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The Cyber & Cloud Security program will give you the tools to keep cloud customers and organizations information secure allowing you to provide the following to an organization:
- Support an organization to determine data requirements (i.e. credit card data for PCI DSS compliance, personally identifiable information for privacy legislation compliance, classified data, etc.)
- Identify vulnerabilities and potential breaches in data confidentiality, system and data integrity, data and system availability
- Provide security guidance to business users wanting to leverage cloud computing
- Collaborate with IT business process owners to create or maintain management procedures, daily operating procedures, and standards documentation to facilitate a uniform delivery of service
- Support businesses in understanding the data life-cycle (create, store, use, share, archive, destroy) and the related responsibilities of the data
- Participate In the creation, implementation, and maintenance of the organization’s information/cybersecurity management program
- Perform moderately complex technical activities using cloud platforms (such as Microsoft 365 and Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform) that improve confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and related systems
- Validate configurations of technologies support the objectives of the organization, maintaining security while controlling costs
- Work with cloud technology, such as software-defined networks, virtual machines, hypervisors, containers, container orchestration technologies, virtual firewalls, virtual intrusion detection systems, data loss prevention systems, file integrity monitoring systems, security information and event management systems, Windows, Linux
The program is intended to prepare students for the following certifications:
- Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
- Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)
- Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associated (AZ-104)
- AWS Certified Architect Associate (SAA-CO2)
- TE Cyber Defense Pro
- TE Hybrid Server Pro
Robertson’s Cyber and Cloud Security program was developed in consultation with the following industry experts: Privity Systems Inc. and Security Resource Group Inc. Robertson is in constant consultation with industry experts to ensure the curriculum and its delivery is relevant, timely and aligned with industry standards and best practices.
- Study on your own schedule with the option to attend live lectures throughout the week to connect with your instructor.
- Remote learning doesn't mean you're doing it on your own! You will always have the support of your instructors and education team through video calls, discussion boards and more.
- Brightspace helps you stay on track and hold you accountable while giving you flexibility.
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- Canadian high school diploma or equivalent verified by transcript
- A minimum 70% average grade in Grade 12 Math. May, 2023 1
- Successful completion of one of the following courses or certification exams: – A+ – Network + – Security + – ITIL
- Successful interview with Robertson Student Admissions Advisor.
- If English is not a student’s primary language, proof of English proficiency demonstrated by achieving a Canadian Language Benchmark level of 7, 7, 7, 7 or equivalent as outlined in Robertson’s English Language Policy.
A combination of education and experience may also be considered. This program is not currently open to International Students.
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- Cyber Security Specialist
- Information Security Analyst
- Systems Administrator
According to Canada’s Job Bank, the employment outlook for this field (NOC-2171) is projected to be strong for the 2021 – 2023 period across Canada. This can be attributed to contributing factors, including: employment growth and the addition of new positions being made available, retirement of current workforce and a small influx of unemployed workers with recent experiences in this occupation.
Graduates of the Cyber and Cloud Security diploma program will be able to find employment across many industries as information technology and the knowledge-based economy continues to grow both in size and importance.
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Lifetime Career Services
Even though you’ll leave Robertson once you graduate, we will support you throughout your career. Our team will help you with resume building, job hunting, and interview preparation and will continue to guide you as you advance in your role.
Before you graduate, you’ll be paired with a career specialist in your field who will help you find a meaningful place to start your career. As a graduate, you’ll have lifelong access to student services that are committed to your success and helping you thrive.
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Next Start Dates
Online on your own time with 3 real-time optional sessions per week with your instructor. Real-time sessions are recorded so that you have the option to watch them at a later time.
Topics of Study
Communication - 20 Hours
This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of effective communication skills required in both personal and professional settings. The course explores the essential elements of communication, including interpersonal communication, leadership styles & characteristics, professional networking, conflict resolution and interpersonal communication. Students will develop a strong foundation in communication theory that will help in communicating effectively and confidently in different professional and personal settings.
Professionalism - 20 Hours
This course will introduce students to the concept of professional practice. Students will be introduced to professional competencies, research skills, writing, and presentation skills. Students will develop an understanding of project-management skills, and the importance of ongoing professional education and certification.
Ethics - 20 Hours
This course will introduce students to the concept of professional ethics with understanding of different ethical principles and theories and how they apply cyber & cloud security roles. Students will learn why ethics matter and different ethical dilemmas in the cyber & cloud security field as well as understanding of their responsibilities and accountabilities for legal, regulatory, security, privacy, governance, and policy requirements related to information management. Students will develop a strong ethical framework that guides their decisions thereby fostering integrity and social responsibility.
