NetFlow Training Seminar: NetFlow University

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 Seminar: NetFlow University

Are you looking to attend a NetFlow training seminar or a NetFlow University?  There are two companies offering these types of courses and both offer Cisco CPE credits toward Cisco Certification.


The first course is an Advanced NetFlow Training course offered by Plixer.  The Agenda is as follows:

  • Troubleshooting the network with NetFlow
    • Optimizing BYOD & cloud services
    • NetFlow Sizing (NetFlow Calculator)
    • 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
  • 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
The Plixer class is not a sales pitch.  It covers what is possible with NetFlow as well as where the technology is going “The Future of NetFlow”. 

The second course “University of NetFlow” is offered by Lancope and is an introductory course on how to configure NetFlow.  It covers the basics:

  • Gain end-to-end visibility into all application and network traffic across physical and virtual networks
  • Gain real-time overview of network usage, network performance and host integrity
  • Identify what is actually happening on your network (when and by whom)
  • Pinpoint zero-day and unknown threats that bypass perimeter security
  • Demonstrate Faster Incident Resolution & detailed Forensic data
  • Demonstrate Compliance
  • Regain network visibility lost through MPLS migrations
  • Pro-actively monitor for threats impacting network performance and application availability
  • Profile hosts to specify allowed service usage and alarm on disallowed usage or out of profile conditions
  • Gain a better understanding of the impact of new application and service deployments


Both are hands on courses from successful companies.   If you have any questions, reach to our instructors, as they have experience with both courses. Learn more about Lancope Competitors.

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