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Dec 10 2008   1:33PM GMT

Did you see this? – Latest Laura Chappell Newsletter

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Discount Codes – Nmap Book – Wireshark Certification Status – Global Knowledge – Movie Update – Virtual Conference Survey


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  • 25% off on Wireshark University Self-Paced Courseware (code WSU1208)
  • $500 off already discounted price on Laura Chappell Master Library (code LCML1208)

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Fyodor Releases Nmap Book

Gordon “Fyodor” Lyon, the creator of the must-have tool, Nmap, has released the long-awaited title “Nmap Network Scanning”. This 468-page book ( is a required reading for anyone securing a network. I was thankful that Fyodor sent me a pre-release copy of the book, which was a blessing since the content was more in-depth than I’d hoped for. Chapters define scan variations, OS fingerprinting techniques, tips and tricks and the newly-developed ZenMap, the graphic front end for Nmap. “Nmap Network Scanning” should be front and center on your desk for months and years to come! Thanks, Fyodor!

Wireshark Certification Status

Final beta tests are underway for a planned January 2009 release of the long-awaited Wireshark Certification test. The Wireshark Certification Information Packet (WCIP) should be out at the beginning of the year (sign up to receive the document at know you’ve waited a long time for the certification and I appreciate your patience – it took me a lot longer to get the questions together and ensure we could deliver via the Internet.

Global Knowledge Signed as Wireshark Authorized Training Partner

We are thrilled to sign on Global Knowledge as our North American Wireshark University Authorized Training Partner. In Q1 2009, two new Wireshark courses release – the first course focuses on Wireshark basic through advanced functionality and in-depth review of TCP/IP communication patterns (CORE 1). The second course delves into troubleshooting and network forensics with the Wireshark Certification Vouchers included in the course price (CORE 2). More course information will be put on before end of year.Read the press release.

The Only Thing Slower than This Network is Hollywood!

Well, folks… after hearing about the ‘movie’ project for a few years now, you’re probably thinking the darn thing isn’t going to make it out there. You’re probably right, but one more step was checked off last week – the script was finalized. The writers, Joe D’Ambrosia and Tom Teves (Murray Hill 5 Productions) gave me the near-shocking news on Friday. If you don’t know these guys, check out the “Dead Rocker” (appropriate for kids) at I kinda figured out who the murderer was (at least I knew what the main clue was) after watching a second time. Can you/your kids figure it out?

Happy Holidays to All! [Oh… and if you checked out the movie link…no, I’m not a spy and no, my kids don’t play soccer.]

Laura Chappell

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