Network * - 80 Hours
This course is designed to familiarize students with local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), the Internet, and the hardware and software associated with networking. Understanding the fundamentals of LANs, WANs, hardware, and software are core to the networking industry. You will gain the knowledge that you need to become certified, and the practical skills you will need to be well on your way to a job in the IT networking field. Upon completion of the course you will be prepared to sit for the CompTIA’s Network + N10-006 exam.
Security + - 80 Hours
This course is designed to introduce students to the issues associated with modern day security in the IT world. This course covers most major security topics and is designed to prepare the student to be able to take and pass the SY0-401 exam to become CompTIA Security+ certified.
Information Security Concepts - 100 Hours
This course provides students with understanding of the fundamental theories and concepts in information security with the knowledge required to protect sensitive information and mitigate risks in an enterprise environment. Students will explore different concepts of information security including identifying and implementing security objectives and control types through the application of various industry best practices and frameworks.
Technology Management Concepts - 100 Hours
This course introduces students to fundamental principles and strategies related to technology management that is required to maintain a secure computing environment. Students will be introduced to different technology management programs such as change & configuration management, encryption key management, disaster recovery/ business continuity, identity and access management, incident management, patch management, risk management, vulnerability and performance management etc.
Data Security Foundations - 40 Hours
This course can provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles of data security and protection. It covers the fundamental concepts and techniques necessary to secure sensitive data, including data classification, access control, encryption, data loss prevention, and incident response. The course also explores various data security standards and regulations, such as GDPR and HIPAA, and their implications for organizations.
IT Architecture Concepts - 40 Hours
This course introduces students to IT architecture concepts required to create secure system applications. This includes reviewing formal security models (such as Bell-LaPadula, Biba, Clark-Wilson, Brewer-Nash, Graham-Denning, etc.), as well as looking at how those theoretical models get implemented on critical technology components (like computers, operating systems, applications, networks, and databases).
Business Systems Analysis Concepts - 40 Hours
This course introduces students to the importance of business systems analysis and its role in developing secure systems. This includes learning how to characterize a system based on the criticality and classification of the data, as well as how to perform various typical business analysis processes such as building use cases, conducting feasibility studies, doing requirements analysis, and modeling secure solution designs.
Secure Software Development Concepts - 20 Hours
This course introduces students to the concepts related to secure development of software required for maintenance of data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. This includes orienting students with different generations of development languages, as well as with techniques used to develop software securely (such as designing with failure in mind and secure recovery). Common security issues associated with software will be explored (such as those identified by OWASP), as well as how one goes about testing applications to confirm that they are secure (i.e. DAST/SAST, synthetic transactions, and misuse cases).
Microsoft Azure - 60 Hours
This course provides students with Azure foundations, starting with working within the Azure portal and being introduced to common tools used in the Azure environment. Students will learn how to manage different Azure cloud services such as storage, security, networking, and compute cloud capabilities, and get hands-on experience creating virtual machines and virtual networks. The course will also focus on subscription and resource management required for tracking and estimating service usage and related costs, as well as identity management through which students will learn how to grant appropriate access to Azure AD users, groups, and services using role-based access control (RBAC).
Amazon Web Services - 20 Hours
This course provides students with AWS Solutions Architect foundational concepts that will allow them to learn how to design available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS. Students will learn how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies, define solutions using architectural design principles based on customer requirements, and provide implementation guidance as necessary. The course will similarly yield an understanding of security features and tools that AWS provides and how they relate to traditional services.
Career Preparation - 40 Hours
This course provides students with an overview of searching for employment opportunities, creating professional and targeted resumes and cover letters, and preparing for an interview. Students will learn about job hunting online, the application process for job aggregators, and discover the potential benefits of networking to help secure a job in their field.
Foundations of Cyber Defense & Cloud - 100 Hours
This course prepares students to work completely to complete network defense skills and certifications.
Hybrid Computing Fundamentals - 100 Hours
This course measures a student’s ability to manage Windows Server in anon-premises, cloud, or hybrid configuration.
Practicum - 120 Hours
The practicum and practical project provide students with the skills to integrate learning across courses in a hands-on and practical manner.
How It Works
Our flexible start dates give you plenty of opportunities to plan for school and live your life around it.
