Course Code: 5678

EC-Council - CND - Certified Network Defender

Class Dates:
5 Days
Class Time:
Virtual Instructor-Led Training, Instructor-Led Training


  • Course Overview
  • 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 program prepares network administrators on network security technologies and operations to attain Defense-in-Depth network security preparedness. It covers the project, 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.
  • Audience
  • Network Administrators
    Network security Administrators
    Network Security Engineer
    Network Defense Technicians
    CND Analyst
    Security Analyst
    Security Operator
    Anyone who involves in network operations

Course Details

  • Computer Network and Defense Fundamentals.
  • Network Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Attacks.
  • Network Security Controls, Protocols, and Devices.
  • Network Security Policy Design and Implementation.
  • Physical Security, Host Security.
  • Secure Firewall Configuration and Management.
  • Secure IDS Configuration and Management.
  • Secure VPN Configuration and Management.
  • Wireless Network Defense, Network Traffic Monitoring and Analysis.
  • Network Risk and Vulnerability Management.
  • Data Backup and Recovery.
  • Network Incident Response and Management.
  • Module 01: Computer Network and Defense Fundamentals
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Network Components
  • TCP/IP Networking Basics
  • TCP/IP Protocol Stack
  • IP Addressing
  • Computer Network Defense (CND)
  • CND Triad
  • CND Process
  • CND Actions
  • CND Approaches
  • Module 02: Network Security Threats,Vulnerabilities, and Attacks
  • Essential Terminologies
  • Network Security Concerns
  • Network Security Vulnerabilities
  • Network Reconnaissance Attacks
  • Network Access Attacks
  • Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks
  • Distributed Denial-of-Service Attack (DDoS)
  • Malware Attacks
  • Module 03: Network Security Controls,Protocols, and Devices
  • Fundamental Elements of Network Security
  • Network Security Controls
  • User Identification, Authentication, Authorization and Accounting
  • Types of Authorization Systems
  • Authorization Principles
  • Cryptography
  • Security Policy
  • Network Security Devices
  • Network Security Protocols
  • Module 04: Network Security Policy Design and Implementation
  • What is Security Policy? Internet Access Policies, Acceptable-Use Policy
  • User-Account, Remote-Access, Information-Protection, Firewall-Management Policy
  • Special-Access, Network-Connection, Business-Partner, Email Security Policy
  • Passwords, Physical Security, Information System Security Policy
  • Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) Policy
  • Software/Application Security Policy
  • Data Backup, Confidential Data, Data Classification Policy
  • Internet Usage, Server, Wireless Network Policy
  • Incidence Response Plan (IRP), User Access Control, Switch Security Policy
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS) Policy
  • Personal Device Usage, Encryption, Router Policy
  • Security Policy Training and Awareness
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  • ISO Information Security Standards
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Information Security Acts: Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX)
  • Information Security Acts: Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
  • Information Security Acts: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and Federal
  • Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
  • Other Information Security Acts and Laws
  • Module 05: Physical Security
  • Physical Security
  • Access Control Authentication Techniques
  • Physical Security Controls
  • Other Physical Security Measures
  • Workplace Security
  • Personnel Security: Managing Staff Hiring and Leaving Process
  • Laptop Security Tool: EXO5
  • Environmental Controls
  • Physical Security: Awareness /Training
  • Physical Security Checklists
  • Module 06: Host Security
  • Host Security, OS Security
  • Windows Security, Patch Management
  • Disabling Unused System Services
  • Set Appropriate Local Security Policy Settings
  • Configuring Windows Firewall, Protecting from Viruses
  • Protecting from Spywares, Email Security: AntiSpammers
  • Enabling Pop-up Blockers, Windows Logs Review and Audit
  • Configuring Host-based IDS/IPS,
  • File System Security: Setting Access Controls and Permission to Files and Folders
