MasterClass Network Defender Program

MasterClass Network Defender Program

Here at MasterClass, we have designed a Network Defense program that trains network administrators in network security technologies and operations and teaches students how to master the core skills to build a solid cybersecurity skill set.

Students will learn to examine the traffic that traverses networks at the packet and binary level and to build a solid knowledge of the lowest layers of the network. You will learn to master the TCP/IP protocal as well as essential UNIX and Linux survival skills used by security professionals.

This MasterClass program was designed to help you build a solid security foundation along with introducing you to to vulnerability assessment and the hacking methodology so you will be ready to pursue more advanced security training such as the Certified Ethical Hacker.

The MasterClass Package Includes:

Certified Network Defender

  • Certified Network Defender (CND) Live Course -
    • CND E-Courseware
    • CND iLabs, Live Labs/Cyber Range
    • CND Certification Exam
    • Exam Insurance Program - $499
  • CND Online Self-Paced Streaming Video Course (1 year access) -


Ethical Hacking
Core Skills (EHCS):

  • Ethical Hacking Core Skills (EHCS) Online Self-Paced Streaming Video Course (1 year access) -
    • EHCS E-Courseware
    • EHCS iLabs, Live Labs/3 Cyber Ranges


Cybersecurity *Meet Up Networking Event (Priceless)

*Meet-ups are subject to availability, space, instructor schedules, and local interest. For live in person only.

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Why MasterClass?

The Most Robust

The MasterClass Network Defender Program Program includes 2 industry recognized courses:

  • Certified Network Defender (CND)
  • Ethical Hacking Core Skills (EHCS)

Network defense is one of the most critical tasks in Cybersecurity and the Network Defender MasterClass series is designed to not only train you in the tools and skills needed in order to defend your network, but build your foundation in the operating systems, protocols, and techniques of a network defender.

Other programs drop you into a class and expect you to sink or swim, but the Network Defender MasterClass guides you through building the core skills that the Cybersecurity industry demands, leading to more than a Certification. Through hands-on experience and training in UNIX, Linux, Windows, TCP/IP, the command line, and full industry leading Network Defense instruction, you’ll have the confidence to walk into an interview and walk out with a job.

The Most Labs

  • CND
    • 32 Exercises
    • Approximately 14 Hours

  • EHCS
    • 22 Exercises
    • Approximately 10 Hours

Exam Insurance Program

Here at Masterclass we know that test taking can be very stressful, so we have developed a program to put your mind at ease.

While no one can guarantee that you will pass the exam, we can offer you Exam Insurance: If you fail either certification exam included in this program on the first attempt, EC-Council will pay for the next attempt. Any further attempts can be purchased at the reduced “retake” rate.

Who is it For?

  • Network Administrators
  • Network security Administrators
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Network Defense Technicians

  • CND Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Operator

About Certified Network Defender (CND)

CND Course Outline

  • Module 1: Computer Network and Defense Fundamentals Response & Handling
  • Module 2: Network Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Attacks
  • Module 3: Network Security Controls, Protocols, and Devices
  • Module 4: Network Security Policy Design and Implementation
  • Module 5: Physical Security
  • Module 6: Host Security
  • Module 7: Secure Firewall Configuration and Management

  • Module 8: Secure IDS Configuration and Management
  • Module 9: 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

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About the Exam

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 78%.

Exam Details

Exam Name: CND (312-38) Exam

Number of Questions: 100

Test Duration: 4 Hours

Test Format: Interactive Multiple Choice Questions

Test Delivery: ECC Exam

About EHCS

In this course you will learn the core skills to build a solid security foundation. You will examine in detail the traffic that traverses the network at the packet and binary level. You will build a solid knowledge of the lowest layers of the network. In the course, you will conduct extensive hands-on exercises. You will learn to master the TCP/IP protocol. You will learn essential UNIX and Linux survival skills that separate you from the many security professionals who are Windows-centric.

Cybersecurity Meet Up (for live in-person only)

Due to COVID-19, the meet up events have been cancelled/postponed.

EC-Council will host a live meet up the Wednesday evening of the course. The Meet up will be kicked off with a demo presentation given by the instructor and/or a local industry leader. Cybersecurity professionals from all over the region will be invited to network with industry professionals.

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