The Cyber Security and Computer Forensics, Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides students with key concepts of information security, technical and practical job skills necessary to secure, protect and defend network infrastructures and an organization’s valuable data assets.

The curriculum provides for a broad understanding of cyber security concepts, industry best practices for information security and key security concepts that will protect an organization against fraud, data breaches and other vulnerabilities. The program is designed to prepare information and digital security professionals with the ability to manage, provide policies, standards, procedures, guidelines, policy framework, assess and mitigate risk and integrate advanced security solutions.

The growing Internet security sector requires an in-depth understanding of cyber security issues, and fundamental Internet architecture and protocols. In addition, network security skills such as packet, vulnerability, exploit analysis, and cyber security research are also discussed. Graduates will develop highly marketable skills that are required in the burgeoning cyber security field.

This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Queen's College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Mississauga, Ontario. Students that are registered at Lambton in Mississauga are students of a public college and as such, will receive full credit from Lambton College for all Lambton College courses completed at the Queen's College campus in Mississauga. Students who meet program graduation requirements will graduate with a credential from Lambton College.

Admission Requirements

An information technology or computer degree or diploma

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

English Language Requirements

IELTS (International English Language Testing Score) of 6.0
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IELTS of 5.5 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first semester of study.
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Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Employment Opportunities

In the information security field, there are several roles an information network security administration graduate could hold including: network administrator, systems security analyst, network security analyst, computer security consultant, computer support specialist, systems administrator, computer scientist, database administrator, computer specialist, network systems and data communication analyst and digital forensics investigator.

Graduates who gain several years of specialized work experience may also hold positions as information security managers or network security supervisors.

For information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information.