Cybersecurity is essential to protecting organizations, networks, applications and users from a world of online threats. You will gain advanced operational skills and security strategies to defend against attacks and manage risk. You will also learn about the technical, legal and political issues regarding cybersecurity.

Sep 01, 2023

Quick Facts

Credential: Post-Diploma Certificate

A post-diploma certificate is a credential designed for individuals wishing to upgrade their skills, learn a new technology, or learn the management side of their industry.

Campus: Main

Any in-person components of your courses will be delivered at NAIT's Main Campus in Edmonton. View map

Delivery Options:

  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

Length: 1 Year

With a typical full-time course load, this program will take 1 Year to complete.

Open Studies: Not Available

This program does not currently have any courses available for Open Studies.

International Students: Accepted

This program accepts international students, however, program availability may be limited. Check program availability for this term. This program also meets the eligibility for the Post-Graduation Work Permit program. Each student is responsible for maintaining their eligibility throughout their studies.

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Median Starting Salary

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Advanced cybersecurity skills

The Cybersecurity post-diploma certificate will establish you as a leader with essential skills in a high-demand field.

Through the course of this 10-course program, you can expect to learn how to:

  • Operate cybersecurity services and defend against existing and emerging threats targeting organizations and their assets
  • Adapt and align information security strategies to an organization’s goals
  • Manage cybersecurity governance programs that meet organizational, regulatory and industry standards
  • Demonstrate leadership through critical thinking, communication, ethics and ongoing professional development that supports an organization’s cybersecurity
  • Interpret and apply cyber risk management at operational and strategic levels
  • Apply forensic principles to investigate security incidents
  • Use penetration testing techniques to simulate a cyber threat and identify vulnerabilities
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Cybersecurity career opportunities

Cybersecurity professionals are essential to organizations in every sector – everywhere. Graduates will be armed with knowledge and skills in high demand.

After completion of this program, you may find employment opportunities as a:

  • IT security analyst
  • IT security architect
  • IT security advisor
  • Manager IT security
  • Cybersecurity Team Lead
  • Cybersecurity consultant

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Courses

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Tuition & Fees

Scholarships & Awards

The following scholarships and/or bursaries are available to you as a student in this program. To access your opportunities, visit the Student Portal.

Admission Requirements

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