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The problem with digital information is that it’s bendable, breakable, hack-able, and open to theft, and because of this, the need for network security professionals is expected to continue to increase exponentially. Get the skills to assist you in successfully launching your career in the IT industry.

“I've always had a passion for network security and Centre for Arts and Technology helped turn that passion into a career. My instructors were very knowledgeable and professional. They all had real world experience that I was able to draw on to better my learning and understanding of the career I was pursuing.” - Jeremy Race - Centre Graduate

18 mth Network Security Specialist Diploma Program

The first 12 months of our 18 month Network Security Specialist diploma program is comprised of our Network Security Administrator Certificate program, followed by advanced network security training including perimeter security, operating systems, data communications and networks, computer forensics, encryption, and hands-on network exploits, vulnerabilities, and penetration testing.

Our Network Security programs address multiple certification options for students upon graduation, including: Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) on Server Admin, Enterprise Admin, and Messaging, CCNA, Network+, Security+, Linux+, LPI, CEH, and CPT.

Is a Career in Network Security Right for You?

Virtually every system, database, social network, email network, and Internet server is run through information systems that are stored digitally. If you are a tech-minded person who loves computers, networks, and problem solving, come and apply your talents to train for one of the fastest growing professions in one of our industry-driven Network Security training programs in Kelowna, and Surrey, BC.

Choose From a Variety of Exciting Career Training Options, Including:

  • LAN Manager
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Analyst
  • Computer & Network Operator
  • User Support Analyst
  • Mail Administrator
  • System Analyst
  • Information Systems Security Professional
  • Systems Operations Analyst
  • LAN Technician
  • Hardware Installation Coordinator
  • Network Security Architect
  • Computer Forensic Investigator

Interested in Network Systems Administrator Career?

State of the Art Campus

The Okanagan is known for its sunny warm climate, dry landscapes and lakeshore communities. With outdoor activities such as boating and watersports, skiing and hiking, it's considered a four-season year-round playground. Filled with orchards, vineyards, wine and freshwater lakes, Kelowna, BC is an international tourism destination and the desired lifestyle.

Centre graduates enter the professional world with confidence, knowing they have the high-end technical skills, industry knowledge and relevant experience to stand out among the competition.

  • Contemporary audio recording studios
  • Photography and film studio complete outfitted with a seamless wall and lighting grid
  • State-of-the-art interior design, veterinary, animation, and technical labs which create an environment similar to the industry
  • Numerous edit suites and computer labs with industry-standard software and hardware (both PC and MAC)
  • Student lounges where we host numerous events throughout the year such as fundraisers, movie nights, pancake breakfasts, holiday parties, and lunches

Experienced Industry Leaders

Our college programs are taught by respected industry professionals, dedicated to helping others get their start. Instructors all have years of experience working in the field and know what it takes to make it in today's workplace.

Centre for Arts and Technology (CAT) and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) have partnered to create the CAT-BCIT Pathway: a cross-institutional agreement enabling CAT graduates entry into BCIT’s School of Business.

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"Centre for Arts and Technology is the one place where you will actually get one-on-one time with your instructors, It's the only place where everyone is there to help make this the best experience possible. If I were to go back in time, I would totally do it all over again. CAT is one big happy family and it was a pleasure to be a part of it!"
- Nada Almessery - Centre Graduate

“Centre for Arts and Technology had everything I hoped for: a small class size, one-on-one attention, and dedicated instructors. I get to make art every day and it never feels like work. For all you potential students—be prepared to make something awesome out of your life. Anyone who takes this course is in for a real treat.” Carly Sappier - Centre Graduate