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18-month Network Security Specialist Program

If you are a tech-minded person who loves computers, networks, and problem-solving, come and apply your talents to train for one of the fastest-growing professions in one of our industry-driven network security training programs. Our Network Security Specialist diploma program addresses multiple certification options for students upon graduation, including Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) on Server AdminEnterprise Admin, and MessagingCCNANetwork+Security+Linux+LPICEH, and CPT.

Choose from a variety of exciting career training options, including:

  • LAN Manager
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Analyst
  • Computer & Network Operator
  • User Support Analyst
  • Mail Administrator
  • System Analyst
  • Information Systems Security Professional
  • Systems Operations Analyst
  • LAN Technician
  • Hardware Installation Coordinator
  • Network Security Architect
  • Computer Forensic Investigator

Key Information:

  • Delivery: ONLINE
  • Duration: 72 weeks
  • Starts: April, October
  • Credential: Advanced Diploma
  • Wages: Average base salary is $94,767/year (* Indeed)
  • Credit Transfer (Articulation): Centre for Arts and Technology (CAT) and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) have partnered to create the CAT-BCIT Pathway: a cross-institutional agreement enabling CAT graduates entry into BCIT’s School of Business.

This focused NSS curriculum will give you the skills and training you need to dive into the network security industry, including Networking with Cisco Technologies—Active Directory & Network Infrastructure Administration—Linux Operating Systems —Virtualization and Cloud Computing—Encryption, Public Key Infrastructure Architecture and Administration—Computer Forensics for the First Responder.

This program is comprised of our Network System Administration diploma program, followed by advanced network security training including perimeter security, operating systems, data communications and networks, computer forensics, encryption, and hands-on network exploits, vulnerabilities, and penetration testing.

A dynamic career.
In one of the fastest-growing industries in the world.

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Centre for Arts & Technology courses are taught by respected industry professionals, dedicated to helping others get their start. Instructors all have years of experience working in the field and know what it takes to make it in today’s workplace. Centre for Arts & Technology schools are more than hallways and classrooms, instructors and students. We’re a community that will nurture you along your educational journey, provide challenges and opportunities, mentorship and motivation, and will foster a collaborative environment where you can reach your full potential.

Centre for Arts and Technology (CAT) and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) have also partnered to create the CAT-BCIT Pathway: a cross-institutional agreement enabling CAT graduates entry into BCIT’s School of Business.

The heart of the Okanagan Valley, Kelowna, BC is known for its unique climate offering students a virtual four-season playground. Our campus facilities include:

  • Contemporary audio recording studios
  • Photography and film studio outfitted with wall and lighting grid
  • State-of-the-art interior design, veterinary, animation, and technical labs
  • Numerous edit suites and computer labs with industry-standard software and hardware
  • Students lounges where we host numerous events throughout the year
  • Over 10,000 square feet of learning space

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