Specialist Diploma in Information Security & Forensics


The aim of the part-time Specialist Diploma in Information Security & Forensics is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to secure the information infrastructure of an organisation and perform digital forensics investigation for security incidents through using industry best practices and best-of-breed technologies.



Target Participants
This course targets those participants currently working in an IT-related industry who would like to specialise in the information security and/or digital forensics fields.

 Course Information

Course Date:

14 October 2019

Course Duration:

Part-Time / 1 year

This course consists of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC)

Course Frequency:

1 - 2 times a week, 7pm to 10pm on weekdays.

Application Period:

29 April 2019 - 30 June 2019

 Course Fees

Course Fee Per Post-Diploma Certificate

Workfare Training Scheme (WTS)1 

$159.12

SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens

$291.72

Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above

$282.48

Singapore Citizens aged below 40

$423.72

Singapore Permanent Residents

$1,129.92

Others & Repeat Students

$2,811.96



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(nett fee payable inclusive of GST)
1Please refer to www.workfare.sg for more information on WTS
MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.
Fees payable is based on per MC.
The course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

 (My industry certifications) would not have been possible if I had not attained the Specialist Diploma in Information Security & Forensics. The course content is very relevant to me, and allowed me to acquire in-depth knowledge about information security and forensics.
— Teh Qin Chuan, Specialist Diploma in Information Security & Forensics

 Contact Us

 
 

Temasek SkillsFuture Academy 
(East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81)

What You Will Learn

To be awarded the Specialist Diploma in Information Security & Forensics, students are required to complete a total of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDCs). Each PDC can be completed in 1 semester, ie. 6 months. A certificate will be issued once the requirements for each PDC are met.

Post-Diploma Certificate in Information Security

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
CSF1C01

This subject introduces the basic elements of IT security, and aims to familiarise students with the various IT security policies, processes and procedures, as well as best practices in the industry and government. Students will learn about the associated standards for risk management, and how to plan, execute, report and follow up on an information security management system audit.

CSF1C02

This subject provides understanding of the threats on the Internet and its applications, and how a cyber-attacker will penetrate network systems and applications. It equips students with the principles and practices of preventing such attacks, discusses these threats such as malicious codes and common application vulnerabilities, website defacing and hacking, illegal access to unauthorised information, distributed denial of services and cyber terrorism. Students will acquire knowledge on assessing the potential threats, various penetration strategies and methods, and effective counter measures. Students will also learn to identify common application vulnerabilities and investigate malicious application behaviour.

Post-Diploma Certificate in Digital Forensics Investigation

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
CSF1C03

This subject aims to develop digital forensics practitioners with sound forensic investigation techniques and best practices. It covers the concepts and techniques required to discover and investigate digital evidence from various digital file systems and storage media including mobile devices. Students will learn to use open-source and commercial toolsets for extraction and analysis of digital evidence. Students will learn to review and correlate events and timelines from various digital sources to reconstruct a security incident as well as produce and present findings in a manner that is acceptable in a court of law.

CSF1C04

This subject aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to analyse and respond to computer and network security incidents based on industry best practices. Students will learn how to apply tools and techniques for incident containment, and identify issues relating to real world incident response handling. They will also learn how to capture and analyse network traffic anomalies. Students will also have chance to apply what they have learnt to respond to real world security incidents in a simulated laboratory environment with access to state-of-art SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) tools.

Modes of Assessment

Case Study Assignments

Projects

Minimum Entry Requirements

 At least a polytechnic diploma (or equivalent) in a technology or IT-related course. 

 An applicant with a polytechnic diploma (or equivalent) in any discipline and has relevant working experience in IT will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

 Holders of other equivalent academic qualifications from foreign institutions will be considered on a case-by-case.

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 may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

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Application Procedures & Enquiries

Submit on-line application via: https://cetoas.tp.edu.sg/Account/Logon

Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
Temasek Polytechnic
(East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81)
21 Tampines Ave 1
Singapore 529757

Opening Hours
8.30 am to 7.00 pm (Mon to Fri)
Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Contact Details
Tel: 6788 1212
Email: tsa_acadcet@tp.edu.sg
URL: http://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa

Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

Last updated 1 November 2017