About this Specialization

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Information security is an extremely important topic in our world today. As individuals, we seek to protect our personal information while the corporations we work for have to protect suppliers, customers, and company assets. Creating secure software requires implementing secure practices as early in the software development lifecycle (SDLC) as possible. This Specialization focuses on ensuring security as part of software design and is for anyone with some workplace experience in software development who needs the background, perspective, and skills to recognize important security aspects of software design. You’ll consider secure design for multiple SDLC models, software architecture considerations, and design patterns. You’ll understand how to identify and implement secure design when considering databases, UML, unit testing, and ethics. Mindsets and attitudes of successful designers—and hackers—are presented as well as project successes and failures. Always at the core of front-end design will be user experience and you will have the opportunity to ensure clean and effective user interfaces that also serve to provide the best security. Back-end development topics such as database design are also covered.
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Approx. 7 months to complete
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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. 7 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Software Design as an Element of the Software Development Lifecycle

4.6
stars
176 ratings
42 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Software Design as an Abstraction

4.8
stars
101 ratings
24 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Software Design Methods and Tools

4.7
stars
86 ratings
17 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Software Design Threats and Mitigations

4.8
stars
57 ratings
8 reviews

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University of Colorado System

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