ICT Assessment Certification for Software Developer

Programme Code A804
ICT Governance
Learning Partner(s)
1.5 Hours
Format In-person
Agile Outsourcing Contracting Application Security Testing Performance Testing Functional Testing Infrastructure as Code
Job Roles
ICT&SS Professional Software Engineer


Stay ahead of the curve and get your certification today! Be recognized as a Software Developer certified under GovTech’s ICT vendor assessment programme – established to validate the competency of vendors and their staff who wish to participate in relevant government ICT tenders.

This assessment for Software Developers is carried out by NUS-ISS and supported by GovTech Digital Academy. SSG funding is available for Singaporeans/PRs.

As part of GovTech’s assessment programme, this assessment is applicable to vendors who are keen to participate in relevant government ICT tenders. Interested vendors are advised to have their staff assessed, with individual staffs’ certifications considered during tender evaluation where applicable to relevant tenders.

Key Takeaways

Government Agencies would be including technical assessments in quality evaluations increasingly. This aims to uplift the digital capabilities of Singapore’s ICT industry, which supports Government projects, and to provide a more objective validation of the competency of teams bidding for Government projects. The technical assessments would be an added criterion for quality evaluation, in addition to relevant certifications and track record, which Agencies may include in their quality evaluation.

Certificates awarded to individuals who pass this assessment are valid for 3 years and can be used for multiple tender submissions during the validity period.

Who Should Attend

  • Please refer to the job roles section.
  • Most suitable for Software Developers, Software Engineers, and Programmers intending to work on government ICT projects.


  • Candidates should ideally have a minimum of 2 years of software development experience with knowledge and skills in the Categories stated above.
  • Please note that individuals who have failed the assessment will have to observe a 2-month period before re-attempting the assessment. This period will be subject to review and may be updated in future.

Below are typical categories of questions that will be covered:


Topic Examples


Software development skills


Coding habits and refactoring techniques

API & Cloud

Basic skills in designing and developing REST APIs


Basic knowledge of containerisation, cloud technologies and architecture

Software Testing

Writing of software tests ranging from unit tests to end-to-end application tests


Using of debugging tools and techniques to resolve application errors


Common software design patterns and abstractions


Best Practices, Process and Principles for agile software development


Deployment of software automation and scheduling


Deployment of software in the cloud using build/packaging tools


Identifyingsoftware security features required to address potential security risks and vulnerabilities



Full Fee

Full programme fee


With effect from 1 Jan 2023 till 31 Dec 2023

Funding is available for this course. Please visit the training provider’s website to find out about the updated course fee funding breakdown, eligibility, terms and conditions.

Upcoming Classes

Class 1
21 Jun 2023 to 21 Jun 2023 (Full Time)
Duration: 1.5 hours
When: Jun - 21
Time : 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Class 2
28 Jul 2023 to 28 Jul 2023 (Full Time)
Duration: 1.5 hours
When: Jul - 28
Time : 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Class 3
17 Aug 2023 to 17 Aug 2023 (Full Time)
Duration: 1.5 hours
When: Aug - 17
Time : 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Class 4
08 Sep 2023 to 08 Sep 2023 (Full Time)
Duration: 1.5 hours
When: Sep - 08
Time : 2:30pm - 4:00pm