Start Date: June 17, 2024

Applications Open: April 8 - May 13, 2024

About the Cybersecurity Program

In this 20-week online, asynchronous program with live sessions, you will learn cybersecurity fundamentals, the basics of cybersecurity and cloud computing, and python essentials. Working at your own pace and your own schedule, you will become versed in TCP and UDP have the option to complete certifications, all while building the skills necessary to find work in this exciting field.You will also have access to our job search and workplace productivity courses, which will help you to understand the tech sector, and learn the best practices to begin your career in tech. This program is a great fit for you if you love to learn online, are self-motivated, have a knack for math and technology, and can dedicate 10+ hours a week to the program.

What you will learn

Comprehensive understanding of computer networks, TCP/IP protocols, and network security including describing different types of network attacks, methods of detecting them, as well as mitigation techniques.

Python is a popular programming language used in cybersecurity due to its simplicity, readability, and versatility. It can be used for tasks such as network analysis, penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, and creating custom scripts for automating security tasks. Python has a vast collection of libraries and frameworks that can be utilized by cybersecurity professionals to build powerful tools for securing systems and networks.

Certified in Cybersecurity (CC) helps to build a solid foundation of cybersecurity domains and concepts needed to be successful in a cybersecurity role. The topics covered are:

  • Security Principles
  • Business Continuity (BC), Disaster Recovery (DR), & Incident Response Concepts
  • Access Control Concepts
  • Network Security
  • Security Operations

In this course, you’ll explore fundamental aspects of cloud computing using leading cloud service providers. The curriculum covers key areas such as cloud concepts, security and compliance, technology, and billing and pricing. The knowledge and resources acquired in this week will prove essential for preparing to pursue relevant cloud certification exams, enabling you to become a certified cloud practitioner.


The new entry-level certification from world’s leading cybersecurity professional organization.

This certificate validates foundational, high-level understanding of AWS Cloud, services, and terminology.

What does it take to graduate from the program?

  • Technical Content - 30%
  • Assignments (3) - 40%
  • EnPoint Group Workshops - 20%
  • TA Sessions - 1% each (10 points max)
  • Total: 100%

Program Benefits

This online, asynchronous learning program with mandatory live sessions, will give flexibility to learn while you work and provide you access to support from the Skills for Hire Atlantic team throughout the duration of the 20 weeks through our live tutorial sessions, program slack channel, career kickstarter series and opportunity for industry connections.

Program Eligibility

You must be 18 years or older and have completed a high school GED or equivalent. You must also be a resident of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island.

Ideal Candidate Profile

You Are…
You Are Not…
✅ 18 years of age or older ❌ Under the age of 18
✅ Starting your Cybersecurity journey ❌ Already a Cybersecurity professional
✅ Ready to commit a minimum of 10 hours a week to your career change ❌ Busy with a full schedule
✅ A self-motivated learner ❌ Expecting this course to guarantee a job