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Beginner Level
Approx. 17 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Goal Creation

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 35 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Generating Goals6m
Goal Overview6m
High Level Goal Types6m
Low Level Goal Types8m
3 readings
Introduction to Goal Development and Language Conflict Analysis30m
Fuzzy goals for requirements-driven adaptation2h
Goal Development | Language Conflict Analysis |Goal Types - Slides10m
3 practice exercises
Module 1.1 Practice Quiz8m
Module 1.2 Practice Quiz6m
Module 1 Graded Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Use, Misuse, and Abuse Cases

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 21 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
The Use Case and Use Case Description7m
Misuse Cases for Security3m
Benefits of Misuse Cases5m
4 readings
Use Case | Description | ATM System - Slides8m
Eliciting security requirements with misuse cases2h
Misuse and abuse cases: Getting past the positive1h
Misuse Cases| Security Benefits - Slides8m
2 practice exercises
Module 2.1 Practice Quiz6m
Module 2.2 Practice Quiz6m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Group Sessions for Elicitation, Analysis, and Negotiation

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 17 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Group Sessions: Tips and Tricks4m
Structured and Unstructured Sessions3m
Group Session Benefits6m
4 readings
Group Sessions - Slides20m
JAD: Joint application design45m
QFD: Quality Function Deployment1h 30m
Structured & Unstructured Sessions | Group Session Benefits - Slides10m
3 practice exercises
Module 3.1 Practice Quiz6m
Module 3.2 Practice Quiz6m
Module 3 Graded Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Finding Conflicts and Risks

5 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 14 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Dealing with Conflict4m
Goal Development and Language Conflict Summary1m
3 readings
Software Requirements Negotiation and Renegotiation Aids: A Theory-W Based Spiral Approach2h
Applying WinWin to quality requirements: a case study1h 30m
Inconsistency | Conflict | Boundary Condition - Slides10m
2 practice exercises
Module 4 Practice Quiz6m
Module 4 Graded Quiz30m

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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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