CyberSecurity Operator Online Campus | Ottawa Campus | Winnipeg Campus |

CyberSecurity Operator Online Campus | Ottawa 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

 

All of our programs are currently being delivered in a virtual classroom environment.

During this time of social distancing, we are available to help you with your career goals. You don’t need to worry about how you are going to plan your education future. We are conducting all of our Admissions Meetings and School Information Sessions over the phone to help you start your career training this year!

Programs are either delivered 100% online or a combination of online and on-campus lab time. Once it is deemed safe to do so, we will be returning to on-campus, in-class learning.

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, 217
Source: noc.esdc.gc.ca & www.jobbank.ca

Admission Requirements

Minimum Grade 12 (Secondary School Diploma) or GED equivalence

Or

Willis College Entrance Assessment. If you are a Mature Student, you can gain admittance by writing a free entrance assessment. Note: students with foreign credentials, regardless of whether their documents have been translated/compared or not, should be tested to establish literacy in the English language.

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
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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