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ALPHA SPECIALIST TRAINING PROGRAMME (ASTP)

Designed to transform today’s talents into tomorrow’s world-class cybersecurity specialists

 

A FULL-TIME PROGRAMME THAT INCLUDES:

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LEVEL 1 —
FULL-TIME INTENSIVE BOOTCAMP

4 Months

  • Rigorous practical training 

  • 1:6 Tutor-Trainee ratio

  • Career sessions with industry partners

  • Career mentorship with industry experts 

  • Monthly study allowance

LEVEL 2 — 

INDUSTRY PLACEMENT &
REAL-WORLD TRAINING

3 Years

  • Full-time positions in partner organisations 

  • Monthly full-time salary

LEVEL 3 — 
ADVANCED UPSKILLING

1 Week for Every 6 Months during Level 2 Training

  • Level up skillsets

 

CORE CURRICULUM

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

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

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

Topics that will be covered include:

PROGRAMMING

OPERATING SYSTEMS (OS) INTERNALS

SOFTWARE SECURITY

NETWORK SECURITY & ANALYSIS

CLOUD & DEVOPS SECURITY

INCIDENT RESPONSE

THREAT HUNTING

DIGITAL FORENSIC

MALWARE ANALYSIS & REVERSE ENGINEERING

OFFENSIVE SECURITY, RED TEAM OPERATIONS & PENTESTING

DESIGN THINKING & DEVELOPMENT

COMMUNICATIONS & STRATEGIC REPORTING

 

SUPPLEMENTARY INDUSTRY COURSES & CERTIFICATIONS

In addition to our core curriculum, ASTP trainees will be enrolled in industry courses. ASTP Trainees will receive highly-acclaimed industry certifications if they pass the exams.

SANS GCIH

SANS SEC504: HACKER TOOLS, TECHNIQUES, EXPLOITS, AND INCIDENT HANDLING

ASTP trainees will be enrolled into SANS SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling OnDemand training with in-person subject matter experts sessions. ASTP trainees will receive the GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) certification if they pass the exam.

Offensive Security OSCP

OFFENSIVE SECURITY PEN-200: PENETRATION TESTING WITH KALI LINUX

ASTP trainees will be enrolled in Offensive Security PEN-200: Penetration Testing with Kali Linux training. ASTP trainees will receive the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification if they pass the exam.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

CYBERSECURITY SOLUTIONS SPECIALIST

CYBERSECURITY ANALYSTS, INCIDENT RESPONSE &
THREAT INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST

OFFENSIVE SECURITY,
RED TEAM & PENTEST SPECIALIST

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CYBERSECURITY ARCHITECT

 

PROGRAMME FEE — S$0

While there is no cost for you to join ASTP, the investment we make in you is borne by Red Alpha and our partners. This is our commitment to developing you as a next-generation cybersecurity specialist 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 intensive bootcamp and work in our partner organisations for 3 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

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

WHO CAN APPLY FOR ASTP?

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

MUST I HAVE A CYBERSECURITY BACKGROUND TO APPLY FOR ASTP?

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

HOW WILL THE LEVEL 1 BOOTCAMP TRAINING BE CONDUCTED?

It will be conducted face-to-face on weekdays 9am to 6pm at the Red Alpha office.

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 bootcamp training during which they will receive a monthly study allowance. This is followed by a 3-year full-time position in a Red Alpha partner organisation during which they will receive a monthly salary that commensurates with their job roles, skills and experience.

WHEN DOES THE NEXT ASTP COHORT START?

The next cohort is planned to start in January 2022.

ARE FOREIGNERS ELIGIBLE?

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

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

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

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

Please contact us for more information.

I AM GOING TO ENLIST IN NATIONAL SERVICE (NS) AFTER GRADUATING FROM POLYTECHNIC. CAN I APPLY TO JOIN ASTP?

ASTP is a full-time programme and trainees must be committed for 3 years and 4 months. We welcome interested candidates to apply for ASTP after they have completed their NS.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT WANT TO CONTINUE ASTP IN BETWEEN THE 3 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS?

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

Have a question?

 

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

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1:6 TUTOR-TRAINEE RATIO

Facilitates individual focused and dedicated training

CAREER MENTORSHIP

Access to career mentors ranging from experienced practising trainers and professionals, 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 highly-acclaimed industry courses and certification exams

CONTINUOUS LEARNING

1-week skills upgrading at Red Alpha office every 6 months during industry/real-world training

SUPPORTIVE RED ALPHA CULTURE

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

 

ASTP APPLICATION FORM

ASTP Cohort 02 is planned to start in January 2022.

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