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EC Council Certified Network Defender Certification FSCT 0211

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

Course details

​​Upon registration in FSCT 0211, students will receive an access code to enrol in EC-Council's online, self-paced Certified Network Defender Certification course. Students will have online access to EC Council materials including an e-book, labs, lecture videos, and the certification exam. Upon successful completion of the certification exam, students will achieve CND certification through EC Council. Students will not receive a grade from BCIT for this course. This course was designed for anyone who works in network operations, including network administrators, network engineers and network security analysts. Topics covered include Network Attacks and Defense Strategies, Administrative Network Security, and Technical Network Security. Course Length: 45 Instructional hours (plus practice/study).


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of FSCT 0211 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 49636


Start any time

  • 2 weeks
  • CRN 49636
  • $1509.30
Continuous Entry, Distance or Online

This is an online learning course. Start any time. You have 2 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.



Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Upon registration, students receive a code for 12 months of access to the EC-Council materials and certification exam. You will need to complete the course within 12 months. Please contact with your name, BCIT student ID number (A0#). If you do not have a A0#, you can create one here: Please be aware there are NO REFUNDS for this course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental goals, benefits, challenges, and available countermeasures for network defence.
  • Analyze cryptography algorithms and design implementation strategies for privacy and security of information
  • Understand the role of the Intrusion Detection and Prevention System in defending the networks.
  • Understand Linux and Windows security concerns and hardening techniques such as password management, security baseline configurations, etc.
  • Identify risks associated with IoT and mobile devices and select appropriate countermeasures, including policies, guidelines, and tools.
  • Implement application whitelisting and blacklisting, sandboxing, patch management, web application firewall, encryption techniques, and secure design strategies for data loss prevention.
  • Examine the evolution of network security management in virtualized IT environments.
  • Understand cloud computing concepts and different security concerns.
  • Understand wireless networking concepts, network encryption mechanisms, authentication methods, and advantages of network traffic monitoring.
  • Understand logging concepts, centralized log monitoring and perform log analysis to manage secure network operations.
  • Examine various network security incidents and develop policies, processes, and guidelines for incident handling, disaster recovery and business continuity.
  • Develop a risk management program and implement different strategies such as attack surface analysis and cyber threat intelligence to reduce organizational risks.

Effective as of Winter 2022


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