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Cyber Defence and Cloud Administration Diploma



Cyber Defence and Cloud Administration Diploma

Cyber Defense and Cloud Administration course - Winnipeg - MITT

Canadian Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    2 years full-time (20 months of study)
  • Credential
    Diploma
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $6,500 Year 1; $5,800 Year 2 (2020/21) // $5,550 (2019/20)
  • books
    $280 Year 1; $640 Year 2 (Fall 2019)
  • additional supplies
    $900 per year (approx.)
  • additional student fees
    $180 Infrastructure/Technology Fee (2020/21) // $174 Infrastructure/technology (2019/20); $50 MITT Award Fund
Notes: Fees may be subject to change.
Textbook information can be found at mitt.ca/textbooks.

International Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    2 years full-time (20 months of study)
  • Credential
    Diploma
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $16,350 per year (2020/21) // $14,850 per year (2019/20)
  • books
    $280 Year 1; $640 Year 2 (Fall 2019)
  • additional supplies
    $200 approx. per year (purchased by student)
  • additional student fees
    $180 Infrastructure/Technology Fee (2020/21) // $174 Infrastructure/technology (2019/20); $50 MITT Award Fund; $800-$1200 Health Insurance
Notes: Fees may be subject to change.
Textbook information can be found at mitt.ca/textbooks.

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Organizations of various size and structure require teams of cyber and network security experts to protect all manner of business or personal data from daily barrages of cyber attacks. Students in MITT’s CDCA diploma program train for these vital roles, gaining specialized and in-demand knowledge and skills through hands-on learning with industry standard hardware and software so they can:

Perform IT network analysis. Identify anomalous activity and potential threats to resources. Design and implement appropriate courses of actions using industry standard computer network defence tools. Perform virtualization and secure integration of cloud services into existing IT infrastructures.

CDCA students are concurrently enrolled in the Cisco Networking Academy and completed credits can be used as prerequisites for further Cisco training. The program is a Check Point Secure Academy, a member of the VMWare IT Academic Program, and a CompTIA Associate.

An eight-week practicum opportunity, combined with MITT’s Work Skills Series workshops, provide students real-world experience, and a strong foundation in employability and essential skills, to help them transition seamlessly from classroom to career.

Who it is for

Individuals who love to solve complex problems, have a desire to understand business processes and procedures, who are comfortable explaining complex topics to experts and non-experts alike, and who are eager to acquire progressive knowledge through self-guided lifelong learning.

Continuous Program Improvement

MITT continuously reviews and improves programs to maintain relevance in the workplace and effective learning experiences for all students. Although the institution strives to have the website reflect the most current version of all programs, MITT reserves the right to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet industry and accreditation requirements. As a result, course information and learning outcomes may be adjusted prior to the scheduled course start date.

COVID-19 Response

Due to the challenges raised by COVID-19, MITT reserves the right to alter course delivery methods and/or program durations. Course deliveries may require increased percentages of online/distance learning components, alternatives to work practicums, and extended program durations to accommodate physical distancing and work practicum placement restrictions. MITT will be providing an exceptional level of enhanced student and program supports to ensure this modified program experience continues to meet all required learning outcomes for your program.

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Tuition

  2020/21 2019/2020
Domestic $6,500 Year 1
$5,800 Year 2
$5,550
International $16,350 per year $14,850 per year

Entrance requirements

Manitoba high school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), or equivalent, including:

Grade 12 Math (40S) with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.

Grade 12 English Language Arts (40S) with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.

A qualifying score on the Programmer Assessment Test (PAT). Please review the PAT Information and Form and Frequently Asked Questions.

If educated outside of Canada, applicants must also have demonstrated English Language Proficiency.

It is also strongly recommended that students be proficient in basic computer skills such as email, web searches, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software prior to applying for this program.

Before you apply

Choose a test centre option for completing your online 2.5-hour Programmer Assessment Test (PAT), and complete the PAT Form. This form must be submitted with your application.

