About this Specialization

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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.
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English
Subtitles: English
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Requirements Gathering for Secure Software Development

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327 ratings
58 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Requirements Elicitation: Artifact and Stakeholder Analysis

4.6
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52 ratings
10 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Requirements Specifications: Goals and Conflict Analysis

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stars
40 ratings
6 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Software Requirements Prioritization: Risk Analysis

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66 ratings
12 reviews

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  • Approximately 21 weeks

  • None although a vague knowledge of programming and the software development process is helpful.

  • No. Courses can be taken in any order according to your interests and needs.

  • At this point in time, university credit is not offered.

  • 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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