Course Dates

NOV: 13-17
NOV: 27/11-1/12
DEC: 11-15

Timing: 9am – 6pm
Duration: 5 days
Course Fee (inclusive of GST) $5,136
Promotion Fee (inclusive of GST) $4,108.80


For Singapore Citizen/PR

Course Fee (excluding GST) $3,840
7% GST on Nett Course Fee $268.80
Course Fee (inclusive of GST) $4,108.80
50% of Course Fee up to $15 per hour1
Nett Payable (inclusive of GST)

1Singapore Citizens aged ≥ 21 years.


For Singapore Citizen ≥ 35 years with earning ≤ $2,000/month

Course Fee (excluding GST) $3,840
7% GST on Nett Course Fee $268.80
Course Fee (inclusive of GST) $4,108.80
95% of Course Fee2 $3,648
Nett Payable1 (inclusive of GST) $460.80

1 Singapore Citizens aged ≥ 35 years and earning ≤ $2,000/month.


For SMEs-Sponsored Singapore Citizen/PR

Course Fee (excluding GST) $3,840
7% GST on Nett Course Fee $268.80
Course Fee (inclusive of GST) $4,108.80
90% of Course Fee up to $50 per hour3 $2,000
Nett Payable2 (inclusive of GST)

2 Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) - sponsored Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.


For Singapore Citizen aged ≥ 40 years

Course Fee (excluding GST) $3,840
7% GST on Nett Course Fee $268.80
Course Fee (inclusive of GST) $4,108.80
90% of Course Fee up to $50 per hour4
Nett Payable3 (inclusive of GST)

3 Singapore Citizens aged ≥ 40 years.

  • All prices stated above are in Singapore Dollars (SGD). This funding support is only applicable for Singapore Citizen and Permanent Residents.
  • Participants entitled to Workfare Training Support can enjoy 95% course fee funding on NICF courses.
  • Trainee must pass all assessment within 3 months to qualify for NICF 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 SSG.
  • Trainees must be competent for all assessments before they are eligible for NICF funding.
  • 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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NICF - Cyber Security Operations Specialist Course

What Will Be Taught For This Cyber Security Ops Course?

Whether you are a cyber security professional, or an IT professional tasked to manage your business’s IT infrastructure, NICF – Cyber Security Operations Specialist centres on equipping you and your team with the right skillsets and competencies to keep an organisation secure – not just in head-based knowledge, but in operational proficiency.

Specifically, NICF CSOC focuses on the cognitive and analytical abilities of participants, in addition to knowledge. NICF CSOS’ emphasis is on equipping participants with cyber defence operational skillsets – that will be ingrained in individuals on a day-to-day basis.


Course Structure

Day 1
Cyber Security Imperatives
  • Cyber threats, trends, terms and terminologies
  • CIA, AAA, standards, audit, compliance and regulations
  • Cryptography and applications
Network Technologies and Security
  • Introduction to network systems, types and devices
  • Secure network protocol (SSL/TLS, SSH)
  • Introduction to network security devices (Firewall, IPS/IDS, SIEM, etc.)
Server Systems and Logs
  • Types and functions of servers (web, database, mail, AD, etc.)
  • OS, servers and their event logs (Windows, Linux,IIS, Apache, Mssql, sendmail and etc.)
Day 2
Attack Methodology and Types
  • Attack phases
  • Types of vulnerabilities and attacks
  • Web-based attack (OWASP top 10)
Security Operations Centre and Incident Response
  • Different types of information security incident
  • Information security incident management framework
  • Overview to SOC concepts and operations
  • Threat identification, threat correlation, threat aggregation, threat filtering (through applications and server logs)
  • Incident handling, response management, notification and reporting
Security Products and Hands-On
  • Checkpoint Firewall, Security Information and Event Management(SIEM)
  • Monitoring tools such as Wireshark, Process Monitor
Day 3-5
Security Operations Centre Cyber-Attack Scenario-based Exercises
  • Exposure to real-world cyber-attack scenarios
  • Developing detection, and response skills through team-based exercises



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

Assessment Format Duration
Incident Report
Assess learners on their mastery of the Performance Statements and Underpinning Knowledge
30 mins
Practical Performance Assess learners on their understanding of the competencies. 180 mins
Written Test
Assess learners on their mastery and understanding of the Performance Statements, Underpinning Knowledge and competencies
60 mins


Who Should Attend This Cyber Security Ops Course?

  • Cyber Security Professionals looking to upskill their level of security operations proficiency
  • IT Professionals / Engineers looking to multi-skill themselves in cyber security operations or looking to take on a cyber security-related job role
  • System / Network Administrators requiring a better understanding of cyber security operations
  • Information Security Managers and Executives involved in cyber security operations
  • Project Managers, Risk Managers and Compliance Managers who require an understanding of cyber security operations processes and outcomes
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