Information Technology Administrator (Cybersecurity)

Join the growing IT industry with this 62-week diploma program. Hone the IT skills you need, especially in dealing with security in both enterprise and cloud environments.

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    About Our Cybersecurity Program

    Sharpen your IT skills with this Information Technology Administrator (Cybersecurity) program. Configure, automate, and manage servers within a cloud environment through a wide range of technologies.

    Through our cybersecurity courses, you will learn how to design, implement, and audit security within an enterprise and cloud environment. You’ll also cover detecting, responding to, and investigating the common types of security breaches.

    This cybersecurity diploma program will prepare you to write the CompTIA and Microsoft cybersecurity certifications.

    Career Opportunities

    This Information Technology Administrator (Cybersecurity) program qualifies you for a wide range of careers including:

    • Cybersecurity Analyst
    • Cybersecurity Administrator
    • Windows 10 Administrator
    • Windows Server Administrator
    • Active Directory Administrator
    • Project Manager
    • Network Administrator
    • Linux Administrator
    • Security Specialist
    • SQL Database Administrator
    • Email Server Administrator
    • Exchange Server Administrator
    • Wireless LAN Administrator
    • Penetration Tester

    Employers Who Have Hired Our Cybersecurity Grads

    • Rogers Communications
    • Acer America Corporation
    • Compugen Spectra Energy Satellite
    • Bell Canada
    • Ricoh Canada Inc.
    • Wilfred Laurier University
    • University of Waterloo
    • Hewlett-Packard Co. 
    • Tech Alliance


    90 %

    Employment Rate*

    $ 42

    Average Wage/HR**

    $ 64

    High Wage/HR**

    *Employment Rate based on 2022 contactable triOS graduates employed in a related field within 12 months.


    NOC Code: 2171/21220, 21221 & 21222 - **Wage data based on NOC Code 2171 and rounded down to the nearest dollar. Average wage doesn't reflect the starting salary but represents the middle value between lowest to highest wages. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in Jan 2024.

    Program Details

    If you’re looking for a challenging and high-paying job in an in-demand field, then triOS College’s Information Technology Administrator (Cybersecurity) program might be just what you need. This program uses a real-world, hands-on, and project-based approach to help you build the practical skills you need to succeed.

    You’ll take PC & Windows Administration, Network & Linux Administration, and Advanced Networking & Cybersecurity Administration courses to fortify your administration and cybersecurity skills. On top of these, you’ll take Student Success Strategies and Career Management classes to ensure your success not only as a student but even as a future job seeker.

    When you enroll in this program, you will receive:

    • a 12-week internship for hands-on experience
    • registered and approved diploma
    • 6 exam vouchers to write the certifications you wish to pursue*
    • practice tests (where applicable)
    • career services
    • job search assistance
    • alumni program benefits

    *The courses in this program relate to 13 industry certification exams leading to the following designations, which are frequently used as a benchmark for hiring:

    • CompTIA A+ (2 vouchers)
    • CompTIA IT Project+
    • CompTIA Network+
    • CompTIA Linux+
    • CompTIA Security+
    • CompTIA CySA+
    • CompTIA Pentest+
    • CompTIA CASP+
    • Cisco CCNA
    • CWNA
    • Microsoft Desktop Administrator Associate (MDAA): Windows 10 (2 Vouchers)
    Course Listings
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    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Career Management
    In this module, you will create and refine your résumé and LinkedIn Profile. You will write cover letters and learn the value of customizing cover letters to specific job postings. You will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge as you conduct a job search and write a cover letter tailored to an ideal job post. Through research, you will create a list of top employers and target current industry opportunities. You will learn about current methods for applying to job postings using technology. You will also gain an understanding of the job interview process, typical interview questions and possible responses, and expectations of both the interviewer and interviewee. In addition, you will engage in practical application of the interview process through role-play. Topics such as negotiating salary, self-management, and on-the-job success for placements and post-graduate employment will be also covered.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. IT Administrator Internship
    At the successful completion of the classroom hours of this program, you will be placed in a 240-hour internship at an outside organization. You will have the opportunity to apply your new and developed skills in a real-world environment. Hosts include small, medium, and large organizations that have an Information Technology department, or organizations that provide technology and technology services.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. IT Service & Project Management
    You will learn business processes and communication, as well as time and project management skills vital for success in today’s IT industry. Through examples, demonstrations, and activities, you will examine the strategies and techniques commonly used within the IT industry, with a focus on ITIL processes and project management. Moreover, you will cover the concepts tested on the CompTIA Project+ certification.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Linux Administration
    Linux provides the foundation for many systems today, from embedded and mobile devices to supercomputers and the cloud. In this course, you will learn how to install, configure, and manage Linux systems and the network services that they run. Moreover, you will cover the concepts tested on the CompTIA Linux+ certification.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Managing Infrastructure Services
    Most job roles within organizations today require access to information provided by web, database, and email services. This course introduces you to the concepts and procedures required to install, manage, and support SQL database servers, as well as email and web services.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Network Administration
    In this course, you will examine the theory and concepts required to successfully administer and troubleshoot IP-based computer networks and network technologies. Moreover, you will cover the concepts tested on the CompTIA Network+ certification.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. PC Support
    This course introduces you to the essential operating system skills required of a PC support technician, and covers the concepts tested on the CompTIA A+ certification. More specifically, you will learn how to configure, troubleshoot, and maintain both computer hardware and the Windows family of desktop operating systems. Additionally, you will examine the basic configuration of Linux, macOS, and mobile operating systems.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Server, Cloud and Automation Technologies
    In this course, you will learn how to deploy and manage servers, both on-premises and within a cloud environment. You will learn how to provision servers, automate server deployment and configuration, as well as manage virtual machines and containerized applications using open source frameworks and technologies. Furthermore, you will cover the concepts tested on the CompTIA Server+ and Cloud+ certifications.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Security Fundamentals
    In this course, you will cover the fundamentals of security within an technical environment, focusing on the common security tools and procedures every IT professional must work with in an enterprise organization. Moreover, you will cover the concepts tested on the CompTIA Security+ certification.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Student Success Strategies
    This course stresses the importance of developing non-technical skills to enhance personal, academic and career success. This includes understanding learning styles and honing practical study skills, such as memory, reading, note- and test-taking techniques. Personal exercises will focus on teamwork, decision making and problem solving skills, setting goals and maintaining a positive attitude techniques for managing change, stress and conflict will also be explored.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Windows 10 Administration
    This course introduces you to the skills and knowledge necessary to install, configure and support Microsoft Windows 10, and covers the concepts tested on the Microsoft Modern Desktop Administrator Associate (MDAA) certification exams. More specifically, you will learn how to deploy and upgrade to Windows 10, as well as configure storage, access, devices, network connectivity and security.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Windows Server & Active Directory Administration
    This course provides you with an in-depth look at the different tasks necessary to administer, secure, and troubleshoot Windows Server 2019 systems. The focus is on server deployment and management, as well as data, storage, network service, virtualization, and container configuration. Additionally, you will cover Active Directory configuration and management.
    Admission Requirements
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    You must:

