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  • 16 months
    Duration
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Overview

Acquire the IT security skills to mitigate threats with a combination of hands-on learning in state-of-theart CISCO Labs and solid theoretical foundation in concepts of IT security. Graduates are skilled network security specialists equipped to combat even the most advanced computer and network security attacks.

Manitoba Job Futures has identified the following job classifications as high growth occupations: Network Security Specialist, Network Administrator, Network Technician and Internet Server Administrator.

Objectives

The Network Security program from University of Winnipeg is a joint programming initiative between the University of Winnipeg and the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT). This diploma program blends the opposable elements of hands-on learning with the theoretical/conceptual nature of IT security. Graduates will have an in-depth knowledge of and training in various protocols, network standards, designs and security solutions. This program actively integrates the dynamics of MITT's Regional CISCO Academy to the University’s cryptography and security schematics.

Outcomes

The program assists graduates in preparing for the CISCO CCNA designations, an internationally and industry-recognized professional certification.

Graduates of this program will receive the Network Security Diploma and the Management Certificate.

Career Opportunites

  • Security Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Server Administrator

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Applied Open Source Server Administration
  • Applied Windows Server Administration
  • Business Fundamentals 
  •  C Programming Basics 
  •  Cisco CCENT 
  • Cisco Collaboration†
  • Effective Oral Communication

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    86

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • International students are required to hold a minimum of an undergraduate degree
  • The Cumulative GPA, or Final Percentage, on these transcripts will be assessed for eligibility.
  • In cases where the number of applicants exceeds the available spaces, applicants will be assessed on the following criteria: amount of, and type of work experience; academic grades; and proficiency in English.
  • Minimum(Computer Science, IT,  or Related Preferred): 60%

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16932 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22580 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • National

    11772 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15700 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
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Living costs for Winnipeg

  • 1056 - 1650 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Students attending programs at PACE are eligible for many funding possibilities such as bursaries, scholarships, government student aid, lines of credit, and sponsorship.

Financial Aid is administered by the Awards and Financial Aid Office, which supports the access and excellence mandate of The University of Winnipeg through a comprehensive program of scholarships, awards, prizes and bursaries.

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