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Certified Network Defender

About the
course

312-38 (ECC EXAM)
Intermediate
4 hours to complete the exam
100 questions; multiple choice

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.

Who Should Get Trained in Network Security?

According to LinkedIn’s 2020 Emerging Jobs Report, Network Defender jobs are in high demand — and have been for the last 3 years! Globally, Network Administrators and Engineers are adding significant value to their jobs and salary by learning critical network security and network defense skills.

Certified Network Defender v2 is recommended for individuals who have fundamental knowledge of networking concepts. It will also help individuals from the below mentioned job roles progress further in their career:

  • Network Administrators
  • IT Administrators
  • Network Engineers
  • Data Analysts
  • Network Technicians
What does it take to earn this certification?

More than 50% of the CND course contains hands-on labs dedicated to helping students learn practical skills in live ranges designed to cover domains such as 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 which will provide network administrators real world expertise that can be applied to current network security technologies and operations.

How You Will Benefit from CND v2

Why use CND?

  • Based on Common Job Role frameworks recognized by organisations around the world.
  • ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 accredited Certification Program.
  • Mapped to the NICE 2.0 framework.
  • Focuses on latest technologies including Cloud, IoT, Virtualization and Remote Worker Threats, Attack Surface Analysis, Threat Intelligence, Software Defined Networks (SDN), and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), as well as docker, Kubernetes, and container security.
  • Covers the latest tools, techniques, and methodologies used by top cybersecurity experts around the world.
Average salary for Certified Network Defender Professionals

£51,450.00+

Avg. Base Salary (GBP).

Job Roles

  • Associate Network
  • Tier 2 SOC Analyst
  • SOC Engineer
  • IT Security Administrator
  • Cyber Security Lead
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Security Consulting Manager
  • Network Engineer
  • Security Delivery Manager (MSS)
  • Security Architect
  • Principal SOC Analyst
Career with CND

How CND v2 Will Build Your Career

The Protect, Detect, Respond, and Predict approach defines the job roles for a Blue Team Security Professional. One can continue their career as a Network Defender or later transition into a niche job profile as CND v2 covers a base understanding of Blue Teams.
The first certification program to offer device and enterprise level security for its students. Career changers planning a move into cybersecurity will also benefit from this.
Learn different ways to ensure security across various cloud platforms — Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure Cloud, and Google Cloud Platform.
CND v2 is the only certification program that offers a chance to learn beyond the technological aspects of network security. The module has a strong focus on the strategical domain with special attention to adaptive & defense in depth security, framing network policies, achieving compliance, and the operational domain to learn the implementation of the above decisions.
CND v2 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.
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.
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Edinburgh Way, Harlow,
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