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ALPHA SPECIALIST TRAINING PROGRAMME (ASTP)

Created to transform today’s talents into tomorrow’s world-class cyber specialists

 

A FULL-TIME POSITION THAT INCLUDES:

ASTP Level 1

LEVEL 1 
— FULL-TIME
INTENSIVE BOOTCAMP

4-6 Months

  • Rigorous practical training

  • 1:6 Tutor-Trainee ratio

  • Career nights by partner organisations

  • Mentoring

  • Monthly study allowance

ASTP Level 2

LEVEL 2

— INDUSTRY PLACEMENT &
REAL-WORLD TRAINING

3 Years

  • Full-time positions in partner organisations

  • Monthly full-time salary 

ASTP Level 3

LEVEL 3 
— ADVANCED UPSKILLING

1 Week
Every 6 Months during Level 2 Training

  • Level up skillsets

 

CURRICULUM

- Curriculum tailored to each trainee’s strengths, aptitude and aspiration

- Face-to-face full weekday training at the Red Alpha office

- Hands-on lessons and labs focused on instilling practical cyber skills to defend against advanced cyber threats and solve real-life cyber crises

- Enrolment in SANS SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling OnDemand training with in-person subject matter expert sessions

Potential topics covered:

CYBERSECURITY INCIDENT RESPONSE, FORENSICS AND THREAT INTELLIGENCE

THREAT HUNTING

MALWARE ANALYSIS

SOFTWARE SECURITY

OPERATING SYSTEMS (OS) INTERNALS

KERNEL DEVELOPMENT

REVERSE ENGINEERING

PENTESTING

CYBERSECURITY GOVERNANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Through ASTP, you will be trained in Level 1 and work in Level 2 either as a:

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CYBERSECURITY ARCHITECT

CYBERSECURITY INCIDENT RESPONSE &
THREAT INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST

OFFENSIVE SECURITY /
RED TEAM SPECIALIST

CYBERSECURITY SOLUTIONS SPECIALIST

 

PROGRAMME FEE - $0

While there is no cost for you to join ASTP, the investment we make in you is borne by Red Alpha and our partner organisations. This is our commitment to developing you as next gen cybersecurity specialists for Singapore.


When you are selected as an ASTP trainee, you are required to sign an agreement in which you will be obligated to complete the bootcamp training and to work in our partner organisations for three years upon graduation from the bootcamp training.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1.
SUBMIT APPLICATION FORM

STEP 2.
COMPLETE ONLINE CHALLENGE

STEP 3.
SKILLS ASSESSMENT TEST

STEP 4.
INTERVIEW

Application Now Open for October 2021 Cohort.

 

FAQ

WHO CAN APPLY FOR THE ALPHA SPECIALIST TRAINING PROGRAMME?

Fresh polytechnic and university (or equivalent) graduates and mid-careerists are eligible.

ARE FOREIGNERS ELIGIBLE?

Currently, we are only accepting applications from Singaporeans and Singapore PRs for ASTP. 

However, interested foreigners can join the training bootcamp at the fee of:

- S$66,000 - 4-month training bootcamp with curriculum catered to individual’s aptitude; or 

- S$78,000 - 4-month training bootcamp with curriculum catered to individual’s aptitude and 5 additional 1-week upskilling training every 6 months

Please contact us for more information.

I AM GOING TO ENLIST IN NATIONAL SERVICE AFTER GRADUATING FROM POLYTECHNIC, CAN I APPLY TO JOIN ASTP?

ASTP is a full-time position and trainees must be committed for 3 years. We welcome interested candidates to apply for ASTP after they have completed their NS.

MUST I HAVE A CYBERSECURITY BACKGROUND TO APPLY FOR THE ALPHA SPECIALIST TRAINING PROGRAMME?

Whilst a cybersecurity background is not essential to excel in ASTP, you must have an aptitude and passion for cybersecurity.

IS ASTP A TRAINEESHIP OR A FULL-TIME JOB?

ASTP is a full-time employment position. Trainees will have to first complete a 4-month full-time training bootcamp during which they will receive a monthly study allowance followed by a three year full-time position in a Red Alpha partner organisation during which they will receive a monthly salary that commensurates with their skills and experience.

WHEN DOES THE NEXT ASTP COHORT START?

The next cohort is slated to start in 31 May 2021. Application for the 31 May cohort has been closed.

HOW WILL LEVEL 1 TRAINING BOOTCAMP BE CONDUCTED?

Face to face training bootcamp will be conducted on weekdays 9am to 6pm at the Red Alpha office.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT WANT TO CONTINUE ASTP?

There will be a penalty imposed if you wish to leave during any period of ASTP.

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WHY JOIN ASTP?

TAILORED CURRICULUM

For each individual trainee based on their strengths, aptitude and aspirations

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Experienced practising trainers and mentors with technical and operational experiences from private and public companies/organisations and cyber intelligence and defence units

1:6 TUTOR-TRAINEE RATIO

Facilitates dedicated training

CAREER MENTORSHIP

Access to career mentors ranging from experienced instructors to seniors from previous cohorts

GET PAID

Study allowance during the 4-month bootcamp and full-time employment salary during industry/real-world training

INDUSTRY RECOGNISED CERTIFICATES

During Level 1 Full-Time Intensive Bootcamp, trainees will be enrolled in the SANS SEC504 course and will receive the GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) certification if they pass the GCIH certification exam

CONTINUOUS LEARNING

1-week skills upgrading at Red Alpha office every 6 months

SUPPORTIVE RED ALPHA CULTURE

Lifetime membership in Red Alpha's active thriving ecosystem with mutually supportive mentors and trainees

 

APPLICATION FORM

October 2021 Cohort

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