Advanced Certificate in Cyber Forensic Module 1: Forensic Foundation & Internet Investigation (Part A and Part B)

Programme Code: CRS-N-0048224


As individuals and businesses embrace the internet and make it part of their lives, digital footprints are being left in the surface and deep web. There is an abundance of data floating in cyber space and the internet has become a critical tool as web browsers, search engines, and social media monitoring tools have all developed rapidly to assist in the retrieval of information. This 4-day module is designed to provide a basic understanding of and the skills needed to conduct internet-based investigations.

Part A will introduce participants to the basics of internet investigations, roles of commercial telecommunication entities, IP addressing and IP-based investigations, acquiring and preserving a webpage, different virtualisation technologies and basic scripting. It will also focus on successful browser-based investigations, available tools to improve operational secrecy, identification of log types to aid investigations and available tools to help log analysis. 

Part B will focus on malware analysis and different types of malware evasive techniques, emails, components of email archives and headers and types of email attacks, and challenges in forensic procedures and email investigations. Participants will also learn threat intelligence gathering and methodology, the process of collecting, processing, correlating and reporting data, familiarising with social media intelligence gathering and understanding of Deepweb and Darknet.

This module is part of Advanced Certificate in Cyber Forensic.

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    4 days



    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this module, course participants are expected to be competent to do the following:

    • Conduct IP-based investigations
    • Acquire evidences from webpages
    • Perform basic Linux administration and scripting
    • Conduct browser-based investigations
    • Identify relevant logs for cyber investigations
    • Recognise and analyse malware and various evasive techniques
    • Conduct email analysis and investigations
    • Gather information from open source and social media intelligence

    Who Should Attend

    IT professionals keen on exploring cyber security and/ or cyber forensic as a career.


    Course assessment will be based on classroom exercises and presentation. 

    Fees and Funding

    SkillsFuture Series 

    Course fee grant at 70% of course fees (excluding GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

    SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
    Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

    Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
    Up to 90% of course fees for employees of SMEs who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents

    Workfare Training Support Scheme ("WTS")
    Up to 95% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for persons with disabilities) earning a monthly income of not more than S$2,000.

    SkillsFuture Credit
    Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via

    Absentee Payroll
    Companies who sponsor their employees for the course may apply for Absentee Payroll via the SkillsConnect system. For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.

    Full Fee: S$3,424 per participant (including GST).

    Nett fees payable per participant after SSG Funding:

    • S$1,027.20 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
    • S$387.20 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above



    Intake Information
    intake 110, 11, 17 & 18 January 2019 (Completed)



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