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Learn about system analysis and how to ensure network and system security with Robertson Online’s Network Security Technician diploma program. You will gain an understanding of network operation, computer and Internet security, cybercrime and ways to combat cybercrime. You will also gain career-building skills such as communication, customer service and career search strategies.
- Learn about PC hardware and software concepts including installation, configuration and troubleshooting stand-alone PCs and networks
- Learn about the intrusion detection techniques used to discover intrusion attempts, how to respond to break-ins and assess the damage to the network
- Gain an overview of the field of information security including inspection and protection of information assets, the detection and reaction to threats and examination of pre and post-incident procedures
- Be introduced to the fundamentals of cyber crime and be exposed to a variety of current computer-related crimes, cyber crime activities, methods and tools
- Learn about Internet Security including the technologies, terminology and processes related to general, network and operating system security
- Examine the Linux operating system from the perspective of a system power user and administrator
- Learn to use Microsoft Windows applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Develop professional business skills necessary to communicate in a dynamic workplace
This online program is also taught on-campus. Select a campus below for more information.
Our admissions agents can work with you to ensure you meet the program’s criteria. This program is not currently open to International Students. Need advice? A Student Admissions Advisor is here to support you.Contact Admissions
Opportunities exist for Network Security Technicians in organizations of all sizes and industries:
- Computer Network Technicians
- Network Administrators
- Systems Administrators
You could be earning in less than a year
Lifetime Career Services
As a Robertson grad, our team will provide you with lifetime Career Development Support related to your program that will amplify your employment search strategies. We’ll help you create an employment search checklist, review your resume and cover letter, prepare for the interview and provide tips on building your professional network.
Students, grads and alumni will also be invited to participate in exclusive Community Connection events such as virtual mixers with guest industry professionals as well as career development and employment strategy workshops.
Learn more about Lifetime Career Services.
Next Start Dates
Online on your own time with 3 real-time optional sessions per week with your instructor.
Topics of Study
A+ Certification - 100 hours
Provides students with foundations in PC hardware and software concepts, while preparing them to complete the CompTIA 220-901 and 220-902 certification exams.
Business Communication - 60 hours
This course provides students with the knowledge and tools to communicate effectively and professionally in the workplace. Students will be introduced to essential skills in writing, speaking, formal presentations and the use of technology to enhance workplace communication.
Cloud Management and Security - 80 hours
Introduces students to the technologies, terms, and processes related to Internet security when storing information in the Cloud database.
Cybercrime and Information Systems - 80 hours
Introduces students to cloud computing concepts, models and technology mechanisms and architectures.
Internet Security - 80 hours
Introduces students to the technologies, terms, and processes related to Internet security when working with sensitive information.
ITIL Foundation - 100 hours
Introduces students to the fundamentals of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and prepare them to write the ITIL Foundation certification exam.
Linux+ - 80 hours
Provides a foundation in the installation, implementation and administration of the Linux operating system from the perspective of a power user and administrator.
Network+ - 80 hours
Familiarizes students with local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), the Internet and the hardware and software associated with networking.
Security+ - 80 hours
Introduces 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.
Windows Client Configuration - 120 hours
Provides students with the knowledge necessary to understand and identify the tasks involved in deploying Windows 7 and Windows 10 in a business environment. The course focuses on configuration tasks performed at the client’s computer, including those performed by a desktop administrator across various sizes of businesses.
You choose where you learn. Robertson Online offers flexible courses that give you the freedom to study where, when and how it works best for you. You’ll stay up-to-date with weekly assignments and quizzes on Brightspace, so you won’t fall behind.
Learn from industry professionals who bring real-life experience and insight into the classroom. You’ll have virtual support from your instructors through Brightspace, where you can book video appointments and use the instant messenger to ask questions.
The Power of Brightspace
All Robertson Online courses are hosted on Brightspace, our online-learning hub. You can study anytime, anywhere and access your course materials, submit assignments and connect with your instructors and peers, all through the online tool.
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
Our programs set you up to adapt to industry changes and thrive in our modern digital workforce.
Financial Assistance and Flexible 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.
Questions about tuition and funding?Contact Admissions
Work Experience Practicum
The practicum is an essential part of a student’s program. It is not merely a graduation requirement; it is an extension of the 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 presently available in 2 formats:
- A self-procured practicum
- A practical project
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