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Created in partnership with The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Science and designed for job seekers in Ontario.
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Cybersecurity specialists help protect companies and personal data. It’s an exciting field, and we want you to be a part of it.
The Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Program is designed to help graduates with quantitative degrees and/or professionals with advanced computing work experience quickly transition into high-demand roles in cybersecurity.
Palette Skills and The Fields Institute work with an advisory board of top cybersecurity leaders from organizations like KPMG, Scotiabank, WiCys and The University of Toronto to build our training curriculum.
Get the skills you need for a great career! We working with hiring partners from fast-growing companies to ensure that we’re teaching the skills they’re looking for now.
With over 60 hiring partners, participants learn from industry leaders, attend guest lectures from people already doing the jobs, and go to networking events with hiring managers from fast-growing companies.
Your career success is our number #1 priority! This program is designed to help participants navigate the tech and professional services job market and includes 1:1 career coaching.
Grow your network and meet great mentors. Many of our alumni are now leaders and hiring managers at top companies. They’re ready to connect with you and share their stories and advice.
The Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Program is 8 weeks long and divided into two modules.
Cybersecurity Basics & Computer Networking · Securing Networks & Privacy Laws · Defensive Security · Cryptography & Identity and Access · Management (IAM) · Pen Testing (Offensive Security) · Privileged Access Management (PAM) · Cloud Security
View our external financial aid options for payment assistance plans.
Please note we do not have any upcoming cohorts scheduled for the time being. We hope to continue to offer this program in the future. We will provide regular updates on any new programming that may become available.
Please see the following program webpage for more information.
You can expect 15 hours of team or individual homework each week.
Industry mentors support individuals throughout the program to ensure successful completion.
There are no exams in the program, however there are weekly assessments. Certifications are not part of this program.
Throughout the program we incorporate human-skills training that will prepare you for entering the workforce. This training includes 1:1 coaching, résumé and cover letter review, interview practice, LinkedIn coaching, networking support and more. We also provide the opportunity to connect with industry professionals and hiring managers in the field through networking events, panel discussions and guest speaker sessions.
This program provides hands-on learning that covers both theory and the practical application of what would be expected for a role in cybersecurity. Our program is designed to help participants succeed in their careers.
The program has a value that is evaluated at $8,000 CAD. This takes into account the many events, activities, facilitators, and partners who actively take part in building and running the program. The program value is comparable to the price of many other types of accelerated cybersecurity training programs in Ontario. Participants only pay $2,500 CAD + HST.
The program has a job offer rate of 96%. For candidates who have actively pursued a career in cybersecurity the employment rate is 100%! (There are some past participants who are completing doctorate degrees.) Past alumni of our programs have gone to work at companies like KPMG, Daimler AG, Deloitte, CertiK, Arctic Wolf, the Herjavec Group, and eSentire.
Please visit our Financial Aid & Funding page for information on payment and tuition assistance. Scholarships may be available based on our government funding, meaning this is subject to change with each iteration of the program. Reach out to the team to find out if there’s any additional applicable scholarships which you qualify for at this time!
Pay in full
You can pay the full amount, $2,500+HST, upfront prior to program commencement. We will send you an invoice upon acceptance into the program.
We offer a monthly payment plan option through PayBright. Please visit our Financial Aid & Funding page to learn more.
Please see the following webpage for more details on refunds and cancellations.
A properly configured system is required to fully participate in this course.
Operating System: Latest version of Windows 10, macOS 10.15.x or Catina or later.
My CPU: 64-bit Intel i5/i7 2.0+ GHz processor
RAM: 8 GB RAM (or more) is highly recommended for the best experience.
Internet/WI-FI: Access to the internet via Wi-Fi (WLAN)
Our program is a full-time and intensive 8-week course requiring online synchronous participation Monday to Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM (EDT), as well as completion of assignment and project work after class hours. There are currently no evening courses available, however we are always looking to reduce barriers for participants. If you have any feedback about how we can make the program accessible to you, please let us know.
This training is designed to support placement of its graduates in cybersecurity industry roles once the program ends. If you still have a few months to a year (or longer!) left of your ongoing studies we recommend you apply to future iterations of the program, we run many each year. If you are interested in working part-time alongside your studies after program completion, let us know and we’ll assess this on a case-by-case basis, also dependent on our employer partners.
This program is created in partnership with The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, hosted and sponsored by the University of Toronto.
The Fields Institute’s Director is a University of Toronto professor, within the Mathematics Department. They are also a key member of the Accelerated Cybersecurity Program Steering Committee and the Industry Advisory Board.
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