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Certified Network Defender Approved for DoD 8570 Mandate!

Feb. 11, 2020

Certified Network Defender Approved for DoD 8570 Mandate!

EC Council has announced that its CND or Certified Network Defender certification has been approved for the DoD 8570 mandate. The DoD 8570 mandate is a list of baseline certifications required by government employees or government contractors. CND has been approved in four workforce categories which are – IAT Level 1, IAT Level 2, IAM Level 1, and CSSP – IS.

The CND certification blends networking, IT, IA, and cybersecurity knowledge for anyone operating in a computing environment. EC Council is no stranger to creating fantastic certifications as they are the proud owners of the famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), and Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO) certifications. According to the Sr. Vice President Steven Graham of EC Council, “CND is the missing link in the IT profession today, creating a perfect bridge between IT and cyber by equipping network administrators and network operators with the skills needed to contribute to more secure organizations overall.”

Why Earn Certified Network Defender?

An organizational focus on cyber defense is more important than ever as cyber breaches have a far greater financial impact and can cause broad repetitional damage.

Despite the best efforts to prevent breaches, many organizations are still being compromised. Therefore, organizations must have, as part of their defense mechanisms, trained network engineers who are focused on protecting, detecting, and responding to the threats on their networks.

Network administrators spend a lot of time with network environments and are familiar with network components, traffic, performance and utilization, network topology, the location of each system, security policy, etc.

Organizations can be much better in defending themselves from vicious attacks if the IT and network administrators equipped with adequate network security skills. Thus, Network administrators can play a significant role in network defense and become the first line of defense for any organization.

There is no proper tactical network security training that is made available for network administrators which provides them core network security skills.

Students enrolled in the Certified Network Defender course, will gain a detailed understanding and hands-on ability to function in real-life situations involving network defense. They will gain the technical depth required to actively design a secure network in your organization. This program will begin learning math instead of just using a calculator. This course gives you the fundamental understanding of the true construct of data transfer, network technologies, software technologies so that you understand how networks operate, understand what software is automating, and how to analyze the subject material.

You will learn how to protect, detect, and respond to the network attacks. You will learn network defense fundamentals, the application of network security controls, protocols, perimeter appliances, secure IDS, VPN, and firewall configuration. You will then learn the intricacies of network traffic signature, analysis and vulnerability scanning which will help you when you design greater network security policies and successful incident response plans. These skills will help you foster resiliency and continuity of operations during attacks.



Interested in learning more about CND? Enroll in our 5 -day CND Bootcamp and save $400 dollars on your first course! Call 703-535-8600 today for more information! 

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