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The Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Program

What is the Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Program?

Our Program is a 20-week intensive cybersecurity training and certification program designed to give promising learners from diverse backgrounds the skills they need to launch careers in the cybersecurity sector.

Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst created the Program in partnership with the SANS Institute, external link (SANS), the world’s leading cybersecurity training and certification firm. The Program is supported through the generous partnership of the Government of Canada, Rogers Communications, and Royal Bank of Canada.

Over the course of the Program, successful learners will earn two certifications from GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification):

The GSEC and GCIH certifications are prominent cybersecurity accreditations that are recognized worldwide.

Successful learners will also earn a Recognition of Completion from Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst.

Important Note: This program does not grant credits towards a degree or certificate program at Ryerson University.

What are the fees?

Applicants who are accepted into the Program will pay a non-refundable $500 registration fee. All other fees of the Program are paid by the Program partners.

Where does the training take place?

Training classes are held at the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst Training Centre at 2 Wellington St. West in Brampton, Ontario, located near the Brampton GO station and Brampton City Hall.

Some elements of the Program are delivered in-class, and some elements of the program are delivered online. Applicants must be able to attend in-class elements of the Program in Brampton, Ontario.

The Program streams

The purpose of the Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Program is to empower promising learners from diverse backgrounds with the skills they need to launch careers in the cybersecurity sector.

The Program offers three streams:

  • RBC Women in Cyber Stream
  • RBC New Careers in Cyber Stream
  • Rogers New Canadians in Cyber Stream

Applicants may apply to only one of the three streams, and each successful applicant is accepted into only one of the three streams.

If you have any questions please contact our recruitment team: catalysttraining@ryerson.ca