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Certified Network Defender Certification

The Certified Network Defender (CND) certification program focuses on creating Network Administrators who are trained on protecting, detecting and responding to the threats on the network. Network administrators are usually familiar with network components, traffic, performance and utilization, network topology, location of each system, security policy, etc. A CND will get the fundamental understanding of the true construct of data transfer, network technologies, software technologies so that the they understand how networks operate, understand what software is automating and how to analyze the subject material. In addition, network defense fundamentals, the application of network security controls, protocols, perimeter appliances, secure IDS, VPN and firewall configuration, intricacies of network traffic signature, analysis and vulnerability scanning are also covered which will help the Network Administrator design greater network security policies and successful incident response plans..

CND 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 purpose of the CND credential is to:

Validate the skills that will help the Network Administrators foster resiliency and continuity of operations during attacks.

About the Exam

  • Number of Questions: 100
  • Test Duration: 4 Hours
  • Test Format: Multiple Choice
  • Test Delivery: ECC EXAM
  • Exam Prefix: 312-38 (ECC EXAM)

Passing Score

In order to maintain the high integrity of our certifications exams, EC-Council Exams are provided in multiple forms (I.e. different question banks). Each form is carefully analyzed through beta testing with an appropriate sample group under the purview of a committee of subject matter experts that ensure that each of our exams not only has academic rigor but also has “real world” applicability. We also have a process to determine the difficulty rating of each question. The individual rating then contributes to an overall “Cut Score” for each exam form. To ensure each form has equal 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%.

CERTIFIED NETWORK DEFENDER PROGRAM

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Organizational focus on cyber defense is more important than ever as cyber breaches have a far greater financial impact and can cause broad reputational damage.

Despite best efforts to prevent breaches, many organizations are still being compromised. Therefore organizations must have, as part of their defense mechanisms, trained network engineers who are focused on protecting, detecting, and responding to the threats on their networks.

Network administrators spends a lot of time with network environments, and are familiar with network components, traffic, performance and utilization, network topology, location of each system, security policy, etc.

So, organizations can be much better in defending themselves from vicious attacks if the IT and network administrators equipped with adequate network security skills .Thus Network administrator can play a significant role in network defense and become first line of defense for any organizations.

There is no proper tactical network security training that is made available for network administrators which provides them core network security skills.

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Students enrolled in the Certified Network Defender course, will gain a detailed understanding and hands on ability to function in real life situations involving network defense. They will gain the technical depth required to actively design a secure network in your organization. This program will be akin to learning math instead of just using a calculator. This course gives you the fundamental understanding of the true construct of data transfer, network technologies, software technologies so that you understand how networks operate, understand what software is automating and how to analyze the subject material.

You will learn how to protect, detect and respond to the network attacks. You will learn network defense fundamentals, the application of network security controls, protocols, perimeter appliances, secure IDS, VPN and firewall configuration. You will then learn the intricacies of network traffic signature, analysis and vulnerability scanning which will help you when you design greater network security policies and successful incident response plans. These skills will help you foster resiliency and continuity of operations during attacks.

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The Most Comprehensive Network Defense Course in the World

This is the world’s most advanced Certified Network Defense course with 14 of the most current network security domains any individuals will ever want to know when they are planning to protect, detect, and respond to the network attacks.

About the ProgramAbout the ExamCourse OutlineWho Is It For?

About the Program

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 course is designed and developed after extensive market research and surveys.

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.

About the Exam

  • Exam title: CND
  • Exam code: 312-38
  • Number of questions: 100
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Availability: ECC Exam
  • Test Format: Interactive Multiple Choice Questions

Passing Score

In order to maintain the high integrity of our certifications exams, EC-Council Exams are provided in multiple forms (I.e. different question banks). Each form is carefully analyzed through beta testing with an appropriate sample group under the purview of a committee of subject matter experts that ensure that each of our exams not only has academic rigor but also has “real world” applicability. We also have a process to determine the difficulty rating of each question. The individual rating then contributes to an overall “Cut Score” for each exam form. To ensure each form has equal 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%.

CND Course Outline

Module 01: Computer Network and Defense Fundamentals.

Module 02: Network Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Attacks.

Module 03: Network Security Controls, Protocols, and Devices.

Module 04: Network Security Policy Design and Implementation.

Module 05: Physical Security.

Module 06: Host Security.

Module 07: Secure Firewall Configuration and Management.

Module 08: Secure IDS Configuration and Management.

Module 09: Secure VPN Configuration and Management.

Module 10: Wireless Network Defense.

Module 11: Network Traffic Monitoring and Analysis.

Module 12: Network Risk and Vulnerability Management.

Module 13: Data Backup and Recovery.

Module 14: Network Incident Response and Management.

Who Is It For?

  • Network Administrators
  • Network security Administrators
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Network Defense Technicians
  • CND Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Operator
  • Anyone who involves in network operations

Need Training?

EC-Council’s Official delivery platform includes your exam, iLabs (online labs) and gives you the most flexible options for training to fit your busy work schedule! With this option, you will not have to apply and prove 2 years IT Security experience to test.

Recent Feedback from CND Certified Members

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FAKHRUR RAZI, TALKS ABOUT RECEIVING THE C|ND CREDENTIAL AT THE BORN TO PROTECT PROGRAM
I have recently received the Certified Network Defender (C|ND) credential from EC-Council through an event held in Indonesia, ‘Born to Protect”, where the top 100 IT enthusiasts…

MUZAMMIL INSANI AL-FARUQI, TALKS ABOUT THE CERTIFIED NETWORK DEFENDER PROGRAM
Attaining my first certification from EC-Council as a Certified Network Defender (C|ND) was indeed an awesome experience. The program taught me how to detect and respond…

IVICA GJORGJEVSKI, HEAD OF IT DEPARTMENT AT DIRECTORATE FOR SECURITY OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION, SPEAKS ABOUT THE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE WITH EC-COUNCIL CND COURSE
My experience with EC-Council beginning from the first training in 2015, until now has been an excellent opportunity. The courseware and the training material, when compared…

MUHAMAD SHULKHAN, SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR DI KELANA INDONESIA, TALKS ABOUT THE C|ND
I have recently received the Certified Network Defender (C|ND) credential from EC-Council through an event held in Indonesia, ‘Born to Protect”, where the top 100 IT enthusiasts…

ANGGA A LANUMA, WEB PROGRAMMER, KAPANLAGI YOUNIVERSE, TALKS ABOUT THE C|ND
Attaining EC-Council’s Certified Network Defender (C|ND) credential was awesome. I really enjoyed because I have learned lot of new things which help my professional career…

PUTRA PRIBOWO TALKS ABOUT THE CERTIFIED NETWORK DEFENDER (C|ND) TRAINING PROGRAM
Being a student at the University of Lampung (Unila) and I had the urge to know about the computer and network security domain due to which I took up a job as a freelancer with…

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