New Cybersecurity Training Program Now Available Online

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest skills gaps in today’s job market. Canada is suffering from a major shortage with thousands of unfilled information security jobs.  

The United States is short about half a million cybersecurity specialists, and experts predict we’ll have at least 2 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide by 2022. 

Covid-19 has only added to the problem. As a huge segment of the global workforce shifts to work-from-home, hackers are taking advantage of remote network vulnerabilities. 

Meanwhile, many cybersecurity specialists have been reassigned to IT support roles, helping team members get set up from remote locations. 

The global consensus is clear: cyber threats are evolving at a faster pace than IT security teams can handle. We need more talent and we need it now.

Herzing College launched a new Cybersecurity training program to meet this need. It takes just 12 months and it's available online.

Find out what Herzing's Cybersecurity course has to offer.

Unique 12-month Cybersecurity Training Program

There are many cybersecurity training options out there. But most fall into two categories.

There are short bootcamps that run for just a few weeks. And there are longer, 2 to 3-year cybersecurity programs at the college and university level. 

You won’t find much in between. That’s why we created a unique 12-month Cybersecurity diploma program.

This is the ideal length to cover comprehensive skills in IT security monitoring, defense, and disaster recovery. 

Training is intensive, very hands-on, and focused on cutting-edge technologies and techniques. 

☑️ 12-month program 

☑️ 940 hours of cybersecurity training and labs 

☑️ 5-week, 100-hour internship 


What skills will you learn? 

Herzing’s Cybersecurity training provides a very strong foundation in monitoring and defense for operating systems, networks, and web applications. 

In this program, you will learn: 

☑️ Best practices in security for Windows systems 

☑️ Best practices in Linux and Unix security 

☑️ Fundamentals of network monitoring  

☑️ Best practices for securing VLANs 

☑️ Best practices and tools for web application security 

☑️ Cloud security tools and implementations 

☑️ Computer hacking and digital forensics 

☑️ Comprehensive tools and techniques for ethical hacking 

☑️ Numerous procedures and methods for disaster recovery and system restoration 


What jobs will you qualify for? 

This is the ideal program for anyone planning to start (or advance) a career in cybersecurity.

Herzing’s Cybersecurity course prepares students for several key IT security roles, including:

☑️ Security Analyst 

☑️ Security Hacker 

☑️ Ethical Hacker 

☑️ Cybersecurity Consultant 

☑️ Cybersecurity Specialist 


Prep for Leading IT Security Certifications 

Herzing’s Cybersecurity training program is based on leading IT security certifications. The course is designed to jumpstart your prep for the following exams: 

☑️ Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 

☑️ Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 

☑️ Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) 

☑️ Cyber Security Practitioner (CSXP) 


These are globally recognized credentials.

Getting certified proves you have the advanced technical skills to implement, monitor and administer IT infrastructure using security best practices and policies. 


Available On Campus & Online 

The Cybersecurity program was originally launched on campus. But due to Covid-19, training has shifted to online delivery. 

This program is currently available online. Students can enrol at any time. Ontario student loans and grants are available to eligible applicants. 


Internship Included 

One of the best features of Herzing’s new Cybersecurity program is the 5-week internship. This is an excellent opportunity to tackle real-world security issues and connect with a local employer. 

And unlike other colleges, Herzing finds the internship placement for you.  

The cybersecurity internship includes 100 hours of work-based training, and is required to earn your diploma. 


Want to learn more?

If you’re interested in learning more about the program, your next step is to speak with Admissions.

An Admissions Advisor can walk you through application requirements, courses, class schedules, and financial aid. 

Herzing College Toronto is currently offering virtual admissions appointments, either online or by phone. 

Click below to explore the program and chat live with Admissions right now. We're here to help!

Explore the Cybersecurity Diploma Program


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