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Computer and Network Systems Security

Computer and Network Systems Security Ontario College Graduate Certificate

What is Computer and Network Systems Security?

The Computer and Network Systems Security post graduate program prepares students for careers involving the development, evaluation, and support of IT security solutions. Building on previous educational experience, students learn to create cost effective and secure computing environments. Graduates are able to categorize, design, implement, and integrate technical and managerial safeguards to ensure the security of networked computer systems. As well, graduates acquire the skills to formulate, propose, and organize security policies and procedures to protect corporate information assets including legal, regulatory and governance issues.

Program Outline 2014-2015

Major:
CNSS
Length:
1 Year
Effective Dates:
2014-2015
Delivery:
3 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Contact:
Ian McWilliam
Email:
Ian.McWilliam@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5307

The Computer and Network Systems Security post graduate program prepares students for careers involving the development, evaluation, and support of IT security solutions. Building on previous educational experience, students learn to create cost effective and secure computing environments. Graduates are able to categorize, design, implement, and integrate technical and managerial safeguards to ensure the security of networked computer systems. As well, graduates acquire the skills to formulate, propose, and organize security policies and procedures to protect corporate information assets including legal, regulatory and governance issues.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • collect, analyze and review information for the identification of essential data and systems including possible threats, damage and loss


  • establish organizational policies for proper use and protection of information assets including contingency and disaster plans for backup, recovery and/or replacement of systems and data


  • review legal, ethical, regulatory and corporate governance issues


  • implement and configure networking hardware devices such as servers, routers, and switches as well as wireless devices for optimum security


  • deploy and manage desktop and server operating systems and optimize system settings in order to 'harden' information systems


  • install specific hardware and applications software for secure transmission in web and e-commerce systems including but not limited to access control, authentication, and encryption


  • select and apply prevention techniques and countermeasures for dealing with malicious threats to information such as viruses, worms and Trojan horses


  • install and configure network monitoring and security management utilities for the identification and measurement of possible system attacks or misuse


  • manage network operations including policies, standards and procedures to define users in terms of what they can do, resources they can access, and operations they are allowed to perform


  • apply and use network and operating system utilities with an emphasis on deploying preventative measures and procedures


  • formulate and implement a migration plan that allows for the safe upgrading of networks, operating systems, and/or application software while maintaining stability and security


  • acquire the knowledge and hands-on skills needed to prepare for industry-recognized information security certification exams.
Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3

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Fall | Winter | Summer

2014 | 2015 | 2015

Applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to this program:

- College diploma or university degree with a focus in computer studies, or equivalent work experience in computer networks and operating systems.

12 Mandatory Courses

1 Internship

Applicants will be asked to submit a current resume and letter of interest to the Program Coordinator. Academic and experiential learning of all applicants will be assessed.

To graduate from this program, a student must attain a minimum of 60% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester and to graduate is 60%.

Mandatory Courses

NETS1006 Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery
NETS1015 Security Management
NETS1016 Security Trends and Issues
NETS1024 Computer Security
NETS1025 Network Security 1
NETS1026 Windows Systems Security
NETS1027 Secure Network Architecture
NETS1028 Linux Systems Security
NETS1029 Securing Wireless Networks
NETS1030 Networks Security 2
NETS1031 Cyberspace Security
NETS1032 Auditing and Forensics
Internship
NETS1033 Computer and Network Systems Security Internship

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer (either PC or Mac architecture) prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:

- Intel I3 processor or AMD equivalent

- 4GB of memory

- 250GB hard drive

Additional operating systems, security tools, and software used in the program will be provided to the student upon commencement of the program.

View the Computer and Network Systems Security articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

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For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Ian McWilliam
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5307

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