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Cyber Security Fundamentals (Recognition of Achievement)

Recognition of Achievement

Recognition of Achievement

Program Description

Cyber-crime is on the rise as we continue to shift towards a digital world, leading to the increasing need for Cybersecurity experts who can effectively combat these attacks. This program will provide the fundamentals needed to take on this challenge, a career in Cybersecurity. Key concepts covered include security fundamentals, organizational defense strategies, testing methodologies, forensic investigative tools, and vulnerabilities of wireless networks.

Certificate Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)
    Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading
    Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)

  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Apply network security strategies to wired and wireless operating systems.
  • Initiate vulnerability testing and applicable solutions for a variety of cyber attack types.
  • Support forensic testing using industry-standard practices.

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Graduates may find work in entry-level or junior positions within Cybersecurity IT departments. This can include government, manufacturing, finance, education, and service industries.

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

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