Cyber Security Essentials (Synchronous e-learning)

Offered by School of InfoComm Technology

Short Course / 5 days / TGS-2020504451

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

Due to the digital revolution and growth of Cloud Computing and Big Data, cybercrime has become a significant by-product and a daily threat to institutions and individuals alike. With this constant compromise to online privacy and security, professional expertise to defend and eliminate cyberattacks are in demand more than ever.

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Learning Outcomes

Learn how to communicate and coordinate with managed security services providers and to deploy and maintain best cyber security practices.

  • Knowledge and skills needed to prepare for CompTIA’s Security+ certification exam (Ngee Ann Polytechnic is CompTIA’s Authorized Academic Partner. Authorized CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601): Student Guide + CertMaster Labs included. Optional: Security+ Exam Voucher would only be provided to those who perform well in this course and are determined to sit for this certification exam).
  • Baseline skills needed to perform core cyber security functions and pursue a cyber security career
  • Practical cyber security problem-solving skills
  • Practical and hands-on ability to both identify and address security threats, attacks and vulnerabilities
  • Knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices
  • To perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques
  • To operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations
  • To address cyber security incidents
  • Latest trends and techniques in risk management, risk mitigation, threat management and intrusion detection
  • Core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs
  • An overview of the various domains of cyber security and the essential principles of Network Security; Compliance and Operational Security; Threats and Vulnerabilities; Application, Data and Host Security; Access Control and Integrity Management; and Cryptography
  • To communicate and coordinate with managed security services providers
  • To deploy and maintain best cyber security practices


Course Date: 3 Aug 2024 – 21 Aug 2024
Application Period: 4 Jun 2024 – 14 Jul 2024
Duration: 5 days (every consecutive Saturday)
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Synchronous e-Learning
Venue: Online

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

Detect various types of compromise and have an understanding of penetration
testing and vulnerability scanning concepts.

Install, configure, and deploy network components while assessing and
troubleshooting issues to support organizational security.

Implement secure network architecture concepts and systems design.

Install and configure identity and access services, as well as management controls.

Implement and summarize risk management best practices and the business impact.

Install and configure wireless security settings and implement public key infrastructure.

Trainer's Profile

Konidala Divyan Munirathnam

Divyan Konidala holds a Ph.D in Information and Communications Engineering, majoring in Cryptology and Information Security from Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea. 

Divyan is also a certified cybersecurity professional with the following certifications: ACTA, GREM, GWAPT, CEH, ECSA, ECIH, EC|CSA, and Security+. He conducts training in the following areas of cybersecurity: Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing, Web Application Penetration Testing, Malware Analysis & Reverse Engineering, Cybersecurity Operations, Secure Software Development, and Cloud Security. His current area of interest is in AI for Cybersecurity. 

Before joining Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Divyan worked at School of Computing and Information Systems, Singapore Management University, as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow.  

Divyan is passionate about skilling, reskilling, and upskilling learners in the field of cybersecurity. He has successfully worked with cross-functional teams to plan, design, execute, and coordinate various cybersecurity awareness and education programmes and curriculum for learners and corporations. 

Divyan is a cybersecurity educator and leader with over 12 years of experience in curriculum design, course development, and delivery. He is currently the Assistant Director for Continuing Education & Training (CET), and Tech Skills Advancement Office (TSAO) at the School of InfoComm Technology - Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Previously he was the Course Chair of Diploma in Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics. 

Divyan has played a pivotal role in launching and heading several SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) funded courses, including Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing, Cyber Security Essentials, Specialist Diploma in Cybersecurity Practice, and Specialist Diploma in Cloud Security. 

Sun Lei

Sun Lei graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Hons) and holds a Master of Computing from National University of Singapore.  He is a certified cybersecurity professional with CISSP, CEH, CySA+, Security+, CND, CCSK, CCCA and CCCS. Sun Lei has been a full-time lecturer with the Polytechnic since 2013.  He is currently teaching modules related to Diploma in Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics.   In terms of continuing education for adult learners, he specializes in cybersecurity and cloud security courses.


Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all required assessments.

For participants who meet the 75% attendance requirement but did not pass all required assessments will be given a certificate of participation.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have Basic Windows user skills and a fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts.

Applicants should preferably have passed GCE ‘O’ Levels course of study.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 11 May 2020 to 30 Sep 2024. 

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
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Absentee Payroll
This course is eligible for Absentee Payroll.

Enhanced training support for SMEs
For enhanced training support for SMEs, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holders, please furnish the following documents to the course administrator to qualify for SSG funding:
Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

GST Increment in 2024
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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fee$2561.50
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs for Singapore Citizen$298.45
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs - SPR & LTVP+$298.45
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy for Singapore Citizen aged 40 and above$298.45
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for Singapore Citizen Aged Below 40$768.45
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for SPR/LTVP+$768.45