Cybersecurity Risk Management with Co-op

Full-Time | Post-Secondary Diploma
Vancouver
Jan, May, Sep
Please See Program Overview
Dom. $ Final Domestic Tuition after Discounts
Int. $ Final International Tuition after Discounts
Full-Time | Post-Secondary Diploma
Jan, May, Sep
Dom.$ Final Domestic Tuition after Discounts
Vancouver
Please See Program Overview
Int.$ Final International Tuition after Discounts

CYBERSECURITY RISK MANAGEMENT WITH CO-OP

This comprehensive 184-week Cybersecurity Diploma program will equip students with the in-depth expertise and hands-on practical experience to become a highly skilled Cybersecurity Professional within the Information Technology sector.

Program Description:

This Cybersecurity Risk Management with Co-op program, will prepare students to understand in-depth information, network and computer vulnerability challenges, conduct ethical decisions that determine the system's vulnerability and plan organizational cybersecurity programs. Students will be able to monitor and analyze logs and alerts from a variety of different technologies across multiple platforms (IDS/IPS, end-point protection, servers, and workstations).

Why study this program?

Studying cybersecurity risk management will equip you with the skills and knowledge to enter several different roles including: Applications Analyst, Systems implementation Manager, Network Systems Engineer, Systems Security Analyst, Computer Analyst, Systems Security Planner, Internet Systems Administrator, and Network Support Technician.

The program is design for individuals keen to begin their career as a Cybersecurity Analyst, this diploma program will set you on the right path. Develop your IT skills to enter this dynamic and opportunity-filled sector.

Campus:Vancouver

Qualification: Post-Secondary Diploma

International

Domestic

Work Experience

The Co-op experience placement represents 50% of the overall program duration (1220 hours). You will get the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills within the industry through paid work experience.

Develop your skills and expertise to advance yourself in a successful career

 

PTIB Approved Program

The Cybersecurity Risk Management program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

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This program is eligible for StudentAid BC (domestic students only)


Cybersecurity Risk Management Overview

This program is designed for individuals keen to begin their career as a Cybersecurity professional. This diploma will set you on the right path. Develop your IT skills to enter this dynamic and opportunity-filled sector.

Program Courses:

Computer Systems and Server Administration

  • This course will begin with an introduction into the software, hardware and operating system components of modern PCs and computer workstations in which students will learn the fundamentals of computer administration, maintenance, monitoring and troubleshooting to acquire the skills required to install and configure desktop computers and other devices in a business environment.

    Foundational topics include: OS architecture, file and disk management, BIOS and UEFI, multi-boot, virtual machines, software installation/removal, performance tuning, backing up and protecting data, and troubleshooting. Networking and security basics will also be covered in this course.

    Students will then move on to learn how to install and configure Windows Server 2016 for use as a networked enterprise operating system. The installation and configuration of Active Directory, Domain Name Services (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and virtualization services.

Introduction to Data Communication and Networking

  • In this course students will begin with learning the foundations of computer networking technologies required for basic network configuration and management, including the OSI Model, the TCP/IP protocol suite, IPv4/IPv6 addressing and subnetting, cable mediums, routing and switching, wireless, data flows, connectivity troubleshooting, and basic network device configuration.

    Students will learn to use network simulation software to practice designing, configuring, and troubleshooting different LAN/WAN network and network device implementations.

    Networking concepts such as VLANs, Inter-VLAN routing, IGP, OSPF, STP, network security, cloud computing, basic network programmability and automation will also be presented to students in this course.

    This course will prepare students to challenge the CompTIA Network+ exam to achieve certification.

Website Development

  • This course will teach students the concepts and methodologies of front-end web development including HTML5 (Hypertext Markup Language), CSS3 (Cascading Style Sheets), Bootstrap, and JavaScript to create a highly responsive and interactive, mobile and tablet friendly websites.

    Students will perform the initial task of using HTML5 to create a basic website content structure, layout, and related components before moving onto incorporating responsive design elements with CSS3 using selectors and combinators, the Box Object Model, positioning, animations and advanced design layouts with CSS Grid, Flexbox, and the Bootstrap framework. Lastly, students will incorporate the use of JavaScript for manipulating the DOM (Document Object Model) to create dynamic website features and to perform basic form validation

Introduction to Programming

  • This course in an introduction into programming using the Python programming language where learners will develop the foundational skills to create procedural and object-oriented applications.

