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EC-Council - Network Defense Essentials



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27.3.2023 (Monday)


On this accelerated Network Defense Essentials course, the purpose of the NDE certification is to recognize the competency and expertise of a professional in network defense and information security skills thereby adding value to their workplace and employer. By hiring candidates certified in Network Defense Essentials, employers can expect a foundational level of knowledge surrounding network defense essential concepts and hands-on experience to increase productivity. Educational institutions can offer increased value to students by providing them these essential skills to build their career in the corporate world.

Certified individuals have an assured means of demonstrating formal recognition of their expertise and skills on their resume to prospective employers. This improves their prospects for employment advancement, higher salaries, and greater job satisfaction. Established and credible proofs of technical abilities can open doors for increased responsibility and better opportunities.

This certification is an excellent complement to educational offerings in the domain of information security and networking. The NDE certification verifies a candidate's knowledge and skills to protect their information assets. The candidate is introduced to various computer and network security concepts such as network security controls, wireless network security, IoT Network Security, Cryptography, Network Traffic Monitoring and more.

At the end of this course, you’ll achieve your Network Defense Essentials certification.

Through Firebrand’s Lecture | Lab | Review methodology you’ll certify at twice the speed of traditional training and get access to courseware, learn from certified instructors, and train in a distraction-free environment.

40% faster

Distraction-free environment


This certification is specifically designed for today's entry-level information security or cybersecurity career, or those aspiring to pursue a career in cybersecurity.

Four reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 3-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 134561 students saving more than one million hours since 2001


Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified fast. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams**, accommodation* and meals*. No hidden extras.
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified over 100,000 professionals
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts


Network Defense Essentials

  1. Network Security Fundamentals Identification, Authentication, and Authorization
  2. Network Defense Essentials Network Security Controls: Administrative Controls
  3. Network Security Controls: Physical Controls
  4. Network Security Controls: Technical Controls
  5. Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  6. Wireless Network Security
  7. Mobile Device Security
  8. IoT Device Security
  9. Cryptography and PKI
  10. Data Security
  11. Network Traffic Monitoring

Exam Track

At the end of this accelerated course, you’ll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

Network Defense Essentials

Duration: 2 hours

Format: 75 questions


  • Network Security Fundamentals 6%
  • Identification, Authentication, and Authorization 8%
  • Network Security Controls - Administrative Controls 8%
  • Network Security Controls - Physical Controls 8%
  • Network Security Controls - Technical Controls 16%
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing 8%
  • Wireless Network Security 8%
  • Mobile Device Security 8%
  • IoT Device Security 8%
  • Cryptography and PKI 8%
  • Data Security 8%
  • Network Traffic Monitoring 6%

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Accommodation is included from the night before the course starts. This doesn't apply for online courses.
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free as many times as it takes, unlimited for 1 year. Just pay for accommodation, exams, and incidental costs.


This certification is specifically designed for today's entry-level information security or cybersecurity career, or those aspiring to pursue a career in cybersecurity.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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