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EC-Council Certified Network Defender

  • Length 5 days
  • Price $4730 inc GST
  • Version 2
  • Inclusions Exam voucher
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Why study this course

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 utilisation, network topology, system locations, and security policies.

What’s new in CND V2? The updated CND V2 includes the Adaptive Security Strategy, increasing scope from the former Protect – Detect – Respond to Protect – Detect – Respond – Predict strategy.

CND V2 has a dedicated focus on loT Security exposing learners to various security challenges that loT devices pose and the measures required to mitigate them.

It allows students to implement Software-Defined Network (SON), Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), OS Virtualisation, Containers, Dockers, and Kubernetes used in modern day networks

The new CND program also 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 organisation do not pose a security risk. Increased focus on cloud security with enterprise cloud security, AWS security, Microsoft Azure security, Google Cloud Platform security.

CND includes an introduction to threat intelligence, in-depth attack surface analysis, and business continuity and disaster recovery concepts.

More than 50% of the CND v2 program is dedicated to practical skills in live ranges via EC-Council labs covering domains like Network Defense Management, Network Perimeter Protection, Endpoint Protection, Application and Data Protection, Enterprise Virtual, Cloud, and Wireless Network Protection, Incident Detection and Response, and Threat Prediction.

Exam vouchers Note that exams are not taken while sitting an EC-Council course. You will be provided with an exam voucher. Candidates are required to book their exam after completion of the course, and are welcome to book a spot at their local DDLS campus. Your voucher will come with an expiry date. Please refer to the DDLS booking terms and conditions regarding exam voucher validity.

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What you’ll learn

At the end of the course attendees will be able to:

  • Network security management

  • Network security policies and procedures

  • Windows and Linux security administration

  • Mobile and IoT device security

  • Data security techniques

  • Virtualisation technology security

  • Cloud and wireless security

  • Risk assessment tools

  • Basics of first response and forensics

  • Indicators of Compromise, Attack, and Exposures (IoC, IoA, IoE)

  • Threat intelligence capabilities

  • Log management

  • Endpoint security

  • Firewall solutions

  • IDS/IPS technologies

  • Network Authentication, Authorisation, Accounting (AAA)

EC-Council at DDLS

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organisation that certifies individuals in various e-business and information security skills. It is the owner and creator of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) and Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) certifications and cyber security courses. DDLS is the partner of choice for EC-Council in Australia.

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Quality instructors and content

Expert instructors with real world experience and the latest vendor- approved in-depth course content.

Partner-Preferred Supplier

Chosen and awarded by the world’s leading vendors as preferred training partner.

Ahead of the technology curve

No matter your chosen technologies or platforms, we can help you stay one step ahead.

Who is the course for?

CNDv2 is for those who work in the network administration/cybersecurity domain in the capacity of:

  • Network Administrator/Engineer

  • Network Security Administrator/Engineer/Analyst

  • Cybersecurity Engineer

  • Security Analyst

  • Network Defense Technician

  • Security Operator

CNDv2 is for all cybersecurity operations roles and anyone who looking to want to build their career in cybersecurity.

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us on 1800 U LEARN (1800 853 276).

Course subjects

  • Network Attacks and Defense Strategies

  • Administrative Network Security

  • Technical Network Security

  • Network Perimeter Security

  • Endpoint Security-Windows Systems

  • Endpoint Security-Linux Systems

  • Endpoint Security- Mobile Devices

  • Endpoint Security-IoT Devices

  • Administrative Application Security

  • Data Security

  • Enterprise Virtual Network Security

  • Enterprise Cloud Network Security

  • Enterprise Wireless Network Security

  • Network Traffic Monitoring and Analysis

  • Network Logs Monitoring and Analysis

  • Incident Response and Forensic Investigation

  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

  • Risk Anticipation with Risk Management

  • Threat Assessment with Attack Surface Analysis

  • Threat Prediction with Cyber Threat Intelligence


A fundamental knowledge of networking concepts.


This course has pre-reading or other preparation requirements which should be completed before you commence your course with us.

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Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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