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The increased reliance on computer systems, the internet, and connected technologies has made cybersecurity a critical concern for organizations and individuals alike. Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software, and data, from cyber threats and cyberattacks.
The Cybersecurity Specialist diploma program at Vancouver Career College will prepare students to access, plan, and implement cybersecurity defense strategies.
In 76 weeks, including a 210-hour practicum, learn how to plan, implement, administer, support, and secure networked computer systems and their users. In addition, you will learn how to monitor and evaluate networks for security risks and vulnerabilities.
Industry and vendor certifications have become a benchmark used by employers during the hiring process. The Cybersecurity Specialist program helps students prepare for certification examinations in the following areas:
- Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+, Net+, Security+, CySA+, Pentest+
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
- High school graduation or equivalent*, OR mature student** status.
* From an English-language teaching institution
** 19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's admissions test
This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.