Certified | Network Defender (CND)

Course Description:

The only true-blue team network defense program! The Certified Network Defender (CND) v2 program has been upgraded and loaded with battle-ready ammunition to help Blue Teams defend and win the war against network breaches. The only program built for the world’s largest work-from-home experiment! Studies and news reports had demonstrated that cyber attackers are quick to attack the new, unprotected threat surfaces created when millions of employees started working from home. Providing network security to such an unprecedented, distributed ecosystem in this post-pandemic world is every Network Defense Team’s acid test.

Description

The purpose of the Certified Network Defender (CND) v2 credential is to:

Validate the skills that will help the Network Administrators foster resiliency and continuity of operations during attacks.

About the Program

Certified Network Defender (CND) v2 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 cybersecurity 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.

The program prepares network administrators on network security technologies and operations to attain Defense-in-Depth network security preparedness. It covers the protect, detect and respond approach to network security. The course contains hands-on labs, based on major network security tools and techniques which will provide network administrators real-world expertise on current network security technologies and operations. The study-kit provides you with over 10 GB of network security best practices, assessments and protection tools. The kit also contains templates for various network policies and a large number of white papers for additional learning.

The New CND v2 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

Who Is It For?

  • CND v2 is for those who work in the network administration/cybersecurity domain in the capacity of Network Administrator/Engineer, Network Security Administrator/Engineer/Analyst, Cybersecurity Engineer, Security Analyst, Network Defense Technician, Security Operator. CNDv2 is for all cybersecurity operations roles and anyone who looking to want to build their career in cybersecurity.

Training Duration:

5 Days (9:00 AM – 6:00 PM)

About the Exam

  • Exam Title: Certified Network Defender
  • Exam Code: 312-38
  • Number of Questions: 100
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Availability: ECC Exam Portal
  • Test Format: Interactive Multiple Choice Questions
  • Passing Score: 70%

In order to maintain the high integrity of our certifications exams, EC-Council Exams are provided in multiple forms (I.e. different question banks). Each form is carefully analyzed through beta testing with an appropriate sample group under the purview of a committee of subject matter experts that ensure that each of our exams not only has academic rigor but also has “real world” applicability. We also have a process to determine the difficulty rating of each question. The individual rating then contributes to an overall “Cut Score” for each exam form. To ensure each form has equal assessment standards, cut scores are set on a “per exam form” basis. Depending on which exam form is challenged, cut scores can range from 60% to 85%.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to attempt EC-Council CND certification examination, the candidate has two options:

Attend Official Network Security Training by EC-Council:

If a candidate has completed an official EC-Council training either at an Accredited Training Center, via the iClass platform, or at an approved academic institution, the candidate is eligible to attempt the relevant EC-Council exam without going through the application process.

Attempt the Exam without Official EC-Council Training:

In order to be considered for the EC-Council CND v2 exam without attending official network security training, the candidate must have at least 2 years of work experience in the Information Security domain and submit an eligibility application form along with a USD 100.00 non-refundable fee.

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