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What is EC-Council’s NEW Certified Network Defender Program?

What is EC-Council’s NEW Certified Network Defender Program?

October 4, 2016 in EC-Council / by Centriq Training

To put it simply, it’s the ultimate security certification for network administrators.

If that’s all the information you needed and you’re ready to start training for the certification, click here. But, if you’d like to know more … read on!

“Cyber Security is commonly the first thing on the minds of CIO but is, in many cases, an afterthought for the IT department.”

– Jay Bavisi, President EC-Council

EC-Council’s NEW Certified Network Defender Program

Organizational focus on cyber defense is more important than ever as cyber breaches have a far greater financial impact and can cause broad reputational damage.

Despite best efforts to prevent breaches, many organizations are still being compromised. Therefore organizations must have, as part of their defense mechanisms, trained network engineers who are focused on protecting, detecting, and responding to the threats on their networks.

Network Administrators spend a lot of time with network environments, and are familiar with network components, traffic, performance and utilization, network topology, location of each system, security policy, etc.

So, organizations can be much better in defending themselves from vicious attacks if the IT and Network Administrators equipped with adequate network security skills. Thus, Network Administrators can play a significant role in network defense and become the first line of defense for any organization.

Until now, there was no proper tactical network security training available for Network Administrators providing core network security skills.

Students enrolled in the Certified Network Defender course, will gain a detailed understanding and hands on ability to function in real life situations involving network defense. They will gain the technical depth required to actively design a secure network in your organization. This program will be akin to learning math instead of just using a calculator. This course gives you the fundamental understanding of the true construct of data transfer, network technologies, software technologies so that you understand how networks operate, understand what software is automating and how to analyze the subject material.

You will learn how to protect, detect and respond to the network attacks. You will learn network defense fundamentals, the application of network security controls, protocols, perimeter appliances, secure IDS, VPN and firewall configuration. You will then learn the intricacies of network traffic signature, analysis and vulnerability scanning which will help you when you design greater network security policies and successful incident response plans. These skills will help you foster resiliency and continuity of operations during attacks.

CND – CEH Ecosystem

The following chart illustrates where EC-Council’s CND and CEH certifications coincide. Review to determine the path that’s right for you or contact a Centriq Training Advisor for additional guidance.

Ecosystem of EC-Council's CND and CEH certifications.

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 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.

View more details, dates, times and pricing here

What is CND Certification?
  • Certified Network Defender (CND ) is a vendor-neutral, hands-on, instructor-led comprehensive network security certification program
  • Prepares individuals on network security technologies and operations to achieve defense-in-depth objectives
Course Pre-requisites
  • Student should have fundamental knowledge of networking concepts.

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