Advanced Certificate in Information and Cyber Security

A unique program that combines information and cyber security technical skills with communication, management and leadership skills.

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An environment in which you learn and engage with seasoned experts

This program provides ground-up coverage of concepts, skills, tools, techniques, and real-world best practices in information and cyber security.

Led by industry experts, the courses are thought-provoking and will help you navigate, communicate and address the risks and challenges of highly complex and diverse information and cyber security systems.






 This certificate is supported by SCALE AI. All persons employed in Canada are eligible to benefit from a 50% discount on enrolment fees.




Program Overview

This advanced certificate will help you develop valuable skills in leadership, management and communication of:

  • Evaluating the security infrastructure and needs of an organization
  • Assessing critical information management and protection policies and processes
  • Identifying internal and external risks, threats, actors, landscapes, surfaces with effective response and defense solutions
  • Software and services selection from the front line to the Security Operation Centre (SOC)
  • Developing effective short-term and long-term information and cyber security strategies
  • Designing business cases for information and cyber security solutions


Certificate Requirements

Core Courses Elective Courses

Introduction to Information and Cyber Security Challenges

Cyber Futures

Cyber Security Bodies of Knowledge, Regulations, Standards and Compliance

Insider Threat: The Psychological Pathways
to Betrayal

Foundation in Information and Cyber Security Solutions

Cyber Defenses, Best Practices and Techniques

The Business Case for Information and Cyber Security

Information and Cyber Security Privacy and Legal Insights and Challenges

The Implementation and Management of Information and Cyber Security Systems

Strategic Thinking


*Graduates of the certificate program must complete the 5 core courses in Information and Cyber Security as well as 36 hours of elective courses from the list.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to our most commonly asked questions.

What is a certificate good for?​

The certificate assures employers and potential employers that you have met or exceeded the standard they are looking for and are committed to continuous learning. The certificate is issued by the Professional Development Institute, a trusted training provider preferred by many federal government departments as well as public and private sector organizations. The Institute wins respect and acclaim for its cutting-edge learning programs, the exceptional calibre of its trainers, and its real-world focus.

The certificate program is a non-credited certification. It cannot be used towards a degree and is not equivalent to any other professional certification.

How much does it cost?

You register and pay for each course individually. There is no additional charge for the certificate.

How long will the program take?

You have three years from the start date of your first course to complete the certificate program. Provided you complete all courses withing three years, you can pace your learning as you wish. 

Is there a final exam?

No. However, participants must fully attend all courses of the program in order to obtain the certificate. 

Are there any admission requirements? 

No. Enrollement is open to everyone. 

How do I register for the program?

Begin by registering for any of the courses that make up the program. You will be asked for proof of completion of the required courses, so make sure you keep your certificates from each course. If you have any questions before beginning or as you progress through the program, contact the office at 613-562-5802.



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