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Information Technology Network Security,Conestoga

Information Technology Network Security,Conestoga

Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate

College Code: CONS

School: Engineering & Information Technology

Program Code:1475

Accelerated Delivery:No


Academic Year:2017 / 2018

About the Program

Information technology and network infrastructure are targets hardware, operating and protocols, to harden and further secure such systems from attack. Students will learn to identify threats through audits and supporting technical methods, as well as evaluate and develop for malicious activity on a regular basis. News reports about data breaches, security violations, privacy failures and other infrastructure failures highlight a growing threat to business and personal information. This one-year, full-time, graduate certificate program is designed to address this growing threat to our network infrastructure. It will provide students with the security background in network technologies, computing appropriate policies to support a strong organizational security posture. This program offers skills that allow graduates to evaluate risk and design infrastructure solutions that keep a business's code, data and network systems safe.

In the Information Technology Network Security program, students benefit from specialized courses taught by highly qualified industry experts. As a result, students should expect to have classes scheduled up till 8:00 p.m.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program

Delivery Sequence:

Doon (Kitchener) - September/2017 (Open) - Fall | Wint
Doon (Kitchener) - January/2018 (Open) - Winter | Spring/Summer
Doon (Kitchener) - May/2018 (Open) - Spring/Summer | Fall
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September, January and May
First-Year Capacity: 30

Admission Requirements

•A two- or three-year diploma or a degree from an accredited college or university or a minimum of 5 (five) years of full-time work experience as an IT system or network administrator or in a similar position

•Applicants will be ranked based on an assessment of academic performance, length of degree/diploma, level of degree/diploma, degree/diploma discipline, and level of supporting IT technology experience and/or specific education.

o Supporting technology experience includes any one or all of the following:

o Microsoft operating systems (including directory systems)

o Linux/UNIX operating systems (including directory systems)

o Network technology systems (routers, switches, firewalls, etc.)

Admission Requirements

•All applicants are expected to have fundamental experience with Microsoft operating systems, Linux/Unix operating systems, and networking concepts including transmission control and Internet protocols (TCP/IP).

•Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL iBT 88; IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0 or IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 and an overall average grade of B or above (as assessed, by country, to Ontario standards) in the academic program(s) specified in Admissions Requirements; CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60; PTE Academic 58; Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6; or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English.

•We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. You will be eligible for admission to the graduate certificate program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Your placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.

Program Requirements

Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
Graduate Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for opportunities in advanced roles in IT systems and network administration/services, with job titles that may include security administrator/analyst, security systems engineer, security auditor, security architect, and network security analyst.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. 

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Program Courses

Course Details for 2017 / 2018

Course CodeCourse Title and Description

Level 1

Fundamentals of Information SecurityINFO8460
Windows Infrastructure and SecurityINFO8470
Linux Infrastructure and SecurityINFO8480
IT Security Planning, Audit and ComplianceINFO8490
Network Security I

Level 2

Network Security IIINFO8510
Ethical HackingINFO8520
Fundamentals of Computer ForensicsINFO8530
Virtualization and Cloud SecurityINFO8540
Wireless and Mobile SecurityINFO8550

Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery

Program Outcomes

•Design and implement security solutions considering the affordances and limitations of the computer operating systems, networks, and software available.

•Comply with security policies, standards, and regulations typical to an organization in the design and implementation of security solutions.

•Plan, implement, and evaluate security policies and strategies using project management principles to effectively respond to the needs of the organization's information security requirements.

•Outline the processes and procedures involved in the maintenance and deployment of security solutions.

•Assess and test networked and virtualized IT systems with respect to security threats such as theft, damage, as well as alternation and/or interruption of services.

•Install, configure and troubleshoot system and network enhancements to promote security in an organization.

•Develop security strategies and processes for business communications that respond to the needs of all stakeholders.

•Evaluate the effectiveness of a security system through security audits to identify and correct security issues.

•Develop and deliver appropriate internal security documentation and training to ensure compliance with security policies.

•Communicate security protocols, policies, and audit results and related documentation to any level of the organization.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for opportunities in advanced roles in IT systems and network administration/services, with job titles that may include security administrator/analyst, security systems engineer, security auditor, security architect, and network security analyst.


Earn and gain practical experience by working part-time after by day 1

•Pathway for 3* Years of Open Work Permit.

•Prospects of applying for Permanent Residence visa are much higher in Canada.

•Earn minimum of $11CAD/hr as per the minimum wages set

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