Duration: 5 days
Time: 9am to 6pm

What Will Be Taught For This Certified Network Defender Course?

The program prepares network administrators on network security technologies and operations to attain Defense-in-Depth network security preparedness. It covers the - protect, detect and respond - approach to network security. The course contains many hands-on labs, based on major network security tools and techniques which will provide network administrators expertise on current network security technologies and operations.

Learning Outcomes

After attending the course, participants should be able to:

  • Implement the network security policies and procedures
  • Troubleshoot their network for various basic, simple network problems
  • Identify various threats on organization’s wired and wireless network and mitigate them
  • Implement various physical security controls for their organizations
  • Harden security of various hosts, routers and switches individually in the organization’s network
  • Select appropriate firewall solution, topology, and configurations to harden security through firewall
  • Determine appropriate location for IDS/IPS sensors
  • Implement secure VPN implementation for their organization
  • Manage, assign, and maintain the list of network addresses
  • Perform risk assessment, vulnerability assessment/scanning through various scanning tools and generate detailed reports on it
  • Identify the critical data, choose appropriate back up method, media and technique to perform successful backup of organization data on regular basis
  • Provide first response to the network security incident and assist IRT team and forensics investigation team in dealing with an incident.
  • Apply operating system updates, patches and make configuration changes
  • Update system configurations to maintain an updated security posture using current patches, device and operating system hardening techniques, and Access Control Lists.
  • Manage network Authentication, Authorization, Accounting (AAA) for network devices
  • Monitor network traffic and ensure the security of network traffic
  • Manage Proxy and content filtering
  • Review audit logs from Firewall, IDS/IPS, servers and hosts on the internal, protected network
  • Maintain, configure, and analyze network and host‐based security platforms
  • Use File integrity verification and monitoring solutions
  • Implement Network Access Control (NAC)
  • Implement Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions
  • Manage and maintain Windows/Linux Security Administration


Statement of Attainment (SOA) from SSG
Participants will receive the SOA from SSG upon completion of training and assessment.

  • Module 01: Computer Network and Defense Fundamentals
  • Module 02: Network Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Attacks
  • Module 03: Network Security Controls, Protocols, and Devices
  • Module 04: Network Security Policy Design and Implementation
  • Module 05: Physical Security
  • Module 06: Host Security
  • Module 07: Secure Firewall Configuration and Management
  • Module 08: Secure IDS Configuration and Management
  • Module 09: Secure VPN Configuration and Management
  • Module 10: Wireless Network Defense
  • Module 11: Network Traffic Monitoring and Analysis
  • Module 12: Network Risk and Vulnerability Management
  • Module 13: Data Backup and Recovery
  • Module 14: Network Incident Response and Management

Assessment Format & Duration (only applicable for learner taking SF grant)

Assessment Format Duration
Written Assessment Summative, case studies 60 mins
Stimulation Summative, open-ended questions 60 mins
Total 120 mins

Who Should Attend This Certified Network Defender Training?

Although Network Administrators are the primary target audience, people in the following job’s roles will also benefit from this course:

  • Network Defense Technician
  • Network Engineer
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Operator
  • Anyone who involves in network operations


Participants should have fundamental knowledge of TCP/IP networking concept.

  w/o GST w GST
Course Fee $2,580 $2,760.60
Singapore Citizen & PR aged ≥ 21 years $2,025 $2,205.60
Singapore Citizen aged ≥ 40 years
(SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhancement Funding)
$730 $910.60
Singapore Citizen aged ≥ 35 years with earning ≤ $2,000/month
(WTS Scheme)
$619 $799.60
  w/o GST w GST
Course Fee $2,580 $2,760.60
Singapore Citizen & PR aged ≥ 21 years $2,025 $2,205.60
Singapore Citizen aged ≥ 40 years
(SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhancement Funding)
$730 $910.60
Singapore Citizen aged ≥ 35 years with earning ≤ $2,000/month
(WTS Scheme)
$619 $799.60
  w/o GST w GST
Course Fee $2,580 $2,760.60
Singapore Citizen & PR aged ≥ 21 years $730 $910.60
Singapore Citizen aged ≥ 40 years
(SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhancement Funding)
$730 $910.60
Singapore Citizen aged ≥ 35 years with earning ≤ $2,000/month
(WTS Scheme)
$619 $799.60


Individual Sponsored

  • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding.
  • This course is supported under UTAP funding.
  • This course is eligible for using PSEA funds.

Company Sponsored

  • Absentee Payroll claimable by SMEs: Up to 80%of hourly basic salary capped at $7.50/hr
  • Absentee Payroll claimable by Non-SMEs: Up to 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50/hr
  • Absentee payroll claimable by companies (SMEs and Non-SMEs) sponsoring candidates under WTS Scheme: Up to 95% of hourly basic salary (no dollar cap)

Terms & Conditions

  • All prices stated above are in Singapore Dollars (SGD). This funding support is only applicable for Singapore Citizen and Permanent Residents.
  • Trainee must attained minimum 75% attendance and pass all assessment(s) within 3 months to qualify for funding.
  • Trainee undertakes to reimburse ST Electronics (e-Services) FULL course fees should he/she be ineligible for course fee grant. ST Electronics (e-Services) is not liable for any other funding not approved by WSG.
  • ST Electronics (e-Services) reserves the right to change the date or venue without prior notice.
  • ST Electronics (e-Services) reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the course due to class size or unforeseen circumstances.

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