University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Earth Sciences 1010, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary AB
Calgary, AB
Canada T2N 1N4

Network Security

Program Information
Faculty: Graduate Studies
Degree: Certificate
Field of Study: Computer and Information Systems Security
Description The Certificate in Network Security allows students to strengthen their existing IT security skills. Network security specialists are in high demand across every industry to help identify and mitigate threats to organizations. Designed for working professionals looking to specialize or bolster their careers, the curriculum incorporates theory, communication skills, best practices, and practical experiences that help students gain marketable skills and knowledge. Students will learn tools, practices, skills required in securing network infrastructure, and learn the building blocks for network communication security through applied cryptography. The laboratory course in Ethical Hacking provides the opportunity to gain practical experience in identifying potential vulnerabilities in existing network environments.
Website: Network Security at University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Length: 12 Month(s)
Cost per year:

Cost shown is for the entire duration of study (12 months).
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 560] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
Applicants are required to have a four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution, and a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree. If the baccalaureate is not in Computer Science, the candidate must have successfully completed an undergraduate course in each of the following areas: computer programming with understanding of execution environments, or algorithms and data structures, either operating systems or computer networks. Individuals who do not meet formal academic requirements but who have significant life achievement may be considered for admission to this program. The candidate must provide the Information Security Program Director with evidence demonstrating the potential to successfully undertake this certificate program. Such candidates may also be required to participate in an in-person interview with the Program Director and be required to take additional courses to meet completion requirements. Students who successfully complete one of the post-baccalaureate certificate programs, and who then apply to the other post-baccalaureate certificate program within 5 years of completing the first certificate, will not be required to submit reference letters or transcripts.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: December 20, 2018