Skip to content Skip to navigation

ISACA CSX Practitioner Boot Camp

CSX Practitioner Boot Camp

Course Description

Designed for IT professionals who wish to get a head start in a cyber security career, this course aims to build complex and advanced technical skills essential for career advancement and help prepare its participants for the ISACA CSX Practitioner certification examination. Conducted in an adaptive, live cyber laboratory environment, this condensed hands-on course enables participants to build critical technical skills by learning complex concepts and practice applying industry-leading methods.

Participants will also be given scenario-based case studies from the financial services sector to illustrate how the MAS law and regulatory requirements are applied in real-life critical incident response and management.

Course Outline

1.    Associated Domain:

o   Identify

o   Protect

o   Detect

o   Respond

o   Recover

2.    Overview of Singapore laws and regulations

o   Cyber security incident management requirements

o   MAS 644 notice and TRM guideline in a cyber security incident response and management process


Associated Domain - Identify

Associated Domain - Protect

  • Preliminary Scanning
  • Additional Scanning Options
  • Sensitive Information identification
  • Vulnerability Scanner Set-up and Configuration
  • Vulnerability Scanner Set-up and Configuration
  • System Hardening
  • Firewall Setup and Configuration
  • Microsoft Baseline security Analyzer
  • IDS Setup
  • Personality Security Products
  • Linux User and Groups

Associated Domain - Detect

Associated Domain - Respond

  • Using Snort Wireshark to Analyze Traffic
  • Detect the Introduction and Execution of Malicious Activity
  • Analyse and Classify Malware
  • Windows Event Log Manipulation via Windows Event Viewer
  • Host Data Integrity Baselining
  • Performing Network Packet Analysis
  • Incident Detection and Identification
  • Remove Trojan
  • Block Incoming Traffic on Known Port
  • Implement Single System Changes in Firewall
  • Conduct Supplement Monitoring
  • Create Custom Snort Rules

 Associated Domain - Recover

 Case Studies -Financial Services Focused

  • Comprehensive Lab Response
  • Patches and Updates
  • Data Backup and Recovery
  • Recovering Data and Data Integrity Checks
  • Post Incident Service Restoration

Tabletop exercise is designed to enhance your understanding of the concepts and methodologies taught in the course.

Who Should Attend

This programme is intended for professionals established in the cyber security field – with minimum of one to five years of experience. Individuals wishing to register for this programme should already demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

  • Network Scanning
  • Specialised Port Scans
  • Network Topologies
  • Network Log Analysis
  • Centralized Monitoring
  • Hotfix Distribution
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Traffic Monitoring
  • Compromise Indicators
  • False Positive Identification
  • Packet Analysis
  • User Account Controls

Financial professionals or individuals embarking on cyber security career will benefit from the learning of the laws and regulations and the compliance requirements applicable for Financial Service Industry in this specially crafted CSX Practitioner course.


  • Possess at least a basic diploma or equivalent qualification
  • Possess a good command of the English language
  • Possess good problem-solving skills and communication skills
  • Working experience as System, Database or Network administrator, Infrastructure or Data Centre Engineer or Security Analyst or equivalent

Other Information

You may wish to register for Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate exam offered by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) separately. This certificate is aligned with the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), which is compatible with global cybersecurity issues, activities and job roles. The certificate is also aligned with the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). For more information on the certification exam, visit

CPE Hours
ISACA members will be eligible for 14 CPE hours by attending this course.

For general terms and conditions on our courses, click here. SMU reserves the right to amend any information without prior notice.




12 - 16 Jun 2017


5 Days


9am - 5pm


Singapore Management University

Course Fee

S$4,000 (before GST)



This course is supported by funding from Workforce Sngapore (WSG)

All self and company sponsored individuals who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents will only be required to pay SGD2,750 for the course subject to all funding eligibility criteria being met.

WSG funding is available only for this run.

SkillsFuture Credit is applicable for this course.


Have a question?

Phone: +65 6828 9577


Last updated on 05 Jun 2017 .