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Diploma in Network Defense and Forensic Countermeasures

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With the ever-increasing threat of cyber attacks and an industry shortage of qualified talent, the demand for people with cyber security skills is at an all-time high. Aspiring cyber security specialists need to be equipped with specific skills and professional qualifications to succeed at the forefront of this digital battlefield.

The Diploma in Network Defense and Forensic Countermeasures is an exclusive course at PSB Academy that offers a unique hybrid curriculum consisting of:



Successful completion of the EC-Council modules allows students to be awarded FOUR separate professionally-recognised certifications awarded by EC-Council* in addition to the Diploma in Network Defense and Forensic Countermeasures.

* Upon meeting EC-Council Examination requirements


Programme Structure

Programme Duration

The programme can be completed within 12 months for both full-time and part-time pathways.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of 8 modules - a combination of 4 specialised modules from EC-Council (ECSS, CND, CEH and CHFI) and 4 fundamental IT modules conducted by PSB Academy.

In addition to the Diploma in Network Defense and Forensic Countermeasures, students will be awarded the following industrially-recognised certifications:

  • EC-Council Certified Security Specialist
  • Certified Network Defender
  • Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator

* Upon successfully meeting EC-Council examination requirements


Assessment and Examination

At the commencement of each module, students will be provided the assessment mode and weightings for the module. Most modules have several points of assessment, which may include assignments, tests, projects and final examinations.

Programme Outline


  • Introduction to Computer and Operating Systems
  • Security Specialist*
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Network Defense*
  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures*
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator*

* EC-Council Examination requirements



January, April, July, October

Admission Criteria

Local Student Admission

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirements are:

  •        2 GCE 'A' Levels; OR
  •        PSB Certificate in InfoComm Tehcnology; OR
  •        Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years work experience); OR
  •        Candidates with other qualifications will be considered as case-by-case basis.

International Student Admission

For more information on international students' entry requirements, please click here.


Local Student

Full-Time / Part-time course fees: $5,007.60

* All fees are inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Course fees are payable in instalments
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
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Financial Aid / Available Grants

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International Student

Programme Fees (International Admissions): $10,272.00*

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
* Click here to view other charges for students


Early Application Rebate

All non-Student Pass applicants who formally submit their applications 2 months before course commencement date and accept their offer by making their first installment payment will be eligible for an early-bird sign-up rebate of 10% off their total course fees.

Local Applications

How to Apply

Step 1: Download application form


Step 2: Completed application forms should be submitted to PSB Academy accompanied by

  • A non-refundable application fee to be made payable to 'PSB ACADEMY PTE LTD' by cheque or money order
  • Certified true copies of transcripts and certificates
  • Photocopy of NRIC / Passport

For company-sponsored applicants:
- Payment must be made by company cheque.
- Please write applicant's name and NRIC, Programme Title and Programme Date on the reverse side of the cheque.


Local Application Fee (Inclusive of 7% GST) 
Certificate and Diploma S$64.20
Bachelor's and Master's Degree S$107.00

International Applications

How to Apply

Please click here to view application procedures.