Taking the Course
All Robertson Online courses are hosted on Brightspace, an online platform designed to give you everything you need to succeed in remote learning.
Entering the Workforce
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Financial Assistance & Funding
Robertson offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation. Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.
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The practicum is an essential part of a learner’s program. It is both a graduation requirement and an extension of in-class learning. The practicum asks you to apply the skills, theories, and concepts that you learned in your classes in an entry-level work experience situation.
Practicum must begin and end within the dates outlined in your program schedule and enrolment contract. Practicum is a full-time, unpaid commitment, and is jointly-procured — where you work directly with our Practicum team to obtain a training-related placement. Your active participation with our Practicum team in the search for your practicum placement will enhance your career development skills, industry networking opportunities, and professional communication skills.
The Cyber and Cloud Security Professional program is intended to prepare students for the following six certifications:
Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)
AWS Certified Architect Associate (SAA-C02)
Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-104)
TE Cyber Defense Pro
TE Hybrid Server Pro
Students will receive vouchers for each exam listed above at no additional cost. This is a value of over $2850.
The following includes cyber and cloud security industry attestations that have given us the permission to use their names, role and organizations on our website. They have also given us permission to use excerpts from the feedback they provided previously on our program on our website.
Government of Canada
“The curriculum covers all subjects and competencies very well.”
– John Adeyefa, Cyber and Cloud Security Consultant, Government of Canada
SRG Security Resource Group Inc.
“The Curriculum provides a broad overview of the concepts and practical applications required for an entry level cyber security analyst. I appreciate the inclusion of some of the softer skills within the program as these are critical in leading to long term success within the Cyber Security industry. I believe there are 2 type of Information security professionals – technical and the governance focused. Where most students will enter the field focused and energized by the technical aspect, as the industry matures and there is a need for those in the governance (soft skills) that will also make a tremendous impact.
This program would prepare the graduate for entry level work, such as:
- SOC Junior Analyst
- Call centre Analyst
- (junior) Security Analyst / consultant
- and not completely within the cyber Security area:
- Business Analyst
The program provides the graduate with a solid foundation and hands-on experience that are in demand in today’s global market.”
– Bjorn Gudehus, Service Delivery Manager, MSS On-Boarding and Project Services, SRG Security Resource Group Inc.
“As the person who makes the hiring decisions for SRG and the SRG Cyber Security Division, I would hire a graduate from this program. The materials are easy to grasp and based on industry standards already in place. The curriculum provides all basics one would need (to work as a cyber security analyst). The program is designed to provide the basic principles and understanding of cyber and cloud security; it would not take more than a few months after graduating to find work.”
– Brian Zerr, Vice President, Cyber Security Services, SRG Security Resource Group Inc.
Program Development Partners
Privity Systems Inc.
Privity Systems Inc. has well over a decade of experience in the IT security field and has extensive experience working in the cloud security arena with a specific focus on regulatory compliance. As a Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) company, Privity has been helping companies secure their IT assets and credit card processing environments in the cloud, and has been formally attesting to the accuracy of PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) security audits to regulators.
Shawn Chaput, is also one of the co-founders of the Cloud Security Alliance and the author of the section on “Compliance” in their original 2008 guidance document. A participating committee member of several working groups related to information security at the Canadian Standards Association, Shawn is a recognized expert of ISO as related to ISO/IEC 27000 series best practices. In addition to more than 20 years of IT experience, Shawn has an MBA in Management of Technology and holds more than 30 certifications from different vendors and organizations, including CIA, CRMA, CISSP, CCSP, QSA and several Azure, M365, and AWS technical certifications.
SRG Security Resource Group Inc., Cyber Security Service
Tillman Hodgson serves as Operations Manager, Managed Security Services (MSS) for SRG Security Resource Group Inc., Cyber Security Service. He is an information security professional with 21 years of enterprise Unix/Linux, network and management experience with a 20 year focus on information security. Senior-level IT security professional with a proven record of cost-effective security and privacy management through accurate threat assessment, effective security controls and performance metrics, and the alignment of security posture to business objectives. Tracy is an analytical and experienced ISMS auditor who specializes in assessing administrative and technical controls for effectiveness and compliance to a variety of frameworks and legal and regulatory body requirements.
Tracy Hodgson serves as SO Certified Lead Auditor for SRG Security Resource Group Inc., Cyber Security Service. She offers 22 years of risk management experience in various industries and applies that skillset to great effect in security assessments, gap analysis, policy development, and audits. She is the holder of Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) refers to a designation issued by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
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