Certified Network Defender

The Certified Network Defender program is eligible for Learn & Work funding to cover the cost of tuition. Utah residency is required.

This program is ideal for network administrators looking to attain Defense-in-Depth network security preparedness. As a vendor-neutral certification training program, students will work through skills-based, lab-intensive modules based on a job-task analysis and cybersecurity education framework presented by the National Initiative of Cybersecurity Education (NICE). Students will gain skills mapped to global CND responsibilities as well as the Department of Defense (DoD) job roles for system/network administrators.


Salary / Monthly Openings

Salary Range: $18.32 - $37.29
Openings: 23
Salary Range: $29.31 - $47.81
Openings: 104
Salary Range: $29.31 - $47.81
Openings: 104
Salary Range: $29.31 - $47.81
Openings: 104
Salary Range: $29.31 - $47.81
Openings: 104


  • 1 course
  • Up to 24 weeks
  • $3,499
  • Register Now

Individual Classes

Title Time Commitment Investment
Certified Network Defender Up to 24 weeks | 2x/week (recommended) $3,499


Includes voucher for Certified Network Defender exam from the National Initiative of Cybersecurity Education (NICE)

Fully online course

Dedicated lab aide available two evenings a week, in an optional online lab, to provide additional student support.


* Does this course prepare for a certification?

- Yes. Students will be prepared for the Certified Network Defender (CND) exam, and you will receive an exam voucher after the successful completion of the course. Proctor exam fees, if any, are not included.

* How long does it take to complete this course?

- This course is self-paced, so you can finish at your own pace. Students will have six-months (6) to complete the course.

* What kind of support will I receive?

- The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. An optional lab night, with a lab aide, will be available in the evenings two nights a week.

* Do I have to attend the lab nights?

- No, lab nights are optional to provide students with additional support.

* Are there prerequisites?

- There are no mandatory prerequisites prior to taking this Certified Network Defender (CND) training. However, students should have an understanding of basic networking fundamentals and terminology.

* What are the computer/software requirements?

- PC: Windows 8 or later. Mac: macOS 10.10 or later Browser: Latest version of Chrome or Firefox are preferred. Edge and Safari are also compatible. Adobe Acrobat Reader Software will be provided and must be installed and fully operational before course begins."


100% funding available through Learn & Work

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Kendra Moore | Kendra.moore@slcc.edu | 801-957-5347