Postgraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity

The Postgraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity (PGDCY) has been developed by the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) in Singapore as a qualification for students aiming to embark on a career in one of a wide range of industries, and/or for students aiming for a Higher Education qualification in a subject allied to Infocomm Technology specialization in Cybersecurity.

Modules in the PGDCY course are mapped to the learning objectives of the U.S. NIST/NICE framework and cybersecurity work roles adopted by Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity academy certification courses. In addition, the PGDCY course is developed based on The Skills Framework for Infocomm Technology (SFW for ICT) an industry standards framework by Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Singapore, to promote ICT skills mastery, lifelong learning in higher education.

During the course, students are fully supported, and their development is checked frequently by progress assessments. Student performance and satisfaction are monitored to ensure that the course meets students’ academic and personal development needs, and industry contacts ensure that the programme is relevant and suitable for the demands of a career in the industry.

The credits gained by achieving the Postgraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity may equip students for entry to a career in the industry.

Postgraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity

Key Facts

  • Duration: 6 months (full-time), 6 months (part-time)
  • Intake dates: Start in January, April, July, October
  • Delivery Mode:
    • Live Online
    • On-campus
  • Fees: SGD $7,500

 

The aim of the Postgraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity Studies is to give students the best possible preparation to commence a career in one of a wide range of industries and prepare students for further study. Graduates of the course will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic underlying academic concepts and principles associated with the broader discipline of Cybersecurity.

The aim of Postgraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity is to provide students with:

  • Hands-on practical skills in Cybersecurity Infrastructure Configuration Using Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls
  • Theory and extended configuration features of firewalls
  • An understanding of theories and concepts of the subject area, and the ability to communicate these accurately to a range of peers.
  • Skills that can be used in a wide range of situations and contexts.

Whilst the Postgraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity Studies will be equipped to enter employment successfully in today’s competitive business landscape.

Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity should be able to understand and apply, within the employment context, theories, and concepts from the Cybersecurity specialized area. Students may register for Palo Alto networks’ certification examination on their own to be certified PCNSA and PCCSA - Certified Cybersecurity Associate and/or Certified Network Administrator.

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • evaluate cybersecurity principles.
  • demonstrate how to secure a network computing environment through the application of security controls.
  • gain a general understanding of how to install, configure, and manage firewalls for the defense of enterprise network architecture.
  • gain insights about the theory and steps for setting up the security, networking, threat prevention, logging, and reporting features of Next-Generation Firewalls.
  • demonstrate enhanced capability in analytical, diagnostic, investigative, and writing skills in assigned tasks.
  • Advance themselves to attempt Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Associate (PCCSA) certification examination and Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA) which help validate technical competencies and knowledge.

In addition, holders of the Postgraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity should have developed the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of some personal responsibility.

International Students: 90%
Local, PR, non-student pass: 75%

Students must take and satisfactorily complete four (4) modules to be awarded the LSBF Postgraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity. All students must complete all modules.  Students, who fail to complete all four modules, will be given a Statement of Results or a module completion letter, or a modular certificate for successful completion of the modules during the study.

No:

 

Module Code

Module Title

Assessment

Coursework

Examination

1

COMP 4101

Cybersecurity Essentials

 

 

Individual Assignment (70%)

Online Open-book Exam: Restricted Time - 2 hours (30%)

2

COMP 4102

Cybersecurity Infrastructure Configuration

 

 

Online Test (30%)

Individual Applied Assignment + Presentation (70%)

-

3

COMP 4103

Security Assessment & Testing

 

 

 

 

Portfolio (40%)

 

Online or in-lab Participation (10%)

Open-book Online Exam: Restricted Time - 2 hours (50%)

4

COMP 4104

Cybersecurity Prevention and Countermeasures

 

 

 

 

Online or in-lab Participation (10%)

Group Assignment Report (60%)

Group Assignment Presentation (30%)

-

Lecture/Classroom

  • 1:40

Computer Lab

  • 1:24

Minimum Academic Entry Requirement

Local and International students MUST have:

  • Successful completion of Degree from a recognized university; or
  • Minimum age of 21 with a recognized Polytechnic Diploma (or equivalent) plus 3 years appropriate relevant work experience
  • Other relevant qualifications

Minimum English Language Entry Requirement

Both local and international students MUST fulfill the minimum English language entry requirement of one of the following.

  • Achieved grade C6 or better in the English language in GCE O level.
  • Completed LSBF Preparatory Course in English Advanced Level.
  • IELTS 6.0 with the writing band score no less than 6.0.

Students with non-standard entry requirements will be assessed on a case-by-case basis subject to the approval of the Academic Board.

Minimum Age

21 years or above

Modules

This module will equip students with the nature and scope of today’s cybersecurity challenges, strategies for network defence, and detailed information about next-generation cybersecurity. Students will also deploy a variety of security methodologies, along with technologies used for implementing secure network environments. Using Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls, students will learn to evaluate cybersecurity principles and demonstrate how to secure a network computing environment through the application of security controls.

This module develops the skills and techniques required for installing and configuring firewalls. Students will gain a general understanding of how to install, configure, and manage firewalls for the defence of enterprise network architecture. Students will also learn the theory and steps for setting up the security, networking, threat prevention, logging, and reporting features of Next-Generation Firewalls.

This module will equip students with networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. This module allows students to gain practical experience to install, operate and troubleshoot a small-sized branch network, including network security.

This module develops the skills and techniques required for students to learn the theory and extended configuration features necessary for setting up traffic handling, advanced content and user identification, quality of service, GlobalProtect, monitoring and reporting, and high availability of next-generation firewalls.

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