Network Defense Essentials is a first-of-its-kind MOOC certification that provides foundational knowledge and skills in network security with add-on labs for hands-on experience. The course includes 12 modules and optional upgrades to the lab ranges covering fundamental network security concepts, including IoT, cryptography, and PKI. EC-Council’s Essentials Series programs and certifications build and validate candidates’ skills for their cybersecurity future. It is ideal for IT professionals who are seeking their initial foray into the exciting world of cybersecurity. Cyber enthusiasts and students will readily find the program interesting, challenging and useful.