Professional Development Program:

Cybersecurity Foundations Certificate

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Entrance Requirements: Post-Secondary degree or diploma OR relevant experience

Demand for cybersecurity talent has risen sharply and statistics expect that number will rise to 3.5 million by 2021. In just 12 weeks, our Certificate in Cybersecurity Foundations will expand your skill set to include cybersecurity and help you earn your Associate of (ISC)² designation.

The curriculum aligns with the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) Exam body of knowledge and covers all seven-fundamental building block of cybersecurity; Access Controls, Security Operations and Administration, Risk Identification, Monitoring, and Analysis, Incident Response and Recovery, Cryptography, Network and Communications Security and Systems and Application Security.

Instructor Led vs. Instructor Supported Format
This certificate program offers two convenient online delivery options to best accommodate busy schedules.

Instructor Led
(Condensed Course) – 12 Weeks
Instructor led courses follow a class schedule with a dedicated Instructor and classmates. The Instructor posts weekly discussions and hosts live sessions via conference call where students can discuss assignments, industry topics etc. with their peers. The live sessions are recorded and archived for reference. The Instructor led option has a heavier workload upfront but offers increased engagement, opportunity for discussion and encourage students to complete the course within a shorter time frame. Tuition for the certificate must be paid in full within the twelve week time period. Students can enter into an Instructor Led program at set start dates on approximately a monthly basis.

Instructor Supported
(Extended Course) – 3-6 Months
Instructor supported courses come with the support of a dedicated Instructor but do not follow a set class schedule. Students work at their own pace to complete the course within a six month time period. The Instructor has pre-recorded lectures that are available for students to review. Students can call into weekly live sessions via conference call with the Instructor Led student sessions but the topics may not align with where they currently are in their coursework. The Instructor supported option offers students continued support from a dedicated instructor with the flexibility to complete the certificate over a longer period of time. Tuition for the certificate must be paid in full within the first three months.

What you’ll get from the Certificate in Cybersecurity Foundations

This program may be ideal for you if you are a professional who:

  • Is a high achiever who wants to stay one step ahead in this ever-changing industry. You set high standards for yourself, are intentional in your career choices and are willing to push yourself.
  • Wants to launch a career in cybersecurity or expand your skills.
  • Is a student preparing to earn their SSCP designation or a professional who wants to meet and learn from the best.
  • Wants more respect, as well as a competitive advantage. You don’t want your lack of experience to be a barrier in this competitive industry.