Certified Network Defender (CND)
Network Security Training
Learn the skills that matter! EC-Council’s vendor-neutral network security certifications provide an unbiased approach to learning secure networking practices, as well as how to analyze and harden computing systems prevalent in the current IT infrastructure.
CND v2 has earned a reputation as the only program in the market that is 100% focused on network security and defense.
IT professionals need to be part of the cybersecurity ecosystem, especially in a post-COVID Digital Transformation era. If you think cybersecurity is the responsibility of cyber teams alone, think again!
Certified Network Defender v2 has been designed by industry experts to help IT Professionals play an active role in the Protection of digital business assets and Detection and Response to Cyber Threats, while leveraging Threat Intelligence to Predict them before they happen. CND is a network security course designed to help organizations create and deploy the most comprehensive network defense system.
Who Should Get Trained in Network Security?
Certified Network Defender v2 is recommended for individuals who have fundamental knowledge of networking concepts. It will also help individuals from the below mentioned job roles progress further in their career:
- Network Administrators
- IT Administrators
- Network Engineers
- Data Analysts
- Network Technicians
Next-Generation Network Security Training for IT Professionals
Skills Employers Love. Talent the Cyber World Needs.
|Module 01: Network Attacks and Defense Strategies|
|Module 02: Administrative Network Security|
|Module 03: Technical Network Security|
|Module 04: Network Perimeter Security|
|Module 05: Endpoint Security-Windows Systems|
|Module 06: Endpoint Security-Linux Systems|
|Module 07: Endpoint Security- Mobile Devices|
|Module 08: Endpoint Security-IoT Devices|
|Module 09: Administrative Application Security|
|Module 10: Data Security|
|Module 11: Enterprise Virtual Network Security|
|Module 12: Enterprise Cloud Network Security|
|Module 13: Enterprise Wireless Network Security|
|Module 14: Network Traffic Monitoring and Analysis|
|Module 15: Network Logs Monitoring and Analysis|
|Module 16: Incident Response and Forensic Investigation|
|Module 17: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery|
|Module 18: Risk Anticipation with Risk Management|
|Module 19: Threat Assessment with Attack Surface Analysis|
|Module 20: Threat Prediction with Cyber Threat Intelligence|
Who Is It For?
According to LinkedIn’s 2020 Emerging Jobs Report, Network Defender jobs are in high demand — and have been for the last 3 years! Globally, Network Administrators and Engineers are adding significant value to their jobs and salary by learning critical network security and network defense skills.
The following individuals can consider EC-Council’s Network Security Certifications as the next move in their career:
- Cisco or Microsoft Certified Network Administrator/Engineers
- Wireshark Certified Network Analyst
- SolarWinds Certified Professional
- Juniper Certified Network Professional
- Professionals with Comptia’s Network+/Security+ Certification
- University professors who are teaching cybersecurity courses
- IT professionals planning a career transition
- Students who wish to start a career in cybersecurity
Individuals who complete the CND v2 cybersecurity course qualify for the following entry-level job roles:
- Entry-level Network Administrators
- Entry-level Network Security Administrators
- Data Security Analyst
- Junior Network Security Engineer
- Junior Network Defense Technician
- Security Analyst
- Security Operator
This solution is a self- directed study environment to deliver EC-Council’s CNDv2 program in a streaming video format.
This solution offers you the opportunity to learn certified network defence from world-class instructors and collaboration with top information security professionals.
Training Partner (In Person)
CNDv2 “in-person” training is conveniently located in your area and offers you the benefit of learning with your peers and gaining real-world skills together.
Education Partner (In-Person or Online)
This solution offers CNDv2 through EC-Council Academia partner institutions and is for students enrolled in a college or university degree programs.
About the Exam
Number of Questions: 100
Test Duration: 4 hours
Test Format: Multiple Choice
EC-Council Certified Network Defender exams use multiple question banks in order to maintain the high integrity of our certification examinations. Each form is carefully analyzed through beta testing with an appropriate sample group under the guide of a committee of subject matter experts. This approach ensures that cyber defense certifications exams offer academic difficulty as well as real-world hacking experience.
We also have a process to determine the difficulty rating of each question. The individual rating contributes to an overall “cut score” for each exam form. To ensure that each form adheres to assessment standards, cut scores are set on a “per exam form” basis. Depending on which exam form is challenged, cut scores can range from 60% to 85%.
Clause: Age Requirements and Policies Concerning Minors
The age requirement for attending the training or the exam is restricted to any candidate that is permitted by his/her country of origin/residency.
If the candidate is under the legal age as permitted by his/her country of origin/residency, they are not eligible to attend the official training or eligible to attempt the certification exam unless they provide the accredited training center/EC-Council a written consent/indemnity of their parent/legal guardian and a supporting letter from their institution of higher learning. Only candidates from a nationally accredited institution of higher learning shall be considered.
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How CND v2 Will Build Your Career
An Adaptive Security Strategy
CND is an adaptive security strategy built on a 4-pronged approach — Protect, Detect, Respond, and Predict. This approach not only proves effective in responding to a network attack but stops them before they happen.
How You Will Benefit from CND v2
The end goal of Certified Network Defender (CND v2) is to help Blue Teams defend and win the war against network breaches in a post-pandemic world. The program is the ideal cyber defense course for organizations and individuals for the following reasons:
- Based on Common Job Role frameworks recognized by organizations around the world.
- ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 accredited Certification Program.
- Mapped to the NICE 2.0 framework.
- Focuses on latest technologies including Cloud, IoT, Virtualization and Remote Worker Threats, Attack Surface Analysis, Threat Intelligence, Software Defined Networks (SDN), and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), as well as docker, Kubernetes, and container security.
- Covers the latest tools, techniques, and methodologies used by top cybersecurity experts around the world.
Network Security Engineer Salary
Professionals who complete a network security program with skills in IT Security & Infrastructure, Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, and Network Security Management are correlated to above average pay, earning between $66,000 – $112,000 P.A.
The salary range depends on the job profile and experience. The further you progress, the more you’ll earn. The average network security engineer can earn $87,000 P.A. on an annual basis.