Post-Graduate Diploma

Information Technology Advanced Security Specialist (ITASS)

About the Program

The Information Technology Advanced Security Specialist (ITASS) program is designed to prepare students to meet the information technology`s industry demands. It covers most popular industry platform such as Microsoft Operating Systems, Linux Operating Systems, Mail Administration, Security policies, procedures, and 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 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 Manger,
  • Etc.

Who will benefit?

Looking to start a career in the Information Technology industry? The education obtained in this program prepares students to reliably demonstrated 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.

Admission Requirements

Minimum Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related fields (in case of Bachelor degree in unrelated field, minimum 1 year experience in 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 lower English proficiency level, students will have to take an English course at 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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