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EC-COUNCIL CERTIFIED NETWORK DEFENDER (CND)

Train for Your CND Certification

EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND)

Cyber breaches are causing a far greater financial impact than ever before and, despite best efforts, many organizations are still being compromised.

The EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND) cyber security training program was developed as a result of extensive market research and surveys to give students a detailed understanding and the hands-on ability to act in real-life situations involving network defense.

This course instructs entry and junior level network security administrators on Defense-in-Depth network security preparedness. It covers the protect, detect, and respond approach to network security. Hands-on labs, based on major network security tools and techniques, give network administrators real-world experience on current network security technologies, and operations.

The included study kit provides over 10 GB of network security best practices, assessments, and protection tools. The kit also contains templates for various network policies and several white papers for additional learning.

This cyber security training is skills-based and lab intensive. It based on a job-task analysis and the cyber security education framework presented by the National Initiative of Cybersecurity Education (NICE). The course has been mapped to global job roles and responsibilities for Department of Defense (DoD) job roles for system and network administrators.

The CND cyber security certification will verify that students have the technical depth required to actively design a secure network for an organization.

This is the most comprehensive network defense course in the world! With 14 of the most current network security domains that anyone will ever want to know, this course is an exciting option for those planning to protect, detect, and respond to the network attacks.

Prerequisites for Certified Network Defender (CND) Training

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic internet usage skills
  • Basic IP addressing knowledge
  • Computer security knowledge and skills

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Course at a Glance

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BASE TRAINING PERIOD

5 Days

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IT CERTIFICATION

EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND)

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SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate level
Prior experience, skills, and/or courses required
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LIVE INSTRUCTOR

This course is available at any LQ campus

What You'll Learn

Certified Network Defender (CND) Course Objectives
  • Various network security controls, protocols, and devices
  • How to determine the appropriate location for IDS/IPS sensors, tuning IDS for false positives and false negatives, and configurations to harden security through IDPS technologies
  • How to implement secure VPNs for their organization
  • How to identify various threats to wireless networks and learn how to mitigate them
  • How to monitor and conduct signature analysis to detect various types of attacks and policy violation activities
  • How to perform risk assessment, vulnerability assessment/scanning through various scanning tools and generate detailed reports on it
  • How to identify the critical data, choose the appropriate backup method, media, and technique to perform the successful backup of organization data on a regular basis
  • How to provide first response to the network security incident and assist IRT team and forensics investigation team in dealing with an incident
  • How to troubleshoot their network for various network problems
  • How to identify various threats on the organization network
  • How to design and implement various security policies for their organizations
  • The importance of physical security and the ability to determine and implement various physical security controls for their organizations.
  • How to harden the security of various hosts individually in the organization’s network
  • How to choose appropriate firewall solutions, topology, and configurations to harden security through a firewall
Lesson 1-6:
  • Lesson 1
    • Computer network defense fundamentals
  • Lesson 2
    • Network security threats, vulnerabilities, & attacks
  • Lesson 3
    • Network security controls, protocols, & appliances
  • Lesson 4
    • Secure firewall configuration, deployment, & management
  • Lesson 5
    • Secure IDS configuration & management
  • Lesson 6
    • Secure VPN configuration & management
Lesson 7-12:
  • Lesson 7
    • Designing a secure network
  • Lesson 8
    • Network traffic signatures & analysis
  • Lesson 9
    • Monitoring & securing network traffic
  • Lesson 10
    • Network vulnerability scanning
  • Lesson 11
    • Monitoring and securing network traffic
  • Lesson 12
    • Network vulnerability scanning
Lesson 13-16:
  • Lesson 13
    • Host/system security
  • Lesson 14
    • Physical security
  • Lesson 15
    • Designing & implementation of network security policies
  • Lesson 16
    • Network incident response & management
  • Lesson 17
    • Network backup and disaster recovery
  • Lesson 18
    • Wireless network defense

 

 

Job Outlook

Potential IT Career Tracks:

Individuals who complete EC-Council Certified Network Defense (CND) training and certification qualify for the following and similar entry-level job roles:

  • Entry Level Network Administrators
  • Entry Level Network Security Administrators
  • Data Security Analyst
  • Junior Network Security Engineers
  • Junior Network Defense Technicians
  • Security Analysts
  • Security Operators

Example Median National Salary Range:

  • Data Security Analyst: $102,000 – $171,500*
Certified Network Defender Certification Training

*Robert Half 2018 Technology & IT Salary Guide

Learn In...

  • Dec 14 - Dec 18, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm MST
  • Jul 27 - Jul 31, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm MST
  • Jan 4 - Jan 15, 2021
  • 6:00pm – 10:00pm MST
Until it is deemed safe to return to the classroom, all of our courses are being delivered in a virtual, online format. The health, well-being, and safety of our students and colleagues is our top priority. We are monitoring the development of COVID-19 closely and adjusting our training offering accordingly
  • Dec 14 - Dec 18, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm MST
  • Jul 27 - Jul 31, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm MST
  • Jan 4 - Jan 15, 2021
  • 6:00pm – 10:00pm MST
Until it is deemed safe to return to the classroom, all of our courses are being delivered in a virtual, online format. The health, well-being, and safety of our students and colleagues is our top priority. We are monitoring the development of COVID-19 closely and adjusting our training offering accordingly
  • Dec 14 - Dec 18, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm CST
  • Jul 27 - Jul 31, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm CST
  • Jan 4 - Jan 15, 2021
  • 6:00pm – 10:00pm CST
Until it is deemed safe to return to the classroom, all of our courses are being delivered in a virtual, online format. The health, well-being, and safety of our students and colleagues is our top priority. We are monitoring the development of COVID-19 closely and adjusting our training offering accordingly
  • Dec 14 - Dec 18, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm CST
  • Jul 27 - Jul 31, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm CST
  • Jan 4 - Jan 15, 2021
  • 6:00pm – 10:00pm CST
Until it is deemed safe to return to the classroom, all of our courses are being delivered in a virtual, online format. The health, well-being, and safety of our students and colleagues is our top priority. We are monitoring the development of COVID-19 closely and adjusting our training offering accordingly
  • Dec 14 - Dec 18, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm EST
  • Jul 27 - Jul 31, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm EST
  • Jan 4 - Jan 15, 2021
  • 6:00pm – 10:00pm EST
Until it is deemed safe to return to the classroom, all of our courses are being delivered in a virtual, online format. The health, well-being, and safety of our students and colleagues is our top priority. We are monitoring the development of COVID-19 closely and adjusting our training offering accordingly

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