Certified Network Defender (CND)

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Certified Network Defender (CND)

Price: $1,899 Self-Paced Online

Prerequisites: Microsoft Certified Professional or at least 1 year network administration experience.


This program is offered via streaming video and self-paced online lab work using the iLabs platform.All of the same modules taught in the live courses are recorded and presented in a streaming video format and the student can set their own learning pace.

The Certified Network Defender (CND) is a vendor-neutral, hands-on, instructor-led comprehensive network security certification training program. It is a skills-based, lab intensive program based on a job-task analysis and cybersecurity education framework presented by the National Initiative of Cybersecurity Education (NICE). The course has also been mapped to global job roles and responsibilities and the Department of Defense (DoD) job roles for system/network administrators.

The program prepares network administrators on network security technologies and operations to attain Defense-in-Depth network security preparedness. It covers the protect, detect and respond approach to network security. The course contains hands-on labs, based on major network security tools and techniques which will provide network administrators real world expertise on current network security technologies and operations. The study-kit provides you with over 10 GB of network security best practices, assessments and protection tools. The kit also contains templates for various network policies and a large number of white papers for additional learning.

This program is presented in cooperation with EC-Council, a global leader in InfoSec Cyber Security certification programs.

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Course Outline:

  • Computer Network and Defense Fundamentals Response & Handling
  • Network Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Attacks
  • Network Security Controls, Protocols, and Devices
  • Network Security Policy Design and Implementation
  • Physical Security
  • Host Security
  • Secure Firewall Configuration and Management
  • Secure IDS Configuration and Management
  • Secure VPN Configuration and Management
  • Wireless Network Defense
  • Network Traffic Monitoring and Analysis
  • Network Risk and Vulnerability Management
  • Data Backup and Recovery
  • Network Incident Response and Management
Program Highlights

1 year access to instructor-led training modules with streaming video presentations and practice simulators

1 year access to the official e-courseware

6 month access to the online lab environment access (iLabs)

Certificate of completion

Certification exam voucher

Related Exam

Exam Name: CND 312-38

Number of Questions: 100

Test Duration: 4 Hours

Test Format:  Multiple Choice

All EC-Council exams are available at the ECC Exam Center

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