School of Continuing Studies launches Ontario’s First Comprehensive Certificate Program in Cyber Security aligned with CISSP CBK
York University’s School of Continuing Studies will launch Ontario’s first comprehensive, cyber security certificate program aligned to the Certified Information Systems Security Professional Common Body of Knowledge (CISSP CBK) this November.
The program, developed with the Lassonde School of Engineering, will help provide qualified professionals in a tech field forecasted to double within the next 5 years.
“Given the increasing cyber security challenge Canadian organizations of all types face with skilled and motivated adversaries attacking our collective defenses, I am excited about the depth of expertise that the York University School of Continuing Studies will be imparting to their students with the delivery of the cyber security certificate program,” says John Weigelt, national technology officer for Microsoft Canada. Weigelt is also a member of the advisory council for the cyber security program at York.
The program is aligned to the body of knowledge of the (ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), the leading designation in the field. Offered as two five-month certificates, the Certificate in Cyber Security Fundamentals and the Certificate in Advanced Cyber Security will allow students to demonstrate their expertise to employers quickly. The blended format will allow students to complete each certificate with just three three-day weekends of in-class study per certificate combined with online study.