Sunday, December 12, 2010

Why choose DISM?

Being a DISM student gives you the competitive edge for a boost in both your future studies and career. We give you :

• Opportunities for professional security certifications
• Comprehensive training in Infocomm security management
• Exciting range of activities beyond the curriculum
• An Infocomm security digital playground to hone your security skills
• Opportunity to study in NUS while doing your Diploma with SP
• Industry and Security Experience for Final Year Projects and Internship
• Good Career Prospects

Opportunities for professional security certifications
You will have opportunities to embark on external industry recognised IT Security certification programmes like:
• CompTIA Security+ (Security+)
• ThinkSECURE Organisational Systems Security Analyst (OSSA)
• ThinkSECURE Organizational Systems Wireless Auditor (OSWA)
• EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
• EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)
• EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

Other certifications include Red Hat Certified Technician, Red Hat Certified Engineer, Sun Certified Java Programmer and Microsoft Dynamics Navision.

Additionally, DISM students who have performed exceptionally well in their first year of study are offered the opportunity to embark on the Diploma-Plus Programme to pursue additional certifications in the subsequent years.

Comprehensive training in Infocomm security management
The DISM curriculum offers a comprehensive coverage of Infocomm security management. You will acquire skills and knowledge to manage security threats with modules such as Network Security, Ethical Hacking, Applied Cryptography, Computer Forensics and Computer Law & Investigation. You will also learn the techniques used by hackers to penetrate computer systems and also those used by security professionals to defend against such attacks.

Exciting range of activities beyond the curriculum
We will give you a unique and rewarding DISM course experience by providing numerous opportunities for you to be exposed to real-world situations through experiential learning, such as the planning and organising of IT Security Awareness Day and School Cybersafety talks to promote greater awareness of IT security among the community, embarking on field trips to relevant organisations as well as overseas trips and security competitions to gain a first-hand experience and learning through the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

Infocomm Security Digital Playground
Our practical and realistic training is made possible with our state-of-the-art Infocomm Security Labs. The labs feature advanced and emerging technologies that provides you with a virtualisation experience. They are also equipped with a slew of biometric devices, such as fingerprint recognition, palm vein recognition as well as face recognition, to allow you to gain maximum exposure to these technologies. We have collaborated with reputable industry partners to set up the SP – D-Link Network Security Lab and the SP – Symantec Infocomm Security Lab to provide valuable hands-on training.

Further Education
You will have ample opportunities to further your studies both locally and overseas with generous advanced standings. Besides the local universities, you can also embark on various undergraduate courses in Infocomm Security, Digital Systems Security, Computer Forensics and Security Management with reputable foreign universities in Australia, UK and the United States.

DISM students who qualify for the Preparatory Programme for Bachelor of Computing, Infocomm Security Specialisation, with National University of Singapore (NUS), will undertake some NUS modules while they are in the second and third year of the DISM course. They will then continue their studies in NUS after they graduate leading to a Bachelor of Computing degree.

Industry and Security Experience for Final Year Projects and Internship
In your final year, you have the opportunity to consolidate the knowledge and polish the skills you acquired in DISM by working on your Final-Year Project (FYP) and undergoing a 12-week Internship Programme for reputable organizations.

Good Career Prospects
You can look forward to respectable and exciting careers such as IT Security Consultants, Computer Forensics Investigators, Security or System Administrators and IT Auditors. You will be in demand in various industries like IT security solution providers, auditing and consultancy firms, and also any organisation that requires IT security services.

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