ITE Singapore’s Faculty Clears the World’s Most Advance Penetration Testing Course – the C|PENT

Singapore, January 20, 2023: Yeoh Chai Yeow, a Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI) and Faculty at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) Singapore, becomes the first in ITE to clear the most challenging pen testing course – the Certified Penetration Testing Professional (C|PENT) from EC-Council. ITE Singapore is an accredited training centre in Singapore for EC-Council, the world’s leading cybersecurity training and certification provider.

Chai Yeow, is a Senior Lecturer with the Higher Nitec in Cyber & Network Security course at the School of Electronics & Info-Comm Technology in ITE College West and is now among the handful of C|PENTs in Singapore.

The C|PENT is one of the most challenging exams to crack and has been labelled by the most accomplished professionals as extremely difficult. Sharing his experience with the C|PENT, Chai Yeow says, “It was challenging as I do not have much experience in binary exploitation, IoT, and OT. Due to the wide range of scopes, it took me months to understand the material and try out the respective labs. The practice range has helped me to understand and familiarize myself more with the exam range.”

Furthermore, Chai Yeow also shares a few key takeaways from the C|PENT, “Think out of the box and try harder. At times, a machine’s vulnerabilities and attack surfaces are due to minor mistakes or misconfigurations.”

Chai Yeow is open to teaching the programme at ITE. With C|PENT training at ITE, students can understand proper penetration methodology via a realistic network set-up.

There is a massive shortage of skilled cybersecurity workforce to tackle the escalating cybercrimes globally. The C|PENT is a multi-disciplined, comprehensive course with the latest curriculum curated by experts to produce the best-of-class penetration testers that the world needs today.

In collaboration with ITE Singapore, EC-Council is ready to create a pool of certified pen-testing professionals who can effectively carry out vulnerability assessment and penetration testing activities.

About EC-Council:

EC-Council’s mission is to help organizations, educators, governments, and individuals address global workforce problems by developing and curating world-class cybersecurity education programs and certifications while providing cybersecurity services to some of the largest businesses around the world. EC-Council is trusted by seven of the Fortune 10, 47 of the Fortune 100, the Department of Defense, global intelligence communities, NATO, and more than 2,000 of the best universities, colleges, and training companies. EC-Council programs have made their way to more than 140 countries and have set the bar in cybersecurity education. To learn more, visit

About ITE Singapore

The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) was established as a post-secondary institution in 1992, under the Ministry of Education. ITE is a principal provider of career and technical education and a key developer of national skills certification and standards skilling Singapore for the future economy. It offers three key programmes – (1) Pre-Employment Training for youths after secondary education (2) Continuing Education and Training for adult learners and (3) Workplace Learning and Work-Study Programmes with employers. Under its ‘One ITE System, Three Colleges’ Governance Model, ITE has three Colleges – ITE College Central, ITE College East and ITE College West. For more information, please visit our website at

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