Certified Network Defender C|ND v.2

Certified Network Defender V2


The CND certification program focuses on training Network Administrators to protect, detect, respond to, and predict threats on the network. This builds upon the typical knowledge and skills of Network Administrators in network components, traffic, performance and utilization, network topology, system locations, and security policies.

Cybersecurity is a continuous, non-linear process. Therefore, your approach to mitigating cyber risks cannot be static. This is particularly important when the new “normal” has millions of employees working from remote locations on fragile, home-based WiFi networks and nonsanitized personal devices.

According to Gartner, traditional “prevent and detect” approaches are inadequate. Opportunistic by nature, malicious actors look for the easiest ways to attack the most users and siphon off the maximum gains. Developing a continuous Adaptive Security Cycle helps organizations stay ahead of cybercriminals by creating and improving security systems. Enter CND v2.

CND v2 is based on the cybersecurity education framework and work role task analysis presented by the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF). The program is also mapped to the Department of Defense (DoD) roles for system/network administrators as well as global work roles and responsibilities laid out by the revised NICE Framework 2.0.

What Is NEW In CND V2?

  1. The newly updated CND V2 includes the Adaptive Security Strategy, increasing scope from the former Protect – Detect – Respond to Protect – Detect – Respond – Predict trategy.
  2. CND has a dedicated focus on IoT Security exposing learners to various security challenges that IoT devices pose and the measures required to mitigate them.
  3. It allows students to implement and manage the security of virtualization technologies such as Network Virtualization (NV), Software-Defined Network (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), OS Virtualization, Containers, Dockers, and Kubernetes used in modern day networks.
  4. The new CND program has a special focus on mobile security measures and covers enterprise mobile device security and access control security strategies much deeper than its predecessor as they are extremely relevant in a mobile enabled enterprise. A CND professional shall be trained to ensure that end points in their organization do not pose a security risk.
  5. Increased focus on cloud security with enterprise cloud security, AWS security, Microsoft Azure security, Google Cloud Platform security.
  6. CND includes an introduction to threat intelligence, in-depth attack surface analysis, and business continuity and disaster recovery concepts.

Audience Profile

Information Security Analyst / Administrator
Information Assurance (IA) Security Officer
Information Security Manager / Specialist
Information Systems Security Engineer / Manager
Information Security Professionals / Officers
Information Security / IT Auditors
Risk / Threat/Vulnerability Analyst
System Administrators
Network Administrators and Engineers


After completing this course, attendees will:

Understanding network security management
Establishing network security policies and procedures
Windows and Linux security administration
Setting up mobile and IoT device security
Implementing data security techniques on networks
Embedding virtualization technology security
Determining cloud and wireless security
Deploying and using risk assessment tools
Learn basics of first response and forensics
Understanding indicators of Compromise, Attack, and Exposures (IoC, IoA, IoE)
Building threat intelligence capabilities
Establishing and monitoring log management
Implementing endpoint security
Configuring optimum firewall solutions
Understanding and using IDS/IPS technologies
Establishing Network Authentication, Authorization, Accounting (AAA)

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Training Delivery and Pricing

5 Day – (40 Hours)

Live Interactive Training via Microsoft Teams

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