• Boot Camp Format: 5 days
  • Required Exam: 312-38


Certified Network Defender (CND) is a vendor-neutral, hands-on, instructor-led comprehensive network security certification training program. It is a skills-based, lab intensive program based on a job-task analysis and cybersecurity education framework presented by the National Initiative of Cybersecurity Education (NICE).


The course has also been mapped to global job roles and responsibilities and the Department of Defense (DoD) job roles for system/network administrators. The course is designed and developed after extensive market research and surveys.The program prepares network administrators on network security technologies and operations to attain Defense-in-Depth network security preparedness. It 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.


  • Basic networking knowledge or equivalent work experience.

Course Outline: Please download PDF[sc:pdficon ]

CND Brochure: Please download PDF[sc:pdficon ] (Provided by EC-Council)

Who Should Attend Certified Network Defender?

  • Network Administrators
  • Network security Administrators
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Network Defense Technicians
  • CND Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Operator
  • Anyone who involves in network operations


Exam Requirements
  • 1 certification exam
Exam Number
  • 312-38
Exam Format
  • Multiple choice
  • 4 hours
  • 125 questions
Minimum Passing Score
  • 70%

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