Certified Network Defender (CND)

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About the course

What is Certified Network Defender? (CND)

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 cyber security education framework presented by the National Initiative of 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.

Why study Certified Network Defender with e-Careers?

  • Tutor Support is available
  • Exam cost is included
  • EXCLUSIVITY - the only place you can study EC-Council's portfolio of online courses is right here with e-Careers!
  • Access to LiveLabs, so you can put the skills you have learnt into practice
  • Downloadable course material to study offline
  • Boost your earning potential
  • By 2019 there will be a skills gap of 1.5 million in cyber security, future proof your career now!
  • Study to the same level as the US Department of Defense, something nobody else can offer


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Benefits of studying CND with e-Careers

  • For you


Having the CND qualification as an IT professional can greatly increase your job prospects and job opportunities. Symantec, the world’s largest security software vendor estimate that by 2019, there will be 1.5 million cyber security vacancies unfilled, so to have a qualification of this calibre will make you extremely in demand. In short, this qualification future proofs your CV and will open many doors for future employment. If you already work within the IT industry, then you could leverage this to take on more responsibility at work, often resulting in a pay rise.

  • For your business


IT security nowadays is one of the main concerns for directors and business owners, with more and more national and indeed multinational companies falling victim to hackers; HBO, Amazon and the NHS to name a few. However, chances are the IT professionals in your organisation are more likely preoccupied with network infrastructure and maintenance as opposed to defense and security. Having someone in your business who is qualified and ready to defend the network from security threats is an extremely valuable asset to have.

What will you learn?

Throughout studying this course, you will learn 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 attacks.

Who is this course for?

Aimed at people who work or aspire to work in cyber security and preventing cyber attacks, this course will teach you what you need to know in order to protect, detect and respond to network attacks.


Often the first line of defense for your business's network, a basic understanding of network security and programming is recommended but not required for this course. It is advised that you complete or have an understanding of CEH prior to undertaking this course.

Career path

  • Network Administrators
  • Network security Administrators
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Network Defense Technicians
  • CND Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Operator
  • Anyone who involves in network operations

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