Diploma in Cybersecurity Analyst Practicum

Full-Time | Post-Secondary Diploma
Vancouver
Jan, May, Sep
Please See Program Overview
Full-Time | Post-Secondary Diploma
Jan, May, Sep
Vancouver
Please See Program Overview

DIPLOMA IN CYBERSECURITY ANALYST

PRACTICUM

 

Develop the skills you need to become a successful Cyber Security Analyst with CCTB’s one-year post-secondary diploma and gain the knowledge of operating systems, data management and general system communications.

 

Program Description:

Studying Cyber Security Analyst (Practicum Program) will equip you with the skills and knowledge to enter several different roles including systems security planner, internet systems administrator, computer network manager, systems implementation manager and network administrator. This program is designed for individuals keen to begin their career as a Cybersecurity Analyst, this diploma will set you on the right path. Develop your IT skills to enter this dynamic and opportunity-filled sector.

 

Why study this program?

This program will prepare you for taking on the complex challenges within the field of Cybersecurity. Through a range of presentations, assessments, and assignments you will develop an expert knowledge of the field enabling you to access a range of career opportunities.

 

Campus:Vancouver

Qualification: Post-Secondary Diploma

Delivery: Monday to Thursday | 20 Hours Per Week | 5 Hours Per Day

 

Program Duration:

 

International Program

StudentAidBC Domestic Program*

Total:

42 Weeks

600 Hours

32 Weeks

600 Hours

Academic:

24 Weeks

480 Hours

24 Weeks

480 Hours

Placement:

6 Weeks

120 Hours

6 Weeks

120 Hours

Scheduled Breaks:

12 Weeks

 

2 Weeks*

 

 

*For a domestically offered program to be eligible for StudentAidBC Government funding, that program’s scheduled breaks may not exceed 10% of the academic duration of the program.

*StudentAidBC funding is only available for domestic students.

 

Practicum Experience

The practicum work experience placement represents 20% of the overall program duration. You will get the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills within the industry through an unpaid work experience.

 

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

 

PTIB Approved Program

The Cybersecurity Analyst Practicum 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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Diploma in Cybersecurity Analyst Practicum Overview

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

Program Courses Include:

Introduction to Cybersecurity

  • This module is designed to provide learners with basic knowledge of the cyber world. The module will enable students to understand the principles of cyber-attacks, Darknet, Hackers' motivations and various advanced technologies. 

Computer Networks 

  • This unit will review the structure of the personal computer basic concepts in data communications, the 7 layers model, working with SERVER 2019, remote and direct access and VPN.

Communications, Operating Systems and Data Management

  • This unit focuses on advanced computer communication topics such as monitoring and analyzing network traffic, operating systems (with emphasis on Linux and Windows) and data archives management and development (including Structured Query Language (SQL) and Mobile-cyber).

Programming Languages for Cybersecurity

  • This unit will include web technologies, basic HTML development. In addition, students will learn Python code development and basic programming with python.

Concepts and Practical Implementation of Encryption

  • This module will focus on the technology of cryptography and the available techniques, limitations and problems commonly encountered. It covers the theory and application of methods available to secure information, computers and networks, as well as legal issues involved with cryptography.

Information Security in the Cyber World

  • In this module students will learn several topics. First, they will become familiar with various types of scans- networks, sites, computers and vulnerabilities for attacks. This module will also cover weaknesses in information security (hardware, software, and infrastructure) and data and cyber protection technologies, tools and leading companies.

Penetration Testing

  • This module is designed to provide learners with basic skills to conduct and build penetration testing infrastructure that includes all the hardware, software, network infrastructure, and tools needed to conduct a penetration test.

Hackathon

  • This module will cover tactics for managing and synchronizing a multiplayer cyber event: SOC, NOC, ISP, MSSP, and communication strategies as a tool to manage and prevent a crisis during cyber-attacks.

Check the requirements below to prepare your application to CCTB.

 

Admission Requirements:

  • Good command of English language
  • High school diploma or equivalent from an approved government of applicant's home country, or applicant is minimum 19 years of age
  • Students are required to bring their own computers to class

*For more information on Admission Requirements, please review the CCTB Admissions Policy.

 

English Language Requirements:

Applicant must attain one of the following English language requirements:

  • Successful completion of CCTB EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Level 4 or
  • Have the required IELTS 5.5 score or equivalent or
  • Pass the CCTB English Assessment (Written onsite or online with exam proctor)

*For more information on English Language Requirements, please review the CCTB English Language Policy.


Cybersecurity Analyst 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: 

Network Security Analyst: A Network Security Analyst is responsible for designing, planning and implementing security measures to protect data, networks and computer systems. They are also in charge of preventing data loss and service interruptions. 

Business Systems Analyst: A Business Systems Analyst determines objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats. They are also in charge of designing new computer programs by analyzing requirements; constructing workflow charts and diagrams; studying system capabilities; and writing specifications. 

Penetration TesterA Penetration Tester is a type of network security consultant that performs tests on different computer systems and software to expose weaknesses in their security that could be exploited by criminals. 

Network Systems Engineer: As a network engineer, you'll have responsibility for setting up, developing and maintaining computer networks within an organization or between organizations. 

Systems Security Analyst: Cybersecurity engineers create software that can protect sensitive company data and hardware from malicious attacks. They maintain the security of the company’s systems and networks and attend to different security incidents. 

Computer Analyst: This job role involves checking all computer systems within an organization serve to support organizational goals. They determine the strengths and weaknesses of the existing systems and identifying areas for improvement. 

Network Support Technician: Network support technicians undertake tasks related to network development and maintenance. They also troubleshoot computer issues and provide technical support.  

The average Cybersecurity Analyst salary in Canada is $80,697 per year or $41.38 per hour. Entry level positions start at $60,373 per year while most experienced workers make up to $126,750 per year. 

Practicum Experience

The practicum work experience placement represents 20% of the overall program duration. You will get the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills within the industry through an unpaid work experience.

 

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


2022

Intakes:JAN | MAY | SEP 

Fees: $11,500 CAD

Fees after scholarship*

$11,000 CAD International students

$8,500 CAD Domestic students

*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:

 

REGISTER NOW

Employment and Career Highlights


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8,000


Cyber Security professionals needed in Canada by 2022

$80 – $150k


The average Cybersecurity Analyst salary in Canada 

32,968


2,968 cyber-related violations in Canada in 2018

47,000


Forecasted demand for tech workers by 2021

Student testimonials

“They have helped us to prepare our resumes, prepare for interviews, and we were so confident, we were able to communicate with the people. I have recommended CCTB to many of my friends and in future will continue to recommend.”

Namrata Skang, CCTB student

“The materials and skills gained are really applicable with what I am doing now and I still use them. The materials are precise.”

Galina Kovalenko, CCTB student

“When I joined the orientation sessions, I found it very knowledgeable. The preparation that I had with my instructor was very helpful and that got me my first job."

Saqib Butt, CCTB alumnus

“The environment was very friendly and informative. Instructors conducted mock interviews that helped us later when going for real interviews.”

Stan Yartsev, CCTB alumnus

“The program felt very hands-on, and it helped me to improve my real-world experience. Our classes were international; students were from all over the world, for example, India, Russia, Ukraine, Philippines and Canada. Anybody who wanted to learn was here"

Yulia Terekh, CCTB alumna