Jun 25, 2024  
PUBLISHED 2023-2024 Credit Catalog 
PUBLISHED 2023-2024 Credit Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cyber Security Analyst

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Program Description

Enhance your current IT skills with training in cyber security while you develop a broad knowledge of cyber security risk and compliance, incident response and security operations to drive business value.

You will become a cyber security professional and play a critical role in today’s tech-driven economy, helping support critical data and infrastructure from cyber threats and attacks. Taught by experienced instructors using an industry-supported curriculum, you will gain a broad exposure to cyber security domains, best practices and technologies. By enhancing your skills, you’ll be set for a career in cyber security.

Demand for cyber security professionals will continue as the growth of the IT sector creates more opportunities. Position yourself for a rewarding career supporting critical business operations in the dynamic and ever-evolving tech sector and have a vital role in any organization.

To apply for this program, you must:

  • Be employed and sponsored by your employer.
  • Submit your application through Apply Alberta.

Program Overview

Fast Facts

  • This program should be completed full-time
    • The field placement is ongoing throughout the duration of the program, and students should also expect to simultaneously complete 2-3 courses per semester
  • This program is geared towards working professionals currently employed in the IT sector who are seeking to upskill in the area of cyber security

Your Career

Graduates of this program may find or advance employment in a variety of industry types, and fill roles including but not limited to:

  • Security Consultant
  • Security Analyst (junior or intermediate)
  • Design and Architecture Analyst
  • Cyber Operations Analyst
  • Risk Analyst

After 3-5 years working in such a capacity, graduates may fill more advanced roles including:

  • Intermediate Cyber Architect
  • Security Advisor
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Cyber and Information Security Audit Manager
  • Information Security Administrator


Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be awarded a SAIT Cyber Security Analyst Post-Diploma Certificate.


The progression requirement for students taking credit courses is a Term GPA and Total Institutional GPA of 2.0, with the exception of English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading programs.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of a post-secondary degree or diploma from a recognized university, institute, or college.
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered, and is subject to approval by the Academic Chair.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Total Credits 30

Program Outcomes

  1. Analysis and Assessment: Perform an analysis and assessment of security risks. 
  2. Threat Intelligence: Demonstrate the professional skills required to support organizations’ IT requirements. 
  3. Technical Skills: Demonstrate the technical skills to identify, interpret, and respond to cyber incidents. 
  4. Infrastructure Protection: Mitigate threats to corporate IT systems, networks, and endpoints (phones, laptops, tablets).  
  5. Secure Web Applications: Secure organizational applications (cloud, web) through analysis and threat monitoring. 
  6. Governance and Compliance: Explain industry cyber security standards, governance, and compliance frameworks to ensure an organization’s effective cyber security practices 
  7. Global Strategy: Interpret business security needs within a global environment. 
  8. Professional Communication: Demonstrate effective verbal, non-verbal, and written technical communications, and use critical thinking and ethical decision making to support effective cyber security operations. 

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