(PGD in ITASS)
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
- 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.
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
- 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
- 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: $100.00
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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Students are required to attend on average 24 hours per week in-class or in-lab environment for the duration of two years.
Students must achieve 60% in all courses throughout the program in order to graduate.