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Information Systems Security

Information Systems Security – Computers and Networking (graduate certificate)

Information Systems Security program

Information Systems Security – Computers and Networking (graduate certificate)

Information Systems Security – Computers and Networking (graduate certificate)

Develop, evaluate, and support information technology (IT) security solutions by creating cost effective and secure computing environments that will safeguard networked computer systems. This program will help you to become skilled in formulating and organizing security policies and procedures to protect corporate information assets including legal, regulatory and governance issues and teach you to detect various hacking and penetration attacks.

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Program Description (Laptop program)

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program are required to purchase their own laptop. For specific hardware and software requirements for this program click here.

This graduate certificate program is designed for students with previous education and/or relevant experience (please see the entrance requirements section of this page for more detail).

This program will enable you to learn to develop, evaluate and support information technology (IT) security solutions by creating cost-effective and secure computing environments that will safeguard networked computer systems. You will become skilled in formulating and organizing security policies and procedures to protect corporate information assets including legal, regulatory and governance issues. In addition, you will learn to detect various hacking and penetration attacks while exploring forensic methods designed to mine data and preserve the chain of evidence in accordance with regulation standards.

The curriculum will consider information systems security as it applies to business and provide a hands-on approach to understanding a broad range of security concepts and industry best practices.

Gaining the knowledge required to manage the strategic and operational aspects of information security you will focus on the following areas:

  • Identifying business assets in need of protection
  • Implementing appropriate safeguards to protect businesses
  • Measuring the effectiveness of the protection and safeguard methods used
  • Vulnerabilities and threats to businesses.

You will learn detailed, practical aspects of security such as risk analysis, vulnerability testing, writing security policies, implementing access controls and performing security audits. Emphasis will be placed on interpersonal, organizational, technical, communication and troubleshooting skills applied to enhance the effective implementation of information systems.

This program incorporates a hybrid delivery model that includes both in-class and online learning to allow for added flexibility.

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Admission Requirements

  • Three-year advanced college diploma or university degree in a computer-science, information technology (IT) or business-related field
  • Equivalent industry experience will be considered
  • Working knowledge of transmission control and Internet (TCP/IP) protocols; basic networking concepts; Microsoft and Linux server platforms; and basic understanding of computer hardware
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Career Options

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Computer security consultant
  • Information security administrator
  • Network and systems security analyst
  • Security auditor
  • Threat-risk/vulnerability specialist

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Accounting firms
  • Banks
  • CISCO
  • IBM
  • IT security firms
  • Independent consulting
  • Colleges and universities
  • Any medium-to-large size organization
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Tuition$2,851$12,622
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,541
Program Incidental$275$275
Total Fees:$4,266$14,438

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Laptop Learning

Students enrolled in laptop programs will enjoy an exceptional learning experience through the use of technology. The advanced technical skills and knowledge that employers look for in graduates will provide students with a decided advantage when entering the work force. Please pay close attention to the hardware and software requirements of your program as the requirements are not the same for all laptop programs. 

How laptop learning works:

  • Review your specific program page for hardware and software requirements
  • Acquire your own laptop from a vendor of your choosing including all of the hardware and software components listed below

Please note: Some software may be included in tuition fees for some programs. Please ensure that you are required to buy software before making a purchase.

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Laptop Requirements

Minimum Recommended Hardware

  • I7 Intel processor capable of supporting virtualization
  • 8GB of DDR3 RAM
  • DVDRW drive
  • 100/1000 MB auto sensing NIC card
  • ONE USB 3.0 port (Two preferred)
  • 500 GB hard Drv
  • Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
  • Microsoft office 2010 including Visio

Software requirements

  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Office Professional Academic 2010 32-bit
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Acrobat Reader
  • Windows Media Player
  • Adobe Flash Player and Browser Plug-in
  • K-Lite Codec Pack

Optional

  • AVG
  • Avira
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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.

 

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: ISCN
  • Program length: One-year
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College graduate certificate
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Business, IT & Management (BITM)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2016
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2016
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2017
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