Willis News

CyberSecurity Professionals are in High Demand

cybersecurity professional looking at code

The demand for qualified, educated CyberSecurity professionals is increasing rapidly. Our reliance on technology is now higher than ever, and with more and more people working from home and accessing the internet in new ways CyberSecurity threats are at an all time high.

To do our part to keep up with demand and decrease the shortage of CyberSecurity professionals, Willis College has expanded our CyberSecurity Academy to now offer our programs through our 100% online campus Willis College Online in addition to our campus in Ottawa.

Even the Mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson is excited about it (click here and scroll to minute 51 to see what he has to say!)

The Willis College CyberSecurity Academy offers three programs; each providing students with the opportunity to leave school and enter the workforce, or continue on in their learning with the addition of another program.

Help Desk and Network (Support) Technician
This program is designed for individuals who are looking for an education and certification  in computer and network-related administration. Students will receive communications and support training with a focus on Windows Server administration and applications. As a graduate of this program, you will be equipped with skills such as the knowledge to perform computer system and network problem analysis and monitoring tasks, monitor network management systems, and respond appropriately to user requests and problems.

Cybersecurity Operator
The CyberSecurity Operator program was developed in collaboration with global CyberSecurity experts from Fortinet, Sophos, and Check Point. The curriculum delivered in this program is the same training the Canadian Armed Forces receives!

Willis College is equipped with over $1M of hardware equipment and provides an official curriculum and professionally trained instructors for your benefit. The Network Security Professional diploma program is one of the most effective ways to start your career in IT, by incorporating globally recognized certifications that validate industry standards. You can acquire skills that are applicable and transferable to a variety of technical environments, and that open doors to a lucrative IT Professional career!

Cybersecurity Analyst
The CyberSecurity Analyst diploma program is one of the most effective ways to start a career in CyberSecurity. Willis College provides globally recognized CyberSecurity education as well as industry-recognized certifications. You can acquire skills that are applicable and transferable to a variety of security job roles in the operations environment and start a lucrative career in CyberSecurity.

In this program, you will learn foundational knowledge and best practices for securing Windows and Linux workstations and servers, as well as software, network services, routers and switches, email and database infrastructure, and wireless devices. You will also learn how to scan networks for vulnerabilities and produce reports and plans which will mitigate those vulnerabilities. Operations-style training within a live lab environment is used to help develop the critical skills needed in defending against complex cyber attacks. This program provides hands-on training with a focus on threat analysis, risk mitigation, and malware remediation through staged cyber-attack simulations and live threat scenarios carried out with both real and virtual hosts and network appliances.

It’s time to start your education and join the world of Cyber Technology with Willis College!

If you’re looking to enter the exciting field of Technology, Willis College  is the school to get you there. Don’t wait, contact us today to get started towards the career of your dreams!

What Our Graduates Are Saying

My experiences at Willis College have been life-changing. In completing my program, I grew in many ways. My confidence increased and I was amazed at my own capabilities, which I didn’t recognize until coming to Willis. The atmosphere at Willis made me feel like I belonged to a large family; that we were all in it together to succeed. Hats off to the staff of Willis College because they work together as a team and everyone helps everyone. No one falls through the cracks. Thank you Willis College.
Sharon Schwartz
Willis College Program