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CND - EC Council Official Certified Network Defender

This is the perfect launch pad for a technical career in Cyber Security and fully prepares every delegate for the prestigious Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH) Course that comes next on the Cyber & Hacking Learning Pathways by Nemstar. The Certified Network Defender (CND) certification program focuses on creating Network Administrators who are trained on protecting, detecting and responding to the threats on modern networks.


Get to grips with attacks that hackers use against you and learn about the controls you can deploy to protect your systems. You will learn how to protect, detect and respond to the network attacks during this technical cyber workshop. Explore and learn about network defence, network security controls, protocols, perimeter appliances, IDS, IPS, VPN and firewalls. Deep dive into the intricacies of network traffic signature analysis as we rip apart the TCP/IP protocol stack.  Learn about Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery and how to support business requirements.


 This course prepares delegates for the EC-Council CND exam 312-38.

  • Number of Questions: 100
  • Test Duration: 4 Hours
  • Test Format: Multiple Choice
  • Test Cost: 1 Exam voucher included with the course
  • Practice Questions: Included with the course


Network & Defence Fundamentals.

Network Security Threats

 Vulnerabilities, and Attacks.

Network Security Controls & Protocols.

Network Security Policy.

Physical Security.

Host Security.

Firewall Configuration and Management.

IDS Configuration and Management.

VPN Configuration and Management.

Wireless Network defence.

Network Traffic Monitoring and Analysis.

Network Risk and Vulnerability Management.

Data Backup and Recovery.

Network Incident Response and Management


To equip the delegates with skills that will help to prevent successful attacks, detect those that are successful and foster a culture of resiliency and continuity of operations during attacks. The CND course prepares candidates for the EC Council CND exam, an internationally recognized cyber security certification which is included as part of the course!

The Programme

5 Days classroom + 2 hours self-study each evening

Classroom based, instructor led workshop with exam included 

Official EC Council CND electronic courseware, membership of Aspen cyber portal, practice exam questions, writing materials & 1 exam voucher are all provided as part of the course.




IT Systems administration experience, equivalent of CompTIA  A+ or CompTIA Server+. Understanding of networking and TCP/IP, equivalent of CompTIA Network+. It is strongly recommended that delegates have fundamental security experience, equivalent of CISMP or CISSP.

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