Certified Network Defender (CND)

  • Course level: Intermediate
  • Categories EC-Council
  • Total Enrolled 0
  • Last Update March 8, 2021


The Certified Network Defender (CND) focuses on building the skills of Network Administrators trained in protecting, detecting, and responding to the system network. This is a skills-based program and also the National Initiative of Cybersecurity Education (NICE)’s cybersecurity education framework. Moreover, this course has been mapped to global job roles and to the Department of Defense (DoD) job roles for system or network administrators.

The Certified Network Defender course provides a detailed understanding and hands-on knowledge to function in real-life situations that involves network defense. It helps to gain the technical depth needed to actively design a secure network in your organization.

Practical knowledge on protecting, detecting, and responding to the network attacks. Learning of network defense fundamentals, application of network security controls, perimeter appliances, protocols, VPN, secure IDS, and firewall configuration.  The course has hands-on labs, which is actually a lab-intensive program, based on major network security tools and techniques that provide network administrators the real-world expertise on existing network security technologies and operations.

What Will I Learn?

  • Finding vulnerabilities and addressing them appropriately to strengthen the networks and systems of any organization.
  • Understanding of network defense fundamentals, application of network security controls, perimeter appliances, protocols, VPN, secure IDS, and firewall configuration.
  • Skills for details of network traffic signature, analyzing and scanning of vulnerability helping to design greater network security policies and successful incident response plans.
  • Builds the necessary skills of IT professionals helping to foster a resilient system and continuity of operations when they are exposed to cyber-attacks.

Topics for this course

14 Lessons


Module 01: Computer Network and Defense Fundamentals.00:00:00
Module 02: Network Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Attacks.00:00:00
Module 03: Network Security Controls, Protocols, and Devices.00:00:00
Module 04: Network Security Policy Design and Implementation.00:00:00
Module 05: Physical Security.00:00:00
Module 06: Host Security.00:00:00
Module 07: Secure Firewall Configuration and Management.00:00:00
Module 08: Secure IDS Configuration and Management.00:00:00
Module 09: Secure VPN Configuration and Management.00:00:00
Module 10: Wireless Network Defense.00:00:00
Module 11: Network Traffic Monitoring and Analysis.00:00:00
Module 12: Network Risk and Vulnerability Management.00:00:00
Module 13: Data Backup and Recovery.00:00:00
Module 14: Network Incident Response and Management.00:00:00

Material Includes

  • Duration: Full-time-5 Days
  • Duration: Part-time-5 Saturdays
  • 28 hours on-demand video
  • 11 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion


  • No coding experience is necessary to take this course!
  • Any computer and OS will work — Windows, macOS or Linux.
  • A basic understanding of HTML and CSS is a plus.

Target Audience

  • Practice your new skills with coding challenges.
  • Organize and structure your code using software.
  • Get friendly and fast support in the course.