    • have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent


    • be at least 18 years old when or before the program begins AND pass a qualifying test* that has been approved by the Superintendent. (The approved qualifying test for this program is the Wonderlic test with a passing score of 20.)


    * If you’re applying from other Canadian provinces, you must:

    • be at least 19 years old,
    • be out of high school for at least 1 year when the program starts, and
    • successfully pass an academic achievement test.


    Please contact us for more details regarding admissions requirements if you are an international student.

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    It was a wonderful experience. I am confident I can tackle any challenges coming my way. Thank you, triOS!

    Charity M.

    Graduated 2015

    To succeed in the cybersecurity field, you must have a solid understanding of systems and network administration. Our Information Technology Administrator (Cybersecurity) program provides this important foundation and covers the modern technologies and processes used by organizations to secure data and detect and respond to security breaches.

    Jason Eckert

    Dean of Technology, triOS College

    How Cybersecurity Training Can Help You

    Find out why you should pursue a diploma in cybersecurity from triOS College.

    Learn how triOS College's Cybersecurity program, along with our other technology programs, can fast-track your career in the booming IT industry.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Cybersecurity


    Is cybersecurity a good career?

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    Yes, cybersecurity is widely considered a lucrative and promising career. As our reliance on digital technologies continues to grow, so does the need for skilled professionals to protect sensitive information and systems from cyber threats. The increasing frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks have led to a rising demand for cybersecurity experts across various industries, including finance, healthcare, government, and technology. This demand is likely to persist in the foreseeable future, creating ample job opportunities and career advancement possibilities for individuals with cybersecurity expertise. Additionally, the field offers diverse roles, allowing professionals to specialize in areas such as ethical hacking, threat analysis, risk management, and more, making it a dynamic and rewarding career choice for those interested in technology and security.

    How to Start a Career in Cybersecurity

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    To start a career in cybersecurity, begin by acquiring a relevant diploma and obtaining industry-recognized cybersecurity certifications like CompTIA Security+ or Certified Ethical Hacker. Develop technical skills in coding, networking, and operating systems, and specialize in areas like penetration testing or incident response. Create a home lab to gain hands-on experience, stay informed about industry trends, and actively participate in cybersecurity communities. Seek internships or entry-level positions, showcase your skills online, and continuously develop both technical and soft skills. Apply for jobs while staying committed to ongoing learning in this rapidly evolving field.

    How much do cybersecurity workers make?

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    In Canada, cybersecurity workers' salaries vary depending on factors such as experience, education, and location. According to Job Bank, cybersecurity professionals earn $42 per hour on the average and can go up to $64 per hour. These figures are approximate and subject to change based on the dynamic nature of the job market and industry demands.

    Do I need to know how to code for cybersecurity?

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    While not mandatory, having coding skills can significantly enhance your effectiveness in cybersecurity. Understanding coding principles allows you to analyze and manipulate code, identify vulnerabilities, and develop scripts or tools for tasks like penetration testing and automation. It enables you to comprehend the inner workings of systems, applications, and malware, making you more adept at identifying and addressing security threats. Many cybersecurity roles benefit from coding proficiency, but there are also positions that focus more on policy, risk management, and general security principles, where coding may be less critical. Ultimately, having coding skills enhances your versatility and competitiveness in the cybersecurity field, but it's not an absolute requirement for every cybersecurity role.