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Computer Systems Technology – Security

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Advanced Technology
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Description:Graduates of the Computer Systems Technician Ontario College Diploma program may be interesting in furthering their knowledge and skills with this third year of study. This third-year Computer Systems Technology - Security Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares you to perform a critical role in securing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of business-critical data, transactions and network infrastructure. In this program you develop the theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills to assess, recommend, implement, and troubleshoot various advanced security solutions and countermeasures. Throughout the program, you have access to modern computing facilities that run Windows and Linux/UNIX-based operating systems that support a variety of pre-installed software applications. Algonquin College also offers specialized networking, Cisco and hardware labs.

Learn how to deploy modern security countermeasures against threats to IT infrastructure and how to validate and evaluate security controls. Discover common techniques used in digital forensics and investigations, and how to participate in the investigation and incident response process. Learn how to design effective corporate policies and IT forensic concepts and tools, and study the legal process and proper evidence gathering procedures.
URL:Computer Systems Technology – Security at Algonquin College
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $1,513

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Admission Requirements


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    Successful completion of Algonquin`s Computer Systems Technician (0150X01FWO) program requirements. For direct flow through students, a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher is required.

    Applicants who are not flowing directly from the Computer Systems Technician (0150X01FWO) program to the Computer Systems Technology - Security program OR applicants who have not completed a qualifying version of Algonquin`s Computer Systems Technician (0150X01FWO) program but with similar or equivalent knowledge/experience, will be assessed on an individual basis through an Advanced Standing application to the program`s Level 05.

    Applicants should have basic computer skills such as keyboard proficiency, Internet browsing and searching, and the use of an office software suite (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.) prior to the start of the program. The Mobile Learning Center Coach (C102) offers training in these skills if needed.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on May 12, 2020

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