Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity (Online)


Program Description

Program Details

  • Program Code: 3664
  • School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
  • Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
  • Program Type: Graduate Certificate program
  • Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters
  • Start Date: Fall, Summer
  • Location: Online

Program Overview

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Centennial College's Cybersecurity program is a one-year graduate certificate offering designed to address the industry's increasing demand for well-educated security professionals in the public and private sectors.

This School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science program will educate you on how to protect computers, applications, and networks from unauthorized and malicious users or software. It will cover the key cybersecurity concepts of cryptography, cyber forensics, and network security in addition to topics such as mobile network security, cloud security, and ethical hacking techniques and tools. This Cybersecurity program will also address supporting concepts of information system security that are integral parts of cybersecurity.

To enhance your applied learning experience, you'll learn current IT security tools, policies, and techniques that were established in collaboration with the College's industry partners.

Program Highlights

  • After graduating from our Cybersecurity program, students with a bachelor's degree have the opportunity to join a Master's degree program in Cybersecurity and IT Security offered at the university level.
  • The program courses are conveniently offered in the evenings for students concurrently pursuing a career in the IT field.

Program Outline

Semester 1 Semester 2
  • CBER-701 Information Systems Security
  • CBER-702 Communication Networks
  • CBER-703 Cyber Forensics
  • CBER-704 Cryptography & Network Security
  • CBER-705 eCommerce and Web Security
  • CBER-706 Mobile Network Security
  • CBER-707 Cloud Security
  • CBER-708 Ethical Hacking/Penetration Testing
  • CBER-709 Cyber Attack and Defense
  • CBER-710 Capstone Project

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes describe what graduates of the program have demonstrated they can do with the knowledge and skills they have achieved during their studies. The outcomes are closely tied to the needs of the workplace. Through assessment (e.g., assignments and tests), students verify their ability to reliably perform these outcomes before graduating.

  • Evaluate and recommend innovative cybersecurity strategies that provide secure solutions for organizational processes and applications.  
  • Optimize the effectiveness of information security in a business environment through risk mitigation, and auditing of information systems.  
  • Design and implement vulnerability assessment procedures to find and solve existing security issues in a network through monitoring and analyzing different attackers’ tactics, strategies, and techniques.  
  • Design and implement cybersecurity solutions and protocols in compliance with current security policies, ethical standards, and industry regulations.  
  • Implement and evaluate security policies and strategies by collaborating in cybersecurity projects as a multidisciplinary team member/leader to deliver effective security solutions to the clients.  
  • Communicate security protocols, policies, and audit results and related documentation to any level of the organization.  
  • Resolve security issues of the communication networks using a top-down approach through analyzing overall networks and their interconnected components.  
  • Develop and apply strategies for personal, career, and entrepreneurial growth to enhance work performance and maintain currency with the industry.

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Career Options, Academic Pathways, and Partners

Companies Offering Jobs

Cybersecurity graduates are in demand across a number of sectors and organizations including financial services, insurance companies, healthcare, retailers, and governments.

Career Outlook

  • Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Operations and Security Management
  • Incident and Threat Manager
  • Systems Architect
  • Risk Analyst
  • Risk Manager
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Education and Training manager

Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • Advanced College diploma or Bachelors degree in computer science, Computer/Electronics/Communication Engineering, IT or related  discipline OR Diploma with relevant work experience

Additional Requirements

  • English language proficiency
Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

Centennial College is Ontario’s first public college with five campuses in Toronto, Canada. Centennial offers high-quality Canadian Education that is hands-on and employment-focused. Programs at Cente ... Read More

Centennial College is Ontario’s first public college with five campuses in Toronto, Canada. Centennial offers high-quality Canadian Education that is hands-on and employment-focused. Programs at Centennial promote experiential learning with laboratory instruction, co-op education, and industry placements Read less