Certified Network Defender (CNDv2)

Duration : 5 Days (40 Hours)

Certified Network Defender (CNDv2) Course Overview:

The CND V2 course aims to equip students with the expertise and knowledge required for achieving certification in Network Defense. This comprehensive program focuses on advanced topics, including intrusion detection, incident response, and forensics. Beginning with an introduction to network security fundamentals, the course then delves into more intricate subjects such as network traffic monitoring, attack detection, and incident response. Students will be adept in using the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework and the Defense in Depth model. The course incorporates lectures, hands-on labs, and project-based learning to foster proficiency in network defense. Its design offers an optimal environment for students to acquire the essential skills needed to become certified professionals in the field of network defense.

Intended Audience:

  • Aspiring Cybersecurity Professionals
  • IT Professionals
  • Security Analysts
  • Network Administrators
  • Incident Response Teams
  • Cybersecurity Managers
  • Government and Military Personnel

Learning Objectives of Certified Network Defender (CNDv2):

  • Identify the features, roles, and responsibilities of the Cisco Certified Network Professional Design education path.
  • Describe the latest network technologies for the betterment of enterprise networks.
  • Understand and apply the Design Methodology to address varying network designs.
  • Gain an understanding of the roles of BGP, OSPF, IPv4, QoS, and Performance routing within an enterprise network.
  • Comprehend the theory of IP address schemes and how to use them to meet a variety of network requirements.
  • Design and simulate scalable, redundant, secure enterprise networks.
  • Develop detailed topology diagrams with the correct IP addressing, routing strategy, and multi-layer switching considerations.
  • Analyze and design key services such as Quality of Service, Network Address Translation, Branch Office connectivity, VPN, and WLAN.
  • Utilize design tools to simplify and centralize the management of various configurations.
  • Generate realistic test cases to verify designs with Cisco customers.
 Module 1: Network Attacks and Defense Strategies

Certified Network Defender (CNDv2) Course Prerequisites:

• Operating systems: Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X
• Networking concepts and technologies, TCP/IP, IPv6, Ethernet,
• Firewalls, VPNs, and other network security devices
• Network Protocols and common ports
• Cryptography concepts, encryption algorithms
• Authentication protocols, such as Kerberos
• Web servers, Email servers and other common applications
• Basic understanding of malware and its behavior
• Basic knowledge of law and regulations as related to cyber security

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  • Team building
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Training Exclusives

This course comes with following benefits:

  • Practice Labs.
  • Get Trained by Certified Trainers.
  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
  • Digital courseware
  • Experience 24*7 learner support.

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