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CND (Certified Network Defender)

$2330.00 + HST

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 by the National Initiative of Cybersecurity Education (NICE).

The program prepares network administrators on network security technologies and operations to attain Defense-in-Depth network security preparedness. It covers the protect, 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.

Training includes
  • Instructor-led, streaming video training modules – 1-year access
  • Official EC-Council e-courseware – 1-year access
  • iLabs, virtual lab platform – 6 months access
  • Certification Exam Voucher
  • Certificate of Attendance
Course outline
  • Module 1: Computer network and defense fundamentals response & handling
  • Module 2: Network security threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks
  • Module 3: Network security controls, protocols, and devices
  • Module 4: Network security policy design and implementation
  • Module 5: Physical security
  • Module 6: Host security
  • Module 7: Secure firewall configuration and management
  • Module 8: Secure IDS configuration and management
  • Module 9: Secure VPN configuration and management
  • Module 10: Wireless network defense
  • Module 11: Network traffic monitoring and analysis
  • Module 12: Network risk and vulnerability management
  • Module 13: Data backup and recovery
  • Module 14: Network incident response and management
Who is it for
  • Network administrators
  • Network security administrators
  • Network security engineer
  • Network defense technicians
  • CND analyst
  • Security analyst
  • Security operator
  • Anyone who involves in network operations


Duration: 40 hours or 5 full-day sessions

Cost: $2330.00 + HST

ORION Flexible Online Training courses are exclusively for ORION constituents. Organizers have the right to restrict access to online resources accordingly.


For more information, please contact ORION’s Community Development team at communitydev@orion.on.ca