer) topics, trace files, case studies and hands-on labs. Register today at Sharkfest.09 to get your free AirPcap adapter. [Dates: June 16-18, 2009-registration and BBQ on June 15th]
Laura has also announced that Chappell University is open for registration. Subscription-level service will be open soon. Chappell University is an affordable, on-demand, online training system to maintain and enhance IT skills in the area of analysis, troubleshooting and security. Some of the content includes two lab workbooks with over 100 lab exercises using Wireshark to spot network problems, security breaches, and analyze normal and abnormal TCP/IP communications. There are video answers to all the lab exercises. In addition, there’s an extensive trace file respository and additional WLAN, VoIP, bot-infections, application, etc., trace files will be added each quarter. Check out the new YouTube Channel for Chappell University and the video “Ethical Hacking with NetScanTools Pro: Tutorial on ARP Scanning to Discover All Local Hosts” (even those hidden behind firewall applications).
If you have never experienced training presented by Laura, this is your chance to get very in-depth, easy to understand technical training. Sure, some of the stuff may cost a little, but she has tons of free stuff out there also. The paid content is definitely worth it. I have her Master Library (pre-dates the new Chappell University) and I still refer to the content occasionally to refresh my skills in network analysis.
Thanks for reading and let’s continue to be good network citizens!