  • File and File System Encryption, Linux Security
  • Securing Network Servers, Hardening Routers and Switches, Application/software Security
  • Data Security, Virtualization Security
  • Module 07: Secure Firewall Configuration and Management
  • Firewalls and Concerns, What Firewalls Does?
  • What should you not Ignore?: Firewall Limitations
  • How Does a Firewall Work?, Firewall Rules, Types of Firewalls
  • Firewall Technologies, Firewall Topologies, Firewall Rule Set & Policies
  • ? Firewall Implementation, Firewall Administration , Firewall Logging and Auditing
  • Firewall Anti-evasion Techniques, Why Firewalls are Bypassed?
  • Full Data Traffic Normalization, Data Stream-based Inspection
  • Vulnerability-based Detection and Blocking
  • Firewall Security Recommendations and Best Practices
  • Firewall Security Auditing Tools
  • Module 08: Secure IDS Configuration and Management
  • Intrusions and IDPS, IDS, Types of IDS Implementation
  • IDS Deployment Strategies
  • Types of IDS Alerts, IPS
  • IDPS Product Selection Considerations
  • IDS Counterparts
  • Module 09: Secure VPN Configuration and Management
  • Understanding Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • How VPN works?
  • Why to Establish VPN ?
  • VPN Concentrators, Types of VPN
  • VPN Categories
  • Selecting Appropriate VPN
  • VPN Core Functions, VPN Technologies
  • VPN Topologies, Common VPN Flaws
  • VPN Security,
  • Quality Of Service and Performance in VPNs
  • Module 10: Wireless Network Defense
  • Wireless Terminologies
  • Wireless Networks, Wireless Standard
  • Wireless Topologies, Typical Use of Wireless Networks
  • Components of Wireless Network
  • WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) Encryption
  • WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) Encryption
  • WPA2 Encryption, WEP vs. WPA vs. WPA2
  • Wi-Fi Authentication Method,
  • Wi-Fi Authentication Process Using a Centralized Authentication Server
  • Wireless Network Threats, Bluetooth Threats
  • Wireless Network Security , Wi-Fi Discovery Tools , Locating Rogue Access points
  • ? Protecting from Denial-of-Service Attacks: Interference
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  • Assessing Wireless Network Security
  • Wi-Fi Security Auditing Tool: AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer
  • WPA Security Assessment Tool
  • Wi-Fi Vulnerability Scanning Tools
  • Deploying Wireless IDS (WIDS) and Wireless IPS (WIPS)
  • WIPS Tool
  • ? Configuring Security on Wireless Routers
  • Additional Wireless Network Security Guidelines
  • Module 11: Network Traffic Monitoring and Analysis
  • Network Traffic Monitoring and Analysis(Introduction)
  • Network Monitoring: Positioning your Machine at Appropriate Location
  • Network Traffic Signatures
  • Packet Sniffer: Wireshark
  • Detecting OS Fingerprinting Attempts
  • Detecting PING Sweep Attempt
  • Detecting ARP Sweep/ ARP Scan Attempt
  • Detecting TCP Scan Attempt, Detecting SYN/FIN DDOS Attempt
  • Detecting UDP Scan Attempt, Detecting Password Cracking Attempts
  • Detecting FTP Password Cracking Attempts
  • Detecting Sniffing (MITM) Attempts, Detecting the Mac Flooding Attempt
  • Detecting the ARP Poisoning Attempt
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  • Additional Packet Sniffing Tools
  • Network Monitoring and Analysis
  • ? Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Module 12: Network Risk and Vulnerability Management
  • What is Risk?, Risk Levels , Risk Matrix
  • Key Risk Indicators(KRI), Risk Management Phase
  • Enterprise Network Risk Management
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Module 13: Data Backup and Recovery
  • Introduction to Data Backup
  • RAID (Redundant Array Of Independent Disks) Technology
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) , Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Selecting Appropriate Backup Method
  • Choosing the Right Location for Backup
  • Backup Types
  • Conducting Recovery Drill Test
  • Data Recovery
  • Windows Data Recovery Too
  • RAID Data Recovery Services
  • SAN Data Recovery Software
  • NAS Data Recovery Services
  • Module 14: Network Incident Response and Management
  • Incident Handling and Response
  • Incident Response Team Members: Roles and Responsibilities
  • First Responder
  • Incident Handling and Response Process
  • Overview of IH&R Process Flow
  • Forensic Investigation
  • Eradication and Recovery
  • Post-incident Activities
  • Training and Awareness