Network Security Investigations

Certificate | Code: 1443

About the program

The Network Security Investigations college certificate program will provide graduates with the practical job skills necessary to support network security in any organization. Students will gain an understanding of security concepts that protect an organization against fraud, data breaches and other vulnerabilities. The Network Security Support program is designed to prepare individuals with the ability to investigate security breaches, assess risk and examine solutions and options. In addition, students will practice network security support skills such as packet vulnerability, exploit analysis, and network security research.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

A two or three-year diploma or degree from an accredited college or university in information technology or computer related field OR equivalent work experience as determined by the college.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • If you do not have an Information Technology or Computer-related Degree or Diploma; submit a current resume directly through the Conestoga Admissions Office with your program application form.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates will develop highly marketable entry-level skills for the rapidly emerging network security field.

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Program outcomes

  • Examine network security solutions considering the affordances and limitations of networks, application software and packages available.
  • Investigate network security breaches in simulated environments using current techniques and approaches.
  • Discuss compliance of security solutions with ethics as well as security policies, standards and regulations within the organization.
  • Use security audits to evaluate the effectiveness of a security system in identifying and correcting security issues.

Program related resources

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming Registrations

Mark your calendars for our upcoming registration dates so you can plan your future.

Winter Registration: November 4, 2019
Spring Registration: February 3, 2020