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Network Security Specialist

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

18 Months

Program Length

On-Campus + Online

Delivery Type
Pathway Programs

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.

Our Network Security programs address multiple certification options for students upon graduation, including Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) on Server Admin, Enterprise Admin, and Messaging, CCNA, Network+, Security+, Linux+, LPI, CEH, CPT, CompTIA CySA+.

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

Centre for Arts and Technology provides vouchers to Network Security Administrator students for the MCTS, MCITP on Server Admin, MCITP on Enterprise Admin, and CCNA certifications.

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 short program allows you to start your career as a Network Systems Administrator in just 12 months. It covers the foundations of network security such as hardware and networking, system administration, desktop support, network infrastructure, network systems, system automation, computing, network Architecture, and managing Microsoft Azure Network and Amazon Web Services (AWS). This program is transferrable into our more advanced Network Security Specialist program.

Centre for Arts and Technology provides vouchers to Network Security Administrator students for the MCTS, MCITP on Server Admin, and MCITP on Enterprise Admin certifications.

* Notice * – This program requires students to have a laptop. Please inquire with a Program Advisor for complete details.

Start your career in just 12 months.

We provide you with your own servers to practice on!

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