This micro-credential will enable learners to acquire knowledge related to network security and demonstrate mitigating strategies and methods for securing IT networks. Designed for network administrators currently working in the IT sectors, students will learn how to protect data and systems and minimize network risks.
Domestic students are eligible to receive StrongerBC Future Skills Grant (FSG) for this program on September 1. All applications for StrongerBC future skills grant funding for fall 2023 must be received by end of day September 8. Please email Selina_li@bcit.ca for more details.
About this microcredential
This microcredential, consisting of five highly sought-after cybersecurity badges, not only equips learners with the ability to identify, analyze, and implement security best practices but also helps to bridge the widening gap in cybersecurity skills in the industry.
Who is it for
These courses are suitable for individuals interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity or those currently working in the industry who wish to upskill and advance their knowledge. It is also relevant to professionals in related fields who seek to acquire a foundational understanding of cybersecurity principles and best practices to enhance their job performance. Ultimately, anyone who wants to gain expertise in cybersecurity and improve their career prospects in the field can benefit from this microcredential.
What grads can do
Graduates who complete this microcredential can expect to gain a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity principles and practices, including the ability to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities, analyze security risks, and implement effective security solutions. They will be equipped with the skills necessary to develop and implement security policies and procedures, as well as the ability to assess and manage security incidents. In addition, graduates will have a thorough knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in the cybersecurity industry, giving them a competitive edge in the job market. Overall, completing this microcredential can open up a wide range of career opportunities in the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity, including roles such as cybersecurity analyst, security engineer, security consultant, and many more.
This Cybersecurity Analysis microcredential responds to industry needs and provides a new learning pathway for people interested in careers such as:
- security analyst
- security consultant
- penetration tester
- SIEM analyst
- forensic investigator.
Hamidreza Talebi, MSc Network Security, CCNP
- Instructor’s Bio
Hamid Talebi is an IT engineer with 14 years of experience. He has a Master of Science (MS) degree in Network Security. He has expertise and experience working with FortiGate and Palo Alto Firewalls, and SIEM software such as Qradar IBM, FortiSIEM, Splunk, and ArcSight. Before joining BCIT, Hamid held multiple roles IT security roles with a number of reputable organizations, such as the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity and Bell. Hamidreza has taught Network Security Fundamentals, Enterprise Network Security (FortiGate), Advanced Network Security ( Palo Alto – Splunk – FortiSIEM), and Network Programming with Python.
Paul Morrison, BEng, AScT
Interim Associate Dean
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