Learn the skills that matter! EC-Council's vendor-neutral network security certifications provide an unbiased approach to learning secure networking practices, as well as how to analyze and harden computing systems prevalent in the current IT infrastructure.
IT professionals need to be part of the cybersecurity ecosystem, especially in a post-COVID Digital Transformation era. If you think cybersecurity is the responsibility of cyber teams alone, think again!
Certified Network Defender v2 has been designed by industry experts to help IT Professionals play an active role in the Protection of digital business assets and Detection and Response to Cyber Threats, while leveraging Threat Intelligence to Predict them before they happen. CND is a network security course designed to help organizations create and deploy the most comprehensive network defense system.
Studies and news reports had demonstrated that cyber attackers are quick to attack the new, unprotected threat surfaces created when millions of employees started working from home. Providing network security to such an unprecedented, distributed ecosystem in this post-pandemic world is every Network Defense Team’s acid test.
The Certified Network Defender v2 program has been upgraded and loaded with battle-ready ammunition to help Blue Teams defend and win the war against network breaches. Individuals and corporations looking to strengthen their Network Defense Skills will find CND v2 a must-have for 5 reasons:
The most practical network security and defense program ever — more than 50% of the course is lab-intensive to ensure application of real-world skills.
Anyone can go for network security training, as long as they have:
The following individuals can consider EC-Council’s Network Security Certifications as the next move in their career:
The Protect, Detect, Respond, and Predict approach defines the job roles for a Blue Team Security Professional. One can continue their career as a Network Defender or later transition into a niche job profile as CND v2 covers a base understanding of Blue Teams.
The first certification program to offer device and enterprise level security for its students. Career changers planning a move into cybersecurity will also benefit from this.
Learn different ways to ensure security across various cloud platforms — Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure Cloud, and Google Cloud Platform.
CND v2 is the only certification program that offers a chance to learn beyond the technological aspects of network security. The module has a strong focus on the strategical domain with special attention to adaptive & defense in depth security, framing network policies, achieving compliance, and the operational domain to learn the implementation of the above decisions.
CND v2 puts the spotlight on perimeter defense as the latest technologies have made networks too complex for everyone. Perimeter defense can help with modern security requirements.
The only program that gives a chance to students to learn under simulated threat environments and gain real-world skills before they start their professional career.
CND is an adaptive security strategy built on a 4-pronged approach — Protect, Detect, Respond, and Predict. This approach not only proves effective in responding to a network attack but stops them before they happen.
in-depth training by best faculties from network security industry
and examination voucher
Certificate of Completion after examination and alumni status
The end goal of Certified Network Defender (CND v2) is to help Blue Teams defend and win the war against network breaches in a post-pandemic world. The program is the ideal cyber defense course for organizations and individuals for the following reasons:
That's why investing in the CND v2 training and certification is a wise move for employers looking to set up impregnable cyber defense practices.
In order to maintain the high integrity of our certification exams, EC-Council Exams are provided in multiple forms (i.e., different question banks). Each form is carefully analyzed through beta testing with an appropriate sample group under the guidance of a committee of subject matter experts. This approach ensures our exams offer academic difficulty, as well as “real world” applications. We also have a process to determine the difficulty rating of each question. The individual rating then contributes to an overall “Cut Score” for each exam form. To ensure each form adheres to 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%.
To be eligible to challenge the EC-Council CND certification examination, the candidate has two options:
Attend Official Network Security Training by EC-Council: If a candidate has completed an official EC-Council training either at an Accredited Training Center, via the iClass platform, or at an approved academic institution, the candidate is eligible to challenge the relevant EC-Council exam without going through the application process.
Attempt the Exam without Official EC-Council Training: In order to be considered for the EC-Council CND v2 exam without attending official network security training, the candidate must have at least 2 years of work experience in the Information Security domain. If the candidate has the required work experience, they can submit an eligibility application form along with USD 100.00, a non-refundable fee.
21 years of experience working in India, New Zealand & Singapore; in Information Security domain as Ethical Hacker, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor / Tutor, BS 10012 Privacy Lead Auditor, Mr. Sandeep Sengupupta has conducted security audit in companies like ONGC, KPMG, PWC, Airtel, Vodafone, Accenture, Capgemini, Vedanta, PayU, Bandhan Bank, ABP, etc.
