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The courses in the Computer Network Defense Analysis training track align with the Protect and Defend category of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework. Each course in the training track is skills-based and mapped to in-demand Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) of the Computer Network Defense Specialty area.

The Computer Network Defense Analysis training track is a suggested guideline designed to help you develop a training plan to elevate your career in cybersecurity. The exact training path may vary for each individual so please call us at 410-777-1353 to learn more about these cybersecurity training options and how we can help you achieve your career goals.

What knowledge and/or skills should I have before beginning courses on this training track?

  • Knowledge of different types of network communication (e.g. LAN, WAN, MAN, WLAN, WWAN, etc.).
  • Knowledge of how traffic flows across a network (e.g. Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol (IP), Open System Interconnection Model (OSI).
  • Knowledge of network protocols such as TCP/IP, Dynamic Host Configuration, Domain Name System (DNS), and director services.
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting basic systems and operating system related issues.
  • Knowledge of VPN security.
  • Knowledge of Windows/UNIX ports and services.
  • Skill in conducting open source research for troubleshooting novel client-level problems.
  • Skill in reading Hexadecimal data.
  • Knowledge of how network services and protocols interact to provide network communications.

Note: If you do not feel that you have the requisite knowledge to begin the Computer Network Defense Analyst training, please call us at 410-777-1353 to discuss course options.

Will this training help me qualify for a cybersecurity job?

The practical skills individuals build in the Computer Network Defense Analysis training track are in-demand for cybersecurity employment in most industries and are required for many cybersecurity jobs. While actual job titles, roles and responsibilities will vary, some related job titles include: CND Analyst (Cryptologic), Cyber Security Intelligence Analyst, Focused Operations Analyst, Incident Analyst, Network Defense Technician, Network Security Engineer, Security Analyst, Security Operator, Sensor analyst, Information Security Analysts as well as others.

What is the job outlook?

According to current labor market information, cybersecurity jobs that require skills related to computer network defense analysis are in demand in our region and are projected to grow by 14% in the next ten years. AACC's Career Coach Tool projects that jobs such as Information Security Analysts command between $65,606 to $160,712 per year based on experience. 

Additional Job Requirements

  • Experience

    There is no shortcut to a career in cybersecurity. A strong technical foundation built through education and training is one of the best ways to qualify for a cybersecurity job and advance in the field. In addition to education and training, most cybersecurity jobs, especially in the middle or junior levels, require on-the-job experience.

  • Education

    Most jobs related to Computer Network Defense Analysis require a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree.  Some accept an Associate's Degree with additional experience and training.  Many jobs in this field also require one or more industry certifications.

  • Security Clearance

    Security clearance is a requirement for many government and defense employers.

What courses will I take?

CTR-95 Command Line Scripting

CTU-322 Network Analysis with Wireshark

CTU-323 Python for Network Security Analysts

NTW-563 Introduction to Apache NiFi

NTW-561 Network and Computer Security Fundamentals

NTW-556 CSXP Level 1 - Identification and Protection

NTW-557 CSXP Level 2 – Detection

NTW-558 CSXP Level 3 - Respond and Recover

NTW-560 Introduction to Malicious Code Analysis


Course Ideas?

In order to meet the needs of the community, we continuously develop new trainings and courses. Call us at 410-777-1353 to inquire about any additional courses.

Our online courses can be scheduled on-demand to serve students who are seeking training on less in-demand topics or who have schedules that demand alternatives to our face-to-face schedules.

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