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Diploma in Network Defense and Forensic Countermeasures

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Overview

Introduction

With the ever-increasing threat of cyber attacks and an industry shortage of qualified talent, the demand for people with cyber security skills is at an all-time high. Aspiring cyber security specialists need to be equipped with specific skills and professional qualifications in order to succeed at the forefront of this digital battlefield.

The Diploma in Network Defense and Forensic Countermeasures is an exclusive course at PSB Academy offering a unique hybrid curriculum consisting of FOUR modules developed by EC-Council - specifically EC-Council Certified Security Specialist (ECSS), Certified Network Defender (CND) the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI) - paired with essential Infocomm Technology modules.

Successful completion of the above modules will allow students to attain FOUR separate professionally-recognised certifications awarded by EC-Council* in addition to the Diploma in Network Defense and Forensic Countermeasures.

* Upon meeting EC-Council Examination requirements

 

This exclusive PSB Academy diploma ensures that our students are equipped with relevant industry skills and that they will emerge well-prepared for a successful career in cyber security.

Programme Structure

Programme Duration

This programme is delivered over 12 months for both the part-time and full-time pathway.

 

Programme Structure

This programme consists of 8 modules, amounting to a total of 360 contact hours for both part-time and full-time pathway.

Assessment and Examination

At the commencement of each module, students will be provided the assessment mode and weightings for the module. Most modules have several points of assessment, which may include assignments, tests, projects and final examinations.


Programme Outline

Modules

  • Introduction to Computer and Operating Systems
  • Security Specialist*
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Network Defense*
  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures*
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator*

* EC-Council Examination requirements

The delivery of modules may not follow the sequence as shown and is subject to change.


Intakes

April, July, October

Programme Details

Contact Hours

Full-Time: 360 hours

Part-Time: 360 hours

Maximum Candidature Period

Full-Time: 24 months

Part-Time: 24 months

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials and project assignments will be conducted within PSB Academy campus.  

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 25 students are required before commencement of classes. 

Admission Criteria

Local Student Admission

Please contact our Programme Consultant for more information on this diploma:

 

Mr Alpha Yee

+65 6390 9082

Alpha.Yee@psb-academy.edu.sg 

 

International Student Admission

Fees

Local Student

Full-time/Part-time:
Total Programme Fee: S$5007.60* payable in 4 instalments. 

1st instalment S$1251.90
2nd instalment S$1251.90
3rd instalment S$1251.90
4th instalment S$1251.90

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually

* Click here to view other charges for students

Apply and accept your offer at least 2 months before the intake to enjoy a 10% off the total course fee. (Applicable for all, except for Full-time International Students).

 

Financial Aid / Available Grants

Please click here to view financial aid and available grants.

 

International Student

Total Programme Fee (International Admissions): S$10,272.00*


* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually

* Click here to view other charges for students

Local Applicants

Step 1: Complete Application and Pre-Admission Counselling Forms

 Speak with us for the pre-admission counselling

 

Step 2: Provide Supporting Documents

  • Certified true copies of transcripts and certificates
  • Photocopy of NRIC / Passport
  • Supporting documents as required by the University

Note: All documents may either be original documents or certified true copies of the original documents. If documents are not in English, official translations must be included.

 

Step 3: Send Us Your Application (Email/Walk-in)

Please send your application package and proof of application fee payment to us. We accept applications via email, and walk-in

 

Programme Application Forms

 PSB Academy Certificates & Diplomas

 Pre-Admission Counselling Form

 

International Applicants

Step 1: Check Admissions Eligibility

 Speak with us for further assistance

 

Step 2: Complete Application and Supporting Forms

 

Step 3: Provide Supporting Documents

  • 2 passport-size photographs with white background
  • 1 copy of passport (must have at least 1 year validity)
  • 1 copy of birth certificate
  • Notarised/Certified true copies of all your educational transcripts and completion certificates
  • Proof of English Proficiency; either IELTS/TOEFL scoresheet or a letter from your latest institution certifying that the medium of instruction was conducted in English
  • Letter from employer certifying period of employment (for postgraduate applicants only)
  • Bank balance to show a minimum of S$30,000 for students from visa-required countries (China, India, Myanmar, etc)

Note: All documents may either be original documents or certified true copies of the original documents. If documents are not in English, official translations must be included.

 

Step 4: Send Us Your Application

Please send your application package and proof of $450 application fee payment to us:

PSB Academy International Student Admission Office
355 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee
Singapore 169567

Note: Please ensure that your application forms and documents reach us at least 1 month before programme commencement.

 

Step 5: Offer of Admissions

Upon receipt of your completed application, you will be notified of the outcome of your application within 10 working days. Successful applicants will receive the following documents via email:

  • Conditional/Unconditional Letter of Offer
  • Acceptance Form
  • Student Contract
  • Instructions on Programme Acceptance (International Students)

Step 6: Acceptance of Offer

If you decide to accept the offer, you will need to sign the Acceptance Form and Student Contract and return both documents to PSB Academy via fax/email/post. Alternatively, you may also submit the documents to PSB Academy's recruitment partner in your home country.

 

Step 7: Application of Student Pass

Upon receipt of your signed Acceptance Form and Student Contract, PSB Academy will submit your Student's Pass application via SOLAR+ to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA). You will know of the outcome within 3-4 weeks.

 

Step 8: Payment of Programme Fees

Once your Student Pass application is approved-in-principle by ICA, you will be required to make payment for the 1st instalment. You may refer to the "Instruction on Course Acceptance (International Students)" for more information on fee payment and arrival in Singapore. Please contact our Country Manager if you require student services on arrival such as airport pick-up, accommodation, medical check-up and more.

 

Application Forms for International Students

 International Student Application Form

Student Pass Application:   ICA Form 16      ICA Form V36