Three Reasons Why SAIT’s Cybersecurity Analyst Program Should Be Your Next Career Move

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With a shortage of skilled professionals capable of detecting and responding to cybercrime, now is the perfect time to step forward and prepare for the burgeoning field of cybersecurity.

What do the financial, retail, healthcare and aerospace sectors have in common? In addition to becoming increasingly digital, everyone requires a strong defense against the risk of cyberattacks. As technology advances, government, large companies and organizations are responsible for ensuring that the online platforms they and their customers use are safe and secure.

“There has been an exponential increase in demand for cybersecurity professionals,” says Jessica Ager, Academic Director, School for Advanced Digital Technology. “As businesses digitally transform, they need to better secure their digital assets against malicious cyber threats.”

To help fill this gap in technology talent, SAIT recently announced a new Cybersecurity Analyst post-graduation certificate program.

“Through this program, students have the opportunity to work with current industry professionals,” says Ager. “This approach accelerates student learning by applying the basic skills taught to them in the classroom, with real-world experience.”

Whether you’re looking to increase your job prospects or advance your current skills, this employer-focused program offers people from any industry the opportunity to grow in a cybersecurity role.

Here are three reasons why SAIT’s Cybersecurity Analyst program may be your next career move:

Classes are timed according to your current job

This 54-week program is designed for mid-career professionals who want to transition into a cybersecurity role within their organization. Program requirements include completion of nine online courses, each lasting six weeks, as well as an on-the-job internship with their current company. Online classes last eight hours a week in total, three hours on weekday evenings and five hours on Saturdays. Field placements require 450 hours of career-integrated training and can begin at any time during the program.

“Program courses are offered on a part-time basis to allow current employees to retain their positions while accessing training for future roles,” says Ager. “SAIT will work directly with industry mentors to support the student and mentor during the field placement.”

Make your career sustainable

The future is digital – don’t be left behind by outdated skills. With an ever-expanding scope, cybersecurity presents the ultimate growth potential for your career and lifelong learning.

“Technological advancements continue to evolve rapidly,” says Ager. “As businesses digitally transform, there is a corresponding increase in demand for cybersecurity professionals who can ensure the digital security of the business.”

Graduates of the Cyber ​​Security Analyst Certificate program will be able to assess and mitigate information security threats and risks within the global business context of incident response, risk and disaster response. compliance and operational functions. Graduates will also have experience working with diverse teams, be equipped to offer practical solutions to reduce risk, and apply independent thinking where needed.

Employer focused

Designed with our industry partners in mind, this program requires that 51% of the apprenticeship be completed in the workplace and that employers nominate current employees to participate.

“Industry has expressed the importance of on-the-job training,” says Ager. “This innovative approach allows organizations to develop talent in-house and offers students the opportunity to develop cybersecurity skills on the job.

If the Cybersecurity Analyst Post-Graduate Certificate program is right for you, contact our student advisors at

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