NetFlow Training Schedule for 2012

Michael Patterson : Advanced NetFlow Traffic Analysis
Michael Patterson
Founder and Product manager for Plixer's Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer as well as Flow Analytics.

NetFlow Training Schedule for 2012

The 2012 NetFlow Training Schedule has been posted and the agenda looks to provide a thorough overview on what is possible with NetFlow and IPFIX technologies. Some NetFlow seminars are really a sales pitch to push the vendor solution.  This NetFlow training course focuses on the latest Cisco Flexible NetFlow exports as well as the industry trend toward IPFIX.  

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This course is not limited to Cisco and includes VMware NetFlow training as well as flows exported from Palo Alto, SonicWALL and other firewalls.

The agenda covers:

8:30 - 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast 9:00 - 10:15 am Welcome and Introductions

  • Introduction to Cisco NetFlow, IPFIX & sFlow
  • What devices support NetFlow and IPFIX
  • Methods of collection and distribution

10:15 - 10:30 am Break / Networking 10:30 - 11:45 am NetFlow Impact on the Network/Devices

  • Troubleshooting the network with NetFlow
    • Optimizing BYOD & cloud services
    • Finding specific traffic by leveraging filters
    • Leveraging identity aware flow data
    • Network Access Translation
    • Cisco ASA, Catalyst Switches, ISRs and other hardware vendors
  • Internal network threat detection with NetFlow
    • Tuning behavior algorithms (e.g. DDos, Excessive SYNs, etc.)
    • Creating custom monitors
    • Hunting through the data, finding a breach, where did it come from?
    • Tracking all lateral movements of a threat
    • IP host reputation monitoring
    • Event correlation and setting notifications
  • NetFlow replication
    • Scaling NetFlow collection
    • Distributed collection
    • Flow deduplication and stitching

11:45 - 1:00 pm Lunch

  • Lunch provided by Plixer International

1:00 - 4:30 pm Hands-on NetFlow Lab

  • Configure Flexible NetFlow
  • Generate traffic within the lab
  • View resulting NetFlow reports and alerts
  • Leveraging new NetFlow and IPFIX technologies
    • NBAR2
    • Performance Monitoring (Medianet)
    • Performance Routing
    • Performance Agent
    • Smart Logging Telemetry
    • Cisco TrustSec
  • Q&A

2:00 - 2:15 pm Break / Networking 4:30 pm Dismissal

This NetFlow class is offered in the following Cities:

  • Washington DC
  • Houston, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Tampa, FL
  • San Jose, CA
  • Salt Lake, UT
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Edison, NJ
  • Detroit, MI
  • Raleigh, NC

Come learn from the experts in NetFlow as this cause is taught by Tom Pore, Adam Powers (formerly of Lancope) and Michael Patterson.

This class covers some of the basics of NetFlow right up to the latest and greatest in Flexible NetFlow and IPFIX.

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