Post-Graduate Certificate in Offensive Cyber Security

Post-Graduate Certificate in Offensive Cyber Security

Next Enrolment

May 4th

Tuition

$7,992 (Domestic)

$17,864 (International)

Overview

Learn to identify potential threats, test security controls, and document vulnerabilities to prevent data breaches.

What you will learn

Offensive cybersecurity uses ethical hacking techniques to mimic cyber attacks. This method exploits security vulnerabilities, allowing cyber security professionals to anticipate what may happen during an attack and how to act against a real threat.

In the full-time Post-Graduate Certificate in Offensive Cyber Security, you will learn to:

  • Conduct a vulnerability assessment and develop a professional penetration testing plan or technical report
  • Apply the seven phases of penetration testing to various use-cases to determine vulnerabilities, analyze impact, and determine remediation
  • Analyze and evaluate the various Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) suspicious entities leverage to steal data
  • Install, configure, utilize, and troubleshoot various offensive cyber security tools and software for web applications and operating systems
  • Produce a comprehensive offensive security report with recommendations along with an information security risk rating scale

Program benefits

  • The only full-time Post-graduate Certificate in Offensive Cyber Security offered by a Canadian University
  • Aligns to the body of knowledge domains for the OSCP (Offensive Security) designation
  • Access to training labs to practice penetration testing skills in real-world use cases
  • Engage in practical labs and case studies where you will directly apply the knowledge gained in the program
  • Developed and taught by leading offensive cyber security professionals who have worked in Canada’s top industries including financial services, health care and government
  • Participate in a comprehensive capstone project where you will showcase your cumulative knowledge and skills in offensive cyber security
  • Advance through the program with the same cohort of peers and build your professional network

Format: Full-time
Delivery: In-class
Term Starts: Spring
Program Length: 8 months

Please note: Course titles are not final and are subject to change.

Official Offensive Security Partner

Career Potential

Adopting cloud platform solutions is a core element of an organization’s digital transformation, with many applying a hybrid approach to their operations (cloud and on-premises). This has prompted organizations to identify and mitigate potential security risks to their digital assets and application security by investing heavily in offensive cybersecurity teams.

The demand for cyber security professionals in Canada is strong and becoming increasingly specialized, driving persistent demand for multi-skilled cybersecurity professionals.

Certifications

The Post-Graduate Certificate in Offensive Cyber Security aligns with the OSCP (Offensive Security) body of knowledge.

Get Hired for Jobs Like:
  • Manager Offensive Security
  • Penetration Tester
  • Offensive Security Specialist
  • Offensive Security and Incident Management Consultant
  • Offensive Security Engineer
  • Offensive Security Advisor
  • Vulnerability Management Specialist
Gain these cross-functional skills:
  • Report writing and documentation
  • Drive projects across cross functional teams
  • Identify and address complex problems

Who should take this program?

The Post-Graduate Certificate in Offensive Cyber Security is suited for:
  • Those who have completed the Post-Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Operations
  • Those who have obtained the CISSP designation
Admission Requirements:
  • IELTS 6.5, application, resume and video; and
  • Undergrad degree in computer science, IT or a related field; and
  • Completion of the post-grad certificate in cyber security operations; OR
  • Holder of the CISSP designation; OR
  • Holder of the CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) or CPT (Certified Penetration Tester) or CEPT (Certificate Expert Penetration Tester) or CMWAPT (Certified Mobile and Web App Penetration Tester) or CRTOP (Certified Red Team Operations), or CompTIA PenTest+, or GIAC or GPEN (Global Information Assurance Certifications); OR
  • 2-3 years of technical experience in Cybersecurity as a practitioner and a strong foundational knowledge of operating systems, system architecture and networking.

Delivery Format

Full-Time

  • Courses are conducted in-person at York University main campus
  • Courses are typically scheduled four days per week, 3 hours per day
  • In addition to the live instruction, students should budget approximately 8-10 hours per course each week for readings, discussion boards, and practice opportunities such as lab work, assignments, etc

Courses

CSOC1000 Fundamentals of Programming, Linux, and Command Line Interpretation

13 Classes

39 Hours

CSOC1010 Fundamentals of Penetration Testing

13 Classes

39 Hours

CSOC1020 Advanced Concepts in Network Penetration Testing I

13 Classes

39 Hours

CSOC1030 Web Application Penetration Testing

13 Classes

39 Hours

CSOC1040 Advanced Concepts in Network Penetration Testing II

13 Classes

39 Hours

CSOC1050 Advanced Web Application Penetration Testing

13 Classes

39 Hours

CSOC1060 Technical Writing and Reporting

14 Classes

42 Hours

CSOC1070 Applied Offensive Cyber Security Capstone

14 Classes

42 Hours

Instructors

Konrad Haase

Steven Ferrigni

Connor McMillan

Post-Graduate Certificate in Offensive Cyber Security

Summer 2023

On Campus Classes

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$7,992.00 (Domestic)

Summer 2023

On Campus Classes

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$17,864.00 (International)

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