What you will learn
Students who graduate from the program will be able to:
- Design, implement, maintain, and monitor a networked virtual environment using Windows and Linux operating systems
- Implement IT system security
- Operate and maintain IT system performance and security
- Identify vulnerabilities of a computer network infrastructure
- Investigate cyber events and digital evidence and engage in computer forensic investigation
- Collect and evaluate cybersecurity information for operations planning
- Conduct tests and perform security and quality controls
- Assess physical and technical security risks/threats to data, software and hardware
- Develop policies, procedures and back up plans to minimize the effects of security breaches
What to expect
Students will engage with the material in this program through hands-on exercises and projects involving typical IT network security situations, including scenarios from industry. Other instructional strategies include the use of case-studies and group discussions based around current events related to network security.
Class-time will utilize active-learning strategies such as problem-based learning, simulations, and interactive classroom lectures. Some classes may be delivered partially or fully online.
- A diploma or a degree in an information technology (IT) specific field, or a combination of education and industry experience/certifications in IT.
- Examples of relevant diplomas include Computer Systems Technology, Computer Information Technology, Computer Network Administrator, and Computer Information Systems Administration.
- International students must demonstrate English Language Proficiency through one of the following:
- VCC ELA (English Language Assessment) with minimum scores of: Listening 25/30, Speaking 27/30, Reading 50/70 and Essay 16/20, or
- TOEFL iBT with a minimum score of 84 (minimum score of 21 in each section), or
- Academic IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
- Seats are offered to applicants who have met all admission requirements, on a first-qualified, first-served basis.
- International applicants must be 17 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
- Applicants must submit official transcripts and educational documents as required by their course or program.
- All VCC applicants are required to function successfully in an English-speaking classroom. English requirements vary by program. For details, visit VCC International - English Requirements.
This program is suited for students who wish to further their technical skills in network security. Students should have:
- an interest in keeping their technical skills up-to-date.
- an interest in cyber security, digital forensics, and business administration
- good communication, research, and planning skills
- experience or knowledge of computer network operations
|ITOP 2411||Advanced Network Systems||4.5|
|ITOP 2412||Computer Forensics for the First Responder||2|
|ITOP 2413||Network Optimized Monitoring||4.5|
|ITOP 2414||Encryption, Public Key Infrastructure Architecture and Administration||3.5|
|ITOP 2415||Network Exploits, Vulnerabilities and Penetration Testing||4.5|
* This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.
* Fees are approximate and subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Application and assessment fees are non-refundable.
Fees listed are for international students. For domestic programs, visit vcc.ca.
Any refunds are issued according to VCC's international refund policy.