NCC EDUCATION LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN CYBER SECURITY (L5DCS)

The Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security (L5DCS) makes up the second year of the NCC Education degree journey. This builds upon the knowledge gained during the Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC).

This qualification is designed to develop the specialist skills necessary to protect and secure data systems from ever-increasing threats in today’s evolving digital society.

Students will study 6 modules including the following 3 modules which have been developed by the EC Council, the world’s largest cybersecurity technical certification body ;

  • Network Security Threats and Defence Mechanisms,
  • Ethical Hacking and Information Security Assessments,
  • Computer Forensics and Incident Investigation

Through a balance of academic and vocational learning, students will be provided with the necessary knowledge and skills essential in many cybersecurity job roles.

Upon successful completion of the qualification, students could go on to directly pursue a career in cyber security or could complete the final year of a degree at one of the many universities which recognise NCC Education.

Students will also be awarded a Certificate of Completion from EC Council upon successful completion of all EC Council modules.

Who are EC Council?

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants, also known as EC Council, is the world’s largest cyber security technical certification body. Operating in 145 countries globally, they are the owner and developer of the world-famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Licence Penetration Testing (Practical) programmes, among others. They have trained and certified over 200,000 information security professionals globally that have influenced the cyber security mindset of countless organisations worldwide.

DELIVERY MODEL
The programme is conducted through a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in a classroom environment at Informatics Academy campus.
Lessons are typically in blocks of 3-hour sessions:

The following is the lecturer-student ratio.
a) For theory- 1:40
b) For practical- 1:32

INTAKES
March, June, September, November

Course Duration

The qualification is designed to be delivered over a period of 12 months, full-time or part-time

Level

Advanced Diploma

Awarded By

Modules

Module Descriptor:
Provides students with the underlying theory and practical skills required to secure networks and to send data safely and securely over communication networks.

Module Descriptor:
This module equips students with a range of tools to analyse the function and requirements of information systems. It teaches the skills to compare systems analysis models and to examine them in the wider context of the Internet and the social, economic and political climate of an organisation.

Module Descriptor:
Provides students with in- depth knowledge, skills and experience in the use of object-oriented techniques for the development of software. The unit also develops expertise in object-oriented analysis, design and coding, and the testing of systems.

Module Descriptor:
Provides students with the skills to eliminate or reduce the risks associated with network vulnerability to protect valuable information held by organisations.

Module Descriptor:
Understanding the investigation requirements and prosecution of cybercriminals. Students will learn the necessary processes required for the acquisition, inspection, and reporting of information stored across computer networks related to criminal incidents.

Module Descriptor:
Understanding of the concept of ethical hacking and its essential elements; such as information security, threats and attack vectors of information security, hacking and ethical hacking concepts including risk management.

Fees

Domestic
Students
International
Students
Course Fee
Full-Time S$ 6,848 S$ 10,058
Part-Time S$ 6,848 NA
FPS
(Fee Protection Scheme)
S$ 47.94 S$ 70.41
Non-Refundable Application Fees S$ 107 S$ 321
Student Pass Processing and Administrative Fees NIL  S$ 321

All fees stated above are indicative and inclusive of 7% GST. Refer to the personalized PEI-Student Contract for detailed fee payment schedule.

Admission Criteria

NORMAL ENTRY

For entry onto the NCC Education L5DCS course, students must have at least one of the following:

1. NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC)
OR
• A local or international qualification, which is deemed to be of a similar level to the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC). This must be agreed with NCC Education in advance.

2. If a potential student’s first language is not English, they must also reach the English Language requirements of either:
• International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum score of 5.5 or above
• Alternatively, they can take the free NCC Education Higher English Placement Test, which is administered by our Accredited Partner Centres.

Note: Student Pass Processing and Administrative Fees of S$321 (incl. of 7% GST) is applicable for International students.

ALTERNATIVE ENTRY

NA

Assessment Structure

 Assessment Structure Global Examination Global Assignment
 Network Security And Cryptography  50% 50%
 Information Systems Analysis 100% NA
 Analysis, Design And Implementation NA 100%
 Network Security Threats And Defence Mechanisms NA 100%
 Ethical Hacking And Information Security Assessments NA 100%
 Computer Forensics And Incident Investigation NA 100%

Graduation Requirement

Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be eligible for the NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security awarded by NCC Education.

Upon successful completion of all EC Council modules* students will also be awarded a certificate of completion from EC Council.

Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of the qualification, students could go on to directly pursue a career in cyber security or could complete the final year of a degree at one of the many universities which recognizes NCC Education qualifications.

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