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Increasing demand for cyber security leaders

University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute offers cyber security certificates that help leaders stay up-to-date.

The need for well-trained cyber security professionals at all levels is growing at an accelerated pace. That’s why the Professional Development Institute (PDI) at the University of Ottawa offers a specialized Information and Cyber Security Management Certificate.

“This unique program is an integral part of a continuum of learning ecosystem in security, cyber security, and other disciplines offered by the University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute,” says Alan McCafferty, Cybersecurity Program Director at PDI.

Learn Up-to-Date Skills and Increase Your Knowledge

PDI’s Information and Cyber Security Management Certificate program is designed to bring together the technical skills of information and cyber security with improved communication, management, and leadership skills.

Through a variety of core courses, students can expect to hone their skills in the following areas:

  • Recognition of information and cyber security threats
  • Understanding of the threat landscape
  • Identifying of threat vectors
  • How to bring together regulations, frameworks, standards, and their unique organization’s requirements.
  • Assess the effectiveness of cyber security systems.

Once students have completed the Cyber Security Management Certificate program, they can choose to continue on to complete an additional 42 hours of elective courses for an advanced certificate.

Get Hired or Promoted

There is a high demand for skilled and trained cyber security professionals.

In fact, PDI’s certificate program often leads to job opportunities and/or promotions for its students. According to Alan, the program is renowned and respected. “It is recognized for its quality, breadth, and scope by employers in both the public and private sectors,” he says. “Ultimately, this program can lead to real-world positions or career advancement.”

“Both the Professional Development Certificate and the Professional Development Advanced Certificate in Information and Cyber Security Management signal to potential employers that you have the skills and knowledge to meet and exceed the expectations and requirements of an information and cybersecurity management position in their organization,” Alan continues.

The proof is in the feedback. The Information and Cyber Security Management program at PDI continues to receive very high satisfaction survey results from past students who work in both the public and private sectors.

Trusted Professional Development

University of Ottawa’s PDI has been in the business of providing professional development for over 40 years. They offer a wide range of educational opportunities on top of their Information and Cyber Security certificates. Leaders in both the public and private sectors have benefited from programs like Business Communication and Influence, Financial Intelligence Specialist, Project Management, Health and Wellness in the Workplace, and National Security and Intelligence.

PDI is the largest supplier of professional development to government organizations in Ottawa and they are one of the most trusted professional development resources in Canada. “Every year, thousands of public sector professionals and private sector leaders benefit from a variety of continuous professional development activities delivered at one of our two campuses and online,” Paul explains.

Enroll Today

To enroll or to learn more about how this program can help you to move your career as an information and cybersecurity management professional ahead, visit PDI’s website.

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