    Students will become proficient at using and implementing fundamental programming concepts including basic language syntax, operators, flow-control, lists and tuples, functions, dictionaries and sets, I/O operations, program modules, database connections, object-orientation, generators, and lambda expressions.

    This learning outcomes of this course will set a strong foundation for students to pursue more intermediate to advanced programming courses.  

Cybersecurity Terminology and Language

  • This course in a cybersecurity terminology and language using group discussions, role plays, cybersecurity vocabulary where learners will develop the foundational skills to create procedural and object-oriented applications.

    This course helps students build the cybersecurity communication proficiency needed to succeed in today’s technologically enhanced workplace by focusing on the development of professional oral and written communication skills. Students will improve problem solving ability, management skills, research, writing and presentation skills and the ability to effectively participate in and chair meetings. Students will also develop skills in resume writing and study the strategies and techniques needed for success in interviews.

    This learning outcomes of this course will set a strong foundation for students to pursue more intermediate to advanced cybersecurity workplace business communication and soft skills.  

Introduction to Internet Programming and Web Applications

  • In the first part of this course, students will explore programming with JavaScript at an intermediate level including advanced control flow, arrays, functions, and objects as well as a strong emphasis on DOM (Document Object Model) manipulation before moving onto advanced topics including HTTP and Asynchronous programming.

    In the second part of this course students will learn server-side JavaScript programming technologies including Node.js, Express.js, NPM and MongoDB to design, create and deploy a full-stack CRUD based application.

Introduction to Database Management Systems

  • This course will teach students the concepts, methodologies and different implementations of relational database systems including database modeling, relationship identification, entity mapping, data normalization and validation to produce various database schemas based on technical requirements.

    Students will gain an understanding of the use of the structured query language (SQL) on an intermediate level and will be able to create complex database queries.

    This course will prepare students to challenge the Oracle Certified Foundations Associate exam to achieve certification.

Linux Operating Systems and Networking

  • This course is an introduction to into administering Linux systems. Students will be introduced to a variety of foundational topics including the underlying Linux system architecture, device and filesystem management, network configuration and security, system services, common administration practices, bash shell scripting and task management.

    Students will use their knowledge of Linux and automation scripting to perform automated configuration management of systems in addition to learning how to deploy a multi-tier enterprise web application on a local virtualized environment.

Software Analysis and Design

  • This course will introduce students to the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), iterative (Agile) and predictive (Waterfall) development models, and the concepts and methodologies software teams use throughout the end-to-end software build process.

    Students will develop and analyze business and technical requirements, create high-level technical design documentation, create, and run test cases, and perform defect triage, while managing their work using various project management frameworks.

    In the high-level system design segment of this course, students will use Object Oriented Design (OOD) to identify program classes to build a domain model. Students will use the Unified Modeling Language (UML) to create technical design documentation of their domain model.

    During the software testing portion of the course, students will practice software testing using various test types including unit testing, feature testing, usability testing, regression testing, smoke test, and user acceptance testing.

Security Operations Centre and Asset Management

  • This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts and notions of security concepts, code of ethics, security controls, asset management and control compliance. Students are exposed to change management, security awareness training and physical security operations. Students will apply what they learn in various exercises.

    Students will be able to understand the SOC fundamentals, discuss the components of SOC: People, processes and technology and understand the implementation of SOC.

Cybersecurity Tools, Attacks, and Methodologies

  • This course will introduce students to the term cyber threats and attacks. Students will be able to understand the network level attacks, host level attacks and application-level attacks.

    Students will be able to understand the indicators of compromise (IoCs) and discuss the attacker’s hacking methodology.

Cybersecurity Logging, Events, and Incidents

  • This course will introduce students to understand the fundamentals of incidents, events and logging and explain the concepts of local logging and centralized logging.

    Students will be able to understand the indicators of compromise (IoCs) and discuss the attacker’s hacking methodology.

Incident Detection with SIEM Solutions

  • This course will introduce students to understand the basic concepts of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).

    Students will learn different use case examples for Application Level Incident Detection, Insider Incident Detection, Network Level Incident Detection, Host Level Incident Detection.

Advanced Incident Detection using Threat Intelligence

  • This course will introduce students to learn fundamental concepts on threat intelligence and understand how threat intelligence strategy is developed.

