Cybersecurity Development Programme
Frequently-Asked Questions 

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1. Are CSDP officers considered employed by CSA?

Yes, CSDP officers are considered employed by CSA from the start of the 18-month programme and will receive a fixed monthly salary for the full 18-month duration.

2. Besides attending the SUTD courses in the first three months, what are the other tasks/responsibilities CSDP officers might have during this period?

During the first three months, apart from the SUTD courses, CSDP officers will need to prepare for their EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Cisco Certified Network Associates (CCNA) CyberOps certifications. CSDP officers will not be given division-related work during the classroom training phase. However, they may be assigned to work on short-term projects.

3. What software knowledge (eg. Python) do CSDP officers need to possess?

The software knowledge needed depends on the division that they are deployed to. For instance, officers deployed to the digital forensics team will need to know how to use Wireshark. However, should officers not have the necessary knowledge for the divisions they are deployed to, on-the-job training will be provided.