5 reasons why you should enroll in CND

The CND – Certified Network Defender - is an EC-Council training that attracts more and more people because of the skills it provides, skills that are increasingly in demand on the market.

It is a complete training that is based on a job-task analysis and cybersecurity education framework presented by the National Initiative of Cybersecurity Education (NICE)

CND is one of the most practical network security and defense program available. More than 50% of the course is lab-intensive to ensure application of real-world skills.

The 20 training modules will cover the Protect, Detect, Respond, and Predict approaches in Network Security.

  1. To become a Network Administrator

According to IBM’s study, on a global scale, the average cost a data breach is almost 4 million USD in 2019. Since then, the COVID-19 health crisis has widened the breach even further. This is the reason why organization are looking for cybersecurity professional such as network Administrator.

A network administrator plays a vital role in an organization’s cybersecurity as they are the first line of defense against a cyber-attack

The network administrator ensures the proper technical functioning of a company’s computer system by providing advice, setting up hardware and software, computer security and daily network administration. He/she is also responsible for administering cross-disciplinary applications such as messaging and group work.


  1. To benefit from an attractive salary

According to Glassdoor, in France, a Network and System Administrator job pays an average salary of 37,000€ per year at entry level.

More information on the salary grid in your respective countries at the following link: https://www.glassdoor.fr/Salaires/france-system-administrator-a-network-and-salaire-SRCH_IL.0,6_IN86_KO7,27_KE28,41.htm?clickSource=searchBtn

  1. To attend a practical and lab-based training

More than 50% of the CND v2 program is dedicated to practical skills in live ranges via EC-Council labs covering domains like Network Defense Management, Network Perimeter Protection, Endpoint Protection, Application and Data Protection, Enterprise Virtual, Cloud, and Wireless Network Protection, Incident Detection and Response, and Threat Prediction.

CND v2 covers the latest technologies such as Software Defined Network (SDN) security, Network Function Virtualization (NFV) security, container security, docker security, and Kubernetes security.

  1. To receive a well-known and recognized certification

The CND certification is accredited and recognized by many government agencies, such as: DoD, ANSI, GCHQ and more.

These accreditations will provide your certification with credibility, consistency and professionalism.

Moreover, certification can be an important part of student’s education, since certified professionals tend to rise through the ranks faster and have better salaries.

  1. To know more on Threat Intelligence

What is Threat Intelligence? Threat intelligence refers to the collection, processing, and analysis of data to understand the motivations, goals, and attack behaviors of threat actors. It enables us to make faster, more informed, data-backed security decisions and change their behavior from passive to active in response to threat actors.

Threat intelligence allows to shed light on the unknown, enabling security teams to make better decisions, empowers cyber security players by revealing adversarial tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).

CND can therefore be a first step in learning Threat Intelligence, especially with the “Predict” part taught in the training. What to know more? Do not hesitate to contact us!