NICF- AISP Qualified Information Security Professional Course

Overview

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The threat of cyber attacks is a global priority and concern. Cybersecurity breaches are occurring with higher frequency and intensity, causing crippling devastation for businesses and organisations alike. The need for qualified information security professionals is therefore made even more crucial to minimise and eradicate this ominous issue.

The Association of Information Security Professionals (AISP) and the Institute of Systems Science (ISS) have launched the AISP Qualified Information Security Professional (QISP) course to provide broad-based information security knowledge to infocomm professionals in the various roles. It also equips infocomm security specialists with the essential skills to develop and further enhance their capabilities. AISP, ISS and the SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (SSG) have co-badged the QISP Certification with Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) System.

This course will be conducted via self-paced e-Learning, supplemented with classroom sessions. This requires participants to have the discipline to self-study the online material before attending the respective classroom sessions. At the end of the course, participants must take and pass a mandatory 3-hour examination.

Participants need to satisfy all of the following pre-requisites in order to join this course:

  • Pass a pre-course entrance test
  • Have at least one year of relevant IT experience in system or network administration or software development

All registrants are required to take the pre-course entrance test. An invitation email will be sent nearer the course start date. Please click here for the registration to the entrance test. Please click here for a sample of the entrance test.

  • NICF- AISP Qualified Information Security Professional Course
  • NICF- AISP Qualified Information Security Professional Course

Enquiry

Please contact Ms. TEN Yun Bee at tel: 65162096 or email for more details.

Facts

Class Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm

In Collaboration with...

AISP

This course is part of the CyberSecurity Series offered by NUS-ISS.

Upcoming Classes

Class 105 Jan 2018 to 26 May 2018 (Full Time)

Duration: 61.5 hours

When:
Jan:
05
Feb:
02
Mar:
09, 28
Apr:
27
May:
26(Sat)
Time:
9.00am - 5.00pm

Course Details

  • Key Takeaways
  • Who Should Attend
  • What Will Be Covered
  • Fees & Funding
  • Exams & Certificate
  • Preparing for Your Course

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Undertake information security risk assessments of networks and systems and recommend risk treatment options
  • Craft appropriate information security policies to address information security risks
  • Manage operations security risks
  • Provide advice, from the information security perspective, on compliance with Singapore laws and regulations

This course is for:

  • Entry to mid-level information security professionals
  • Infocomm professionals who wish to acquire information security related competencies

Course Pre-requisite

Participants need to satisfy all of the following pre-requisites in order to join this course:

  • Pass a pre-course entrance test
  • Have at least one year of relevant IT experience in system or network administration or software development

All registrants are required to take the pre-course entrance test. An invitation email will be sent nearer the course start date. Please click here for a sample of the entrance test.

This course will equip participating professionals with broad information security knowledge, including an understanding of Singapore security-related laws and regulations. The domains of the AISP Body of Knowledge will also be covered. These are:

  • Information security concepts and principles
  • Information security governance
  • Information security risk management
  • Information security management
  • Security engineering
  • Operations security
  • Cryptography
  • Physical & environmental security
  • Business continuity management
  • Security incident management
  • Digital forensics
  • Information systems audit

Format

Self-paced e-Learning content (29 hours) e-Learning, supplemented with Classroom sessions (5 days). At the end of the blended learning, course participants must take and pass a mandatory 3-hour closed-book examination.

Self-sponsored

International Participants

S'poreans and PRs 
(aged 21 and above)

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy1 
(S’poreans aged 40 and above)

Workfare Training Support2
(S’poreans aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month)

Full course fee

S$4200

S$4200

S$4200

S$4200

SSG grant

-

(S$2940)

(S$2940)

(S$2940)

Nett course fee

S$4200

S$1260

S$1260

S$1260

7% GST on nett course fee

S$294

S$88.20

S$88.20

S$88.20

Total nett course fee payable, including GST

S$4494

S$1348.20

S$1348.20

S$1348.20

Less additional funding if eligible under various schemes

-

-

(S$840)

(S$1050)

Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes

S$4494

S$1348.20

S$508.20

S$298.20


Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their SkillsFuture Credit to pay for course fees, apart from government subsidies. For more information, click here.

