Cyber Security for Non-IT Professionals

Course Date & Registration Period

Course DateRegistration Closing Date
14 to 15 Sep 2020 Confirmed (FULL)
 06 to 07 Oct 2020 Confirmed 
12 to 13 Oct 2020 Confirmed
14 to 15 Dec 2020 (Mon & Tue)Confirmed
17 to 18 Dec 2020 (Thur & Fri)Confirmed (FULL)
28 to 29 Dec 2020 (Mon & Tue)Confirmed
01 to 03 Mar 2021 (Mon & Tue)Confirmed (10 Feb 2021)
15 to 16 Mar 2021 (Mon & Tue) 01 Mar 2021 

16 hours / 2 days

9am to 6pm

Mode of Training:
Classroom-Based (Hands-on)

Singapore Polytechnic - Computer Laboratory

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 )

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 (electronic Certificate will be issued)

Trainers 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.


Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and aboveNil
(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 herePlease submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.

Funding Incentives

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

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:

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
PACE Academy

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here

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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