This certification will fortify the application knowledge of security officers, auditors, security professionals, site administrators, and anyone who is concerned about the integrity of the network infrastructure. CNDA candidates will be immersed into an interactive environment where they will be shown how to scan, test, penetrate and secure their own systems. Candidates will begin by understanding how perimeter defenses work and then be lead into scanning and attacking their own networks. No real network is harmed. Candidates then learn how intruders escalate privileges and what steps can be taken to secure a system. Candidates will also learn about Intrusion Detection, Policy Creation, Social Engineering, DDoS Attacks, Buffer Overflows and Virus Creation.
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.
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