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Hello online learning: CyberSecurity Academy courses are now available through Willis College Online!

March 1, 2021
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The demand for qualified, educated CyberSecurity professionals is increasing rapidly. 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.

“Willis College’s CyberSecurity Academy and our new Willis College Online campus will have the capabilities to deliver face-to face online education. As the demand for cyber education and innovative academic delivery continues to grow worldwide, Willis College has worked closely with the Canadian Military, Sophos, Fortinet, Microsoft, Checkpoint and KPMG to ensure our agile academic model allows our content to remain relevant to an ever-changing marketplace.

Our Cyber suite of education addresses all levels of learners: military, corporate, uncertified industry professionals and individuals pursuing a career change through college education. As an academic leader in Canada for over 150 years, Willis College will remain at the forefront of new and emerging technical, business and healthcare skills training to address market demands.” – Rima Aristocrat. Chair, Willis College  

Welcome to Willis College Online, a different way to learn.

Online learning is broken. The traditional online learning model of sending a student their learning materials and expecting them to complete things alone each week doesn’t work. Students feel alone, not sure if they are doing things right, constantly feel the pressure of falling behind in their work, and the goal of graduating and finding a career seems far off in the distance. To fix this problem, we have taken an entirely different approach to how online learning is done. Willis College Online is bringing the benefits of learning on-campus right into your home.

What makes Willis College Online different?

  • Learn 100% online: Each online program is delivered 100% online with freedom in your schedule as to when you want to learn.
  • Instructor-led program: You will have the choice to either attend live lectures each day online or watch later on-demand. As well, since each lecture is recorded, you will have the ability to go back and review the materials taught by your instructor.
  • Instructor-paced program: You don’t need to worry if you are falling behind. Your instructor keeps you on pace to graduate on time
  • Live daily instructor access: Your instructor maintains regularly scheduled office hours to help you with any concepts or material
  • Mandatory weekly group Q&A sessions with your instructor: This allows your learning cohort a chance to interact with one another and the instructor to get questions answered weekly
  • Finish in under a year: Successful students will graduate in under a year
  • Career support from day one: One-on-one employment & practicum support for graduating student
  • Learn from anywhere in Canada: Our number one goal is to help you prepare for the right career no matter where you live in Canada 

The CyberSecurity Academy

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


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.


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!


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!

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I chose this program because I have always wanted to work in an office setting and eventually get into the government. I would recommend anyone to Willis College any day.
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