The Cyber Security post-graduate certificate prepares students for the challenges of identifying network and computer system vulnerabilities, conducting ethical hacks to determine system risk and designing organizational cyber security plans.
January and September - Saskatoon
Effective 2024: January - Regina and Saskatoon; September - Saskatoon
41 weeks (January - October) or (September - June)
The program content is based on the expectation that students will have developed problem-solving skills and basic research skills in their undergraduate information and communication technology degrees, and that the Cyber Security post-graduate certificate program will enhance their existing knowledge and skills. Cyber security is everyone's business, and developing current practical knowledge is important in this digital growth industry.
Career and salary information
Through your studies, you will develop knowledge and skills in:
- cyber security operations
- penetration testing
- information security investigation and forensics
- web security
- security consultation
- security analysis
- security administration
- A conferred bachelor's degree in any discipline, with a minimum GPA of 60%
- English Language Requirement
Applicants should have previous networking training. Applicants might need a Criminal Record Check and be bondable to meet future employer requirements.
Admission methodFirst Qualified/First Admitted
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
Tuition and fees
2023-24 academic year
This program is bring your own device. Students are required to bring their own laptop to class daily. The minimum requirements for this device are:
- Intel I5
- 16GB memory
- 256GB HD
- Windows (not MAC)
Get credit for what you know
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.
See link(s) below to get more information about PLAR.
- Candidate Guide
- Candidate Guide (Department of Arts and Sciences courses)
- communications, mathematics, sciences, social sciences
- More about PLAR
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