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Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Analysis (Co-op) Algonquin College - Ottawa Campus Algonquin College - Ottawa Campus, Canada

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CAD 18283

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CAD 95

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12 months


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Program Overview

The Cyber Security Analysis (CSA) Ontario College Graduate Certificate program is designed to prepare you to meet the market demand for cyber security professionals in the public and private sector.

Throughout the program, you focus analytically on key cyber security principles including threat and vulnerability management, event analysis, laws and ethics relating to security compliance and implementation, cryptographic solutions for data confidentiality and communication protection, cyber incident response, digital forensics processes, disaster recovery and business continuity following cyber incidents and related tools and security appliances. You develop the skills and knowledge necessary to select and deploy the optimal tools and security solutions given unique scenarios.

Graduates possess the theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills to assess, recommend, implement and troubleshoot various advanced security solutions and countermeasures. Utilizing IT concepts and tools, you evaluate the technical aspects and risk levels of security solutions, security and penetration tests and vulnerability assessments. You also examine the legal process and proper evidence gathering procedures, effective design of corporate security policies, analysis and management of risks or threats as well as ethical and social implications related to security, Canadian and International laws, privacy laws and compliance. Algonquin College`s state-of-the-art computing facilities, running the latest Windows and Linux/UNIX-based operating system (O/S) platforms and supporting a wide variety of pre-installed software applications, support you to be well-prepared for entry into the field of cyber security. You gain exposure to real-world technologies currently used within industry including specialized networking, Cisco and hardware labs along with several network-based O/S servers. The Cyber Security Analysis curriculum has been designed to closely align with the Canadian Center for Cyber Security`s (CCCS) curriculum guidelines and also assists in preparing graduates to achieve a number of industry certifications. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to attain certifications including:

  • SANS GSEC and other GIAC certifications
  • EC-Council`s CEH and CHFI
  • CompTia CySA+ and CASP

Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op work term are subject to availability and academic eligibility. Please note admission to the co-op program does not guarantee a co-op placement.

Graduates may find employment in a variety of security related domains in the private, corporate, industrial, governmental or service sectors. Employment opportunities may be available in private security firms, security consulting firms, security vendors and their value-added resellers (VARs), law enforcement agencies, cyber incident response groups, security and intelligence organizations or agencies, information technology consulting firms, communications carriers, information service providers or in government, business and public organizations in multiple fields outside IT/IS requiring security practitioners.

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Additional Information

Program Level Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 42 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Jan 2025


Jan 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 88 - With no score less than - 22
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60 - With no score less than - 53

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a College Diploma, College Advanced Diploma or degree, or equivalent in the areas of Information Systems (IS), Information Technology (IT), Telecommunications/ Networking, IT/IS Security, Computer/Electronic/Communication Engineering or equivalent;


  • A Graduate Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or Degree from an accredited institution in a non-related field, with minimum three years of relevant practical field experience in an IT/IS Security position may be considered.

6.5 IELTS Score
88 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
55% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 95

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11000 Per year

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