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Graduate Certificate Information Security
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Security (PBC InfoSec) is offered by Athabasca University's Faculty of Science and Technology. This certificate program is intended for students who are normally working in the IT sector and are seeking work specifically in the information security sector. Once the certificate is completed students will be qualified for positions in the following areas: Computer Security Specialist, Computer Specialist, Information Technology Specialist, Security Analyst, and System Analyst. The program is designed to attract individuals looking for a highly relevant and immediately applicable, short-term learning project. It is a comparatively low-cost and low-risk alternative for individuals who have been away from formal learning for some time, or who may lack confidence in their ability to succeed in graduate-level studies. The program also provides opportunity to ladder directly to the Master of Science with Specialization in Information systems (MSc IS) program.
Program Type Graduate
Credential Type Certificate
Length 1 Year or Less
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning Only
- Hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in computer science, information systems, or a related area, or
- Hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree and have significant professional-level experience with information technologies, or
- Hold the Canada’s Association of I.T. Professionals Information Systems Professional (CIPS ISP) designation or equivalent.
The GC InfoSec program will be conducted in an online paced study mode involving online study as part of a group, with specific start and end dates. The courses in the GC InfoSec program will be offered during three terms each year. Please refer to the Academic Schedule for each term start date. All course work should be completed during the term periods. Online paced study delivery has the following characteristics: Students engage with fellow students and instructors and complete various course activities on a 13-week timetable. Terms start three times each year: September, January, or May. Exams, where applicable, are written in the last scheduled week of classes.
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Updated July 17, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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