Information Technology Network Security

Program description

This program is designed to address the growing threat to our network infrastructure. It will provide students with the security background in network technologies, computing hardware, operating, and protocols, to harden and further secure such systems from attack. Students will learn to identify threats through audits and supporting technical methods, as well as evaluate and develop appropriate policies to support a strong organizational security posture.

Graduates are prepared for opportunities in advanced roles in IT systems and network administration, with job titles that may include Security Administrator/Analyst, Security Systems Engineer, Security Auditor, Security Architect, and Network Security Analyst. Admission requirements are a two or three-year diploma or a degree from an accredited college or university, or a minimum of five years of full-time work experience as an IT system or network administrator (or in a similar position).

Students of this program will learn about/develop skills in the following areas:

• Ethical hacking

• Fundamentals of information security

• IT security planning, audit, and compliance

• Fundamentals of computer forensics

Course website

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Conestoga College

School of Engineering and Information Technology


One year

Credential awarded

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program contact

    Telephone: (519) 748-5220


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