Requirements Engineering: Secure Software Specifications Specialization
From Customers to Secure Software Products. This specialization helps learners to create secure software from beginning to end of development.
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Assessments and peer reviews will allow you to explore challenges within software requirements elicitation, development, writing, and management. Assignments will be based on described "wanted" products. Discussion is also a key component- make use of the forums!
No prior experience required.
No prior experience required.
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Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
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Can I take the course for free?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
Approximately 21 weeks
What background knowledge is necessary?
None although a vague knowledge of programming and the software development process is helpful.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
No. Courses can be taken in any order according to your interests and needs.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
At this point in time, university credit is not offered.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
You will have the background knowledge necessary to work in product management and requirements engineering overall. You will also benefit as a developer, tester, QA analyst, and designer, as all these are closely tied to software requirements and often rely on the product created in this software development lifecycle phase. As this is a graduate level course, it's also a good preparation for graduate studies, especially those that focus in Software Engineering.
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