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Certified Network Defender

The 5-day program prepares network administrators on network security technologies and operations to attain Defense-in-Depth network security preparedness


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.


 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 course will significantly benefit network administrators, network security administrators, network security engineer, network defense technicians, CND analyst, security analyst, security operator and anyone who involves in network operations


The CND 312-38 exam can be conducted on the last day of training. Students must pass the exam on the ECC exam platform to get their certification.

Exam title: Certified Network Defender (ANSI)
Exam code: CND 312-38
Number of questions: 100 Interactive MCQ
Duration: 4 hours
Delivery: ECC exam


01: Computer Network and Defense Fundamentals
02: Network Security Threats, Vulnerabilities and Attacks
03: Network Security Controls, Protocols and Devices
04: Network Security Policy Design and Implementation
05: Physical Security
06: Host Security
07: Security Firewall Configuration and Management

COURSE PLAN (continued)

08: Secure IDS Configuration and Management
09: Secure VPN Configuration and Management
10: Wireless Network Defense
11: Network Traffic Monitoring and Analysis
12: Network Risk and Vulnerability Management
13: Data Backup and Recovery
14: Network Incident Response and Management


This course is also available as a self-study package in iClass. Ask your learning provider or contact us.