Information Technology Advanced Security Specialist Course

Post Graduate Diploma in information technology. Upgrade your skills and learn intangible skills.

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About Our Advanced Security Specialist Course

Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Advanced Security Specialist course 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 for Advanced Security Specialist Course Graduates

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.

For example, 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 organization.

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


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 lower English proficiency level, students will have to take an English course at Focus College.

Students must have access to high-speed internet to access online classes with software like Zoom.

Advanced Security Specialist Course Tuition Breakdown

Domestic Students International Students
Tuition: $22,000.00 Tuition: $22,000.00
Application Fee: $250.00 Application Fee: $200.00
Assessment Fee: $250.00 Assessment Fee: $250.00
Professional Fee: $1,000.00 Professional Fee: $1,000.00
Materials and Lab Fee: $1,000.00 Materials and Lab Fee: $1,000.00
Administration Fee: $100.00 Administration Fee: $100.00
Archive Fee: $30.00 Archive Fee: $30.00
Total: $23,630.00* Total: $24,380.00

*Local students may qualify for one of Focus College's many scholarships. To find out more, please go to the program financing page to find out if you qualify.

Advanced Security Specialist Course Details

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.

5 Stars

Personally my studies at Focus College had taught me to always think independently and use knowledge I’ve gained in my future professional career. 

I had a great time at the course and it was very helpful and fun as well.

I am thankful for the faculty that helped me gain that knowledge and has brought a new dimension into my life.

Barea Alenglizi, Focus College 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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