Online CyberSecurity Operator Online Campus | Winnipeg Campus |

Online CyberSecurity Operator Online Campus | Winnipeg Campus |

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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

Total program length is 48 weeks


Our Winnipeg, Manitoba campus is registered with the Manitoba Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration as a Private Vocational Institution under the PVI Act.

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, 217
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

High school graduate or equivalent & a successful meeting with an admissions representative. Students must be 18 years of age (minimum) to start the program.

Or

For Mature Students:

  • Must be at least 19 years of age and one year out of high school
  • Successful interview with an admissions representative
  • Successful completion of an Entrance Assessment

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
When I first started at Willis I was a shy, self-conscious girl… but Willis changed all that! My time at Willis was knowledgeable, fun and most importantly self-rewarding. The PSW program was amazing. I learned so much. All of the staff are absolutely awesome; they looked at you as a person and not just a number filling up a seat. Rachel Goyer Personal Support Worker

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