Overview - 2020/2021
Without the proper protection, our networks are vulnerable to black-hat hackers, identity thieves and spammers. There are few people who have the skills and education needed to ward off the enemies lurking behind computer screens, ready to thwart firewalls, infiltrate networks and corrupt servers. If you've been thinking of a career protecting the systems that run our networks and economy, the Network and Security Architecture program will prepare you for this in-demand field.
You'll start this eight-month graduate certificate co-op program covering key aspects of designing, deploying, supporting, and securing small, medium, and enterprise network and server infrastructures. It will provide you with the fundamentals in advanced networking and security concepts to work in any situation and meet the security challenges that effect today's business environment.
Quite simply, there are not enough people qualified with this high level skill set. Fanshawe, with its existing relationship with Cisco, Microsoft, Redhat, VMware and many other vendors and specialized knowledge in everything from firewalls to server infrastructure, will put you on the fast-track to a highly in-demand career. When you graduate, you'll be able to work as a security analyst, security systems analyst, and security architect or security systems engineer.
Admission Requirements - 2020/2021A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree in a computing related field
Professional background and experience as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:
- A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
- Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
- A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
- An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
- Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Recommended Academic PreparationPrevious business or information technology post-secondary education and/or training and/or work experience.
Recommended Personal PreparationIn addition to academic and work experiences, it is highly recommended that potential students familiarize themselves with information security trends and new reports, in order to strengthen their understanding of the importance of the Information Security role in organizations
Applicant Selection CriteriaWhere the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements
Network and Security Architecture-2020/2021
Level 1 SRTY-6002 Securing Networks 4 This course will study the theory and procedures required to secure a network from the edge inward. This will provide the students with the skillset to enhance network security to meet consistently changing requirements. INFO-6080 Securing Servers 4 In this course, students will learn how to harden servers, implement encryption, manage identities and secure network traffic at the OS level on a large scale. This course will explore in depth other features such as Identity Manager, Certificate Authority, Advanced Threat Detection, Log Analysis, Policies, and File Services. SRTY-6003 Securing the Edge 1 4 This course will study the theory and procedures required to secure the edge of a network from potential internal and external threats. The course will provide the students with the skillset to configure and enhance network security to meet consistently changing requirements. INFO-6070 Network Management 3 In today's technology driven environment end users just want to get work done and networking is an integral part of that effort. This course focuses on managing networks and the network protocols that enable them to function and how they are used to transmit data between senders and receivers. INFO-6076 Web Security 4 This course will delve into the current scripting and computer languages used by modern web clients and servers, with a focus on the programming methodologies used to prevent exploitation of web security vulnerabilities. ACAD-6002 Graduate Success Strategies 1 This course presents and helps to develop some of the skills required to achieve academic and career success for graduate students. Areas of focus include college resources, study skills, and time management among other skills. The importance of Academic Integrity will be a main focus. INFO-6040 Wireless Networks 3 This vendor-neutral course explores the physical and theoretical aspects of wireless network signals, wireless devices, protocols and security. Topics include wireless standards, radio frequency fundamentals, spread spectrum technologies and wireless intrusion and site survey fundamentals. The course helps prepare students interested in completing the CWNP Certified Wireless Network Administrator exam. COOP-1020 Co-operative Education Employment Prep 1 This workshop will provide an overview of the Co-operative Education consultants and students' roles and responsibilities as well as the Co-operative Education Policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to co-operative education work assignments and will prepare students for their work term. Level 2 INFO-6038 Virtual Private Networks 4 This course will examine the use of virtual private network (VPN) technologies to provide secure communications, and the implementation and configuration of VPN technologies. The course explores site-to-site and multi-site VPN solutions using firewalls and routers, as well as several remote-access VPN solutions. SRTY-6004 Securing the Edge 2 4 This course will explore the principles of Intrusion Detection (IDS) and Intrusion Detection Prevention Systems (IPS) their implementation and configuration. It will build on the material studied in Securing the Edge 1 by delivering the technical knowledge, insight, and hands-on training needed to defend a network against intrusion. INFO-6043 IT Service Management 3 IT service management (ITSM) refers to the activities that are performed by an organization to plan, design, deliver, operate and control information technology services offered to customers. ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) is the leading standard of IT Service Management, providing a cohesive set of best practices for IT. Students in this course will learn key elements, concepts and terminology used in the ITIL Service Lifecycle, including the linkages between Lifecycle stages, the processes used and their contribution to Service Management practices. INFO-6075 Virtualization Infrastructure 4 This course will cover the various technologies and business models related to virtualization and cloud computing. Students will deploy and manage a virtual infrastructure, taking into account the security considerations. Specific topics will include active directory integration, network security policies, firewall configuration and effective use of privileges, roles and permissions. INFO-6010 CISSP Prep 3 This course provided students with a comprehensive overview of the domains or areas of study in the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification. Domains include; Security and Risk Management), Asset Security, Security Engineering, Communication and Network Security, Identity and Access Management, Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, Software Development Security. Throughout the course each domain will be studied in more detail covering the topics in the CISSP examination. INFO-6033 Enterprise Network Design 4 This course will examine the business-needs based design of enterprise networks. Analysis will focus on selecting technologies to securely implement backbone, distribution and access layers utilizing the most appropriate protocols. Models are used to answer management, security, resiliency, and flexibility concerns in office, mobile, virtual, cloud and data centre environments.
Careers - 2020/2021
Career OpportunitiesThere is an identified shortage for graduates with this higher level skillset and we are well positioned to offer this program with the established infrastructure and Cisco relationship. Job titles for potential graduates may include Security Analyst, Security Systems Analyst, Security Architect and Security Systems Engineer.
More Information - 2020/2021A Mandatory Mobile Computing (Laptop) Program
A Co-operative Education Program
A One-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program
Program Code: NSA1
Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
ContactSchool of Information Technology: 519-452-4291
The Network and Security Architecture Graduate Certificate program will cover the key aspects of designing, deploying, supporting, and securing small, medium, and enterprise network and server infrastructures. It will cover the fundamentals of advanced networking and security concepts to work in almost any situation and meet the security challenges that are presented.
Other InformationA laptop computer is to be purchased by the student. A CONNECT lab fee per academic term is included in the Additional Program Fees stated in the Fee Schedule. This fee helps cover costs associated with the delivery of the CONNECT mobile computing program. Students should not purchase a laptop computer or software until the College publishes the recommended configuration, models, software titles and versions for that academic year.
Co-operative EducationIn order to be eligible for co-op, students must achieve and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and be academically complete at the commencement of their co-op work term (Fall intake; completed all courses and Winter intake; completed all first semester courses) prior to the commencement of their co-op work term. The co-op work term will always be the summer semester regardless of whether the student is in the Fall or Winter intake.
Students who do not achieve a 2.5 GPA or above will not be eligible for co-op and if for any other reason they do not obtain a co-op placement they can still graduate provided they achieve a 2.0 GPA or above but will not receive the Co-op Endorsed Certificate. More information about co-operative education can be found at www.fanshawec.ca/co-op
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
1. Design an enterprise network by applying knowledge of networking and routing protocols.
2. Perform network monitoring, analysis and troubleshooting to determine efficient and secure operations.
3. Develop a security architecture plan to incorporate both perimeter and endpoint security controls and devices to provide layers of security.
4. Design multi-site enterprise operating system infrastructures using a security architecture framework.
5. Design a centrally managed wireless network topology that can accommodate remote sites incorporating current security standards.
6. Design and implement a virtualization and cloud computing focused infrastructure specifically addressing security risks associated with incorporating virtualization into an organizations infrastructure.
7. Deploy servers to host web applications, focusing on securing the server and web from identified security risks.
8. Identify and plan IT services that support business goals and objectives, and explain specific activities directly related to the delivery and support of the services.