Microcredentials at CBU

To the University Community,

We are pleased to announce Microcredentials, a new learning opportunity at Cape Breton University.

These unique learning experiences are designed to be affordable, accessible and focus on specific skills and competencies that provide learners an opportunity to advance their knowledge and abilities for career development and personal growth.

Upcoming microcredential options are non-credit, stand-alone, practical and up-to-date with modern practices. Developed to meet the needs of adult learners and working professionals, registration is open to everyone regardless of prior knowledge or experience. Upon completion of the training, successful participants receive a digital CBU branded badge which they can take with them wherever their career leads.

This November, we’re pleased to offer Cybersecurity for Everyone, one of CBU’s first microcredentials, developed and delivered by Darren Gallop, Cybersecurity Specialist and CEO of Carbide. Join Darren November 16, 23, 30 and December 7, online to learn about the various domains of cybersecurity, best-practices for organizations, protecting your online personas and devices and mitigating against phishing and social engineering.

Lessons will have practical examples and include hands-on experience with modern security tools. Once a learner is assessed to have acquired this important competency, they’re issued the Cybersecurity for Everyone microcredential in the form of a digital badge to share with current and prospective employers, industry associations or on social platforms like Linkedin.

All are welcome and no previous experience is required. Registration for Cybersecurity for Everyone is $240 +HST and can be done here. Microcredentials will be delivered year round, with new skills and topics added to CBU’s offerings frequently, so I encourage you to stay up to date by visiting cbu.ca/microcredentials or by emailing microcredentials@cbu.ca.


Thank you,

A.J. Fraser

Senior Project Manager