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CND | Certified Network Defender

Want hands on, world-class training covering 14 of the most current network security domains? Then the Certified Network Defender course is for you

Why choose the Certified Network Defender?

If you’re looking to become a certified Network Administrator and become trained in protecting, detecting and responding to the threats on the network, then the CND certification is ideal for you.

A CND will gain a fundamental understanding of the true construct of data transfer, network technologies, software technologies so that they understand how networks operate, understand what software is automating and how to analyse the subject material.

In addition, network defence fundamentals, the application of network security controls, protocols, perimeter appliances, secure IDS, VPN and firewall configuration, intricacies of network traffic signature, analysis and vulnerability scanning are also covered which will help the Network Administrator design greater network security policies and successful incident response plans.

OverviewWhat you'll learnWhat's included

Course guide

The key facts about your online training

Certification: CND – Certified Network Defender

Study time: 50-60 hours

Vendor: EC-Council

Provider: EC-Council

Student support: StudentCare™

Prerequisites:  Official training from an accredited provider, such as the Learning People, or two years work experience in information security

Assessment:  1 x 240 minute exam, 100 questions

Resources: Internet access and email

Ideal for: Network security analysts, network security engineers, cybersecurity analysts

Included in your modules

Essential skills for your career

Computer Network and Defense Fundamentals Response & Handling
Network Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Attacks
Network Security Controls, Protocols, and Devices
Network Security Policy Design and Implementation
Physical Security
Host Security
Secure Firewall Configuration and Management
Secure IDS Configuration and Management
Secure VPN Configuration and Management
Wireless Network Defense
Network Traffic Monitoring and Analysis
Network Risk and Vulnerability Management
Data Backup and Recovery
Network Incident Response and Management

Get certified the Learning People way

Professional development that works around you

Official EC-Council training
Global community of peers
Hands on interactive labs
12 months unlimited access

Salary Indicator

Salary Projection

Average salary after completing

Average Salary
Junior Cyber Security Analyst
Average Salary
You can earn
Average Salary
Head of Cyber Security
Source: Adzuna


You can earn an average of £51,450.00 a year

There is a global shortfall of cyber security professionals, amounting to a staggering 1.8m, with Europe alone expecting a shortage of 350,000

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Meet the demand

With a predicted shortfall of 850,000 IT jobs in Europe alone by 2020, there’s never been a better time to get a job in cyber security

Career ready training

Experience hands-on labs, based on major network security tools, giving you real world expertise on all current network security technologies and operations

Great earnings

Due to incredible demand for certified professionals, the average salary for cyber security is currently £50,000

Why learn with us?

We'll get you career ready and help place you into the industry
Learn from home 24/7
Award winning digital education
Global community of over 40,000 students
Industry leading tuition with 1:1 personal tutor access
Unrivalled 360 Career Services and StudentCare™
Access virtual seminars and live classrooms
We only partner with the biggest accreditors in the world
Gain invaluable industry experience
Exclusive student benefits; Alumni community, TOTUM, industry events and lots more
Change career, start fresh or simply advance in your current role

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