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Cyber Security for Non-IT Professionals

Topic:ICT, Media & Design

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

  • Registration Period:

  • Time:

    16 hours / 2 days
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F)
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.
You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is new run.

Course Objective

The objective of the course is to create awareness and understanding about the security in the internet and Information Technology (IT) environment in general.

Course Outline

Day 1
• Explain what is Cyber Security, what are at stake?
• Illustrate common threats  (i.e. phishing, malware)
• Discuss  mitigation methods
• Discuss how to protect Operating system, wired & wireless network

Day 2
• Understand basic cryptography (password, SSL certificates)
• Understand enterprise defences (Anti-virus, Intrusion Detection Systems, Firewalls)
• Discuss Basic Smartphone Security 
• Outline Cyber Security related laws (i.e. PDPA, CMA, CA )

Minimum Requirements


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

Trainer’s Profile

Mr Calvin Siak  has 15 years of experience in Singapore Polytechnic (The School Of Computing) for teaching both tertiary students and adult learners as a lecturer. Beyond teaching Information Security courses, Calvin has developed modules & short courses for both full-time students and adult learners. Calvin holds a Master degree from Coventry University. He is also the author of 1 patent, 2 research papers and various industry certifications. [e.g. RHCSA (Redhat), OSSA, OWSA (ThinkSecure), CEREA (IACRB)]

Mr Chong Chee Seng is a Lecturer in the School of Computing (SoC), Singapore Polytechnic. He holds a Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University. He has 20 years of lecturing experience in networks, operating systems, cyber security, full-stack software development and cloud computing. He is a Certified Amazon Web Service Trainer. He is currently teaching Mobile Application Development and Mobile Interaction in the school of SoC. He is a member of the course management team for Diploma in Information Technology and co-chair for Specialist Diploma in Mobile Apps Development.

Mr James Tan has 4 years of experience in Singapore Polytechnic (The School of Computing) for teaching adult learners as an adjunct lecturer. He is also an information security consultant at JT Consultancy & Management Pte Ltd. He has tested people, process and technology for more than a decade. He holds a B.Sc. (Psychology), ACTA, CISSP, CREST, CIPP/A, among others.

Suitable for

Non IT-related professionals and working professionals using computers and applications.

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $420.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $378.00 $10.08 $52.08
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $294.00 $10.08 $136.08
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $294.00 $10.08 $136.08
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $378.00 $10.08 $52.08
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $33.60 $453.60

*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. Also, as per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

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

¹ Under 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

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

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
One-Stop Service Centre

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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