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Snort Training Course Outline

Introduction to Snort

  • Getting Started
  • Sniffer and Packet Logger Mode
  • Network Intrusion Detection System Mode
  • Packet Acquisition
  • Reading pcap Files
  • Basic Output
  • Tunneling Protocol Support
  • Control Socket

Configuring Snort

  • Includes
  • Preprocessors
  • Decoder and Preprocessor Rules
  • Event Processing
  • Performance Profiling
  • Output Modules
  • Host Attribute Table
  • Dynamic Modules
  • Reload a Snort Configuration
  • Multiple Configurations
  • Active Response

Writing Snort Rules

  • Rules Headers
  • Rule Options
  • Payload and Non-Payload Detection Options
  • Post-Detection Rule Options
  • Writing Good Rules

Introduction to Dynamic Modules

  • Data Structures
  • Required Functions

Snort Development

  • Submitting Patches
  • Snort Data Flow
  • Unified2 File Format
  • Buffer Dump Utility

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There are no prerequisites to attend this course.


Anyone interested in learning the basic working of Snort can attend this course. This course is well-suited for:

  • Security and Network Administrators
  • Security Consultants
  • Security Professionals

Snort Training Course Overview

Snort is an open-source network intrusion detection system (IDS) that looks at network traffic in real-time and logs packets for performing a thorough analysis. It is useful for developers who are working on different types of system troubleshooting. Snort uses a rule-based language and performs protocol analysis. This Snort Training is designed to provide knowledge of how Snort works.

In this Snort Training, delegates will get a detailed understanding of standard alert output, packet acquisition, and snort memory statistics. Delegates will learn how to run snort as a daemon and configure signal value. In addition, delegates will gain knowledge of different preprocessors like SMTP, POP, IMAP, and FTP/Telnet pre-processor.

During this 1-day training, delegates will be introduced to general rule options, payload detection rule, non-payload detection, and post-detection rule options. Delegates will learn about how to write good rules, optimise rules, and test numerical values. Post completion of this training, delegates will gain knowledge of snort data flow, unified2 file format, and buffer dump utility.

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  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


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Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

What our customers are saying

Frequently asked questions


Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
There are no prerequisites to attend this course.
Anyone interested in learning the basic working of Snort can attend this course. This course is well-suited for: Security and Network Administrators, Security Consultants, Security Professionals.
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 1 day.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for Snort Training certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1795
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for Snort Training.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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