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Certified Network Defender | CND

Certified Network Defender | CND

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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 the security education framework and work role task analysis presented by the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) as well as a job-task analysis and cybersecurity education framework by the National Initiative of Cybersecurity Education (NICE). The course has also been mapped to global job roles and to the Department of Defense (DoD) job roles for system/network administrators.

The program prepares network administrators how to identify what parts of an organization need to be reviewed and tested for security vulnerabilities and how to reduce, prevent, and mitigate risks in the network. CND covers the protect, detect, respond and predict approach to network security.

Are you ready to get certified?

Suggested career path only, courses can be taken independently, and the order is not fixed.

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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

More than 50% of the CND course contains hands-on labs dedicated to helping students learn practical skills in live ranges designed to cover domains such as Network Defense Management, Network Perimeter Protection, Endpoint Protection, Application and Data Protection, Enterprise Virtual, Cloud, and Wireless Network Protection, Incident Detection and response and Threat Prediction which will provide network administrators real world expertise that can be applied to current network security technologies and operations.

CND Course Benefits:

  • A dedicated focus on IoT security
  • Network virtualization practices for the remote workforce
  • Enhanced Cloud Security & IoT and Operational Technology (OT) Modules
  • Introduction to threat intelligence
  • In-depth Attack Surface Analysis

Meet Your Instructor

Labs Demo

CND with Eric Reed

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 78%.

Exam Prefix: 312-38 (ECC EXAM)

Number of Questions: 100

Test Duration: 4 Hours

Test Format: Multiple Choice

Test Delivery: ECC Exam

  • Security Analyst III
  • Cyber Security Analyst, Senior
  • Cyber Security Analyst, Principal
  • Vulnerability Analyst, Principal
  • Security Analyst II
  • Security Analyst I
  • Network Administrator
  • Staff Network Engineer

  • Information Systems Security Manager
  • Mid Level Penetration Tester
  • Staff Network Engineer
  • Sr. Digital Forensics Analyst
  • Penetration Tester
  • Linux System Administrator
  • Cybersecurity Engineer II Red Team

Don’t just take a class. Join a program.

The MasterClass package includes:

Certified Network Defender
(CND):

  • Certified Network Defender (CND) Live Course
    • Official Courseware
    • CyberQ Labs (6 Months Access)
    • Certificate of Completion
    • Exam Prep Program
    • Certification Exam
    • Exam Insurance Program
  • CND Online Self-Paced Streaming Video Course (1 year access)

AND

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

About 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 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

Live Course Dates in North America

Live Course Dates outside of North America

Save big. Join the club.

As an iClass Club member, you receive unlimited access to EC-Council’s library of video courses. Upgrade to live classes for only $499 each during the subscription year.

You can even finance your Club membership through our partnership with Affirm. In the cart, you’ll be able to split your purchase into easy monthly payments. Term lengths range from 3 to 36 months depending on eligibility and purchase amount, with rates starting as low as 0% APR.

*Your rate will be 0% APR or 10–30% APR based on credit and is subject to an eligibility check. 0% APR is subject to change. Payment options through Affirm are provided by these lending partners: affirm.com/lenders. Options depend on your purchase amount, and a down payment may be required. US Residents Only.

Certification Club Benefits:

Don’t limit yourself to one class per year, join the iClass Club and get your cybersecurity training directly from the source! No one course can make you an expert, so take advantage of EC-Council Master trainers in each subject area and become a well-rounded cybersecurity professional.

For approximately the cost of one live course, the iClass Club will stretch your budget from one course to many. With savings like that, you can afford to build a strong foundation of cybersecurity knowledge in ethical hacking, pen testing, network defense, incident response, computer forensics, and so much more!

Get Started

One Year Subscription

$2,999

Access to EC-Council’s full library of on-demand courses

Official e-courseware

iLabs*

Certification exam*

Move to “enhance” to upgrade your experience.

Enhance

During your subscription, you can upgrade to a live course for $499!

Official Printed Courseware

iLabs*

Certification exam*

Lastly, receive ongoing professional development by moving to the Continuing Education phase!

Continuing Education

One year of CodeRed

Included

Continue to learn and gather continuing education credits with CODERED!

Premium Content: 4000+ Premium Videos

Fresh Content: New courses and content are added weekly to keep up with the latest skills and technologies.

CodeRed course videos come with lab demos to reinforce course learning concepts and create a constant career learning companion.


Club Subscription in North America

Club Subscription outside of North America

Certification Club Terms:

*Not all courses and workshops have associated Labs and exams. Club members must complete 100% of a course before requesting their next course and to be eligible for that course’s exam voucher. CCISO students must meet the eligibility requirements to challenge the CCISO exam. Students who do not meet the CCISO qualifications must take the EISM exam. CodeRed subscription 12 months. Club membership applicable to EC-Council classes only and does not apply to third party or Hacker Halted classes. Devices such as drones or STORMs must be purchased separately at regular price. Drones and STORMs only ship to the US. Students outside of the US can attend drone workshops but must obtain a drone on their own. If a course version changes while your program is still active, you will be given updated material. If a course version changes after your Club is expired, you will need to purchase an extension to get the new version. Club valid for one year and term begins 24 hours after payment is received. After a period of one (1) year the program expires, and all courses are turned off. Lab access term is for 6 months from when a course is assigned. Additional lab time can be added for no extra charge upon request. Labs will not be extended beyond the Club term. Speak to your rep to extend your Club term for 1 year. Renewal price for the Club is $999. Discount not stackable. The Club is a single user license meaning that the courses cannot be shared, and the club is non-transferable.


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If you are outside of North America and are interested in the club subscription, please click here.

If you are outside of North America and are interested in the club subscription, please click here.

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