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CITX 1187 - Cybersecurity Operations

Computer Information Technology Electronics Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

The Cybersecurity Operations course provides the fundamental knowledge and skills that are required for a Security Analyst to work in an enterprise's Security Operations Centre (SOC). The skills developed are those that are needed to monitor and detect as well as investigate, analyze and report on security events. The Cybersecurity Operations course will allow students develop knowledge and use tools to protect enterprise network systems, as well as detect existing cybersecurity risks, threats and vulnerabilities in those enterprise systems. Although there are no prerequisites for Cybersecurity Operations, it is strongly recommended that students have a background in Networking, Linux and Windows prior to taking the course.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 86165

Sat Jan 08 - Sat Apr 02 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Apr 02 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 BBY



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. No class on Saturday, February 19th (Family Day Weekend). There are no mandatory requirements for this course. However, it is strongly recommended that students have a background in Networking, Linux and Windows prior to taking the course. For any inquiries regarding this course, e-mail Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe, compare and identify network concepts.
  • Describe the fundamentals of the TCP/IP protocol.
  • Describe network applications and some of the security challenges associated with these applications.
  • Articulate basic cryptography principles.
  • Identify endpoint attacks and interpret log data to identify events in Windows and Linux.
  • Articulate fundamental cybersecurity operations principles.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities in a Security Operations Center.
  • Provide examples technologies used in cybersecurity operations.
  • Provide examples of the tools used in cybersecurity operations.
  • Provide examples of the regulations and frameworks available for cybersecurity operations.
  • Monitor enterprise systems.
  • Detect vulnerabilities and threats in enterprise systems.
  • Investigate, analyze and respond to security incidents.

Effective as of Winter 2019

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