EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND)

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CND Certified Network Defender EC-Council Official Training

On this accelerated 4 day Certified Network Defender course you will develop your understanding of network security technologies and operations.

We live in a digital age where cyber crime poses an ever increasing threat to individuals and businesses alike. In order to prevent costly and destructive breaches, you and your organisation must be appropriately skilled and aware of the potential threats. The CND course will teach you the critical skills necessary to protect detect and respond to cyber attacks.

Your EC-Council certified instructor will employ Firebrand’s unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, making use of theoretical content as well as hands-on tasks on major network security tools and techniques. Made up of 50% practical work this course will provide network administrators with real-world expertise on current network security technologies and operations such as:

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  • Network security controls, protocols and devices
  • Security policies for your organisation
  • Choosing appropriate firewall solution, topology and configurations
  • Risk and vulnerability assessment
  • First response to a network security incident

On this course you’ll be prepared to sit the Certified Network Defender (CND) 312-38 exam. You’ll sit this on-site, during the course, covered by your Certification Guarantee.

This course, which is 20% faster than traditional training, is ideal if you're a Network Administrator, Network Security Administrator, Network Security Engineer or you're involved in network operations.

9x Accredited Training Centre of the Year

Accredited Training Centre of the Year

Firebrand Training has again won the EC-Council Accredited Training Centre of the Year Award, from a Training Partner network that has more than 700 training centres across 107 countries. This extends a record-breaking run of successive awards to nine years.

Jay Bavisi, President of EC-Council said: “The annual EC-Council Awards highlights the commitment and achievements of our global partners and trainers that have contributed to the information security community.”

EC-Council's CND certification is accredited by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI). Organisations with ANSI accreditation are required to undergo stringent quality reviews and assessments. EC-Council is one of just a handful of certification bodies to achieve ANSI accreditation.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be certified in just 4 days. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  2. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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 72,589 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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  • Get certified 20% faster: Get trained in just 4 days compared with 5 days on other traditional courses. This means you’ll be back at work sooner, applying your new found skills.
  • EC-Council Official Curriculum: You will have access to official EC-Council curriculum, which means the content will be the most current and up-to-date.
  • EC-Council Certified Instructors: Our EC-Council instructors have years of industry-relevant knowledge, which can be used to provide valuable context to the course material.
  • Lecture | Lab | Review: This Firebrand technique employs a mixture of theoretical and practical work designed to help you retain information and develop the skills to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios.

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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In preparing you to become a Certified Network Defender, the CND course will cover the following domains in Cyber defence:

Module 01: Computer Network 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, Authorisation and Accounting
  • Types of Authorisation Systems
  • Authorisation 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 Policy
  • Remote-Access Policy
  • Information-Protection Policy
  • Firewall-Management Policy
  • Special-Access Policy
  • Network-Connection Policy
  • Business-Partner Policy
  • Email Security Policy
  • Passwords Policy
  • Physical Security Policy
  • Information System Security Policy
  • Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) Policy
  • Software/Application Security Policy
  • Data Backup Policy
  • Confidential Data Policy
  • Data Classification Policy
  • Internet Usage Policies
  • Server Policy
  • Wireless Network Policy
  • Incidence Response Plan (IRP)
  • User Access Control Policy
  • Switch Security Policy
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS) Policy
  • Personal Device Usage Policy
  • Encryption Policy
  • Router Policy
  • Security Policy Training and Awareness
  • 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
  • Linux Security
  • Securing Network Servers
  • Hardening Routers and Switches
  • Application/software Security
  • Data Security
  • Virtualisation 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 Normalisation
  • 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 Components
  • 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 Centralised 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
  • Assessing Wireless Network Security
  • Wi-Fi Security Auditing Tool: AirMagnet WiFi Analyser
  • 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
  • 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 Tool
  • 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

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You will sit the Certified Network Defender (CND) 312-38 exam on-site as part of the course. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.

  • Exam Title: CND
  • Exam code: 312-38
  • Number of questions: 100
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Availability: ECC Exam
  • Test Format: Interactive Multiple Choice Questions

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On this accelerated, all-inclusive course you'll get:

  • EC-Council CND Certified Instructor
  • Access to the official EC-Council Official Curriculum
  • Instructor-led CND exam preparation
  • EC-Council CND exam, which you'll take on the final day of the course

When you achieve your CND certification, you will be awarded a digital badge. This can be downloaded from EC-Council’s Aspen Portal.

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

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Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our GIAC, CREST or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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There are currently no prerequisites for this course but having a basic understanding of Network Security will help.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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