Company-sponsored

International Participants

S'poreans and PRs 
(aged 21 and above)

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy1 
(S’poreans aged 40 and above)

Workfare Training Support2
(S’poreans aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month)

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs3

Notes

Full course fee

S$4200

S$4200

S$4200

S$4200

S$4200

SSG grant

-

(S$2940)

(S$2940)

(S$2940)

(S$2940)

Nett course fee

S$4200

S$1260

S$1260

S$1260

S$1260

7% GST on nett course fee

S$1294

S$88.20

S$88.20

S$88.20

S$88.20

Total nett course fee payable, including GST

S$4494

S$1348.20

S$1348.20

S$1348.20

S$1348.20

Fee payable to NUS-ISS

Less additional funding if eligible under various schemes#
(company needs to submit training grant and claim via Skillsconnect)

-

-

(S$840)

(S$1050)

(S$840)

Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes

-

-

S$508.20

S$298.20

S$508.20

Actual financial outlay by company

Various Funding Schemes

1Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

  • Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.


2
Workfare Training Support (WTS)

  • Singaporeans aged 35 and above (13 years and above for Persons With Disabilities) and earn not more than $2,000 per month, may enjoy subsidies up to 95% of the course fees.


3
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)

  • SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees. For more details, click on Enhanced Training Support for SMEs.


Course attendee is eligible for only one funding scheme.

#For company-sponsored participants, companies would need to pay upfront 30% of the course fee to NUS-ISS and submit a training grant application for the remaining eligible subsidies, and subsequently a claim in Skillsconnect. For details, please refer to Skillsconnect guide 4.1 & 5.1.

This course is aligned to the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) and accredited by SSG. Absentee payroll and up to 70% SSG funding of the course fee is available for eligible participants (Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents). Absentee payroll subsidy is available for eligible companies and companies on a short work week system will receive the absentee payroll subsidy based on their employees' current income. Please visit www.ssg.gov.sg for full details.

Certificate of Completion

The ISS Certificate of Completion will be issued to participants who have attended at least 75% of the course.

WSQ Assessment

  • Refer to ‘Exam Overview’ below for more details

Upon passing the assessment, Statement of Attainment (SOAs) will be issued to certify that the participant has passed the following Competency Units:

  • IT-SSE-303S-1 Evaluate physical and environment security around key IT systems
  • IT-SM-407S-1 Understand and apply compliance standards
  • IT-SO-401S-1 Develop a secure network/system deployment design
  • IT-SM-416S-1 Manage system security
  • IT-SM-503S-1 Evaluate information security policies, standards and procedures
  • IT-SM-301S-1 Perform on-going monitoring of risks, threats, vulnerabilities and effective controls

Participants may need to attend additional coaching sessions and re-assessments if they do not pass the required competency units. ISS reserves the right not to disclose any information on course assessment process.

Exam Overview

The QISP Examination is a closed book exam with MCQ and short answer questions to be completed in 3 hours.

To pass the QISP examination, the candidate must: 

  • Pass all Competency Units and
  • Attain at least 60% of the total mark for the entire exam.

Candidate who passes the QISP examination will receive certificate from the certification body (AISP) as well as WSQ SOA for the Competency Unit(s) they have passed.

Candidate who did not pass the QISP examination will be awarded only the WSQ SOA for the Competency Unit(s) they have passed.

If you need to re-sit for the examination, please register at QISP Exam (Resit)

Exam Venue
National University of Singapore campus

NUS-ISS Course Registration Terms and Conditions

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NUS-ISS and Learner’s Commitment and Responsibilities

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WIFI Access

WIFI access will be made available. User ID and password will be provided in the participant’s kit.

Venue

Institute of Systems Science, NUS
25 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119615 

Click here for directions to NUS-ISS.

In the event of a change of venue, participants are advised to refer to the acceptance email sent one week prior to the commencement date.

Course Confirmation

All classes are subject to confirmation and ISS will send an acceptance email to participants one week prior to the commencement date. Confirmed registrants are to attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments (where applicable). Additionally, all responses to feedbacks and surveys conducted by ISS and its partners must be submitted. All training and assessments will be delivered as described in the course webpage.

General Enquiry

Please feel free to write to isstraining@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 2093 if you have any enquiry or feedback.

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