Learn the skills that matter! EC-Council's vendor-neutral network security certifications provide an unbiased approach to learning secure networking practices, as well as how to analyze and harden computing systems prevalent in the current IT infrastructure.
What is included in the offer?
- Instructor led training modules
- Official e-courseware (self-study materials) from EC-Council
- Official practical tools from EC-Council
- Official Training Completion Certificate from EC-Council
- Official transcript from EC-Council
- International exam voucher
- Remote proctoring exam (you can write the exam at the comfort of your home or office anywhere in the world)
The most practical network security and defense program ever — more than 50% of the course is lab-intensive to ensure application of real-world skills. CND v2 has earned a reputation as the only program in the market that is 100% focused on network security and defense.
IT professionals need to be part of the cybersecurity ecosystem, especially in a post-COVID Digital Transformation era. If you think cybersecurity is the responsibility of cyber teams alone, think again!
Certified Network Defender v2 has been designed by industry experts to help IT Professionals play an active role in the Protection of digital business assets and Detection and Response to Cyber Threats, while leveraging Threat Intelligence to Predict them before they happen. CND is a network security course designed to help organizations create and deploy the most comprehensive network defense system.
Who Is It For?
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.
The following individuals can consider EC-Council's Network Security Certifications as the next move in their career:
- Cisco or Microsoft Certified Network Administrator/Engineers
- Wireshark Certified Network Analyst
- SolarWinds Certified Professional
- Juniper Certified Network Professional
- Professionals with Comptia's Network+/Security+ Certification
- University professors who are teaching cybersecurity courses
- IT professionals planning a career transition
- Students who wish to start a career in cybersecurity
Individuals who complete the CND v2 cybersecurity course qualify for the following entry-level job roles:
- Entry-level Network Administrators
- Entry-level Network Security Administrators
- Data Security Analyst
- Junior Network Security Engineer
- Junior Network Defense Technician
- Security Analyst
- Security Operator
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
About the Exam
Number of Questions: 100
Test Duration: 4 hours
Test Format: Multiple Choice
EC-Council Certified Network Defender exams use multiple question banks in order to maintain the high integrity of our certification examinations. Each form is carefully analyzed through beta testing with an appropriate sample group under the guide of a committee of subject matter experts. This approach ensures that cyber defense certifications exams offer academic difficulty as well as real-world hacking experience.
We also have a process to determine the difficulty rating of each question. The individual rating contributes to an overall "cut score" for each exam form. To ensure that each form adheres to 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%.
How CND v2 Will Build Your Career
YOUR PATHWAY TO A CAREER IN A BLUE TEAM
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.
MOBILE & IOT SECURITY DEFENSE
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.
TACTICAL DEFENSE OF CLOUD SERVICES
Learn different ways to ensure security across various cloud platforms — Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure Cloud, and Google Cloud Platform.
LEARNING BEYOND TECHNICAL ASPECTS
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.
BUILDING PERIMETER DEFENSE SKILLS
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.
80 COMPLEX LABS
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.
An Adaptive Security Strategy
CND is an adaptive security strategy built on a 4-pronged approach — Protect, Detect, Respond, and Predict. This approach not only proves effective in responding to a network attack but stops them before they happen.
Properly Designed, Implemented and Enforced Security Policies
Right Selection of Security Controls
Business Continuity (BC)
Disaster Recovery (DR)
Risk and Vulnerability Assessment
Attack Surface Analysis
How You Will Benefit from CND v2
The end goal of Certified Network Defender (CND v2) is to help Blue Teams defend and win the war against network breaches in a post-pandemic world. The program is the ideal cyber defense course for organizations and individuals for the following reasons:
- Based on Common Job Role frameworks recognized by organizations 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.
That's why investing in the CND v2 training and certification is a wise move for employers looking to set up impregnable cyber defense practices.
Network Security Engineer Salary
Professionals who complete a network security program with skills in IT Security & Infrastructure, Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, and Network Security Management are correlated to above average pay, earning between $66,000 - $112,000 P.A.
The salary range depends on the job profile and experience. The further you progress, the more you'll earn. The average network security engineer can earn $87,000 P.A. on an annual basis.