The problem with digital information is that it’s bendable, breakable, hackable and open to theft, and because of this, the need for security professionals is expected to continue to increase exponentially. If you are a tech-minded person who loves computers, networks, and problem-solving, come and apply your talents to train for one of the fastest growing professions in one of our industry-driven Network Security training programs in Kelowna, BC.

Virtually every system, database, social network, email network, and Internet server is run through information systems that are stored digitally. The problem with digital information is that it’s bendable, breakable, hackable and open to theft, and because of this, the need for security professionals is expected to continue to increase exponentially. If you are a tech-minded person who loves computers, networks, and problem-solving, come and apply your talents to train for one of the fastest growing professions in one of our industry-driven Network Security training programs in Kelowna, and Surrey, BC.

Interested in figuring out which Network Security program is right for you? Introduce yourself to us through our online inquiry form so we can put you in touch with one of our program advisors!

Network Security Training: Certifications

Our Network Security programs address multiple certification options for students upon graduation, including Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) on Server Admin, Enterprise Admin, and Messaging, CCNA, Network+, Security+, Linux+, LPI, CEH, and CPT.

NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE

This short program allows you to start your career as a Network Security Administrator in just 12 months. It covers the foundations of network security such as hardware and networking, system administration, desktop support, network infrastructure, network systems, system automation, computing, and Network Architecture. Should you choose, this program is transferrable into our more advanced Network Security Specialist program.

Centre for Arts and Technology provides vouchers to Network Security Administrator students for the MCTS, MCITP on Server Admin, and MCITP on Enterprise Admin certifications.

NETWORK SECURITY SPECIALIST PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA

The first 12 months of our 18-month Network Security Specialist program is comprised of our Network Security Administrator Certificate program, followed by advanced network security training including perimeter security, operating systems, data communications and networks, computer forensics, encryption, and hands-on network exploits, vulnerabilities, and penetration testing.

Centre for Arts and Technology provides vouchers to Network Security Administrator students for the MCTS, MCITP on Server Admin, MCITP on Enterprise Admin, and CCNA certifications.

Careers

Study for a career as a:

  • LAN Manager
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Analyst
  • Computer and Network Operator
  • User Support Analyst
  • Mail Administrator
  • System Analyst
  • Information Systems Security Professional
  • Systems Operations Analyst
  • LAN Technician
  • Hardware Installation Coordinator
  • Network Security Architect
  • Computer Forensic Investigator

* Notice * – This program requires students to have a laptop. Please inquire with a Program Advisor for complete details.

Course Flow

Quarter A focuses on introducing students to the Microsoft platform for network administration. Students will be challenged to set up domain-based environments aimed at small businesses while building a foundation in automated administration using Windows PowerShell. This quarter will also cover Microsoft Active Directory, aimed at expanding student knowledge to network administration for larger business enterprises. Courses vary between lectures, discussions, and hands-on practical application in a virtual environment.

Courses Include: Desktop Support Administration; Network Scripting Essentials; Active Directory and Network Infrastructure Administration; Application Infrastructure and Enterprise Administration

Quarter B focuses on introducing students to the concepts of wireless technologies and security. Students will learn wireless technologies and implementation, leaving them with the foundations for CWNA certification. In project-based learning, students will explore LANs, WANs, and VLANs in the context of a typical commercial enterprise, constructed with Cisco IOS-based equipment. Added into the mix are an understanding of common languages, best practice, and design decisions for CompTIA Security + certification. Courses vary between lectures, discussions, and hands-on practical application in a virtual environment.

Courses Include: Networking with Cisco Technologies; Wireless Technology Networks; Computing Security Architecture

Quarter C starts with an introduction to Linux, including usage and operation. Upon this foundation, students will progress into an intermediate understanding of Linux, covering DNS, mail servers, DHCP, FTP, NFS, and NIS. It is at this intermediate level that students will be challenged to use Linux scripting in their networks. In addition to Linux content, students will learn the basics of IT project management methodologies and application. Courses vary between lectures, discussions, and hands-on practical application in a virtual environment.

Courses Include: Linux Operating Systems; IT Project Management; Data Communication and Networks

Quarter D will focus on communications systems. Students will learn how to set-up and configure Microsoft Exchange, while also learning Active Directory and basic network infrastructure. Simultaneously, students will be introduced to the concepts of hardware virtualization, and challenged to design, implement, and maintain a full virtualization environment using OpenStack. To complete their new skills, students will learn the foundations of the IT Information Library and its framework and methodology for IT/business integration. Courses vary between lectures, discussions, and hand-on practical application in a virtual environment.

Courses Include: Virtualization and Cloud Computing; ITIL Foundations; Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Services

Quarter E starts to focus on issues of network security, building foundational knowledge. Students will pursue advanced level Linux administration techniques, as well as integration between differing platforms. Students will delve into recent versions of server software, including Apache, Samba, and MySQL. This quarter also focuses on network monitoring and optimization, using industry standard tools. An introduction to computer forensics is also made, discovering the rules of engagement, intrusion management, and privacy. Courses vary between lectures, discussions, and hand-on practical application in a virtual environment.

Courses Include: Advanced Network Systems; Computer Forensics for the First Responder; Network Optimized Monitoring

The final quarter of the program is the culmination of everything the students have learned. Students learn about encryption technology, including a conceptual knowledge of cryptographic algorithms, authentication, non-repudiation, and access control. Students are also introduced to the concepts of ethical hacking, including malicious software, security attacks, OS vulnerabilities and network protection. The quarter culminates in a capstone project, the scope of which challenges students to use their accumulated knowledge on a large-scale hypothetical industry standard project.

Courses Include: Encryption, Public Key Infrastructure Architecture and Administration; Hands-on Network Exploits, Vulnerabilities and Penetration Testing; Industry Capstone Project

Program taught in:
  • English

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