The Specialist Diploma in Cybersecurity Practice (SDCP) course begins by training students in foundational cloud and server administration, and IT networking skills, which are essential to embark on a career in cybersecurity. Students are then trained in core offensive and defensive skills such as vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, digital forensics investigation, cyber incident handling and response, and cyber governance, risk, and compliance.
This course is intended for participants who want to reskill into cybersecurity career, but do not have experience in IT Networking and server administration.
The SDCP course equips students with technical skills and competencies listed in Skills Framework (SFw) for ICT – Cyber Security Track, to carry out critical work functions and key tasks, for the job role of an Associate Security Analyst, or for an entry level/junior position in the following job roles: Cyber Risk Analyst, Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing Analyst, Security Operations Analyst, Forensics Investigator, and Security Engineer.
- Respond to cyber security queries.
- Implement cyber security standards and policies.
- Facilitate cyber security compliance.
- Perform cyber risk assessment activities based on risk assessment plans.
- Implement cyber security systems.
- Optimize cyber security system performance.
- Conduct vulnerability assessment and penetration testing activities.
- Maintain cyber security operations.
- Monitor cyber security systems.
- Implement cyber incident response strategies.
- Respond to cyber security incidents.
- Conduct forensic analysis and investigations to determine the causes of security incidents.
Course Date: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Application Outcome Date: One week after application closes
Class Day(s): Tue, Thu & Sat
Delivery Mode: Home-based Learning (Async & Sync)
Schedule for Oct 2023 intake:
Semester 1: (PDC 1 – 4 modules): 16 Sep 2023 – 8 Feb 2024
Semester 2: (PDC 2 – 4 modules): 16 Mar 2024 – 17 Aug 2024
Detailed course schedule as follow:
Tuesday, 6:00pm to 10:00pm (9 x Evening Sessions)
Thursday, 6:00pm to 10:00pm (9 x Evening Sessions)
Saturday, 9:00am to 6:00pm (32 x Full-Day Sessions)
Saturday, 9:00am to 3:00pm (8 x Half-Day Sessions)
Total modules: 8
Modules are taught sequentially, one module is fully completed before going on to the next module.
Each module is taught across:
4 x Consecutive Full-Day Saturday Sessions
1 x Evening Session on Tuesday
1 x Evening Session on Thursday
1 x Half-Day Saturday Session
Total: 7 Sessions (45 hrs)
Assessment Structure in each module:
2 x Quizzes: 30%
2 x Homework Submissions: 30%
1 x Group Assignment (3 to 4 members): 40%
Please see course schedule here. Please zoom in to view the schedule in detail.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.
The post-diploma certificate in cloud & server administration and networking trains students in essential principles of cybersecurity fundamentals, IT network fundamentals, network security, Windows and Linux server administration and security, and cloud computing, administration, and security fundamentals.
The post-diploma certificate in core offensive and defensive cybersecurity skills trains students in ethical hacking and penetration testing of networks, systems, web applications and cloud applications. It covers SOC operations, cyber incident detection, handling, and response, cyber forensics investigation of hacking attacks on IT systems, and cyber governance, risk & compliance for administering and managing IT and cloud computing systems.
You are required to complete 2 post-diploma certificates within 2-year validity period to be awarded the Specialist Diploma qualification.
Authorized learning materials for the following professional certifications would be provided as part of this course. However, in addition to what is covered in this course, students would have to put in extra preparation, time, effort, and dedication, to attempt these professional certification exams. Exam vouchers can be purchased at academic pricing.
• Cisco CCNA
• CompTIA Linux+
• CompTIA Cloud+
• EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
• EC-Council Certified SOC Analyst (CSA)
• EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:
A local Polytechnic Diploma or a recognized Degree in Information and Digital Technologies, and/or Engineering.
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis, such as, based on evidence of at least 2 years of relevant working experience; or supporting evidence of competency readiness in the field of Information and Digital Technologies, and/or Engineering. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted will have to go through an interview and/or entrance test.
Required Specifications for Laptop Computers
Mandatory Laptop specifications:
• Processor: Intel Core i5 9xxx or equivalent (Intel i7 recommended)
• RAM: 16 GB (32 GB recommended)
• Storage Device: 1 TB (2 TB recommended)
• Operating System: Windows 10/11
• Communication platform: Microsoft TEAMS (mandatory to have this tool installed in the laptop)
Funding period for this course is from 1 Jun 2021 to 31 May 2024.
- The fees below are per semester. For full course fees throughout the semesters, refer here.
- The fees below are inclusive of GST.
- The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.
- The funding period of this course is from 1 Jun 2021 to 31 May 2024.
This course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.
All Singaporeans aged 25 years and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding. This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants and must be applied via the SkillsFuture Portal. More details on the SkillsFuture Credit Claims will be advised upon admission into the course. Find out more about SkillsFuture Credit here.
Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.
Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMCs) are bite-sized part-time courses for individuals to acquire new skills or deepen relevant skills, without the need to pursue a full diploma. Refer here for course fees for SBMCs.
|Applicants / Eligibility||Fees|
|Singapore Citizens aged below 40||$667.36|
|Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above||$459.45|
|Singapore Citizens sponsored by SME||$459.45|
|Singapore PRs sponsored by SME||$473.76|
|Full course fee for SC (for repeat, deferred modules)||$4449.07|
|Full course fee (for repeat, deferred modules)||$4568.40|