Prepare to earn a globally recognized credential in cybersecurity.
Today’s digital environments are highly complex and the demand for cybersecurity expertise is on the rise across all types of industries. Professionals trained in cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity to deepen your understanding of cybersecurity topics, strengthen your skills as an IT manager or project lead and prepare you to advance your career in cybersecurity.
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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 cybersecurity 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.
Program Courses & CISSP Domains
Our cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity||Information security, risk management and governance||Data asset and identity protection||Engineering for information security||Cybersecurity 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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School of Continuing Studies partners with Mount Royal University to address cyber security skills gap in Alberta
For more information about the cybersecurity programs at Mount Royal University, contact us at 403.440.6861 (toll-free 1.888.392.3655) or firstname.lastname@example.org.