Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Advanced Security Specialist

About the Program

Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Advanced Security Specialist (PGD
in ITASS) program is designed, such that students will be prepared to meet the
information technology industry demands. It covers the most popular industry platform such as:

  • Microsoft Operating Systems
  • Linux Operating Systems
  • Mail Administration
  • Security policies
  • Procedures
  • Technical implementation of security standards
  • Forensic inspection
  • Ethical hacking and
  • Penetration testing etc.

This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to secure an entry-level job in the computer networking field. Job titles may include:

  • Information Systems Security Professional
  • Systems Operations Analyst
  • LAN Manager
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Security Architect
  • Network Analyst
  • Computer and Network Operator
  • Mail Administrator
  • System Analyst
  • Network Forensic Inspector
  • Security Administrator
  • Network technician
  • Lab Manager

Who will benefit?

The education obtained in this program prepares students to reliably demonstrate the ability to act as an information technology specialist, designer, information technology maintenance specialist, and organizational network infrastructure specialist. If you are seeking a career that is flexible, stable, cognitive, and exciting, this is the right program for you.

e.g., At the end of this program, you will be able to design, implement,
maintain and manage the network setup for a small to medium size

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in computer science or related fields (in case of
    Bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field, minimum 1-year experience in the related field
    is required) or Equivalent Canadian qualification OR minimum 3 years
    relevant experience.
  • Students from Non-English-speaking countries/territories will have to
    demonstrate their English proficiency at minimum IELTS Band level 6.0 OR
    equivalent (In case of other testing standards). If there is no proof of English
    proficiency or a lower English proficiency level, students will have to take an
    English course at Focus College


Application Fee (Domestic Students): $250.00
Advanced Application Fee (International Students): $200.00

Administration Fee:
Tuition Fee: $22,000.00
Assessment Fee: $250.00
Material and Lab Fee: $1000.00*
Archive Fee: $30.00

Total Program Fee for Domestic Students: $23,630.00

Total Program Fee for International Students: $24,380.00

First – Year Program Fee for International students: $14,380.00

First – Year Program Fee for Domestic students: $13,630.00

Focus College offers bursaries and scholarships up to 75% for domestic students. Contact our Admissions Representatives for further details.
*Textbooks are not included in these fees.

Questions about scholarships and other financing options? Learn more at Financial Assistance – Focus College

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Attendance Expectations

Students are required to attend on average 24 hours per week in-class or in-lab environment for the duration of two years.

Graduation Requirements

Students must achieve 60% in all courses throughout the program in order to graduate.

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Focus College response to Covid-19

Updated March 16, 2020

Due to the current pandemic and the desire to protect the health of our students, Focus College is taking measures which incorporate social isolation.

For current students:

We are suspending our Advanced Diploma and Office Manager courses for the week of March 16-20th, to allow for temporary distance learning to be set up. If any students do not have access to a computer from home, we request that they notify the college immediately. Further information on how courses will be delivered will be available as the week goes on. Please monitor your student email for further information throughout the week.


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