Specialist Diploma in Network Security


Introduction


Today, we live in a digital age surrounded by pervasive computers, handphones and Personal Digital Assistance (PDAs), always on, always connected to the Internet. The evolution of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has provided a new generation of business opportunities and commerce. Information has become a commodity and the networks that transfer and process it have become critical to the corporate and government infrastructure.

 

Every aspect of our society is influenced by the benefits of technology. However, it is also that same functionality that also hosts new threats, vulnerabilities and security implications. According to the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA), the top five greatest shortage of skilled manpower, infocomm security personnel ranked second.

The course enrols and prepares graduates for Cisco Network Academy CCNA Security certification programme.

Participants are required to bring computer Notebook to when attending lessons, as you may need it to access the e-learning materials, writing reports, etc.

 

Course Objectives

The Specialist Diploma in Network Security was introduced by the school to address this industrial demand. The course intends to train graduates with practical knowledge and skills in the area of network security. The course intends to train graduates with practical knowledge and skills in the following areas:

(a) Network Security
(b) Firewall & Intrusion Prevention
(c) Wireless Network & Security
(d) Network Analysis & Forensics

 

Suitable for

This course is designed for practitioners who want to learn how networks are being hacked into and ways to better protect their networks. Participants with a basic knowledge of computers and networks are welcome to join course.


Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants should have at least a polytechnic diploma in electrical, electronic engineering or computer related discipline.

Applicants from other disciplines but with relevant working experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted will have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.


Course Outline

The course will be a one-year part-time (Evenings-only) course comprising of 4 modules and a project. Participants must complete and pass all the four modules and project.

Participants will take 2 modules in each semester. All participants will participate in a project which will be based on the application of knowledge and skills acquired from the other 4 modules. Students may also propose projects based on their work environment and industry.

Each of the modules is 60 hours in duration, requiring 4 hours of contact for 15 weeks (one semester). The total instructional hours for the course are 300 hours (inclusive of project work).

The curriculum consists of 2 post diploma certificates (PDCs). Each PDC comprises a few modules and the details are as follows:

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PDC 1 Certificate in Security and Firewall
Module 1 - Network Security (NS)
Module 2 - Firewall and Intrusion Prevention (FIP)

PDC 2 Certificate in Wireless and Forensics
Module 3 - Wireless Network & Security (WNS)
Module 4 - Network Analysis and Forensics (NAF)
Module 5 – Project (PROJ)

 

Award / Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of two Certificates within a two-year validity period, the participant will be conferred a Specialist Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.


Course Fees

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SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN NETWORK SECURITY
POST DIPLOMA CERTIFICATES (PDC) SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40 SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVE SINGAPORE PR ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME WORKFARE TRAINING SUPPORT SCHEME OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS
Certificate in Security & Firewall $389.05 $259.37 $1,037.47 $267.85 $146.65 $2,593.68
Certificate in Wireless & Forensics $583.58 $389.05 $1,556.21 $401.78 $219.98 $3,890.52
Total Course Fees: $972.63 $648.42 $2,593.68 $669.63 $366.63 $6,484.20
Other Fees Payable:
FEE DESCRIPTION PER SEMESTER (AFTER GST)
  SINGAPORE CITIZENS SINGAPORE PR AND OTHERS
Examination Fee - $16.05
Miscellaneous Fee $7.49 $7.49
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS) $0.94 $0.94
Insurance Fee (GPA) $0.85 $0.85
Total $9.28 $25.33

 

- The fees shown (inclusive of 7% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

- Post-Diploma Certificate Fee is payable on a semester basis.

- Post-Diploma course participants who submit the withdrawal notification 2 weeks before course commencement, an administrative fee of $50 (before GST) would be levied.

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Terms and Conditions

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Date of Course Commencement:
15 Oct 2018

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Academic Calendar

Registration Period:
1 Jun - 31 Jul 2018

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

 

Class schedule:
2-3 evenings a week
6:30pm - 10:30pm

Duration:
300 hours (1 year)

PDC to start with:
PDC1

Enquiries
Email: ptenquiry@sp.edu.sg

For course specific details,
please contact the course manager:
Name: Chua Kay Chiang
Email: kaychiang@sp.edu.sg