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Intermediate Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 12 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Practice improving the security and robustness of your programs.

  • Create threat models and apply basic cryptography.

  • Evaluate and remediate fragile C++ library code.

  • Exploit common types of injection problems and fix the root causes.

Skills you will gain

CybersecurityJavasecure programmingC/C++

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.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 12 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

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When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Principles of Secure Coding

4.3
stars
57 ratings
18 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Identifying Security Vulnerabilities

4.5
stars
22 ratings
6 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Identifying Security Vulnerabilities in C/C++Programming

4.9
stars
10 ratings
4 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Exploiting and Securing Vulnerabilities in Java Applications

4.4
stars
11 ratings
4 reviews

About University of California, Davis

UC Davis, one of the nation’s top-ranked research universities, is a global leader in agriculture, veterinary medicine, sustainability, environmental and biological sciences, and technology. With four colleges and six professional schools, UC Davis and its students and alumni are known for their academic excellence, meaningful public service and profound international impact....

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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