CyberSecurity Operator

CyberSecurity Operator

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Campus:
Ottawa Campus
Delivery:
On Campus ,   Online
Program Length:
48 weeks
Diploma Issued:
ontario

Become a CyberSecurity Operator

The CyberSecurity Operator program was developed in collaboration with global CyberSecurity experts from Fortinet, Sophos, and Check Point. Willis College of Canada has taken the lead in addressing the critical CyberSecurity skills shortage by establishing Canada’s first and only multi-vendor CyberSecurity Academy. 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.

This program is an excellent fit for:

  • Someone looking to start a new career in a lucrative and in-demand career
  • Someone who is ethical, trustworthy, and committed to a career in CyberSecurity
  • Someone who does not have any previous experience in the CyberSecurity field

 

Ottawa Campus Programs, as of September 7th, 2021, will be delivered in a hybrid learning environment.

Between now and March 30, 2022, many Willis College programs will be delivered using a hybrid learning model. This means you will have the opportunity to learn in person at our campus or remotely during scheduled classroom hours.  Further updates will be given as we are advised by the ministry of colleges and universities.

We are available to help you with your career goals and you don’t need to worry about how you are going to plan your future education. We are conducting all of our Admissions Meetings and School Information Sessions virtually or in-person to help you start your career training this year!

Total program length is 48 weeks
48 theory weeks

Willis CyberSecurity Academy

Willis College has taken the lead in addressing the critical Cybersecurity and Network Security skills shortage by establishing Willis Cybersecurity Academy. The academy is equipped with our partner’s state-of-the-art network devices and uses an industry-standard curriculum taught by our professional instructors. All of this combines to provide a comprehensive offensive and defensive cybersecurity training environment. Graduates of this program go on to work for leading corporations like Sophos, Check Point, Fortinet, Bell Canada, the public sector, and other leading organizations.

Job Market

Successful graduates of this CyberSecurity Operator program may pursue a wide variety of interesting and rewarding professions, including:

  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Network Security Specialist
  • IT Security Engineer
  • Network Security Operations
  • 1st Level Support Engineer
  • Fortinet Certified Network Security Associate
  • Security Technical Representative
  • Security Network Administrator

Salary Information

Average Wage ($/hr) – $33.65
High Wage ($/hr) – $44.23 ($/hr) High Wage source: www.jobbank.gc.ca
National Occupation Classification (NOC) for this program: 2281, 2171
Source: noc.esdc.gc.ca & www.jobbank.ca

Why Choose Online Learning

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 feeling 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

Willis College Online is the newest and easiest way to get started towards your new career. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. Take the next step and speak to one of our Admissions Advisors today.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:
Canadian High School diploma or equivalent. Willis College Admission’s Team uses the Wonderlic assessment tool.

For Mature Students:
If you don’t have a High School Diploma, we have admissions options specifically for you depending on which province you are in enrolling. Please contact us to see how our Admissions Team can help you achieve your new career.

Are you looking to apply as an International Student?

Find out more about international student admissions requirements.

Program Outline

  • Computing Hardware and Host Based Security Foundations
  • Network Architecture Design and Operations
  • Report Writing and Documentation
  • Helpdesk
  • Career Management
  • Windows Administration Security I - Core Infrastructure
  • Windows Administration Security II - Active Directory Services
  • Windows Administration Security III - Advanced Services
  • Windows Applications Security I - Databases
  • Windows Applications Security II - Messaging Services
  • Network Security and Defense Foundations and Advanced Report Writing
  • Network Security Technology - Routing & Switching Linux Systems Administration and Security
  • Network Security and Unified Threat Management
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

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