Secure Software Design Specialization
Design and maintain secure software.. Acquire the attitudes and skills needed to produce designs of secure software.
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Students will create a Unified Modeling Language (UML) Class diagram and a UML Sequence diagram using IBM’s Rhapsody modeling tool for a set of classes and actions described in the lectures. Downloading and activating Rhapsody is also covered. Students will also download and install NetBeans for Java and JUnit, a unit testing tool. Students will configure NetBeans to use JUnit and test code written for the classes and methods described in the UML project. Finally, students will explore case studies of a successful (Bitcoin) and unsuccessful (Therac-25) designs.
No prior experience required.
No prior experience required.
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Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
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How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
There are four courses, each of which can take up to
What background knowledge is necessary?
You must know how to code (in some language) and since this is a graduate course, it is helpful if you have some workplace experience in software development.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
If you are entering with the minimum knowledge needed, then following the courses in order is important. If you are an experienced software develop
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
Not at the beginner's level
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
You will be able to design software that has a better chance of being secure. Recognize that in this business, your success depends on how you perform against a changing
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