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CCNA Cyber Ops: Malware analysis using ELSA and PCAP Files Course

CCNA Cyber Ops: Malware analysis using ELSA and PCAP Files Course

Learn how to get PCAP files, use the tcpreplay command, and use ELSA to normalize. summarize, and aggregate logs

What you’ll learn

CCNA Cyber Ops: Malware analysis using ELSA and PCAP Files Course

  • How to use the tcpreplay command

  • Where to download PCAP files

  • What is ELSA

  • How to do log normalization with ELSA

  • Learn How to do log summarization with ELSA

  • How to do log aggregation with ELSA


  • Basic Knowledge of TCP/IP.
  • Basic Knowledge of Cyber Security concepts.
  • Network+ or CCENT/ICND1 level knowledge is recommended, but not required.


It is estimated that there will be about

1.5 million unfilled jobs in cyber security by the year 2020

. A more recent statistic increased this number for

cyber security unfilled jobs to be 3.5 million by the year 2021

. In addition, a recent article highlights

Cisco Systems intention to become a cyber security force

. For these reasons, Cisco created the

CCNA Cyber Ops certification

, which can become one of the

most certifications in demand in the near future

. Furthermore, Cisco created a

scholarship program

for this certification, which emphasis its importance.

In this course, you will learn about the


that you can use for

your study of the CCNA Cyber Ops certification

. Learning the theory side is important, but the

hands on

side is more important, since the main purpose of your study is to apply your knowledge in


, and since your

hands on

will enforce your theory knowledge. You can not teach someone how to drive a car by showing him or her how to do it, but you have to let him

try and practice

how to do that.

Furthermore, showing you hands on labs and how to use tools without teaching you how to

create these labs and install these tools,

might not give you the

ultimate benefit

from your study. For this reason, I have created this course to teach you how to

create your own home labs

and to understand the

core usage


important features

of the tools used in them. I believe in the saying: “

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime


If you have access to online labs, such as that offered by Cisco through their scholarship, you still need to know how to create your own home labs to

continue practicing and experimenting,

which is what this course will help you to achieve


On the other hand, this course will prepare you to go through these

online labs quickly, and with confidence

, since you will be familiar with the tools used in them.  And not just online labs, but any other

hands on Cyber Ops


like what I intend to

publish in the near future


In this course, you will learn about how to use the


command, and where to download PCAP files that can be used with this command to recreate network packets in order to practice with malware analysis using ELSA. You will go through the steps of log normalization,log summarization, and log aggregation.

I hope that you will join me in this course and start your

Cyber security journey. Happy learning


Who this course is for:

  • CCNA Cyber ops students who want to learn how to build their home labs and use Cyber Security Ops tools for study and in production.

  • Beginner to Pro in Excel

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