Certified Network Defender


The most practical network security and defense program

Certified Network Defender is the only comprehensive network defense program built to incorporate critical
secure network skills – Protect, Detect, Respond and Predict

Mobile & IOT Security Defense

CND is the first certification program to offer device and enterprise level security for its students

80 Complex Labs

The only program that gives a chance to students to learn under simulated threat environments and gain real-world skills before they start their professional career

Enhanced Focus on Cloud Security

Candidates will learn different ways to ensure security across various cloud platforms - AWS, Microsoft Azure Cloud, and Google Cloud Platform

Win the war against network breaches

The end goal of Certified Network Defender is to help Blue Teams defend and win the war against network breaches in a post-pandemic world. 

CND puts the spotlight on perimeter defense as the latest technologies have made networks too complex for everyone. Perimeter defense can help with modern security requirements.

CND is an adaptive security strategy built on a 4-pronged approach — Protect, Detect, Respond, and Predict. This approach not only proves effective in responding to a network attack but stops them before they happen.

CND is the only certification program that offers a chance to learn beyond the technological aspects of network security

CND is based on the cybersecurity education framework and work role task analysis presented by the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF). The program is also mapped to the Department of Defense (DoD) roles for system/network administrators as well as global work roles and responsibilities laid out by the revised NICE Framework 2.0.

More than 50% of the CND program is dedicated to practical skills in live ranges via EC-Council labs covering domains like 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.

What Skills Will You Learn?

Latest technologies such as Software Defined Network (SDN) security, Network Function Virtualization (NFV) security, container security, docker security, and Kubernetes security

Enterprise mobile device security, access control security, and other platforms to ensure that this endpoint remains secure

IoT security and the various challenges that IoT devices pose and the measures required to mitigate them

Cyber risk management to identify what parts of an organization needs to be reviewed and tested for security vulnerabilities

Network virtualization practices for the remote workforce to implement and manage the security of virtualization technologies used in modern-day networks

Techniques to ensure security across various cloud platforms – AWS, Microsoft Azure Cloud, and Google Cloud 

Enterprise mobile device security measures and access control security strategies to ensure endpoints within an organization do not pose a threat

Threat intelligence to identify what parts of an organization needs to be reviewed and tested for security vulnerabilities, and how to reduce, prevent, and mitigate network risks

The average salary for CND certified professionals in the United States is $107,000 a year

Jobs That Require or Benefit from a CND Certification

  • Network administrator
  • Network engineer
  • SOC Security analyst
  • Cyber threat analyst
  • Cyber red team Operator
  • Network defense technician
  • Systems administrator
  • Security administrator
  • Security engineer
  • Network administrator
  • Penetration tester
  • Security consultant

Learn from your home or office!

Self Paced Training

Included with your purchase:

Instructor led training modules (1 year access)

Official e-courseware (1 year access)

iLabs (6 Months Access)

Certificate of Completion
Exam Voucher

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