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
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:
What does it take to earn this
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.