Cyber Security for Non-IT Professionals

Course Date:
Run 4 - 04 Sep to 05 Sep 2019 (Wed and Thurs)

Run 5 - 01 Oct to 02 Oct 2019 (Tue and Wed)

Registration Period:
Run 4 - From 28 May to 26 August 2019

Run 5 - From 28 May to 23 September 2019

16 hours / 2 days

9am to 6pm

Mode of Training:

Singapore Polytechnic

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

This course covers:

  • Different threats and malware types present in the IT environment
  • Ways to prevent attacks
  • Ways to protect computers and networks
  • How to secure networks and prevent unauthorised infiltration
  • Introduce wireless security and antivirus software features


Suitable for


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



Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge


Award / Certification / Accreditation

Certificate of Attendance



Trainer Profile

Mr Yip Hin Wah is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology (DMIT), Singapore Polytechnic. He holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSc). He is a Certified Organizational Systems Security Analyst(tm) (OSSA) and a Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA). He has 15 years of lecturing experience and have extensive experience in Java, Android development, wireless networking and network protocols. He is currently teaching Infocomm Security in the school of DMIT.

Dr Clarence Ng holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Adelaide and a Doctor in Business Administration from University of South Australia. Dr Ng has been teaching Computer Law and Investigation, Ethics and Law of IT and Principles of Infocomm Law in Singapore Polytechnic and that includes provisions under the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act and Personal Data Protection Act. His research interests include the area of technology acceptance and consumer behaviour. Dr Ng concurrently holds the position of Associate Faculty at Singapore University of Social Sciences.

Mr Ng Song Heng holds a Master of Science in Data Communications, Networks and Distributed Systems from University College London, UK. He was formerly a Senior Lecturer in the School of DMIT, Singapore Polytechnic for 25 years. He has 30 years of lecturing experience in data communications, networks, operating systems and cyber security. Currently he is an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of DMIT, teaching cyber security for both full-time and part-time diploma courses.


Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and above3Aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
3 Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme. For more information on the scheme, click here.

Funding Incentives

1. SkillsFuture (SF) Series

Singaporeans and Singapore PRs are eligible for 70% course fee funding for registration with effect from 28 October 2017. This funding is applicable to both individual and company-sponsored participants. Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and/or sit and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.

Singaporeans aged 40 years and above will enjoy a 90% subsidy of course fee.

Funding Validity Period: Till 31 Dec 2020

2. SkillsFuture Credit** (SFC)

With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.

Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses -
All other Courses -
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund
There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

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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Terms and Conditions

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Application Procedure

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

Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
a) 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
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 7:30pm

c) Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
s 500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651
Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

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

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