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Information Technology Network Security

Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Engineering & Information Technology
Program Code:
1475
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
WA
Academic Year:
2018 / 2019

About the Program

Information technology and network infrastructure are targets for malicious activity on a regular basis. News reports about data breaches, security violations, privacy failures and other infrastructure failures highlight a growing threat to business and personal information. This one-year, full-time, graduate certificate program is designed to address this growing threat to our network infrastructure. It will provide students with the security background in network technologies, computing hardware, operating and protocols, to harden and further secure such systems from attack. Students will learn to identify threats through audits and supporting technical methods, as well as evaluate and develop appropriate policies to support a strong organizational security posture. This program offers skills that allow graduates to evaluate risk and design infrastructure solutions that keep a business's code, data and network systems safe. Students benefit from specialized courses taught by highly qualified industry experts and as a result, should expect to have classes scheduled up until 8:00 p.m.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
Delivery Sequence:
         Waterloo - September/2018 - Fall | Winter
         Waterloo - January/2019 - Winter | Spring/Summer
         Waterloo - May/2019 - Spring/Summer | Fall
Location: Waterloo
Start: September, January and May
First-Year Capacity: 30

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2017-2018 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for Information Technology Network Security - Program # 1475

Doon - Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2645.00 $2645.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $3442.65 $3156.65
Year Total   $6599.30
Doon - Fall 2017 Level 2 (Program Start: 2017-05-08)
Description Fall 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2645.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60
Session Total $3442.65
Year Total $3442.65
Doon - Winter 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-01-08)
Description Winter 2018 Spring 2018
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2645.00 $2645.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $191.62 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $3348.27 $3156.65
Year Total   $6504.92
Doon - Spring 2018 Level 1 (Program Start: 2018-05-07)
Description Spring 2018
Student Priority Fee $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2645.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.24
ONE Card Fee $12.60
Session Total $3253.89
Year Total $3253.89

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for
Information Technology Network Security - Program # 1475


Doon - Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7321.65 $6836.65
Year Total   $14158.30

Doon - Fall 2017 Level 2 (Program Start: 2017-05-08)
Description Fall 2017
International Program Tuition $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $375.00
International Health Fee $485.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60
Session Total $7321.65
Year Total $7321.65

Doon - Winter 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-01-08)
Description Winter 2018 Spring 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $324.95 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7161.60 $6836.65
Year Total   $13998.25

Doon - Spring 2018 Level 1 (Program Start: 2018-05-07)
Description Spring 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $375.00
International Health Fee $160.05
ONE Card Fee $12.60
Session Total $6996.70
Year Total $6996.70

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for opportunities in advanced roles in IT systems and network administration/services, with job titles that may include security administrator/analyst, security systems engineer, security auditor, security architect, and network security analyst.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details (1475)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
INFO8160 Fundamentals of Information Security

Description: This course will cover the three basic tenets that are at the foundation of modern information security practices: confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Topics will include the historical background of Information security, encryption, data classification, and other related technical processes supporting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of infrastructure and systems.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

INFO8460 Windows Infrastructure and Security

Description: Best practice approaches for hardening Windows-based infrastructure will be explored in this course, with students gaining the skills to apply these methodologies. The use of vulnerability scanning techniques to identify existing issues and the effectiveness of hardening techniques will also be covered. Both topics will be covered in the context of the security architecture theory of Windows and Active Directory-based systems.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

INFO8470 Linux Infrastructure and Security

Description: Best practice approaches for hardening Linux-based infrastructure will be explored in this course, with students gaining the skills to apply these methodologies themselves. The use of vulnerability scanning techniques to identify existing issues and the effectiveness of hardening techniques will also be covered. Both topics will be covered in the context of the security architecture theory of the Linux kernel and widely used distributions.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

INFO8480 IT Security Planning, Audit and Compliance

Description: This course will cover the principles of security planning, audit, governance and controls in the context of IT systems. Topics in this course will reinforce the importance of planning and auditing for compliance to industry and organization standards using best practice methodologies. Supporting monitoring, management, and logging tools will also be covered.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

INFO8490 Network Security I

Description: Fundamental components of network security are introduced in this course, including topics such as network protocols and standards relating to secure network design and operations. Approaches to the security operation of routing and switching infrastructure including virtual private networks will also be included.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
INFO8500 Network Security II

Description: Building from Network Security I this course will provide further coverage of more advanced network security topics, including firewalls, intrusion protection systems (IPS), network access controls (NAC), and other supporting technologies.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

INFO8510 Ethical Hacking

Description: To protect against hackers, information technology professionals need to be comfortable with the techniques and approaches that could be used against their infrastructure and systems. Honeypots, viruses. Trojans, considerations regarding IDS and firewalls will all be covered, including human factors / social engineering theory. Through an understanding of the methods and technologies that may be used against an organization, a network security professional can better protect and mitigate these measures.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

INFO8520 Fundamentals of Computer Forensics

Description: Management of investigations of the state of IT systems is a key role for security professionals. Topics for this course will include techniques for evidence collection and required controls thereof for looking at IT data and metadata from both active and inactive sources.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

INFO8530 Virtualization and Cloud Security

Description: With the increasing adoption of virtual and cloud technologies, specific approaches are needed in responding to the security implications of these environments. Topics covered will include supply chain and data residency considerations, network implications of distributed infrastructure, and security risks and opportunities with virtual and cloud systems from Infrastructure-as-a-Service to Software-as-a-Service
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

INFO8540 Wireless and Mobile Security

Description: This course will explore the security considerations in wireless technologies and the approaches to optimize and manage security. Options and choices with respect to the design and implementation of wireless networks in the context of security will be covered in the context of industry best practices. Mobile device security considerations and techniques will also be covered, in addition to the impact of the growing “Internet of Things” inside an organization.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

INFO8550 Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery

Description: Planning to support proactive availability and recovery is a key component of a strong security environment with an organization. Planning for security related technology issues and having the right tools and implementations available when the time arises can make a significant impact to how an organization investigates and mitigates threats. Topics covered will include backup, recovery, and redundancy/replication technologies and approaches.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Program Outcomes

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Domestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.

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Detailed steps on the application process may help you to apply.

International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.

International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Status (Domestic)
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2017 Doon Closed
JAN, 2018 Doon Open
MAY, 2018 Doon Open
SEP, 2018 Waterloo Open
JAN, 2019 Waterloo Open
MAY, 2019 Waterloo Open
** Status applicable to domestic students
Program status for international students


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