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The Sniffer Certification certifies your expertise in working with Sniffer Pro products and technologies. The network industry, your employer, clients and peers will recognize your Sniffer Certified Professional (SCP), Sniffer Certified Expert (SCE), or Sniffer Certified Master (SCM) credential as indication of the skills and knowledge you've gained through experience. Sniffer Certification shows that you are a network professional with the ability to successfully troubleshoot networks and implement solutions for your organization or client.

The Sniffer Certified Professional Program has been designed to enable you to:
 1. Identify your networking knowledge and skills
 2. Validate your capabilities to use the Sniffer Pro line of products
 3. Gain industry and organizational recognition
 4. Enhance your marketability as a networking professional

CNTLC Inc. provides training in the above courses.

1. Troubleshooting with the Sniffer Portable Network Analyzer (1T6-101) (SCP)
2. Ethernet Network Analysis and Troubleshooting (1T6-202) (SCE)
3. Microsoft Windows NT Network Analysis and Troubleshooting(1T6-313) (SCE)

Troubleshooting with the Sniffer Portable Network Analyzer (1T6-101) (SCP)
The topics covered by this exam include:
1. Introduction and Concepts
Describe the system requirements and supported interfaces of the Sniffer Portable
Network Analyzer suite
Relate the OSI Reference Model to a frame on the wire
Configure a Sniffer Portable local agent
Identify menu items and icons on the Toolbar and Status bar
Generate traffic with Packet Generator

2. Monitoring the Network
Use the Monitor applications to provide an accurate picture of network activity in
real time
Use the Monitor Applications to save historical records of network activity that
can be used later for traffic and fault analysis
Match each Monitor application with its common use
Use the Monitor applications to store statistical measurements and calculations
about network traffic

3. Troubleshooting the Network
Configure and enable alarms to immediately identify problems in the network
Start, stop, and save a Sniffer Portable capture
Use Sniffer Expert analysis to troubleshoot the network
Customize a Sniffer Portable capture session by using filters
Apply triggers to capture data at selected times or based on error conditions

4. Analyzing Network Issues
Use the Summary, Detail, and Hex views of the Decode window to examine
frames for potential errors or activity of interest
Set Display and Capture filters
Find and select frames in the trace
Work with Filtered (x) windows
Use the address book
Use Sniffer Portable windows and functions to do practical measurements

Sniffer Technologies’ SCE (Sniffer Certified Expert) certification is 
for “network professionals who can demonstrate an in-depth understanding
of Sniffer Technologies software.” This certification builds on the one-exam 
SCP (Sniffer Certified Professional) certification by allowing a candidate to 
become expert in more areas related to Sniffer products. Since the Sniffer 
products deal with network protocol analysis, candidates should have extensive 
experience in this specialized realm before attempting this mid level vendor-specific 

1T6-202 Ethernet Network Analysis and Troubleshooting (10, 100, 1000Mbps) course

1. Ethernet Overview
• Describe the Ethernet (802.3) specification
2. Ethernet Physical Layer
• Describe the responsibilities of the Physical Layer
• Determine when the physical characteristics of the Physical Layer have been
extended beyond the specifications
• Identify the features of Fast Ethernet
• Identify 100BaseT4, 100BaseTX, and 100BaseFX implementation requirements
3. Ethernet Operation: Half Duplex
• Describe details of the Ethernet protocol: the Data Link layer
• Distinguish between Ethernet Version 2, Novell Raw, 802.3, and 802.3 SNAP
frame format
• Describe the access method used in Ethernet
4. Ethernet Operation: Switching
• Identify characteristics and functions of switches
• Identify network configuration issues involving switches
• Identify characteristics of VLANs, and use the Sniffer Network Analyzer to
interpret VLAN information in frames
• Define the term “back pressure,” and identify back pressure frames in a trace file
5. Ethernet Operation: Full Duplex
• Identify the features of Full Duplex Ethernet
6. Troubleshooting Methodologies
• Use the Sniffer Expert symptoms and diagnoses to focus on network problems
• Identify and isolate failures in the network using the Sniffer Network Analyzer
7. Ethernet Sniffer Network Analyzer Hardware
• Attach the Sniffer to various Ethernet networks
• Describe the configuration and use of the Fast Ethernet Full Duplex pod
• Configure the Sniffer Full Duplex features

1T6-313 Microsoft Windows NT Network Analysis and Troubleshooting 

1. Microsoft Windows NT Overview
• Describe connectivity options of Windows NT 4
• Identify differences between Windows NT workstation (NTW) and Windows NT
server (NTS)
• Identify characteristics of a Windows NT Domain and a Windows NT Workgroup
• Identify characteristics of client-generated network traffic and server-generated
network traffic
2. NetBIOS
• Identify characteristics of NetBIOS network transports: DLC, IPX, and IP
• Describe NetBIOS naming conventions
• Identify typical NetBIOS session problems
3. Server Message Block
• Identify characteristics and functions of Server Message Block
4. WINS (Windows Internet Name Service)
• Identify characteristics and functions of Windows Internet Naming Service
• Identify differences between Domain Name Service (DNS) and Windows Internet
Naming Service (WINS)
• Describe Microsoft’s comprehensive name resolution process
5. Network Logon and the NETLOGON Protocol
• Identify Security Accounts Manager (SAM) database functions and updates
• Identify Netlogon frames and functions
6. Browsing and the BROWSER Protocol
• Identify the characteristics and functions of Microsoft Network Browsing
• Identify types of browsers and their roles
• Describe the browser election process
7. Printing
• Describe how data is sent to the print queue
8. Network Optimization
• Identify techniques for optimizing an NT network

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