Security violations, data breaches, and privacy failures are an ever-growing threat to businesses and individuals. Through classroom theory and hands-on projects in our advanced diploma program, you'll learn how to identify, analyze, and mitigate threats to internal IT systems and/or networks. You'll explore the systems, tools, and concepts used to minimize the risk to an organization's cyberspace, and the standards and procedures to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and information systems. As one of the world's fastest growing technology fields, the demand for cyber security professionals has never been greater.
You will be well prepared for positions in which you will identify and document requirements, assess physical and technical security risks to data, software and hardware, and help develop policies, procedures and contingency plans to minimize the impacts of security breaches. Cybersecurity and information security is an area with a shortage of skilled applicants, and industry demand is expected to continue to grow as cyber threats become more sophisticated.
In 2016, there were 331,535 vacancies across Canada (3,737 in New Brunswick) for positions that required cybersecurity knowledge or training. As a graduate of this program, you may find work in a range of positions such as cyber defence analyst, cyber defence infrastructure support, and vulnerability assessment and management consultant.
This program is a Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere (L.I.V.E) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software for your program operates effectively. Check specifications listed on the LIVE program computer specifications.
Students may be required by host agencies or employers to provide a current criminal records check and/or a reliability or secret clearance from a service recognized by the host agency or employer before they may start their work placement.
Business Analysts are strategic thinkers who meet business needs by enabling change and designing successful operational models. You'll learn how to analyze, identify and document a business or stakeholder's needs as well as plan, manage, and monitor any proposed solutions. Organizations must adapt in order to stay relevant. As an innovative thinker you'll recommend solutions that help organizations achieve their goals and ensure long term prosperity.
Graduates of the Information Technology: Business Analysis program may be employed with information technology consulting firms, public and private sector information technology departments or may be self-employed consultants. Careers could range from Business Continuity Analyst to Business Systems Analyst. Program graduates without prior industry experience in a business analysis environment can expect to enter the field in a Junior Analyst capacity.
-Business Analysis Fundamentals
-Modeling (Business Process, Data, & Use Case)
-Business Case Development
-Risk and Change Management
-Facilitation, Negotiation, and Decision-Making Skills
-Data Analysis and Presentations
-Fundamentals of Information Technology and Systems
-User Interface Design
It is highly recommended that students have a strong foundation in MS Office Suite. Students who do not have experience working with this suite of software programs, particularly MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint,and Access are encouraged to upgrade their skills through separate MS Office courses, workshops or online tutorial sites such as lynda.com, prior to beginning this program.
This program is a "Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere" (L.I.V.E) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. To find these technical specifications, see L.I.V.E. (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere).
The content of the program is in keeping with the International Institute of Business Analysis’® (IIBA®) Business Analysis Book of Knowledge® (BABOK®) and may prepare the student with the knowledge to become a certified Business Analysis professional® (CBAP®). Program graduates who do not have prior industry experience can expect to enter the field in a Junior Analyst capacity.
The Applied Studies Program (ASI) is a 12 month practicum that provides you, as a graduate of a technical program, with the opportunity to enhance your skills by participating in an experiential workplace paid internship program at the Army Learning Support Centre (ALSC) at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown.
The multi-disciplinary platform will focus on the continuation of your technical studies and is designed to give you experience in your field of study with the opportunity to develop your leadership potential.
It's the next step in your career, one that can open doors needed for you to achieve your dreams by helping you gain experience, enhance your skills and the opportunity to network.
Internships are offered in the following fields of study:
The Army Learning Support Centre (ALSC) integrates industry standard technologies to develop advanced training for the military. The ALSC designs and develops distance learning, 3D models, gaming applications, animations, graphic print media, videos and photography to help modernize army training.
The facilities are among the best in the country to include state-of-the-art technology and equipment; 3D print capability, Oculus technology, motion chairs and motion capture systems.
You will work daily in a production environment that uses the same software, processes and techniques that industry studios employ. You will work in a team environment as a contributing member to the success of ALSC projects and the opportunity to learn new skills while in the program.
To enhance the technical training you already possess, you’ll focus on the following areas of study. These soft skills are important in your day to day activities and will give you added skills to succeed in industry. You will learn through a combination of online and in-class sessions at NBCC Fredericton.
In the first phase of the applied studies program, you'll learn the fundamentals of project planning, the development process, and the importance of quality.
You will be assigned a mentor who will assist you in your new endeavour, ensuring that you have all the tools required to succeed. They will guide and coach you throughout the year to make this a great experience.
Working on actual community based projects you will begin to learn project management skills, technical writing styles, and quality assurance techniques, all while contributing to organizations that need support.
The second phase focuses on developing skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to support individuals as members of a team and as part of an organization's culture.
Here you'll participate in several courses which focus on developing leadership; adding value to a team; making effective, collaborative decisions; and displaying professional and ethical behaviour.
During the final phase of the program, you'll present your portfolios outlining the knowledge and skills acquired throughout your internship program. You'll have the opportunity to apply the principles and techniques of self-promotion, job searching, and career planning to pursue employment and/or entrepreneurial opportunities.
You will also get the opportunity to use the work that you have completed for the ALSC in your portfolio.
Upon successful completion of the prescribed curriculum, you will receive a post-graduate diploma in Applied Studies Internship and one year experience as a member of the ALSC within the Department of National Defence.
You will also have the option to apply for the Mentorship program, which will give you another year in the program. The mentorship program focuses on mentoring/coaching and gives you the opportunity to learn these skills while applying them in a work environment. These skills are sought after in industry and will further enhance your leadership capability.
There is no application fee to apply for this program.
A complete application consists of:
The Applied Studies Internship is a L.I.V.E. program (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere).