Graduate Diploma in Digital Forensics & Cyber Security

Duration: 6 months (Part Time)
Intake Date : Email or call Clare @ 6720 3333 for more information
Admission closing date: 2 weeks prior to commencement

Program Highlights

forensics-diplomaGraduate Diploma in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security is the application of science to questions that are of interest to the legal system. Digital forensics is the analysis of computers and other types of digital media to determine if they have been used for illegal or unauthorized activities, or if they are the “victims” of illegal attacks. Business and industry use digital forensics to gather internal information regarding intellectual property theft, fraud, network and computer intrusions, and unauthorized use of computers and other digital media including fax machines, answering machines, personal data assistants, cell phones, etc. to assist in employee termination, and both civil and criminal litigation.

Where does it lead?

Digital Forensic is one of the fasting growing industries in Asia, with many career opportunities across private, government and NGO sectors due to the rapidly rising cybercrime rates across the world. Singapore, like many countries around the globe, is at risk of intellectual property loss through Cyber-attacks.

The Singapore government has set up an IT Security Master plan to groom Security Professionals to counter and defend against these “strategic killer” which are affecting numerous sectors including telecommunication, banking & finance, military, oil and gas, and IT among other. The police have their own Technological Crime Division, but many companies prefer consulting private sleuths like Fazeli who offer confidentiality and discretion when dealing with cases. Police declined to give numbers on cybercrime cases handled in Singapore. But with an estimated of less than 100 private digital forensics experts operating in the country, the industry will need more experts to cope with the rapidly evolving technological landscape.

Why Aventis?

In just 6 months, you can enjoy a life-changing experience by accelerating your career advancement or embarking on your dream profession. Furthermore, you will gain industry-specific expertise and improve your job performance and personal growth.

  • An Approved Skillsfuture Program
  • For PMETs with min Diploma/Degree
  • Professional Advice on Career Planning
  • Career Coaching & Advisory Support
  • Short Duration of 6 Months Part Time

What will I learn?

Taught by Digital Forensic Expert with real world industry experience, upon completion of the Graduate Diploma in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security, you will be equipped with:

  • A strong understanding of the technical content of computer forensic investigations and their role in enabling successful investigation and prevention of electronic crimes;
  • Appreciate the legal status of an investigation along with current case law and statute in the context of electronic crime;
  • Consider risk management in today’s electronic environment and the standards and methods commonly in use to reduce or eliminate electronic crime;
  • Gain an understanding of computer networks & the internet and the security and protection available from a range of detection and prevention measures

The program comprises of 4 modules delivered over 4 blocks of 2 full weekend sessions from 9am to 5pm in Singapore

Digital Forensics and IT Fraud Investigation
This unit is an introduction to many of the tools and techniques used in computer forensics. Computer evidence is often not accessible by usual access methods, so specialized software tools and techniques must be employed to recover this. Modern computer forensics involves the preservation, identification and analysis of computer based evidence stored in the form of magnetically encoded information.

Cyber Security and Intelligence
Cyber security is a set of principles and practices designed to safeguard your computing assets and online information from cyber threats. Cyber security standards enable organizations to practice safe security techniques to minimize the number of successful cyber-crimes. The aim of this course is to equip students with a broad view of cyber security as information security and to understand the nature of the attacks and attackers that you might face Using Case studies from security practices, the course provides students with the tools and techniques for developing counter measures to defend and prevent cyber attacks including virus protection, wireless security and data protection.

Mobile Device Forensics
This course is designed for students who are both new to and already familiar with computer forensic and especially mobile device forensics, this hands on course provides the core knowledge and skills that a Digital Forensic Investigator needs to process cell phones, PDAs, and other mobile devices. By using mobile forensics tools, you will learn how to forensically preserve, acquire and examine data stored on mobile devices and utilize the results for any kind of civil/criminal investigation. This course covers techniques and tools in the context of an overall mobile forensic methodology, providing you with the ability to obtain and utilize digital evidence on mobile devices.

Social Media Fraud and Online Identity Theft
In this course, participants will learn how to determine the nature of online criminal activity and conducting a background check like character, habits, activities, financial information. It also helps to understand how criminal organizations use online social network to interact, identify victims and conceal their identity. Through facilitated sharing, exercises, group discussions and case studies, you will acquire insights on it helps to identify all of persons involved in the online criminal activities and obtain evidence of the crime from social networking sites and identify potential problems.