    Students will learn different threat intelligence sources from which intelligence can be obtained and explore the need of threat intelligence-driven SOC.

Cybersecurity Incident Response Techniques

  • This course will introduce students to understand the fundamentals concepts of incident response.

    Students will learn how to respond to network security incidents, application security incidents, email security incidents, insider incidents and malware incidents

SIEM Capstone Project

  • This course will introduce students to search and navigate in Splunk to create reports and dashboards, both using Splunk’s searching and reporting commands and using the product’s interactive Pivot tool. Scenario-based examples and hands-on challenges will enable you to create robust searches, reports, and charts.

Cybersecurity Employment Preparation

  • This course will introduce students to land an interview for a job in one of the most exciting, fast-growing fields in technology: cybersecurity.

    In this module, learn what to do before, during, and after your interview to significantly increase your chances of landing the cybersecurity position you're vying for.


Check the requirements below to prepare your application to CCTB

Students must be in possession of one of the English Language Equivalencies in the list below.

Language proficiency requirements are admission requirements and may not be waived by either the institution or the student.

Admission Requirements:

  • Have a Secondary School Diploma or equivalent or be at least 19 years of age
  • Good command of English language IELTS 5.5 or equivalent outlined below
  • High school diploma or equivalent from an approved government institution of applicant’s home country, or applicant is minimum 19 years of age
  • Students are required to have and use their own personal computer in class

The following are accepted:

  • English Grade 12 (from a high school program in Canadian, US, UK, or other English speaking country)
  • Communications Grade 12 (from a high school program in Canadian, US, UK, or other English-speaking country)
  • IB (International Baccalaureate) English A1/A2 (HL or SL)
  • IELTS: (International English Language Testing System) Band 5.5 or higher
  • TOEFL: (Test of English as a Foreign Language) IBT 46-59 or higher
  • CAEL: (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) Score of 50 or higher
  • PTE: (Pearson Test of English) Score of 45.4 or higher
  • CLB: (Canadian Language Benchmarks) Level 6 or higher
  • TOEIC: (Test of English for International Communication) Score 605-690 or higher
  • Successful completion of a Designated ESL school program with level equivalent to tests outlined in section above OR from an established pathway partner of CCTB.
  • Applicants may choose to complete the TLGC Online Pre-Arrival Test and receive customized language study plan based on the applicant’s test results if a passing grade is not achieved.
  • Applicants that are not in possession of one of the credentials above, are advised to enroll in The Language Gallery Canada (TLGC) UPP (University Pathway Program). Successful completion of TLGC UPP level 4.5 is recognized by CCTB in lieu of the aforementioned assessments.

Cybersecurity Risk Management Career Opportunities

The program portfolio for this diploma is built around the skills employers are seeking in the workforce for the new digital world we live in. Whether students are looking to explore the latest technology trends in cybersecurity or develop knowledge in this exciting area, our expert tutors will ensure you reach your goals their aspirations. 

In order to assist its students in the transition from study to work, CCTB also provides career orientation, guidance and complete employment support. You’ll be taught be industry practitioners in a highly interactive manner to ensure you’re ready to hit the ground running after graduation.  

This Cybersecurity Diploma will provide you with a number of skills that you can take into many different roles. Some roles you could consider pursuing after you finish the program include: 

NOCs: 2171, 2281

  • Computer Systems Manager
  • Data Processing and Systems Analysis Manager
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Systems Development Manager
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • IT Consultant
  • Systems Security Planner
  • Systems Administrator
  • Technical Analyst

The average Cybersecurity Analyst salary in Canada is $59,086 per year or $28.40 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $40,000 per year while most experienced workers make up to $87,000 per year. 

Work Experience

The co-op work experience placement represents 50% of the overall program duration. You will get the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills within the industry through paid work experience.

 

Develop your skills and expertise to advance yourself in a successful career


Intake Dates:

09 January, 2023

15 May, 2023

18 September, 2023

 

Program Fees:

International Tuition: $36,000 CAD

Scholarship: $11,200 CAD

Final International Tuition after Discounts: $24,800 CAD

 

Domestic Tuition: $36,000 CAD

Scholarship: $9,900 CAD

Domestic Discount: $8,500 CAD

Final Domestic Tuition after Discounts: $17,600 CAD

Financial assistance may be available to eligible students under the StudentAid BC program. For more information please go directly to https://studentaidbc.ca/sabc-home-page

 

*Additional fees may apply. Textbook costs are not included.

