UC developing professional graduate certificate programs

UCalgary CPSC is developing professional graduate certificate programs that will be of interest to infoSec professionals, especially those who want to further their education and earn recognition without committing to a full masters program.  Programs will include practical components featuring tools and utilities that students might actually use in the "real" world. Program developers seek suggestions for such tools and utilities. Especially, what are the common tools that are frequently used in professional infoSec environments?