CSC is the Comprehensive Certification for Validating Secure Coding Practices - for all developers, in all programming languages, on all platforms.
The stakes for software security are extremely high with over 100 billion lines of software code being produced each year and 70% of code in apps composed of open-source software and third-party libraries, and yet many development teams are forced to address software security when a vulnerability has been exposed. As with any aspect of software quality, to ensure successful implementation, security and privacy issues should be managed throughout the entire software development lifecycle.
Cyber Secure Coder, leveraging many of the OWASP Top Ten best practices, is designed to validate the knowledge and skills required to design and develop protected applications. This includes better understanding vulnerabilities that undermine security, general strategy for dealing with security defects and misconfiguration, and how to incorporate security into all phases of development.
|Launch Date||March 2020|
|Sunset Date||TBD (Typically 3 years from Launch Date)|
|Target Candidate||Software developers, testers, and architects who develop in multiple programming languages for any type of platform who desire or are required to develop highly protected applications for business and organizational use.|
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|Exam Description||The Cyber Secure Coder exam will certify that the successful candidate has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to design and develop a variety of applications for various platforms, analyze security concerns outside of specific languages and platforms, use a number of testing and analysis tools, and mitigate against common threats to data and systems.|
|Number of Questions||80 questions|
|Item Formats||Multiple Choice/Multiple Response|
|Exam Duration||120 minutes (including 5 minutes for Candidate Agreement and 5 minutes for Pearson VUE tutorial)|
|Exam Options||In person at Pearson VUE test centers or online via Pearson OnVUE online proctoring|
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- Christine Bresnahan, Adjunct Professor / Ivy Tech Community College and Freelance Author
- Andrea Cogliati, Software and Systems Engineer / LighTopTech Corp. and Freelance Consultant and Trainer
- Armando Pantoja, Principal Developer / AAA and Blockchain Architect / HireMatch.io
- Rick Matter, Senior Software Engineer / M&T Bank