Click here for more information on entrance requirements.

Start dates

Next Start Date: 

  • Fall 2020 (September start, Year 1: Day, Year 2: Evening)
  • Winter 2021 (February start, Day/Evening TBD) - Please note that this program may be offered in the day OR evening. Applicants should be able to study in either section.

Class times:

Fall 2020 Start Date:

  • Year 1: Days, 8:45 am to 3:15 pm
  • Year 2: Evenings, 3:30 to 9:30 pm

Winter 2021 Start Date: 

  • Year 1: TBD
  • Year 2: TBD

(Times subject to change)

Please visit the Admissions home page for current program availability.

Supplies

A complete supply list can be found in the supplies section.

Details regarding additional technology requirements for online learning at MITT can be found here.

Textbooks

A complete textbook list can be found in the textbooks section.

Entrance requirements

High school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), or equivalent. International applicants must meet the general entrance requirements [PDF] based on country/curriculum of study. Applicants must also meet the program-specific requirements, including:

Senior level Math with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.
Senior level First Language Literature with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.

*All high school grades will be converted to an equivalent Manitoba grade scale.

Before the start of this program, international students will be required to complete Introduction to College and Work, a preparatory program designed to help transition students successfully to the cultural, technical, and work expectations of Canadian post-secondary and workplace environments. Please see the Introduction to College and Work program page for more information.

A qualifying score on the Programmer Assessment Test (PAT). Please review the PAT Information and Form and Frequently Asked Questions.

If educated outside of Canada, applicants must also have demonstrated English Language Proficiency.

Before the start of this program, international students will be required to complete Introduction to College and Work, a preparatory program designed to help transition students successfully to the cultural, technical, and work expectations of Canadian post-secondary and workplace environments. Please see the Introduction to College and Work program page for more information.

It is also strongly recommended that students be proficient in basic computer skills such as email, web searches, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software prior to applying for this program.

Before you apply

Choose a test centre option for completing your online 2.5-hour Programmer Assessment Test (PAT), and complete the PAT Form. This form must be submitted with your application.

Click here for more information on entrance requirements.

Start dates

Next start date:

  • Fall 2020 (August start, Year 1: Day, Year 2: Evening)
  • Winter 2021 (January start, Day/Evening TBD) - Please note that this program may be offered in the day OR evening. Applicants should be able to study in either section.

Class times:

Fall 2020 Start Date:

  • Year 1: Days, 8:45 am to 3:15 pm
  • Year 2: Evenings, 3:30 to 9:30 pm

Winter 2021 Start Date: 

  • Year 1: TBD
  • Year 2: TBD

(Times subject to change)

Please visit the Admissions home page for current program availability.

Supplies

A complete supply list can be found in the supplies section.

Details regarding additional technology requirements for online learning at MITT can be found here.

Textbooks

A complete textbook list can be found in the textbooks section.

Specializations

Certification

Many employers prefer to hire applicants who are certified. Even if it’s not required, certification demonstrates a level of skill, knowledge, and commitment that potential employers value. (Click here for a list of regulated professions in Manitoba.)

Students in the CDCA program are prepared to write the certification exams for Microsoft MCSE and MCSA, Cisco CCENT, CompTIA A+, Server+, Network+, and Linux LPI. The cost of certification exams is not included in tuition, but students are eligible for discount vouchers.

Certification is available through various IT training and credentialing associations.

At MITT, individual courses allow students to challenge industry certification exams, including:

Cisco CCNA - Cisco CCNA Security
Cisco CCNA Voice - Office 365
VMWare Certification - Cloud Server Certification
MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Associate)
CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)

Work practicum

Eligible students participate in an eight-week work practicum placement in the computer industry where they get to apply the skills learned in the classroom, complete on-the-job procedures, and establish a valuable network.

MITT does not guarantee practicum placements, and, in such situations, will explore alternative options for program completion with a student.

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