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CLIC - Certifications for Leadership in Cybersecurity

Join a world-class cybersecurity training & dual-certification program

May 2024 Intake

6 Months Part-Time Virtual

2 GIAC Certifications

Catalyst Cyber Range

$16,500 + HST

You’re 6 months away from a thriving career in cybersecurity

CLIC (Certifications for Leadership in Cybersecurity) is an intensive cybersecurity training and certification program designed to give you the skills you need to launch a career in cybersecurity or elevate your career with cybersecurity skills. 

The most rigorous cybersecurity training program in Canada, CLIC offers you the opportunity to earn two globally-recognized SANS GIAC certifications, hone your skills in the Catalyst Cyber Range, gain career mentorship from leading cyber experts, as well as connect with major employers in the sector.

The program is open to anyone with an interest in cybersecurity and looking for a rewarding and challenging career.



of cybersecurity practitioners believe SANS GIAC certifications have better prepared them for their current role


of organizations prefer hiring candidates with SANS GIAC certifications


unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally

A Proud SANS Institute Partner

What You Will Learn

CLIC is delivered entirely online and uses both synchronous and asynchronous learning. Training will be delivered through live SANS instructor-led courses and you are also expected to engage in significant periods of self-study. Over six months, you will learn:

- Practical Programming

- Vulnerability Management

- Compliance & Audit

- Operating System Security

- Enterprise Infrastructure

- Data Security

- Cloud Security

- Endpoint Security

- Network Security

Practical Programming
Vulnerability Management
Compliance & Audit
Operating System Security
Enterprise Infrastructure
Data Security
Cloud Security
Endpoint Security
Network Security

Furthermore, you will have immersive instruction in the Catalyst Cyber Range, and will receive training from Catalyst instructors in communication skills, personal branding, career development and cybersecurity ethics.

Through CLIC, you will receive the highest standard of cybersecurity training

Scholarships for Malaysian Women in CLIC

We are excited to offer the Catalyst’s world-class CLIC program in partnership with BlackBerry’s new Cybersecurity Center of Excellence beginning in May 2024. The Catalyst and SANS Institute are also providing full CLIC scholarships to three qualified Malaysian women candidates.

In partnership with:

Since 2020, the Catalyst has trained over 700 cyber professionals who have gone on to work in more than 150 of the leading private and public sector organizations in Canada

...and many more.

Learn more about how CLIC can kickstart or elevate your cyber career

Personalized Support

Learn around your work and family life

Learn around your work and family life

CLIC is designed with flexibility in mind — it’s delivered in an asynchronous way, so you can study while you work and/or care for family. Certification exams can be completed at home with virtual proctoring or in a testing center of your choice.
Brush up on study skills through workshops and coaching

Brush up on your study skills

If it has been a while since you last undertook a program of study, don’t worry – we’ll provide best practice guidance and workshops to help you refresh your study techniques or build new study habits.
Surround yourself with a community of peers

Surround yourself with a community of peers

You’ll have an opportunity to connect with peers across all Catalyst programs who are similar to you, including through private Slack groups such as those for working parents, newcomers to Canada, women in tech, career transitioners, young professionals, etc.

Get individualized career coaching

We’ll work with you to develop a personalized career plan and support you through the nuances of job searching in the cybersecurity sector, including helping you build a professional network, negotiate job offers and salaries, and seek opportunities for promotion.

Ready to begin your cybersecurity journey?

1. Apply Online

Complete and submit the online application form, including an up-to-date resume. Non-Canadian residents are welcome to apply.

2. SANS Aptitude Assessment

You will be invited to take an online aptitude assessment designed to measure skills such as logic, critical thinking, problem-solving and fundamental computer knowledge.

3. Interview & Statement of Interest

Here's where we get to know you a little more — tell us about your career goals and how you think CLIC will help you achieve them.