Looking to take your network security knowledge and skills to the next level? Take a look at our Certified Network Defender (C|ND) course! The Certified Network Defender certification is a course designed to arm Network Administrators with the knowledge and skills required to protect their networks. Network security is a diverse, complex and ever-changing field.


Building upon basic network administration skills, by taking a deep dive into diverse low-level network security practises and methodologies you will walk away with the knowledge and skills to administer systems with a fresh security-centric outlook.


  • Learn baseline security skills and methodologies relevant to anybody involved in network operations.
  • Brush up on networking fundamentals needed to ensure your network is secure.
  • Gain a solid understanding of best practise when designing, operating and securing all kinds of networks and devices.
  • Develop an understanding of the type of threats faced by organisations across the world
  • Obtain a firm understanding of preventative countermeasures and incident response, helping you prepare for the worst.
  • Inform your supply chain that you/your organisation have taken steps to ensure that your network is designed and maintained with security at it’s heart

Key Theory/Tools/Techniques Covered

  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Threats, Vulnerabilities and Attacks
  • Controls, Protocols and Devices
  • Network Security Policy Design and Implementation
  • Physical Security
  • Host Security
  • Secure Firewall, IDS and VPN Configuration and Management
  • Wireless Network defence
  • Network Risk and Vulnerabilities Management
  • Data backup and recovery
  • Network Incident Response, Risk and Vulnerabilities Management

Who is it For?

The Certified Network Defender training course will significantly benefit network administrators, architects, security analysts, or anybody looking to gain a firmer grasp of network security.