He has been invited as a speaker at FICCI, VIT (Vellore), Nasscom, CII, BCCI, ICAI, ISACA, FICCI, CeBIT, US High Commission (Kolkata), etc. He has taken part in several Television shows on ABP, ETV, NDTV, AajTak, Times Now, etc. In 2005, Sandeep founded the online community "Hackers Library"; which had 80,000+ members, making it the largest Indian online forum for cyber-security professionals at its time. Mr. Sengupta is the committee member at Nasscom (East) & CII ICT-East.
A Penetration Tester with 6 years of experience, Kirit has the expertise in Mobile Application Pentesting Network, IoT Penetration Testing, Source-code review, Fuzzing, Red teaming, Social Engineering, Digital Forensics and Incident Response, Dev(Sec)Ops, Malware Analysis as well as SOC analysis. He has been acknowledged for reporting critical vulnerabilities to Uber, Apple, Flipkart, and MIT. Mr. Kirit Sankar Gupta is the member of Data Security Council of India (Kolkata).
With 7 years of experience in Information Security audit and Forensic Investigation, Mr. Sanchayan Bhaumik is working as Information Security Analyst at ISOEH and has successfully conducted various Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing / audit, as well as Forensic Investigation for leading corporate houses and Government entities.
He has worked as an Assistant Professor at Sikkim Manipal University & Guest Faculty at National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research. His research domain is AI, Machine Learning and Cryptography. He has presented several research papers in international conferences. At ISOEH his job profile includes VAPT, Forensic Assignments & Teaching advance courses on penetration testing, creating hacking tools using python, AI & ML.
Mr. Saumitra Biswas is M.Tech in computer science from Netaji Subhash Engineering College, GATE qualified in computer science and a MSC in statistics from Kalyani University. He has 20 years of experience. His technical interests include Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms and Object Oriented Programming. He is skilled in C, C++, C#, Dotnet, Java, Python, Matlab, Unix, MS Windows XP, Windows 7, My SQL, Oracle, MS Access, HTML, XML, CSS and PHP. He take classes on AI & ML in ISOAH, as well as act as mentors to interns & project trainees.
After completion of her Master degree, she has worked with ISOAH as an intern for few years before joining full time as secuity analyst. She has been involved in internal audit, policy design, ISMS consultancy for more than 2 years. She is well versed in Kali Linux, Nmap, Metasploit, ITGC, ISO 27001 & COBIT framework. ISOAH clients she has provided active consultancy are CESC, Diadem, Lexplosion, Diamond Beverages, etc. As part of her hobby, she has been a professional model in her free time.
A Certified Ethical Hacker & CCNA, Mr. Subhendu Bhadra has expertise in exploit writing using Python, Ruby and Bash and is working as a Information Security Analyst and Faculty at ISOEH. Passionate about gadgets and technology, he has created several projects using Arduino. Well versed with networking and various programming languages, Suvendu is developing new hacking tools using Python.
Anubhav Khettry is a Certified Ethical Hacker. His area of interest includes Network Penetration Testing (NPT), Web Application Penetration Testing (WAPT) & RDBMS concepts. He is currently a part of ISOEH as Information Security Analyst and faculty.
Saugata Sil is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). His area of interest is Python, Networking, Ethical Hacking, Front-end Development, Vulnerability Assessment, Web Application Pentesting, Android Application Pentesting and API Pentesting. Previously he worked as a Front-end developer and Software developer. As well as he also bug hunting and he has been acknowledged for reporting critical vulnerabilities to Dell, TripAdvisor, HealthifyMe, Spacex and many more. He has a passion for teaching & likes to guide students to apply cyber security knowledge in real-life scenarios. He is currently a part of ISOAH as a faculty member & Security Researcher Analyst.
Sagar Neogi is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). His area of interest is Python, Reverse Engineering, Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing. He is proficient in network design & hardening. He has a passion for teaching & likes to guide students to apply cyber security knowledge in the real-life scenario. He is currently a part of ISOEH as a faculty member & research analyst.
Somdeb Chakraborty is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), whose expertise lies in penetration testing. His areas of interest are Networking, Python, Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing. He is also CCNA Global Certified (CISCO ID# CSCO13549504). Previously he worked as a software and web development trainer at The EDGE College in tie up with Vinayaka mission Sikkim University. He is working as an Information Security Analyst in the Indian School of Ethical Hacking.