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Learn the skills to protect your network from cyber attacks

CND Certification Boot Camp

Our 3-day EC-Council Certified Network Defender Certification Boot Camp is a vendor-neutral, hands-on, instructor-led comprehensive network security certification training program, designed to prepare you to pass the EC-Council CND exam.

The EC-Council CND is a skills-based, lab intensive certification based on a job-task analysis and cybersecurity education framework presented by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). It is also mapped to the Department of Defense (DoD) job roles for system/network administrators.

Official CND Training & Testing – In-person or Live Online

From the comfort of your home or office, Training Camp’s live, online virtual classroom platform lets you enjoy the same quality training experience as our in-person courses. We boast one of the industry’s most robust live, online schedules with classes guaranteed-to-run almost every week.


We offer you the best chance to get certified. Period. Training Camp has been awarded EC-Council Enterprise Partner of the Year for the last 3 years, a reflection of our continued dedication to delivering excellence and quality across our full range of accelerated EC-Council courses. Since 2001, we have won more awards and certified more CNDs than any other company, worldwide.


Official EC-Council CEH Courseware
iLab Access (6-Month Access)
CND Exam Voucher


CND Exam Prep Study Guide
EC-Council CND Exam Review Sessions
CPE/CEU Post Class Package
CND Exam Pass Guarantee

Exams Covered

312-38 Certified Network Defender

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training features

  • Award Winning CND Courseware

  • CND Lab/Exam Prep Review Sessions

  • Take Official EC-Council Exams Through Us


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  • 98% Student Satisfaction Rate

EC-Council Accredited Training Center of the Year for CND

Training Camp is a leading provider of cybersecurity certifications and has been awarded the EC-Council Training Center of the Year award in North America for the last 3 years. Our programs are the most advanced information security courses in the market today.

  • EC-Council CND Exam Experts

    Our instructors are well-versed in accelerated learning concepts and exam preparation. During our CND boot camp, the experience of working with thousands of exam takers give our team unique insight into the learning requirements needed for success.

  • Award Winning EC-Council CND Courseware

    Our courseware keeps immediate pace with advancements in exam content by incorporating feedback from our thousands of EC-Council certified alumni students. They are reviewed every 30 days to ensure all information reflects the most current updates. Relying on traditional books or externally sourced materials do not offer this advantage.

  • CND Evening Review & Official Practice Labs

    Our course includes value-added evening review sessions covering 100% up-to-date materials on the lastest version of the CND exam. We also feature Official iLab practice labs with unique practice scenarios, covering all of the CND domains. These labs are only offering with Official EC-Council training and representative of the actual exam questions from EC-Council.

  • Exam Pass Guarantee

    When you decide to take one of our courses, you are placing trust in us. Our Exam Pass Guarantee was designed to help you reach your goal to pass the certification exam. If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake this program live or online and/or enroll in our mentoring program at no additional cost.

Certified Network Defender Certification Boot Camp Outline

Official EC-Council courseware covers a broad spectrum of topics required for the Certified Network Defender. Our courses are boosted with Training Camp’s exam prep guide so your course content will always be up-to-date with the most current version of the exam.

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

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

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
Security Policy
Network Security Devices
Network Security Protocols

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

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

Host Security

Host Security
OS Security
Linux Security
Securing Network Servers
Hardening Routers and Switches
Application/software Security
Data Security
Virtualisation Security

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

Secure IDS Configuration and Management

Intrusions and IDPS
Types of IDS Implementation
IDS Deployment Strategies
Types of IDS Alerts
IDPS Product Selection Considerations
IDS Counterparts

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

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)
Configuring Security on Wireless Routers
Additional Wireless Network Security Guidelines

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

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

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

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

CND Certification Requirements

CND is for those who work in the network administration/cybersecurity domain in the capacity of Network Administrator/Engineer, Network Security Administrator/Engineer/Analyst, Cybersecurity Engineer, Security Analyst, Network Defense Technician, Security Operator. CNDv2 is for all cybersecurity operations roles and anyone who looking to want to build their career in cybersecurity.

Certified Network Defender CND v2 Exam Details

CND Exam Cost: ECC exam voucher ($550)
CND Exam Duration: 4 hours
CND Exam Question Format: 100 multiple-choice questions
CND Exam Passing Grade: To ensure each exam has equal assessment standards, cut scores are set on a “per exam form” basis. Depending on which exam form is challenged, cut scores can range from 60% to 85%.

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