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Course Description


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.


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


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

Who should take this course?


  • 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


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