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Certificate in Cybersecurity

Format: Online, virtual classroom

UWindsor’s Certificate in Cybersecurity covers fundamental topics in cybersecurity or information security. Learners will participate in engaging online classes to understand threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities, the architecture and design of a system, effective implementation of security solutions, incident response and governance, and risk and compliance. Upon completion of the certificate, learners will be able to investigate a network and create a report recommending steps to mitigate threats, attacks and vulnerabilities.

Content of this certificate is mapped with the CompTIA Security + curriculum for those who are interested in pursuing the certification.

Courses are non-credit, and can be taken individually, or complete both Cybersecurity I and II to receive a Certificate in Cybersecurity

Schedule: Mondays, April 29 - June 24, 2024 | 5:30pm to 8:30pm


Course Description

Cybersecurity I – Introduction to Systems Security is part one of two of the Cybersecurity Certificate. This online course covers fundamental topics in cyber security or information security. Learners will participate in live interactive classes to understand threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities and the architecture and design of a system.

Content of this course is mapped with the CompTIA Security + curriculum for those who are interested in pursuing the certification.


Learner Outcomes

Topics:

Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities

  • Analyze potential indicators to determine various types of threats, attacks and vulnerabilities
  • Explain the techniques used in penetration testing

Learners will actively participate in online classes and complete a combination of assignments. Learners will be assigned a grade of "complete or incomplete" upon completion.

Architecture and Design

  • Explain the importance of security concepts in an enterprise environment and cloud computing
  • Recognize secure application development, deployment, and automation concepts including authentication and authorization design concepts

Learners will actively participate in online classes and complete a combination of assignments. Learners will be assigned a grade of "complete or incomplete" upon completion.


Fee: $650 + HST

UWindsor Staff, Students and Alumni are eligible for a discount. Email continue@uwindsor.ca for the discount code.

Schedule: Mondays, September 23-November 18, 2024 | 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Fee: $650 + HST


Course Description

Cybersecurity II – System Implementation is part two of the Cybersecurity Certificate. This online course covers effective implementation of security solutions, incident response and governance, and risk and compliance. Upon completion of the class, learners will be able to investigate a network and create a report recommending steps to mitigate threats, attacks and vulnerabilities.

Content of this course is mapped with the CompTIA Security + curriculum for those who are interested in pursuing the certification.


Learner Outcomes

Topics:

Implementation

  • Demonstrate an understanding of implementing secure mobile solutions, identity and account management controls and public key infrastructure
  • Apply host or application security solutions and create secure network designs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of installing and configuring wireless security settings
  • Write reports analyzing a vulnerability of a system and apply cybersecurity solutions to the cloud and implement cybersecurity resilience

Operations and Incident Response

  • Use the appropriate tools to assess organizational security
  • Summarize the importance of policies, processes, and procedures for incident response and organizational security
  • Use digital forensics to respond to an incident using appropriate data sources, mitigation techniques and controls to secure the environment

Governance, Risk and Compliance

  • Explain the importance of applicable regulations, standards, or frameworks that impact organizational security posture
  • Identify privacy concepts and risk management processes in relation to security

Learners will actively participate in online classes and complete a combination of assignments. Learners will be assigned a grade of "complete or incomplete" upon completion.


Class Materials

Fee: $650 + HST

UWindsor Staff, Students and Alumni are eligible for a discount. Email continue@uwindsor.ca for the discount code.

 

Course Details

Schedule: 

Cybersecurity I: CYBR 7102 - 004 Mondays, April 29 - June 24, 2024 | 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Cybersecurity II: CYBR 7103 - 004 Mondays, September 23 - November 18, 2024 | 5:30pm to 8:30pm (Only available to students who have completed Cybersecurity I prior to spring 2024)

Fees: 

  • Certificate in Cybersecurity: $1,170 + HST
    • Includes Cybersecurity I and II
    • Cannot be used with any other discount

Or, register for courses separately:

  • Cybersecurity I: $650 + HST
  • Cybersecurity II: $650 + HST (Note: Cybersecurity I is a prerequisite)

UWindsor alumni, staff, students, and Hire UWindsor Partners are eligible for a discount on individual courses. Please contact continue@uwindsor.ca for the appropriate discount code. 

Class Materials

Prerequisites: In order to ensure you are academically prepared, it is expected that you have:

  1. Successfully completed Grade 12 or equivalency
  2. Successfully completed one grade 12 math or equivalency
  3. English Language Proficiency
  4. Basic computer skills or course completion in fundamental computer applications such as Word

Note: Individuals who wish to take Cybersecurity II must have a prerequisite of Cybersecurity I.

Proof of completion may be requested for any of the above.


 

Instructor: 

Sonam Devgan Kaul is a Senior Manager of Telecom Network Security at Rogers Communications. She is passionate about new technologies and the advancement of research, and has extensive experience managing global cybersecurity platforms. With over 10 years of research & teaching experience, she has published and reviewed academic research papers and patents in Cryptography and contributed to critical discussions in Cybersecurity. Sonam holds a Master's degree in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Cryptography.  She was a Postdoctoral researcher and teaching stream Assistant Professor of Mathematics at University of Toronto. She has initiated and managed the Palette and Fields Institute's Cybersecurity training program. She is a recipient of Mitacs elevate award, NSERC alliance award and best paper award in Cyberworlds 2020.

This class is offered through D2L Brightspace and Microsoft Teams. Learners will require access to a computer with high-speed internet access.

All class materials can be accessed through Brightspace. The virtual class will be held in Microsoft Teams.  A link will be provided through email.  In order to access class materials and the virtual classroom you will have to activate your UWinID.

Please activate your UWinID as soon as possible. If you have any issues, please contact continue@uwindsor.ca.

Brightspace works best with Google Chrome. You can also use Firefox or Safari. It is suggested that you avoid using Internet Explorer. Feel free to review the Brightspace system requirements.

 

  • This program is eligible for the OSAP Micro-credential application (OSAPMC).
  • Participants must be registered into the program prior to applying for OSAPMC.
  • Participants are obligated to pay their fees in full, or decide to withdraw at least one week prior to the course start date should they not receive OSAPMC.
    • If this is the case, email continue@uwindsor.ca immediately to withdraw and request a refund.
  • Register for this program accordingly to allow ample time for your application to be processed. It takes approximately 10-15 business days for the OSAPMC application to be processed.

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