Junior Security and QA Analyst Program

Junior Security and Quality Assurance Analyst Program

The Junior Security and Quality Assurance Analyst Program is tuition-free and is considered an intermediate program. Successful applicants must have prior knowledge in IT, technical and/or programming. This program equips participants with marketable skills for tech-enabled jobs. You’ll learn in-demand skills that will have you job-ready in less than six months for a career in information security (IS), quality assurance (QA) and IT support services. Participants will become CompTIA Security+ certified upon completing this program.

This program is for you if you enjoy coding, programming and critical thinking.

Graduates of this program are qualified to work in high-demand jobs like:

  • Junior QA Analyst
  • Customer Care Agent
  • Junior Application Tester
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Junior Software Tester

What you'll learn:

Information Security Foundations: Security+ Certification

  • Learn fundamentals of cloud services, networking and device security.
  • Gain applied knowledge of host-based analysis, threat analysis and computer forensics.
  • Become familiar with cryptography and virtual private networks (VPNs).
  • Acquire incident response and handling skills; learn about compliance frameworks.
  • Learn strategies for preventing, identifying and resolving a wide range of vulnerabilities, security evasion techniques and security monitoring operational challenges.
  • Learn about security operations management, security principles and access controls.

Application Security, Testing and Quality Assurance

  • Learn the three As of information security – authentication, authorization and accounting.
  • Learn testing fundamentals, quality measures and the Seven Testing Principles
  • Gain applied knowledge of testing through the software lifecycle including software development models, test levels, test types and maintenance.
  • Learn test design techniques: black-box, white-box and experience-based.
  • Understand tool support for testing, including types of test tools and effective use.

Successful graduates will benefit from:

  • Personal and professional development.
  • Job placement services.
  • Post-hire coaching and support.
  • Access to corporate mentors and guest speakers.

Program details:

  • The program is offered three times a year.
  • The next session for
    • Ontario (Cambridge, Kingston, Kitchener, Hamilton, London, Toronto, Waterloo and Windsor) runs from September to December 2021.
  • The program runs for 15 consecutive weeks, Monday to Friday from 8:45 AM to 1:00 PM.

Program delivery:

  • Due to current health and safety measures, programs are taking place online. NPower Canada will resume a blended teaching model: online classes supplemented by in-person classroom teaching, study groups and coaching, once health and safety measures are lifted.

Eligibility requirements:

  • This is an intermediate program. Successful participants must have prior knowledge in IT, technical and/or programming.
  • You have a demonstrated interest and practical experience in coding.
  • You have an interest in quality assurance and, possibly some experience as a QA tester.
  • You have built websites or have experience in back-end development.
  • You have exposure to formal examinations and networking protocols.
  • You have a computer science background and enjoy solving logic puzzles.

Admission requirements:

  • You are a young adult between 17 to 30-years old and a resident of Ontario.
  • You have a high school diploma or GED from a recognized Canadian or international educational institution.
  • You have a valid social insurance number (SIN) or a valid work permit. Your work permit must be valid for at least one year after the program start.
  • You are unemployed or under-employed or facing financial challenges and barriers to employment.
  • You have advanced English language skills, level 7 and above, including speaking, reading, writing and understanding.
  • A strong demonstrated motivation to learn and to work.
  • NPower Canada encourages applicants from the following groups: women, Black Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), LGBTQ2S+ and, young adults with disabilities.

Admission process:

  • Admission to NPower Canada programs is highly competitive, we encourage you to apply early! If you’re not sure which program to apply to, attend one of our Tech Wednesday sessions.
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There are four steps to the admission process:

  • Application form: Fill out the application form online.
  • Online assessment: Eligible participants will be asked to complete a mandatory online program assessment form.
  • Interview: Eligible participants will be interviewed by an admissions team member to see if this program is right for them.
  • Boot camp: All eligible participants must attend the one-week boot camp, prior to the start of the program.

We’re here to help! If for any reason you are not admitted into this program, we can connect you to other great programs and resources, that can lead to an exciting career in IT.

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