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Networking and Cyber Security

  • Program Details
  • Program Credential

Diploma

  • Program Duration

52 Weeks

1300 Hours

  • Program Status
  • Registration Open

Get Ready for One of the Highest Paid Technology Careers!

As more information passes through the internet, cyber-attacks are on the rise. For this reason, trained professionals are crucial in protecting data, in today’s cyber-centered world. Networking and Cyber Security Engineers protect data and users online, thus playing a vital role in the Information Technology system.

In addition to protecting users from malicious online attacks, cyber security professionals perform necessary for backup procedures.

  • Prepare to implement strategies to secure networks and minimize cyber threats.
  • Equip yourself to deter and prevent cyber-crime and manage networks.
  • Learn to install, manage, operate, plan, troubleshoot and protect computer networks and cloud-based systems.

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Computer Network and Cyber Security program

Networking and cyber security professionals have a wide range of responsibilities and roles. As the company’s first line of defense, cyber security specialists are in demand from medium to large corporations and in government departments.

In order to be a successful networking and cyber security professionals you would need the following attributes:

  • Analytical Thinking: One should possess a capacity to assess problems and think out-of-the-box. Must be able to evaluate and curate an effective strategy to defend data from external threats.
  • Think like a Hacker: To handle the hackers, you need to think like one. You should have the ability to channel the thought process like the attacker. Identify weaknesses in an organization’s system and network defenses and take preventive measures.
  • Continuous Learner: You need to be a proactive learner. You should be able to keep up with the rapidly changing cyber landscape and offer innovative solutions. Be up to date with the latest changes in the industry. Be ready to take on new certifications as per industry requirements.
  • Communication Skills: You should possess apt communication skills and confidence to ask support and answer questions across all areas of the business, from CEO and board-level executives to end-users alike.

Technology professionals are involved in day to day operation more than ever. Thus, it is important to stay aligned with business goals.

As a networking and cyber security professional, you may be responsible for carrying out some, or all, of the following duties:

  • Installation, configuration, and maintenance of PCs, networking equipment and network operating systems.
  • Secures an information technology infrastructure that provides reliable, measurable, consistent, responsive and secure enterprise network services.
  • Concentrates on the network design and security, particularly troubleshooting and/or debugging network-related problems.
  • Deters and prevents cyber-crime that plagues corporations and government agencies; identity and data theft, hacking, and invasion of privacy.
  • Guards vital information systems vigilantly to fight cyber-crime.
  • Handles web and network security exploits, intrusion prevention, network traffic analysis, cryptography, and encryption.
  • Maintenance of the network’s authorization infrastructure, as well as network backup systems.
  • Routing protocols and routing table configuration assignment.
  • Configuration of authentication, authorization and directory services.
  • Maintenance of network facilities in individual machines, such as drivers and settings of personal computers as well as printers, etc. and servers.

As a Networking and Cyber Security student at BizTech, you will be gaining the hands-on training and theoretical knowledge needed to pursue a variety of computer security certifications. Students with post-secondary accreditation in either IT or computer science can easily apply previous experience to mastering cyber security principles.

Learning Outcomes

  • Relevant Training with the industry’s latest software and techniques launches you into your career, ahead of the curve.
  • In-Demand Become the trained professional who is needed to protect confidential, and important data.
  • Certified Validate your computer networking and cyber security expertise with computer security certifications.

Upon graduation from our networking and cyber security program you will have gained hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge in the following areas:

  • Understand computer hardware fundamentals to be able to install, configure, optimize, upgrade, diagnose, troubleshoot and perform preventive measures on computers and network devices.
  • Be familiar with common job-oriented safety and environmental issues as well as professionalism and communication.
  • Comprehend a broad knowledge of networking concepts and technologies.
  • Competently implement a network infrastructure in a small- to medium-sized enterprise based on Cisco routing and switching technologies.
  • Develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats.
  • Plan, configure and verify the implementation of secure enterprise LAN and WAN routing solutions using a range of routing protocols.
  • Implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions using Cisco’s Campus Enterprise Architecture.
  • Perform regular maintenance on complex enterprise routed and switched networks.
  • Install, configure, maintain, and manage Windows Servers.
  • Configure advanced networking services relating to Active Directory Domain service, identity and rights management, federated services, load balancing, failover clustering, and disaster recovery.

Certification Opportunities  

As a BizTech College computer networking student, you will be able to boost your employability by gaining the skills necessary to pursue the following industry-standard certifications

  • CCNA: This certification ensures you are prepared with the knowledge of foundation technologies while validating you have the skill set to stay relevant and adopt next-generation technologies.
  • Cisco Cyber Security Fundamental: Cyber security is the only one-stop global resource for everything. Earning a Cyber Security Fundamental certification ensures your understanding of the principles that frame and define cyber security and the integral role of cyber security professionals in protecting enterprise data.
  • CCNA Security: Earning this certificate demonstrates you have associate-level knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks, emphasizing core security technologies.
  • Cisco – SECOPS: This certification validates your knowledge to begin a career within a Security Operations Centre (SOC). The SECOPS exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills needed to successfully handle the tasks, duties, and responsibilities of an associate-level Security Analyst.
  • CCNA – Wireless: This certification ensures you have required workforce skills to optimally configure, monitor, support and troubleshoot Cisco Wireless LAN’s

Students looking to enroll in Computer Network and Security Engineer program must first meet the following pre-requisites:

  • Ontario High school diploma or equivalent,
  • OR Mature student status (18 years old and over) AND
  • Successful completion of the Wonderlic test

Massive amount of data is created and shared every day. With network expansion and advancement of cloud-based technologies, cyber security professionals are in demand more than ever.

According to PayScale, the average salary for a networking and cyber security engineer is $ 81,914 with the highest range of $110,000 yearly. According to Global News, demand for cyber security experts is far exceeding the supply around the world.

As a networking and cyber security graduate, you will have the theoretical and hands-on expertise to pursue the following positions:

  • Network Engineer
  • Network Security Administrator
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Systems Administrator
  • Network Support Analyst
  • Technical Support Analyst
  • Computer Service Technician

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