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Old 17-09-2011, 05:55 PM   #61
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3.7 gpa got chance to in IS course bo ? ;x
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Old 18-09-2011, 12:08 PM   #62
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3.7 gpa got chance to in IS course bo ? ;x
got. my gpa only 3.62 and i got in
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Old 18-09-2011, 02:56 PM   #63
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i am addicted to programming

but IS programming in NUS is not fierce other than the few core mods

duno SMU but i heard ppl say SMU ppl cant code
lol adddicted to programming? try UVa online judge, provides u the challenge that you need in programming.

btw just curioius whats ur CAP in NUS now?
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Old 20-09-2011, 03:32 PM   #64
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lol adddicted to programming? try UVa online judge, provides u the challenge that you need in programming.

btw just curioius whats ur CAP in NUS now?
very low too lao kui to say

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Old 20-09-2011, 04:34 PM   #65
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got. my gpa only 3.62 and i got in
when was that?
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:03 AM   #66
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btw NUS HYP is nothing similar to Poly FYP lah
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Old 14-02-2012, 11:22 AM   #67
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btw NUS HYP is nothing similar to Poly FYP lah
Yah, the 8mcs project module is actually more equivalent to Poly FYP than HYP
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Old 19-02-2012, 01:46 AM   #68
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any laojiao in IS security track can confirm whether :


IS3230 Principles of Information Security 3-0-0-3-4
CS3235 Introduction to Computer Security 2-1-0-3-3
IS3242 Software Quality Management 3-0-0-3-4
IS4231 Information Security Management 3-0-0-3-4
IS4232 Topics in Information Security Management 3-0-0-3-4
IS4233 Legal Aspects of Information Technology 3-0-0-3-4
IS4234 Control and Audit of Information Systems 3-0-0-3-4

Is talk, write but no action? 3 hour lecture and that's it. 3 hour assignment (i really believe it's all about writing formal papers, and through writing these papers we learn the topics ourselves). What I want to point out here is that there isn't any practical at all. Is it possible for me to graduate with a security specialization without actually doing a stupid security 'practical' attack before?

When we were in poly we were taught how to set up SSL websites, buffer overflow attacks etc. and its not even a security diploma but just a specialization. I can barely remember them now. So next time, when my boss ask me to setup defense parameters to secure a system, I write a formal paper for him to see see laugh laugh?

I think if I get any poly kia with gpa >3.5 he/she also has more technical skills than what I have now.

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Old 19-02-2012, 02:11 AM   #69
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IS3230 is not a technical module, it talks about the theory of information security, it is more like introduction to IT audit, the stuff you do like risk assessment, threat identification etc..

If you want to do security in practical work, you will have to do the CS2107 and CS3235 and the lv4k security mod.. IS infosec is more on management..
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Old 19-02-2012, 02:21 AM   #70
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im taking CS2107 this sem, no practical work at all.. is all talk no action also

i heard that CS3235 is heavy on mathematical algorithms? i.e. if u suck at math you shouldn't take it? -- i found the link to some of the resources! https://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~cs3235/2005-semesterI/

i feel that in order to manage, one should be able to understand how it works in the first place ma. take for example a project manager dont know the restrictions or limitations of a particular function or API because he is not good at coding. theory alone only forms part of the equation.

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Old 19-02-2012, 02:28 AM   #71
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I dont know, I am not in InfoSys Track.. and I am not taking any of the CS sec mods, I am taking IS sec mods as technical elective only..

and yes, ur maths shld be good as you are going to deal with crytography algorithms..
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1. CS3235, if u see past the maths stuff, is the basics of how ur various technical security mechanism works. You don't have basic understanding (ok lah, no need to be pro in proving equation but at least understand how it work), I say tough luck.

2. U want action, advice to go and learn outside on ur own.... You should know nus module is wat pattern by now...

3. IS4234 has a external consultation component (which means u have to go out and do consultation works for the industry)

4. And some of the modules in the track is not exactly security modules, but more like complementary modules relevant to security professionals (Like Legal Aspects of Information Technology, which is rly a intro to legal principles for SOC student)

5. This infosec track is more structured towards educating further CSO (chief security officer) or any senior management who have to deal with the security saiking, not field/executive-level security personnel

6. Having portfolio or external cert helps more to secure a entry level (I mean fresh grad level when I say entry level) than having a transcript that mentioned ur specialization

7. Don't restrict urself to the modules of this specialization. U should considered taking other relevant modules (but must have a idea of ur career path) not in this specialization as well
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Yah, the 8mcs project module is actually more equivalent to Poly FYP than HYP
can't really compare the 8mc project modules to poly FYP also

different goals & objective
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1. CS3235, if u see past the maths stuff, is the basics of how ur various technical security mechanism works. You don't have basic understanding (ok lah, no need to be pro in proving equation but at least understand how it work), I say tough luck.

2. U want action, advice to go and learn outside on ur own.... You should know nus module is wat pattern by now...

3. IS4234 has a external consultation component (which means u have to go out and do consultation works for the industry)

4. And some of the modules in the track is not exactly security modules, but more like complementary modules relevant to security professionals (Like Legal Aspects of Information Technology, which is rly a intro to legal principles for SOC student)

5. This infosec track is more structured towards educating further CSO (chief security officer) or any senior management who have to deal with the security saiking, not field/executive-level security personnel

6. Having portfolio or external cert helps more to secure a entry level (I mean fresh grad level when I say entry level) than having a transcript that mentioned ur specialization

7. Don't restrict urself to the modules of this specialization. U should considered taking other relevant modules (but must have a idea of ur career path) not in this specialization as well
100% true for pt 5.

Those MIS modules, infosec modules, those specialisation modules are not catering to prepare you for an entry level position. Take it with a pinch of salt and treat it more like opening your eye to how your career will be like 5-10 years down
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Old 22-02-2012, 12:17 PM   #75
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hi I have a diploma in infocomm.. which course should I go for Comp Science or IS?
Which one is more relevant to my dip?

Advise greatly appreciated! Thanks
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