Cyber Security Programs



Prepare to earn a globally recognized credential in cyber security.

Today's digital environments are highly complex and the demand for cyber security expertise is on the rise across all types of industries. Professionals trained in cyber security possess the unique ability to protect digital assets and guard intellectual property. As one of the world's fastest-growing technology fields, many experts see the cyber security job market doubling in the next five years - which means there will be a critical need for qualified individuals.

In partnership with York University's School of Continuing Studies, Mount Royal is pleased to offer two stackable credentials in cyber security to deepen your understanding of cyber security topics, strengthen your skills as an IT manager or project lead and prepare you to advance your career in cyber security.

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First certificate

Cyber Security Fundamentals Certificate

Ideal for working professionals and recent IT graduates who want to start or enhance their careers in cyber security.

This program will help leaders and project managers who require cyber security knowledge to lead their teams more effectively.

Second certificate

Advanced Cyber Security Certificate

Ideal for aspiring information systems security specialists who are planning to earn the CISSP designation.

Completion of the Cyber Security Fundamentals Certificate is required for entry into this program.



Develop the skills that employers need

York University's Program Advisory Council, comprised of senior executives from many of Canada's leading organizations, ensures these programs focus on the critical, cross-functional skills and knowledge areas that employers value most. This includes ethical responsibility and enhancing skills in problem-solving and verbal communication.


Earn your CISSP designation faster

Along with the Cyber Security Fundamentals Certificate, the Advanced Cyber Security Certificate prepares you to earn the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium ((ISC)²). (ISC)² is an international, non-profit membership association for information security leaders. This globally recognized designation is required for most senior cyber security roles.

Those interested in progressing to the CISSP exam will need to meet experience requirements as required by (ISC)². Learn more about CISSP designation requirements.
Chart. Step 1: Cyber Security Fundamental Certificate with arrow to Step 2: Advanced Cyber Security Certificate with arrow to Step 3: CISSP Designation


Program courses & CISSP domains

Our cyber security program courses are aligned with the eight domains of the CISSP body of knowledge. Completing both programs will prepare you for the CISSP examination and help you earn your designation.

CISSP Domain and weight Introduction to cyber security Information security, risk management and governance Data asset and identity protection Engineering for information security Cyber security operations management Security assessment and testing
Security and risk management (15%) X X
Asset security (10%) X X
Security architecture and engineering (13%) X
Communication and network security (14%) X X
Identity and access management (13%) X X
Security assessment and testing (12%) X X
Security operations (13%) X X
Software development security (10%) X X


Our partner - York University

The York University School of Continuing Studies provides meaningful continuing education opportunities which combine theory with practical application. Our programs are designed to develop well-rounded professionals that employers value, with both the deep discipline-based knowledge and the broad cross-functional skills required to communicate and be effective within a multidisciplinary team. With innovative programs designed to prepare graduates to thrive in emerging careers, York University is preparing Canada's labour force for the future of work.


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Contact us

For more information about the cyber security programs at Mount Royal University, contact us at 403.440.6861 (toll-free 1.888.392.3655) or