Organizational focus on cyber defence 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 defence 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; network traffic; performance and utilization; network topology; location of each system; and security policies etc.

The Certified Network Defender (CND) course is a vendor-neutral, hands-on, instructor-led comprehensive network security certification training program that prepares Network Administrators on network security technologies and operations to attain Defence-in-Depth network security skills. 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.

Target Audience

  • Network Administrators
  • Network Security Administrators
  • Network Security Engineers
  • Network Defence Technicians
  • Security Analysts
  • Security Operators
  • Anyone who is involved in network operations


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course is as follows:

  • Fundamental knowledge of Networking Concepts.

Course Objectives

You will learn how to protect, detect and respond to network attacks. You will learn network defence 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.

Associated Certification & Exam

The CND program prepares network administrators on network security technologies and operations in order to obtain an internationally recognized certification as a Certified Network Defender. This certification has been mapped to global job roles and has been endorsed by the US Department of Defense (DoD) as well as the National Security Agency (NSA). The exam 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, which will assist you with preparing for the exam. Successful completion of the exam will earn you the title of Certified Network Defender.

Exam title: CND
Exam code: 312-38
Number of questions: 100
Duration: 4 Hours
Availability: ECC Exam
Test Format: Interactive Multiple Choice Questions

On successful completion of this course students will receive a Torque IT attendance certificate

*When you attend any authorized EC Council training course at Torque IT you will receive the associated examination voucher as part of your course material. Your certification examination voucher can be used to book and pay for your certification examination at an Authorized EC Council Testing Center (ETC) only. If you are not able to sit your certification examination at Torque IT, and you have no other ETC locally available, you do have the ability to convert your examination voucher into a Pearson VUE examination voucher, at an additional cost.

Duration : 5 Days