WildPackets Academy, the training division of
WildPackets Inc. is now offering Web-delivered protocol analysis training in addition to its current roster of public and on-site classes. Two of the classes offered are “Troubleshooting Your Apple Network with EtherPeek,” and “AppleTalk, AppleShare IP and Mac OS X Protocol Analysis Methods.”
“We’re very excited to be introducing our most popular ‘Network Troubleshooting Methods’ class as well as two brand new classes via this increasingly popular delivery medium,” said Anita Lenk, WildPackets’ director of Training.
Classes that typically require three days in the classroom are presented in two and a half-hour segments, spanning five days, she said. Students log in through a WebEx conference, using their browser to follow along with the presentation and live EtherPeek use. The instructor interacts in real-time with students, answering questions and demonstrating EtherPeek operations.
At the end of each day’s segment, students continue to work through hands-on exercises on their own. The instructor remains on-line for one hour after the class to answer any questions that may arise. Information on the classes or WildPackets Academy is available at the Academy Web site. Discounts are available to enterprises with multiple attendees for the same Web-delivered class.
WildPackets’ packet analyzer EtherPeek is a software-based LAN analyzer. EtherPeek is designed to make the complex tasks of troubleshooting and debugging mixed-platform, multi-protocol networks easy. Key features include multiple capture windows, real-time and post capture advanced “AND”, “OR” and “NOT” packet filtering, plug-ins for packet analysis, decoding with support for all major protocol suites, ProtoSpecs technology for delineation of packet type, automatic name resolution, a “Make Filter” command, real-time utilization statistics, HTML traffic statistics output, enhanced protocol definitions and more.
EtherPeek for Macintosh requires a PCI-based Power Mac, 32MB of free RAM, Mac OS 8.6 or later (including Mac OS X), and an EtherPeek-supported Ethernet interface. The EtherPeek Training Bundle is $2,500. A one-year maintenance subscription is $300; two years costs $500.