Kismet Wireless: Network Monitoring and Analysis (W72)


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Welcome to the In-Depth Course on Kismet Wireless! This comprehensive course is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of Kismet Wireless, a powerful open-source wireless network monitoring and analysis tool. Kismet allows you to capture, decode, and analyze wireless network traffic, making it an essential tool for network administrators, cybersecurity professionals, and wireless enthusiasts. Throughout this course, we will cover everything from the fundamentals of wireless networking.

  • Network Administrators
  • Cybersecurity Professionals
  • Penetration Testers
  • Wireless Researchers
  • IoT Device Developers
  • IT Professionals
  • Students and Enthusiasts
  • Industry Compliance Officers
  • Consultants and Freelancers\
  • Educators and Trainers

Why take it NOW?

Studying Kismet now remains relevant due to its continued significance in wireless network monitoring, security, and analysis. Evolving Wireless Landscape Network Security Concerns Compliance and Regulations Penetration Testing.

Why this course?

Incorporating Kismet into compliance efforts can provide a comprehensive view of wireless network security and activities. It enhances the ability to identify risks, monitor compliance, and demonstrate adherence to industry- specific regulations. However, it's important to note that while Kismet can be a valuable tool, compliance is a multifaceted process that requires a combination of tools, policies, and practices to achieve the desired level.

Course benefits:

What skills will you gain?​​ ​​​ ​​ ​ ​​​​​

  1. Installation and setup of Kismet on various operating systems.
  2. Navigation and basics of the Kismet user interface.
  3. Packet capture and decoding in wireless networks.
  4. Advanced features of Kismet, including GPS integration and remote server setup.
  5. Wireless network security practices using Kismet.
  6. Network optimization and troubleshooting using Kismet.
  7. Utilizing Kismet for penetration testing and research.
  8. Real-world applications of Kismet in different scenarios.
  9. Understanding future trends and emerging wireless technologies.
  10. Practical hands-on exercises and projects with Kismet.

What will you learn about?

By the end of the course, participants will have acquired a comprehensive skill set in wireless network monitoring and analysis using Kismet. They will be capable of effectively utilizing Kismet to enhance wireless network security, optimize network performance, and conduct wireless research. Additionally, participants will understand the real-world.

What tools will you use?

Software Tools:
1. Kismet Software: Participants will need the Kismet software installed on their computer. Kismet is available for various operating systems, including Linux, macOS, and Windows. For this course we will be using Kali Linux or Fedora.

2. Terminal or Command Prompt: A terminal or command prompt is essential for executing commands to install, configure, and run Kismet.

3. Text Editor: A text editor is useful for editing configuration files and taking notes during the course.

4. Virtualization Software (Optional): If virtual environments are used for the course, participants might need virtualization software, like VirtualBox or VMware, to set up virtual machines.

Hardware Components:
1. Computer: A computer with sufficient processing power and memory to run Kismet and perform packet capture and analysis.

2. Wireless Adapter: A compatible wireless network adapter capable of supporting monitor mode is essential for capturing wireless packets using Kismet.

3. Optional GPS Device: If participants want to explore Kismet's GPS integration feature, they can use a GPS device to map the geographical locations of wireless networks.

Resources and References:
1. Course Materials: Any course materials provided by the instructor, such as lecture slides, tutorials, and project guidelines.

Course general information: 


DURATION: 6 hours

CPE POINTS: On completion, you get a certificate granting you 6 CPE points. 

The course starts on the 9th of October 2023.

Course format: 

  • Self-paced
  • Pre-recorded
  • Accessible even after you finish the course
  • No preset deadlines
  • Materials are video, labs, and text

What will you need?


  • WirelessNetworkAdapter (supporting monitor mode)
  • KismetSoftware
  • TerminalorCommand


  • TextEditor
  • Optional:GPSDevice
  • InternetConnectivity
  • CourseMaterials(provided by the instructor)

What should you know before you join?

An entry-level expectation of knowledge for a course on Kismet Wireless might assume that participants have a foundational understanding of networking concepts and basic computer skills.




Module 0

Before the course

An introductory concept for a course on Kismet Wireless could be focused on understanding the basics of wireless networks and the role of monitoring tools like Kismet.

Module 1

Introduction to Wireless Networking

Wireless Fundamentals: Understanding the basics of wireless communication, including frequencies, channels, and modulation techniques.

  • WirelessProtocols: Exploring popular wireless standards, like 802.11a/b/ g/n/ac, and their differences.
  • WirelessSecurity: Discussing common security threats and vulnerabilities in wireless networks.

Module 2

Understanding Wi-Fi Antennas: Omni-directional vs. Directional

Wi-Fi antennas play a crucial role in determining the strength and quality of wireless signals in networks. They come in different types, with omni- directional and directional antennas being the two main categories. Each type has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, making the choice between them essential for optimizing wireless network.

  • Omni-Directional Antennas
  • Directional Antennas
  • Choosing the Right Antenna
  • WiFi Adapters

Module 3

Introduction to Kismet Wireless

Unlock the world of hidden signals using Kismet wireless.

Understanding Kismet: Overview of the Kismet Wireless tool, its historical development, and its significance in wireless network monitoring.

  • Installation and Setup: Step- by-step guide to installing and configuring Kismet on different operating systems.
  • Interface and Basics: Familiarizing participants with the Kismet user interface and fundamental functionalities.

Module 4

Utilizing Kismet

In this module we dive deep into the utilization of Kismet Wireless. We will explore several topics that will aid participants in a variety of industries.

  • Wireless Packet Capture and Decoding
  • Advanced Features of Kismet Wireless
  • Network Security with Kismet
  • Network Optimization and Troubleshooting
  • Kismet in Penetration Testing and Research


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