Mr Ali Fazeli Founder, Infinity Forensics, Singapore

aliAli Fazeli has been involved in the information technology field since his younger days. He later pursued higher education in the field of Internet security and management from Curtin University, Australia. He is a highly interactive and innovative trainer, whose work is based on research and applied knowledge from extensive experiences in computer security, data recovery, digital forensic investigation, anti-forensic and cyber war. For more than a decade in his career, Ali has assisted and trained numerous information technology security professional in Asia. He is accredited as a specialist in the successful investigation and prosecution of fraudsters from the dark and underworld of Internet

  • Project advisory and management
  • IT and VoIP infrastructure
  • LANs and WANs Management
  • Wealth management knowledge and software consultant
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco certified network professional (CCNP)

Mr Fazeli is a highly versatile IT security professional and expert, having taken on roles and responsibilities ranging from becoming an advisory expert to guidance consultant. Today, he spends a substantial amount of his time consulting, advising and training IT security professionals. Ali has also contributed extensively to helping numerous governments and private organizations face IT risks and provide security recommendations. Some of his clients include Nanyang Polytechnic, Grant Thornton, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Singapore Police Force (SPF).


“This was my second course with Ali. He is definitely a great teacher and an irreplaceable resource for best practice tips and questions on current events in the industry. The number one quality that I like about Ali and his courses is that he is extremely patient, well-prepared and succinct.”

Juliana Low, Assistant Manager for Spotify Singapore

“Ali did an incredible job. I have been to hundreds of hours of training seminars and this is one of the best. I actually learned useful, practical materials and greatly improved my logic for my work and personal life. This is how corporate training should benefit participants.”

Mohammad Ismail, Business Development Manager for the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore

“The class size was kept to a moderate size which was a big relief – I was able to maximise my engagement and learning in this specialised course. Ali was also able to answer all my questions. He is definitely a subject expert in his field. I will be enrolling in the Graduate Diploma Programme that he is also facilitating.”

Shruti Krishnan, IT Development Manager, Singapore Customs

Why a Graduate Diploma?

A graduate diploma is a popular alternative to a Master’s degree as it provides a more focused curriculum by focusing on Real World Solutions to business and industry challenges. The popularity of our graduate programmes can be attributed to its problem-centred and practical curricula and industry oriented pedagogy. Our faculty are industry practitioners which provides practical and pragmatic market-based insights that can be apply readily in the workplace.

Why Aventis?

In just 6 months, you can enjoy a life-changing experience by accelerating your career advancement or embarking on your dream profession. Furthermore, you will gain industry-specific expertise and improve your job performance and personal growth.

  • For PMETs with min Diploma/Degree
  • Short Duration of 6 Months Part Time

10 Years of Successful Track Record

With over 10 years of successful track record, our graduate diploma programmes are well-recognised amongst executives and managers looking to upgrade their knowledge and skills to be successful in their professional pursuit.

Diverse network of executives and professionals


The graduate diploma programme also attract a diverse group of professionals from various industries with common interest which create a valuable network and encourage cross-pollination of ideas, robust discussions, and critical thinking to generate real market solution, thus preparing participants with the critical tool kits to meet the challenges in an ever-changing market.

Admission Requirements

Designed by Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Expert, Mr Ali Fazali, this program is designed for working professionals with the following qualifications:

  • A degree or equivalent professional qualification from a recognized university/institution
  • Executives with 8 years working experience but without academic qualification will be considered
  • Executives without 8 years working experience or are below 30 years old will be advised to apply for the “Advanced Diploma Program”

Participant’s profile

The Professional Certification is designed for professionals like:

  • Senior officers from government & not-for- profit sector
  • GMs, Profit-Centre Managers who have assumed security/IT
  • Auditors who need to build deeper technical skills
  • Penetration tester and Ethical hackers
  • Corporate Attorneys / Legal Professionals
  • Engineers / Technical Managers
  • Product & Marketing Managers
  • IT manager
  • Security supervisor

How much is it?

  • Your investment into the program will be $6,000 before GST
  • A one time registration fee of $200 before GST is applicable

50% Funding for Eligible Singaporeans under Skillsfuture Funding

The Graduate Diploma Counter Terrorism and Security is an approved programme under Skillsfuture Singapore. Singaporeans are eligible of a funding of up to 50%.

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