 

When applying to CCTB, please note that all applications must be submitted online using the Online Application in the link below:

 

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When applying to CCTB, please note that all applications must be submitted online using the Online Application in the link below:

 

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Work Experience Policy

 

1. The work experience is a required part of Cybersecurity Risk Management with Co-op (CRMC) program in which the student obtains practical skills relevant to the learning objectives of the program.

The Canadian College of Technology and Business work experience programs allow students the opportunity to combine their strong technical and business knowledge, obtain through the academic journey, with practical skills developed through work experience. The work experience component is a scheduled academic activity in which a student is placed with an organization where their level of skills and experience will be valuable to both the placement host and the student.

2. The requirements for participation in the work experience are as follows:

  • Be in Good Academic Standing, as per the CCTB Academic Standing, Promotion, and Graduation Policy, and have no outstanding tuition fees;
  • Be eligible to work in Canada with the appropriate Canadian residence permit;
  • Submit an up-to-date resume

3. The process by which the student will be placed in a work experience is as follows:

  • Eight (8) weeks before Work Experience: An initial orientation session will be conducted by the Career Services Manager to students;
  • The Career Services Coordinator (or designate) will set up an initial meeting with the student to conduct career counselling and to collect the student’s updated resume;
  • The Career Services Manager will send a list of potential employers to students;
  • The Career Services Manager will assist in setting up a maximum of three (3) interviews between the student and employers;
  • Students who are unsuccessful at obtaining Work Placement after three (3) interviews facilitated by the Career Services Manager must source their own Work Placement;
  • Successful candidates will be offered a Co-operative Work Experience position;
  • A Work-Term Agreement will be signed by both the student and the supervisor and collected by the Career Services Coordinator (or designate).

4. The Canadian College of Technology and Business, the student, and the host organization will enter into a written agreement (the Work-Term Agreement) detailing each party’s responsibilities and the activities the student will undertake during the work experience. A copy of the Work-Term Agreement will be provided to the student before the start date of the work experience.

5. The process by which the student will be evaluated in relation to the work experience component is as follows:

  • The Canadian College of Technology and Business will monitor students’ performance during the work experience by reviewing attendance as well as the quality of work assignments delivered through the Bi-Weekly Attendance Report.
  • The Work Experience supervisor/employer will fill out a comprehensive Work Experience Evaluation form upon completion of the work experience hours.
  • The CCTB Academic Standing, Promotion, and Graduation Policy and CCTB Student Attendance Policy apply in evaluating the student’s Work Experience performance.

6. The student will be provided with at least one written evaluation in relation to the work experience component.

7. The Canadian College of Technology and Business will monitor the student during the work experience by reviewing:

  • each bi-weekly reporting period whether the student is attending the work experience;
  • each bi-weekly reporting period whether the student is meeting the learning objectives of Cybersecurity Risk Management with Co-op; and
  • the overall performance of the student through a pass/fail designation in the Work Experience Evaluation Report.

 

 

Employment and Career Highlights


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8,000


Cyber Security professionals needed in Canada by 2022

32,968


2,968 cyber-related violations in Canada in 2018

47,000


Forecasted demand for tech workers by 2021

Student testimonials

I chose to study digital marketing because I think it’s a great field, and you can use your degree to work in so many areas. I like everything about CCTB, and I learned so many things about SEO and Google Analytics that I use in my co-op program right now.

Luisa Alencar, CCTB student

"One of the barriers for all immigrants and new graduates is to enter the job market. But when I entered this program, CCTB made this very easy for me. I got my first job offer immediately after the program, which was higher than my expectations."

Razieh Mokhtarnameh , CCTB alumna

"I just graduated from CCTB and right now I’m a business analyst at one of the government agencies. I don’t just think CCTB helped me, I think are still helping me now by providing feedback, responses, interview preparation and more."

Samuel Arawu, CCTB alumnus

"I completed my Software Quality Assurance testing through CCTB college. It’s amazing! It’s hands-on training and gives the experience of learning what we do in the work environment, which helped me to gain confidence to enter the new world of IT."

Vinitha-Kaliraj, CCTB alumna

"After taking the courses, I was ready and confident. In one of my interviews, the interviewer was impressed that I had that certificate. The instructors and the support team were so motivating and helpful that all students could catch up with the class."

Zoya Salehi, CCTB alumna