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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 14 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Artifact Driven Elicitation

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 23 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Artifact gathering - Questionnaires7m
Repertory grids4m
Card sorts/conceptual laddering4m
4 readings
Artifact-driven Elicitation - Slides20m
Artifact Gathering - Slides20m
Repertory Grids - Slide20m
Card Sorts / Conceptual Laddering - Slide20m
4 practice exercises
Artifact Driven Elicitation Challenge Questions4m
Artifact Gathering Practice Questions4m
Practice Questions Repertory Grids6m
Artifact Driven Elicitation30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Storyboarding and Scenarios

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 31 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Scenarios7m
Scenario Advantages and Disadvantages7m
Mockups and Prototypes7m
4 readings
Storyboarding5m
Scenarios / Scenarios Advantages & Disadvantages - Slides8m
Requirements Elicitation: Towards the Unknown Unknowns1h
Mockups and Prototypes - Slides10m
3 practice exercises
Challenge/Practice Questions Storyboarding/Scenarios6m
Challenge questions Mockups/Prototypes4m
Storyboarding and Putting a Project Together30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Reusing Existing Knowledge

4 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 13 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
2 videos
Meta-Model Usage and Reuse Pros and Cons7m
3 readings
Knowledge Reuse - Slides30m
Meta-Model Usage and Reuse Pros and Cons - Slides30m
Inferring declarative requirements specifications from operational scenarios2h
3 practice exercises
Practice Questions for Knowledge ReUse4m
Challenge Questions Meta-model Useage6m
Reusing Existing Knowledge30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Interviewing- Learning from the Sources

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 31 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
SAMOSAs- Leading to Meeting Effectiveness4m
Interview Pros and Cons3m
Guidelines for Effective Interviews6m
Observation and Ethnographic Studies6m
Combining Techniques4m
5 readings
Stakeholder Elicitation: Starting Interviewing Techniques - Slides20m
SAMOSAs - Leading to Meeting Effectiveness - Slides20m
Guidelines for Effective Interviews - Slide20m
Observation and Ethnographic Studies - Slides20m
Combining Techniques and Conclusions - Slides20m
4 practice exercises
Stakeholder Elicitation-Interviewing Techniques Challenge Questions6m
Practice Questions: SAMOSAs, Interview techniques8m
Practice Questions Combining Techniques/Ethnographic studies10m
Interviewing- Learning from the Sources30m

About the Requirements Engineering: Secure Software Specifications Specialization

This specialization is intended for software engineers, development and product managers, testers, QA analysts, product analysts, tech writers, and security engineers. Even if you have experience in the requirements realm, this course will expand your knowledge to include new viewpoints, development styles, techniques and tools. For anyone seeking a graduate degree, certificate, or professional degree in computer science, these courses will additionally give you a broad understanding of how requirements engineering is performed and help you get a first foot forward into your upcoming careers. The Software Requirements specialization focuses on traditional software requirements elicitation and writing techniques, while also looking at requirements from a security standpoint. In traditional methods, non-functional requirements, such as security, are often ignored overall. In this specialization, students will be introduced to ways of eliciting requirements from stakeholders, how to analyze these requirements, conduct risk mitigation and analysis, prioritize requirements, document, and bring security concerns into the software lifecycle early on....
Requirements Engineering: Secure Software  Specifications

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