Cybersecurity Micro-credentials

Learn network defence.

The more organizations operate in online environments, the greater their exposure to potential cyber-attacks. As a result, information and system security are becoming a major priority, and organizations across Newfoundland and Labrador are at risk. To address this emerging skills gap within our current workforce, Keyin College is offering a series of three cybersecurity micro-credentials

Specialized training in cybersecurity will help you hone high-demand skills in the technology world. Interested employers can apply to reserve seats for members of their tech teams. As well, individuals considering cybersecurity as a career or who would like to add to their current tech skills can also apply.

This program is currently full.

CyberSecurity Micro-credentials

Certified Secure Computer User (C|SCU)

(5 weeks, 20 hours of instructional time)

No prior technical experience is required. Ideal for:

  • Anyone who uses a computer and the internet regularly, such as professionals, students, and home users
  • Individuals who want to enhance their cybersecurity awareness and protect their personal data and online identities

Certified Cybersecurity Technician (C|CT)

(8 weeks, 48 hours of instructional time)

Intended for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity or who have some experience in IT but are looking to transition into cybersecurity. Ideal for:

  • Anyone who would like to learn how to secure computer systems and protect them from cyber-attacks
  • Professionals who want to enhance their skills in cybersecurity and gain a foundational understanding of key cybersecurity concepts and techniques

Certified Network Defender (C|ND)

(8 weeks, 48 hours of instructional time)

Suitable for those who work in the network administration/cybersecurity domain in the capacity of Network Administrator / Engineer, Network Security Administrator / Engineer / Analyst, Cybersecurity Engineer, Security Analyst, Network Defense Technician, Security Operator. Ideal for all cybersecurity operations, roles, and anyone looking to build a career in cybersecurity.

Key Details

More information about the program

Possible Careers

Cybersecurity Technician

Cybersecurity Auditor

SOC Security Analyst

Vulnerability Assessment Analyst

Information Security Manager

Cybersecurity Consultant

Security Administrator

Registration now closed.


To be eligible for funding under the program, participants must meet all the following criteria:

  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada;
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial and federal legislation and regulations;
  • Reside in Newfoundland & Labrador.

Each partner may have additional eligibility criteria for their respective programs.

Individuals of equity priority groups will be prioritized to support diversity and the long-term success of the tech ecosystem across the province.

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Education Partners

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program.