CSIT Cyber Traineeship Programme

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the selection criteria for the programme? Are the selection criteria the same for fresh graduates and working adults?

The CSIT Cyber Traineeship Programme (CCTP) is open only to Singapore citizens.

Applicants to the CCTP need not have any prior experience in cybersecurity.

CSIT is looking for fresh university graduates or working professionals who have the desire and passion to pursue a career in cybersecurity with a strong aptitude for learning.

All applicants will need to sit for aptitude tests, interviews and undergo security screening before they are accepted into the programme.

What is the selection process?

Shortlisted applicants will undergo a selection process involving aptitude tests, interviews and security screening.

Applicants will be assessed on qualities such as logical and analytical aptitude, and soft skills such as independent learning ability. The application process may take up to three (3) months.

When will the programme start?

The programme will commence in late 2023 and those who have registered their interest will be notified.  

Will applicants who currently hold jobs be able to participate in this programme?

The CCTP is a full-time, 7-month long course. Participants will be expected to commit to the programme full-time.

Successful applicants will be notified at least one month before the start of training to enable applicants to make the necessary arrangements.

What are the topics that will be covered in training? 

  • Python programming
  • Computer Networks
  • Linux OS
  • Windows OS
  • Penetration Testing
  • Network Forensics
  • Red Teaming
  • System Administration / Advanced OS & Networking
  • Advanced Penetration Testing / Red Teaming and assessment
  • Coding & Software Research

*Please note that the topics stated above are not exhaustive

I have some work or study experience in cybersecurity or related discipline but am unsure if I am proficient enough. Can I still apply for the traineeship? 

We welcome fresh graduates and working professionals who have an interest in cybersecurity to apply for the programme.  

I’m having problems with the registration, or have further queries about the programme.
Drop us an email at cctp@csit.gov.sg.


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