EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND) Prep Course

If you’re a network administrator, IT administrator, network engineer, or network technician looking for training to protect, detect and respond to threats on the network, this is the course for you. It will give you a detailed understanding and the hands-on ability to act in real-life situations involving network defense.
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Why choose EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND) Prep Course?

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Gain fundamental skills and concepts

Using the Protect, Detect, Respond, and Predict approach to network security, this course covers: network components, traffic, performance, utilization, topology, security policy, data transfer and network technologies. Hands-on virtual labs provide real world experience on network security.
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Qualify for more roles

Qualify for more roles with CND training. The ability to secure systems, software and hardware is relevant to a growing number of IT and cybersecurity roles and positions graduates for advancement.
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Up-to-date curriculum

Learn the latest trends and techniques with this certification which is updated regularly by EC-Council to ensure that everything it covers is up to date and useful for a career in cyber security.
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Learn it all in one program

This course is ideal for career advancers. We recommend taking CompTIA Security+ and CEH with this course. Our Information Security Analyst Program includes all of these courses.

Training at ACI Learning Tech Academy

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Industry expert instructors

All ACI Learning courses (in-person and virtual) are taught by a live instructor with years of industry experience. They can answer your questions and help you master the material.

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Flexible course schedules

Attend this 80-hour course over four weeks for four hours per day in a morning, afternoon, or evening format so that you still have time for work or family while completing your studies.

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Career services support

After completing your program, you’ll have one-on-one support from the Career Services team. They’ll help you perfect your resume, optimize your LinkedIn profile, and connect with local employers.

Course overview

As data breaches and cybercrime increase, a highly secure network is more important than ever. That means that network security professionals are in extraordinarily high demand. Certified Network Defender has been designed by industry experts to help IT professionals play an active role in the protection of digital business assets. Network defenders are adept at detection and response to cyber threats, while leveraging threat intelligence to predict them before they happen. CND is the foremost network security course designed to help organizations create and deploy the most comprehensive network defense system. This course prepares you for the CND exam and is recommended for ACE credit. The cost of the exam is covered by ACI Learning.

Targeted Certification: EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND v2)
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 40 hours over two weeks
ACE Credits: Recommended for 2
DoD 8570: Yes
Programs that include this course
EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND)
Information Security Analyst (ISA)
It is highly recommended that students have obtained CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certifications or possess equivalent professional experience upon entering the CND training.
Learning style options
  • Virtual, Instructor-led

Job outlook

This training is designed to prepare students for their certification exams and make sure they’re ready for the challenges of related job roles. The IT industry is growing like never before and employers all over the world are looking to fill these job roles with qualified individuals.

Potential IT career tracks

Individuals who complete this training and achieve their Certified Network Defender may qualify for the following job roles:

  • Security Analyst III
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Information Systems Security Manager
  • Penetration Tester
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Network Support Specialist salary information

Average Salary
$107,626 per year
Salary Range
$98,130 to $117,461

*, 2023 Salary data source

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Classroom experience

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ITPro video content

Review key concepts by watching videos with engaging hosts that are experts in their field of study. Watch these videos as needed to help you master course topics. You'll get access to a free six months ITPro subscription when your Tech Academy classes conclude.
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Instructor mentor support

As you prepare for exams, you’ll want to study all the material. If you have a difficult time with any concept or can’t pass the practice exam, book a 1-on-1 study session with your Instructor Mentor. Each academy has an Instructor Mentor that is available for personal study support. They’ll create a personalized study plan to help you master even the toughest concepts.
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Group activities and discussion topics

With your enrollment, ACI Learning covers the cost of one exam attempt for each course. These exams can cost hundreds of dollars, but we know that getting the certification is the goal of each student.

Ambrose Broswell’s Success Story

I love helping people, and I love solving problems. In IT, you get to do both! If this is a career you want to take, then, absolutely, dive in, and sign up!

Ambrose Boswell, Alum