Certified Network Defender (CND)

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 certification 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 guide of a committee of subject matter experts. This approach ensures that our exams offer academic difficulty, as well as, “real world” applications. 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 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%.

Course Outline

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

What will you learn?

  1. Network security management
  2. Network security policies and procedures
  3. Windows and Linux security administration
  4. Mobile and IoT device security
  5. Data security techniques
  6. Virtualization technology security
  7. Cloud and wireless security
  8. Risk assessment tools
  1. Basics of first response and forensics
  2. Indicators of Compromise, Attack, and Exposures (IoC, IoA, IoE)
  3. Threat intelligence capabilities
  4. Log management
  5. Endpoint security
  6. Firewall solutions
  7. IDS/IPS technologies
  8. Network Authentication, Authorization, Accounting (AAA)

And more!

Who Is It For?

CNDv2 is for those who work in the network administration/cybersecurity domain in the capacity of Network Administrator/Engineer, Network Security Administrator/Engineer/Analyst, Cybersecurity Engineer, Security Analyst, Network Defense Technician, Security Operator. CNDv2 is for all cybersecurity operations roles and anyone who looking to want to build their career in cybersecurity.

Suggested Duration:

5 Days (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to attempt EC-Council CND certification examination, the candidate has two options:

Attend Official Network Security Training by EC-Council:

If a candidate has completed an official EC-Council training either at an Accredited Training Center, via the iClass platform, or at an approved academic institution, the candidate is eligible to attempt the relevant EC-Council exam without going through the application process.

Attempt the Exam without Official EC-Council Training:

In order to be considered for the EC-Council CNDv2 exam without attending official network security training, the candidate must have at least 2 years of work experience in the Information Security domain and submit an eligibility application form along with a USD 100.00 non-refundable fee.

Training Options

iLearn (Self-Study)

This solution is a self- directed study environment to deliver EC-Council’s CNDv2 program in a streaming video format.

iWeek (Live Online)

This solution provides live, online, instructor led CNDv2 training, you can attend from anywhere with an internet connection.


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.