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CCNA Cyber Security Operations

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Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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The course emphasizes on the practical application of the skills needed to maintain and ensure security operational readiness of secured network systems.

It prepares participants for the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Certification Exam CCNA Cyber Security Operations.

Course Objective

The aim of this course is to introduce the core security concepts and skills needed to monitor, detect, analyse and respond to cybercrimes, insider threats, advanced persistent threats, regulatory requirements, and other cybersecurity issues facing organisations.

Course Outline

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

• Install virtual machines to create a safe environment for implementing and analysing cybersecurity threat events
• Explain the role of the Cybersecurity Operations Analyst in the enterprise
• Explain the Windows Operating System features and characteristics needed to support cybersecurity analyses
• Explain the features and characteristics of the Linux Operating System
• Analyse the operation of network protocols and services
• Explain the operation of the network infrastructure
• Classify the various types of network attacks
• Use network monitoring tools to identify attacks against network protocols and services
• Use various methods to prevent malicious access to computer networks, hosts, and data
• Explain the impacts of cryptography on network security monitoring
• Explain how to investigate endpoint vulnerabilities and attacks
• Evaluate network security alerts
• Analyse network intrusion data to identify compromised hosts and vulnerabilities
• Apply incident response models to manage network security incidents

Topics to be covered

a. Cybersecurity and the Security Operations Centre
b. Operating Systems, Network Protocols and Services, and Infrastructure Security
c. Network Attacks
d. Network Protection and Endpoint Security
e. Security Monitoring, Intrusion Analysis and Incident Response

Minimum Requirements

• PC and Internet navigation skills
• Basic Networking concepts

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Job roles that require knowledge of cybersecurity technologies and principles:
• IT Professionals
• Network and System Engineer

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $1,200.00


*As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023. 

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

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Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
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c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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