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Information Security Analyst

Closed for Fall 2020

Closed for Fall 2020 (International)

Length: 18 months Credential: Certificate Delivery: Part Time Classroom

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Overview

Become an information security analyst and help businesses identify information security threats and risks. Learn to investigate cybersecurity events or crimes to IT systems, networks and digital assets.

Graduates of the Information Security program will develop skills to identify and interpret information security threats and risks in a business context. They can adapt industry-standard frameworks to propose practical solutions to mitigate risks.

Graduates will also learn to investigate cybersecurity events or crimes related to IT systems, networks and digital assets and review, analyze and evaluate incoming cybersecurity threats that impact strategy and operations.

Is this the right fit for me?

This program requires a commitment of both time and energy. Students who experience success are those who make their education a priority throughout the program.

We find there is a direct correlation between the time and energy invested to the amount of success achieved. Learners with strong time-management and discipline have a greater propensity to succeed.

Remaining focused and diligent with coursework is important for success in completing the program.

Credentials

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive a SAIT Information Security Analyst post-diploma certificate.

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Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue cybersecurity job opportunities in: 

  • public administration 
  • health care 
  • business 
  • finance 
  • oil and gas 
  • manufacturing 
  • supply chain 
  • transportation 

There is an extremely high demand for information security workers across North America. </p

Related careers include: 

  • cyber forensic investigator 
  • computer network administrator 

Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $15,127 

Year 1 (International): $25,983

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

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Requirements

This is a direct entry program. Applicants who meet the admission requirements are offered spots based on first qualified, first acceptance if space is available.

When can you apply?

  • Applications for Fall 2020 open Oct. 2, 2019 until the program start date.
Term Program start
Fall 2020 Sept. 8, 2020

Closing the Cybersecurity skills gap

Four SAIT programs respond to the need for cybersecurity professionals.

Admission requirements

Admission and selection 

  • Fall 2020:applications open Oct. 2 and are accepted until the program start date.

Admission requirements

Applicants must meet the following or equivalent:

  • Completion of a post-secondary degree or diploma from a recognized university, institute, or college.
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered and is subject to approval by the Academic Chair.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Ideal candidate

The ideal candidate for the Information Security Analyst post-diploma certificate has a previous post-secondary diploma or degree, ideally in a technical or information technology discipline.

You have education or work experience in software development and/or computer networking or related fields. You understand the critical nature of cybersecurity and are intrigued by the ever-changing ways that both corporate and personal information continue to be compromised. You have a strong ethical standard and a curious mind.

Get started as an undeclared student

The courses in the Information Security Analyst program allow for registration into individual courses without going through the SAIT application process. It is important you read the ideal candidate statement above to be sure you are a good fit for these courses. 

You may apply to complete the credential at any time through Apply Alberta at which time you will have to submit transcripts for entrance into the credential. You must apply for prior learning assessment if you wish to get credit for a required course based on previous education or experience. 

Courses

Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

Course code Course name Credit
ITSC 400 Standards & Compliance Frameworks 3.0
ITSC 404 Security Risk Identification 3.0
CPNT 400 Advanced Networking 3.0
ITSC 405 Data & Network Security Intelligence 3.0
ITSC 406 Security Tools 3.0
ITSC 407 Web & Application Security 3.0
ITSC 408 Global Information Security Acumen 3.0
ITSC 409 Security Risk Management 3.0
PROJ 402 Information Security Analyst Capstone Project 3.0
Total credits 27.0

Progression

Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Costs

Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $ 13,905 $682 $288 $252 $15,127

International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $24,553 $682 $288 $460 $25,983

SAIT Fees

Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $171.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): $310 - Check eligibility here.
Student support fee: $100
Student technology fee: $100

Health and Dental Fees

Domestic Students 

  • Health Plan: $122
  • Dental Plan: $130
  • For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the Saitsa website for information on opting out.

International Students 

  • Health and Dental Plan: $460
  • For more information on Health and Dental Benefits for International students please contact the International Centre.

Books and supplies*

  • Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 - $1,500 per full-time year.

Find out about  tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.

Next steps for incoming students

Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.

Important dates and deadlines

Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.

Important Dates

Student Guidelines

Review the student guidelines to learn about the School of Information and Communications Technologies' expectations before you start your studies. 

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Fall 2020

Delivery 

All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Fall 2020 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines.

Computers and laptops

This is a bring your own device program with a power-user hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page

Preparation courses

To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices. 

Required textbooks

The booklist will be available about two weeks before classes start.

Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.

Contact 

School of Information and Communications Technologies
403.284.8543
ict.info@sait.ca

Have questions about this program?

Contact us at

School of Information and Communications Technologies
403.284.8543
ict.info@sait.ca

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