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Vulnerability Assessment

Topic:ICT, Media & Design

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses, SkillsFuture Series - Digital Economy

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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

Organisations need to protect their digital assets and infrastructure. IT employees need to be cyber security-savvy so that they can play their part in securing the organisation’s network and systems infrastructure.

While there are many instructor-led cyber security courses being offered today, not many of them are lab-based. To pick up the technical skills in cyber security, it is essential that learners have opportunities for hands-on practical sessions.

This course will be practical-based with hands-on examples for trainees to try out how attackers can possibly gain access and steal data from improperly managed systems. Learners will understand how to avoid such system misconfiguration.

In the ICT Skills Framework, the course will cover skills in Security Assessment and Testing (Proficiency Level 2)

The focus of this course is on fixing VA scans on internet facing servers. Participants will be given hands-on practical skills on network protocols, software vulnerabilities, and basic penetration testing knowledge to protect computer and network resources.

Course Learning Outcomes

• Achieve competency in interpreting VA reports, fixing reported vulnerabilities and verifying fixes
• Fix common weakness such as SSL/TLS ciphers configuration and web applications vulnerabilities
• Procure and install SSL certificates
• Understand how vulnerabilities can be exploited

Course Outline


• Introduction to VA
• Reduce VA scan surface
• SSL / TLS Certification
• SSL / TLS vulnerabilities
• Web and other vulnerabilities
• Assessment

Minimum Requirements

Participants are expected to have basic experience and knowledge in networking, system administration and understand IT security concepts.

Certification / Accreditation

• 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

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

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $3,200.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $2,880.00 $76.80 $396.80
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $2,240.00 $76.80 $1,036.80
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $2,240.00 $76.80 $1,036.80
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $2,880.00 $76.80 $396.80
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $256.00 $3,456.00

*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. 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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