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.
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,
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.
Minimum Grade 12 or Equivalent Canadian qualification OR Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent international qualification OR Information Technology Specialist (ITS) Diploma from FCP OR Canadian Grade 10 or equivalent international qualification with 2 years’ experience in the relevant field.
If English is not a student’s mother tongue, they are required to have an IELTS level 6.0 OR equivalent (in case of other testing standards) to be admitted to the course. If, on starting the program, their language proficiency proves to be significantly lower than what is expected of an IELTS 6.0, they will be required to take the 5 Star English course at Focus College before being able to continue with their program studies.
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.