Servers, WLANs, and Sharks. Oh My!
**This post is originally from 3/25/21**
This week has been pretty hectic as far as school is concerned. I created 4 different servers; 2 of them being Domain Controllers and add 6 other roles and features to get them all connected. It was actually an incredibly fun project because it proved to myself that I really do understand the basics of Windows Server 2016.
Then I delved into a few .pcaps and got my first insight into Wireshark. That is such an incredible tool that allows you to capture and dissect network traffic. I was recommended to a book titled Practical Packet Analysis 3rd edition by Chris Sanders. If you are looking for a comprehensive guide on Wireshark, I highly recommend this book. It goes into great detail about reading pcap files and even has example files that you can download and examine yourself. Its technically written like a textbook but with much more laidback and easy to understand feel.
Finally I learned the basics of setting up wireless LAN networks. It is similar but also very different from configuring switches and routers for wired networks. This semester has been challenging but I am so proud of myself for learning and understanding the concepts.
I have been thinking of what certification I want to get after I finish testing for my COMPTIA A+ and I have decided to get my CCENT. So stay tuned for my progress reports on that.
Thanks for reading and I’ll be sure to add some pics in future posts!