04 April

WildPackets Packet capture and analyzers: Is there a doctor in the house?

Here's this event's presentation: AnalyzingTodaysNetworks.pdf

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Is there a doctor in the house?

Protocol analyzers have been an important troubleshooting tool for network engineers in the last 30 years. But their importance and their role has change considerably in the last 10 years. Enterprises are starting to look at packet level analysis in a more proactive way since data networks have become mission critical to many businesses. Today’s presentation will discuss the role of protocol analyzers and how their use is changing the way network engineers monitor and resolve network issues.


Tom Jones

Tom Jones is currently a Professional Services Engineer for WildPackets. In addition to supporting sales teams for pre-sales customer visits, he conducts workshops and training sessions on their packet capture and analysis products. He also assists in installation and setup of purchased and evaluation products for customers.

Tom has taught a Networking Tract of eight classes offered multiple times each year at Cleveland State University Continuing Education Department. He has also been a Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI) and an Adjunct Faculty member at both Lorain County Community College and Cuyahoga County Community College for Cisco Academy classes and other computer network classes. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer (Electrical) and with certification from BICSI as an RCDD and also as a Network Transport Systems Specialist. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional and has completed the Network+ and Security+ Certifications from CompTIA. In addition to CCAI, Tom has achieved Cisco certifications for CCDA, CCNA, CCDP, CCNP, and Wireless LAN Support Specialist. He has achieved D-Link certifications for Wireless Networks, Network Switching, and Network Storage Systems. Tom has achieved Meru Wireless Sales and Engineer Certifications. He is a member of the Cleveland Chapter of InfraGard and also a member of CyberCops.


5:30 - 5:45: Registration and Networking

5:45 - 6:00: Sponsor

6:00 - 7:00: Discussion

7:15 - Room closes, After-Meeting Social



Mark Sendelbach





Davenport University

6191 Kraft Ave SE

Caledonia, MI

Sneden Hall Meeting Room 1/2/3 (Across from Auditorium)

Please remember to park in an E (Event) parking lot. We suggest section F, as identified on our Location page