Nexusguard Certified Pentester (NCP) Course

Course Provider

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)


Continuing Education and Training Certificate


The Nexusguard Certified Pentester course is not your traditional ethical hacking training program. Lessons range from in country laws and regulations showcasing the importance of VAPT (vulnerability assessment penetration testing) towards driving compliance. Build your own infosec team and strategically position VAPT as part of your Red Team initiatives. Review your gaps by assessing your own security controls to actual hands on by penetrating into systems using our virtual labs. Determine your organization’s future state by participating in workshops about threat modeling and maturity models. Test all those learnings in cyber drills simulating crisis situations.

The course is designed by Nexusguard practitioners who have years of experience in understanding the loopholes of organizations and exposing the gaps that need to be remediated to avoid a compromise.

This Pentester course is conducted in Blended Learning mode. The first 2 weeks of training is done in asynchronous mode where participants will self-learn using materials and pre-recorded videos hosted in NTU Learning Management System (NTULearn). Besides doing hands-on exercises using web application tools, they are required to submit a report at the end of the course. During the self-learning stage, participants can engage trainer directly in group or individual to enhance their learning experience. The final stage of training consisted of 5 days online 'live' lecture and culminating in the Capture The Flag (CTF) challenge.

Participants will be awarded Nexusguard Certified Pentester (NCP) certification when they pass each mandatory online test. NCP is recognised internationally by well-known accreditation bodies.

Course Availability

  • Date(s): 02 to 26 Nov 2021

    Time: 9am to 5pm

    Venue: Virtual (Online)

    Registration is closed.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to put to use their newly found skills and knowledge in the field of VAPT.

Below is the course syllabus which breaks down the topics to be conducted during the duration of the training program. The delivery method is done on both face-to-face and online methods.

Course Introduction

1. Introduction about Nexusguard Certified Pentester (NCP)
2. Finding your way around the Nexusguard LMS platform

Module 1 – Penetration Testing Concepts (Face to Face and Online LMS)
Module 2 – Penetration Testing Preparation (Face to Face and Online LMS)
Module 3 – Penetration Testing Procedures (Face to Face and Online LMS)
Module 4 – Web Application Penetration Testing (Face to Face and Virtual Machines)
Module 5 – Network Penetration Testing (Face to Face and Virtual Machines)
Module 6 – Vulnerability Management and Handling (Face to Face and Online LMS)
Module 7 – Threat Modeling (Face to Face and Online LMS)
Module 8 – DDoS Vulnerability and Penetration Testing (Face to Face and Online LMS)

Project Implementation and Practitioner’s Assessment

The objective of this is to evaluate the learnings of the students and the ability to bring back that knowledge to their organization. The students will be testing their skills on systems which they need to use their acquired VAPT skills and submit a report for the practitioner to evaluate the results and if need be to provide further coaching.

Risk Prevention - Table Top Exercise

This is the last stage of the course where the students will be subjected to scenario based situations and based on their acquired knowledge they are required to answer the injects so they can be evaluated on how they handle crisis situations and bring that experience back to their organizations.

This course is designed for information security professionals who wanted to take a step forward in their cybersecurity career as a penetration testing professional. Suitable positions are:

· Security Analyst / Vulnerability Assessors
· Security Researcher / Web Developer
· Ethical Hacker / Penetration Testers / Red Team Members
· Data Privacy Officers
· Cybersecurity Professionals
· Cyber Security Managers/Chief Information Security Officers
· Information Security Managers

Standard Course Fee: S$10700.00

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes 
Cat-A SSG Funded CoursesS$3210.00
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)S$1210.00
Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)S$1210.00


  • All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.
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Mr Ruben Mondejar

Mr Ruben Mondejar

Ruben Mondejar is a seasoned cyber security specialist with a cumulative experience of 16 Years in the Information Security industry, majority of which he has spent focusing on malware analysis, SOC/CSIRT design, threat intelligence and incident response. His experience pans across various industry verticals and across different geographies in Asia Pacific and Japan, Middle East and North America. He has conducted training for various national CERTs and Law Enforcement across APJ and collaborates with researchers in the Center for Security Studies in Zurich on cyber security policy making for AFP Cyber Group. Leads the C.E.R.A. team of Philippine National Police Anti-Cyber Crime Group (PNP ACG) and the Cyber Security Unit of AFPRESCOM on his spare time to improve the cyber security practice in the Philippines. He is a cybersecurity advocate and educator. During his personal time he does public speaking on conferences / seminars, shares knowledge by conducting pro bono workshops. Advisory Council member to Philippine law enforcement and consultant to government, politicians and armed forces whenever the need arises. The highlight of his career is that he commanded 2 command centers in Singapore during the Anonymous attack in 2013 against the Singapore Government. Currently doing an education upgrade in Carnegie Mellon University on Fundamentals of Incident Handling and Creating a Computer Security for Incident Response Team. Targeting to do his Masters in Philippines National Defense College MNSA program to be a future policy maker for National Security.