Certified Network Defender (CND)

  • System administrators
  • System engineers
  • Firewall administrators
  • Network managers
  • IT managers
  • IT professionals
  • Anyone interested in network security technologies
  • Managers who want to understand cyber security core principles and practices
  • Operations personnel, who although do not have security as their primary job function, will need an understanding of cyber security core principles and practices


You should be well-versed in cyber security fundamentals.

Expected Duration
5 day


EC-Council has reviewed the entire CND space as designated by the Department of Defense as IAT I, II, III and IAM I, II, III as well as the NICE Framework KSAs as they relate to cyber defense and day-to-day cyber operations. With each of these considered, they built their exam blueprint, overall training scope, and got to work building the next certification we believe will be a game changer for cyber security professionals Certified Network Defender.

The class is a professional level introduction to the cyber defense strategies needed in today’s critical infrastructure.


1. Computer Network Defense Fundamentals
2. Network Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Attacks
3. Network Security Controls, Protocols, and Perimeter Appliances
4. Secure Firewall Configuration, Deployment and Management
5. Secure IDS Configuration and Management
6. Secure VPN Configuration and Management
7. Designing a Secure Network
8. Network Traffic Signatures and Analysis
9. Monitoring and Securing Network Traffic
10. Network Vulnerability Scanning
11. Monitoring and Securing Network Traffic
12. Network Vulnerability Scanning
13. Host/System Security
14. Physical Security
15. Designing and Implementation of Network Security Policies
16. Network Incident Response and Management
17. Network Backup and Disaster Recovery
18. Wireless Network Defense



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