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Why You Should Take CND Training:

The EC-Council Certified Network Defender program prepares network administrators for 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.

TrainACE offers CND-Certified Network Defender Training at our two locations in Greenbelt, MD and Ashburn, VA.

When you take the CND-Certified Network Defender training, you will gain a detailed understanding and hands-on ability to function in real life situations involving network defense. You will gain the technical knowledge required to design a secure network in your organization. This course will give 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 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 on 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.

Audience and Prerequisites:

Candidates should have experience with cybersecurity fundamentals to get the most out of this training.

Exam and Certification Requirements:

Exam Title: CND
Exam Code: 312-38
Questions: 100
Length: 4 Hours
Test Format: Interactive Multiple Choice Questions

Related Careers:

  • Network Technician
  • Jr Network Administrator
  • Network Security Administator
  • Network Engineer

Skills and Concepts:

  • Computer Network Defense Fundamentals
  • Network Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Attacks
  • Network Security Controls, Protocols, and Devices
  • Network Security Policy Design and Implementation
  • Physical Security
  • Host Security
  • Secure Firewall Configuration and Management
  • Secure IDS Configuration and Management
  • Secure VPN Configuration and Management
  • Wireless Network Defense
  • Network Traffic Monitoring and Analysis
  • Network Risk and Vulnerability Management
  • Data Backup and Recovery
  • Network Incident Response and Management


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