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Network Security Specialist

The program for tech-savvy, computer-loving problem solvers

18 Months

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Network Security Specialist Diploma Program

Virtually every system, database, social network, email network, and Internet server is run through information systems that are stored digitally. The problem with digital information is that it’s bendable, breakable, hackable, and open to theft, and because of this, the need for security professionals is expected to continue to increase exponentially. 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.

You will learn how to fully manage network systems as well as provide desktop support for any organization. With the guidance of our industry professional instructors, you will gain both professional skills as well as the interpersonal skills needed to excel in the industry. In addition to our graduates earning their diploma, graduates are able to write up to an additional 5 certification exams for extra accreditation in Cisco, Microsoft and CompTIA. Contact one of our Program Advisors for more details.

The first 12 months of our 18-month Network Security Specialist program is comprised of our Network Security Administrator 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.

Study for a career as a:

  • LAN Manager
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Cloud Server Administrator
  • Cloud Server Security Specialist
  • Network Analyst
  • Computer and 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

This focused NSS curriculum will give you the skills and training you need to dive into the network security industry, including: Networking with Cisco TechnologiesActive Directory & Network Infrastructure AdministrationLinux Operating Systems Virtualization and Cloud ComputingEncryption, Public Key Infrastructure Architecture and AdministrationComputer Forensics for the First Responder.

If Network Security is in your future, Centre for Arts and Technology – one of the leading creative and technical schools in Canada – will help take you there.

Start your career in just 12 months.

We provide you with your own servers to practice on!

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