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Vulnerability Assessment (Synchronous e-learning)

Topic:ICT, Media & Design, Others

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    27 Feb 2019 to 01 Mar 2019
  • Registration Period:

    31 Oct 2018 to 01 Nov 2018
  • Time:

    08:00 AM to 08:00 AM
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*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 Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
    A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate
  • Certificate of Completion (electronic Certificate will be issued)
    A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

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

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of prevailing GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $2,880.00 $86.40 $406.40
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $2,240.00 $86.40 $1,046.40
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $2,240.00 $86.40 $1,046.40
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $2,880.00 $86.40 $406.40
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $288.00 $3,488.00

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. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.  

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