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CND Certification Training - Certified Network Defender Exam Prep



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The network is the front line in the cyber security war, and network administrators need to be ready to defend it. EC-Council's Certified Network Defender (CND) certification gives you a solid foundation of network security and the tactical expertise to secure data and build defenses in an enterprise network.

In this network defender course, you gain a solid understanding of defensive security and hands-on capability to handle all types of network defense. Learn the tactical skills needed to design and manage a secure network while you prepare to pass the CND exam, and gain the knowledge required to ensure data security, properly configure networking technologies, and install defensive software to enhance confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Included in your course tuition is an EC-Council CND exam voucher that enables you to take the exam via ProctorU.

You Will Learn How To

  • Install, configure, and manage network security controls and devices
  • Design, implement, and monitor security policies
  • Harden hosts to secure them against intrusions
  • Implement and configure VNPs and wireless network technologies
  • Perform risk, threat, and vulnerability assessments

Important Course Information


  • Basic network and host operations knowledge and experience commensurate with one to five years of network, host, or application administration

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Certification Information:

  • Upon successful completion of the third-party exam, attendees will obtain their EC-Council CND Certification
  • EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND) Exam, Code 312-38 — questions: 100, duration: 4 hours, passing score: 70%
  • Taken via EC-Council Exam Portal and ProctorU; formally called EC-Council Network Security Administrators (ENSA)
  • This is an EC-Council certification prep course. Click here to view more EC-Council certification prep training ›

Course Outline

  • Network Defender Fundamentals

Classifying threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks

  • Reducing risk
  • Identifying and assessing measures

Designing and implementing security policies

  • Understanding the hierarchy of security policies
  • Enforcing and promoting policies effectively
  • Deploying Security Devices

Configuring wireless security

  • Choosing secure and scalable protocols
  • Testing wireless security

Monitoring and managing defences

  • Installing patches for hardening
  • Analyzing logs
  • Implementing Host Security

Preventing malware infestations

  • Hardening Systems
  • Defending with antivirus and whitelists
  • Managing configuration

Evaluating baselines and monitoring

  • Patching and remediating hosts
  • Investigating types of authentication and authorization
  • Enforcing centralized access controls
  • Securing the Network Perimeter

Restricting access with a firewall

  • Designing the DMZ
  • Implementing deep inspection and filters

Encrypting data with a VPN

  • Selecting secure protocols
  • Authenticating encryption endpoints
  • Responding to Incidents
  • Monitoring traffic
  • Deploying IDS and IPS
  • Examining forensic artifacts
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Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online any time after class.


Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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