Information Technology

TSoM’s IT program covers the fundamental aspects of all major technological
advancements. The curriculum is made
up of the following modules and
consists of 480 guided learning hours.

Toronto School of Management’s (TSoM) high-quality faculty and programs are dedicated to preparing students for a technologically advanced future.

TSoM’s Diploma in Cybersecurity Co-op covers the following modules:

Why study Information Technology at TSoM?

This IT program aims to provide a strong foundation in this field and cybersecurity, and will help prepare students to earn the prestigious Security+ certification which is industry-recognized. It also offers a well-designed co-op placement module for learners to experience employment within the field.

The school has also partnered with CompTIA, one of the top trade associations in the industry, to provide subject-specific expertise.

TSoM offers the one-year Diploma in Cybersecurity Specialist Co-op program and it’s ideal for students who are preparing for a career in this area and wish to familiarize themselves with related aspects of the subject like blockchain and firewall development.

For Canadian students:
  • Have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or equivalent, or be at least 18 years of age and pass the Wonderlic test.
For non-native English-speaking students:
  • Successful completion of TSoM EAP Level 4, or
  • Have the required IELTS 5.5 score, or equivalent, or
  • Pass the TSoM English Assessment (completed on-site or online with an exam invigilator).

For more information on English language requirements, please visit the English Proficiency page.

Computer use expectation

In order to successfully progress through your studies at TSoM, it’s necessary that each student has access to a personal computer or laptop, with the following minimum configurations:

  • CPU:64-bit x86 Intel or AMD Processor from 2011, or later, with full virtualization support with minimum 2GHz or faster core speed. Intel i5 or higher with 4 cores or more is recommended and must support VMware and VirtualBox.
  • RAM:6GB or more is recommended.
  • Storage:Minimum 256GB HDD/SSD or higher.
  • USB3 support.
  • Wireless Adapter with N or AC standard.
The Diploma in Cybersecurity Specialist Co-op will give you the essential skills for a career in IT security:
  • Knowledge of tools such as Wireshark, Zenmao, nmap, Burp Suite, Snort, Cryptool, TCPdump, OpenVAS and OSSIM.
  • Computer programming skills in languages such as PHP, Python, C++, C, SQL, Hyper-V and other mobile simulating and emulating languages.
  • The ability to assess risks to computer systems and networks, and determine how security policies and protocols can be improved.
  • Knowledge to anticipate security risks to sensitive information, data, and how to implement new protection mechanisms.
  • Learn to uncover and fix flaws in computer systems and networks.
  • Thorough knowledge of operating systems and website architecture.
  • Soft skills such as leadership, analytical thinking, determination, teamwork, patience and communication skills.

Information Technology diploma courses or IT Security programs are ideal academic gateways to a successful career. According to a Symantec report from 2019, cybersecurity roles will increase by 6 million by the end of 2020. Pursuing the Cybersecurity diploma at TSoM will allow you to take advantage of this tremendous growth.

Here are some fascinating roles that can be pursued with the IT program at TSoM:
  • Cryptographer:Cryptographers write computer programs and algorithms that encrypt data on computers and external networks to safeguard against cyberattacks. Cryptographers are hired by financial institutions, insurance providers and government agencies.
  • Software security engineers:Software security engineers implement and test different security techniques for software. They also troubleshoot and debug security issues that appear during testing and write software code to improve security.
  • Security administrators:Security administrators are responsible for ensuring the security of hardware, networks and servers. They install and administer different security solutions and troubleshoot.
  • Cybersecurity analysts:Cybersecurity analysts test and evaluate current security measures to check their efficiency in protecting a company’s data. They also write detailed reviews of different risks and vulnerabilities they find in current cybersecurity systems to improve them.

It’s easy to apply for the Diploma in Cybersecurity Specialist Co-op at TSoM – get in touch with a student advisor via phone or email and get all your questions answered. The student advisor will also guide you through the enrollment process.

The Diploma in Cybersecurity Specialist Co-op is open for student admission four times in the academic. For complete list of start dates visit the page here.

You can pay the admission and tuition fees through online payment channels, bank wire transfer, debit or credit card transactions or money order.

How long is the Diploma in Cybersecurity Specialist Co-op at TSoM?

The program consists of a total of 51 weeks, including scheduled breaks or one academic year. This is further subdivided into 24 weeks of in-class instruction and 12 weeks of a co-op placement.

When can I enroll on the Information Technology diploma and when are classes held?

The program is open for student admission four times in the academic. All classes are held during the day.

How will my work be assessed?

The entire curriculum is divided into eight academic courses and one work placement course. For courses 1-7, individual assignments and class tests make up 50% of the final grade, the final exam accounts for 40%, and 10% is reserved for participation.

For course 8, individual assignments and class tests make up 50% of the final grade and 10% is reserved for participation. The work placement report will be either assessed as simply a ‘pass’ or a ‘fail’.

If you fail to pass a specific course, you have the option of re-taking it next year with an additional fee.

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