Career Pathways

PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS


GET A
CERTIFICATION

Entry-Level Positions

  • IT Support Specialist
  • Computer Network Support Specialist
  • Junior Cyber Security Analyst

A certification is a good way to kick start your career.

To advance into more senior positions, most employers require a bachelor’s degree or extensive experience.

GET A COLLEGE DIPLOMA OR
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Entry-Level Positions

  • Network Support Specialist
  • Network Security Operator
  • System Administrator
  • Security Administrator
  • Cyber Security Operations Analyst

With Work Experience

  • Penetration Tester
  • Vulnerability Analyst
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Cyber Security Supervisor

GET A BACHELOR’S
OR GRADUATE DEGREE

Entry-Level Positions

  • IT Security Specialist
  • Security Tester
  • Incident Responder
  • Cyber Security Operations Analyst
  • Vulnerability Analyst

With Work Experience

  • Cyber Security Researcher
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Cyber Security Architect
  • Digital Forensic Analyst
  • Information Systems Security Manager
  • Cyber Security Manager

CERTIFICATIONS EMPLOYERS VALUE


Certifications are a great way to kick start your career as they are focused on ensuring you have the skills required to do the job. Make sure to figure out which one will be best for your chosen career path. Below is a list of the certifications valued by Canadian employers. Certifications can be earned through self-study or in class. Some certification classes and exams are offered through multiple vendors and some college programs will prepare you to write a certification exam.Note*

Cyber Security Fundamentals

GIAC Security Essentials

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner

Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Certified Information Security Manager

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control

Systems Security Certified Practitioner

Certified Chief Information Security Officer

CyberSec First Responder

Certified Secure Computer User

Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional

Certified Wireless Security Professional

CertNexus CyberSAFE®

Certified Ethical Hacker

Certified Information Systems Auditor

Certified Cloud Security Professional

Cyber Security Nexus Practitioner

Offensive Security Certified Professional

GIAC Information Security Professional

GIAC Security Leadership Certification

GIAC Information Security Fundamentals

GIAC Certified Perimeter Protection Analyst

GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst

GIAC Certified Incident Handler

GIAC Certified UNIX Security Administrator

GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator

GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender

GIAC Certified Web Application Penetration Tester

GIAC Assessing Wireless Networks

Global Industrial Cybersecurity Professional

GIAC Critical Controls Certification

GIAC Penetration Tester

GIAC Security Expert

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