About this Specialization

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This Specialization is intended for software developers of any level who are not yet fluent with secure coding and programming techniques.Through four courses, you will cover the principles of secure coding, concepts of threat modeling and cryptography and exploit vulnerabilities in both C/C++ and Java languages, which will prepare you to think like a hacker and protect your organizations information. The courses provide ample practice activities including exploiting WebGoat, an OWASP project designed to teach penetration testing.
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English
Shareable Certificate
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100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Principles of Secure Coding

4.3
stars
131 ratings
34 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Identifying Security Vulnerabilities

4.6
stars
73 ratings
21 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Identifying Security Vulnerabilities in C/C++Programming

4.7
stars
38 ratings
12 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Exploiting and Securing Vulnerabilities in Java Applications

4.6
stars
22 ratings
6 reviews

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  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more. Online Degrees and Mastertrack™ Certificates on Coursera provide the opportunity to earn university credit.

  • It is intended to be able to complete in 4-5 months, but you may want to give yourself more time to work through the many activities outlined in the various courses.

    • Familiar with the Software Development Lifecycle.
    • Fluent in one or more coding languages (including web front-end development languages.)
    • For Java course, Fluent in Java.
    • For C/C++ course, Fluent in C/C++.
  • We recommend you begin with Principles of Secure Coding and then move to Identifying Security Vulnerabilities. The other two courses can be taken in either order.

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