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About the Course

In Software Requirements Elicitation for Secure Software Development, we're going to discuss the overall software requirements process as it applies in waterfall, spiral, and agile models. You'll learn about each of these processes and your goals as a software requirements analyst. This is not an easy task! Who do you talk to, when, and what kind of knowledge are you trying to obtain, in any software life cycle? How do you handle obstacles as you go? These are the questions we will focus on answering in this specialization....

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Nov 17, 2022

I love your format: short lectures but rich with visual presentations in the form of slides that are EASILY ACCESSIBLE at the end of the module for subsequent study review.


Apr 7, 2020

Wonderful Experience, covering all the basic stuff in the course and helps me in my research work by discussing two different research article on requirement elicitation.

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By Yafimchyk A

Jul 14, 2021

I'm fully dissatisfied both with lecturer, particularly her way of presenting the information, and the information presented itself.

Maybe she is a good specialist and knows much, but the lectures are poorly structured, almost all the time the lecturer told the same things with different words and showed inappropriate emotional reactions.

If I hadn't known some things about BA, I would definitely have got lost in all this verbiage and topic to topic jumping.

An experienced BA wouldn't find almost any useful information. What concern's a novice, I'm not sure that these lectures would give the right basis for the start.

I can't understand such high grades for this course.

By Abdulaziz A

Apr 2, 2019

Not as professional as i expected it to be, but it is not bad.

By Eduardo M

May 9, 2018

Very poor

By Yuliia K

Mar 4, 2018

This course is toooooo general.... it can be ok if you are new in the BA field, otherwise- just waste of time

By Emil S

Aug 17, 2020

it felt like the content of all 4 weeks material was about the same thing presented in different words and from different points of view. This course needs a solid "example object" (movie list website or whatever) to demonstrate the main aspects, and more importantly - keep this example throughout the course. Like after talking about certain topic, you switch to this example object and demonstrate how the content of this topic might be applied there

By Nars C

May 21, 2020

The class content is pretty good but the forum doesn't add much value - there is no feedback, no follow-up. It also feels like there is no faculty over seeing this class.

By Muhammad F

Apr 8, 2020

Wonderful Experience, covering all the basic stuff in the course and helps me in my research work by discussing two different research article on requirement elicitation.

By Henrik S

Apr 13, 2020

This course covers lot of common sense business analyst material. But where is the security aspect of all of this? I had expected the course to cover incorporating security requirements into the solicitation process. Did I miss it?

By Michael A

Apr 13, 2022

The presentation was clear and understandable. But the topic was handled ridicuolously superficial and shallow. You may have some insights to the topic, but nothing that is of real help. At least not, if "Be respectful towards your customer" is something you already know.

By Usman A

Oct 9, 2020

This course defines all the basics of elicitation and what problems do we face in the process in a very simple and easy way.

By Andrew Z

Dec 27, 2017

I feel that there is good information in this course, but it is sometimes difficult to distill or the information is presented in a way that is a little wordy. Professor Walcott seems very knowledgable in the subject area. I think it may have helped me to have each week themed or to have it more clearly summarized what principals were discussed during sections of lessons (both from a speaking standpoint and in the slides). This course seemed much shorter than other four week courses I have take. Overall I found it helpful enough and I will continue on to the next course in this set of four.

By Aren T

Jan 4, 2020

Clear and well presented, with some interesting readings. Could benefit from an interactive game/quiz/tool or two, perhaps. Anyway, very good overall.

By Samrat M

Jan 22, 2018

More examples may be added to illustrate on how security of a software is impacted if proper care is not taken during requirements gathering phase.

By Neeti K

Feb 1, 2018

The graded quiz in each section is too easy.

By Oleksandr T

Mar 21, 2018

I needed 2 days for this part

By Antonio L

May 25, 2019

Too easy and high level

By Marie R L

Sep 14, 2023

The instructor read EVERY.SINGLE.LESSON from a script and made big mistakes in every single lesson. She displayed no personality. Every lesson was produced unprofessionally. The course was not thoughtfully created.

The last quiz could be characterized as a “linguistic labyrinth”~ It was an impossible situation for students due to the lack of correct options in multiple-choice questions and the poor English and grammar used throughout. This not only made it difficult for students to understand the questions, but also unfairly penalized them for errors not of their making. It’s crucial for academic assessments to be clear, accurate, and fair to ensure they effectively measure a student’s understanding of the material .

By Nursultan

Jun 30, 2022

The course is poorly structured. The course materials are low quality. The instructor is unprepared.

By Avnish T

Aug 1, 2023

Delivery is not up to the mark nor the material. Not engaging. Not logically ordered.

By Juan S G P

Aug 24, 2020

It's easy to start coding, but difficult to organize ideas. Coding is not the start of software development, and this course teaches it.

By Abhilasha V

Jun 4, 2020

Really enjoyed this course and this helps me in brushing up my concepts

By Deleted A

Dec 24, 2019

None of the PDF links are opening. They loop back to the same page.

By Divvya T

Dec 25, 2018

great course to take !

thank you !!

By N V S B L B

Apr 21, 2020

really really a great experience!

By Deleted A

Aug 16, 2018

Thank you for this useful course