This course will guide you in developing working knowledge of how computers and mobile devices operate; identify common security threats and vulnerabilities like malware, phishing, spoofing and social engineering; and apply skills and procedures to install, configure, and troubleshoot computers, mobile devices, and software.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the participant will be able to:
  • Describe the internal components of a computer;
  • Assemble a computer system in preparation for installing operating systems, software and troubleshoot as needed.


40 hours

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Trust an Unbiased Global View

This course is technology- and policy-agnostic. It is designed, structured, and delivered based on a blend of learning processes and real-world experiences. This ensures you get a truly unbiased world view of universally applicable information and cybersecurity principles and practices presented from a neutral, Canadian perspective.

Access a Continuum of Learning

By completing the Information and Cybersecurity Management Certificate program, you will have what you need to transition to additional learning in the field or bridge to other programs offered by PDI.

The Information and Cybersecurity Management Program is an integral part of a continuum of learning ecosystem in security, cybersecurity, and other disciplines offered by the University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute (uOttawa PDI). The knowledge, skills, and abilities you acquire through this program are complementary to other offerings in PDI’s security portfolio, including:

Financial Intelligence Specialist Program

National Security and Intelligence Advance Certificate

Coding for Veterans

Cyber Skills for Canadians

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