• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Any application development requires an understanding of security. Explore defensive programming and security in Android, including errors and exceptions, and malware and threat detection.

Learning Objectives

Developing Android Applications: Defensive Programming and Security

  • describe the basics of errors and exceptions in Java development
  • discuss exception classes and how they can be dealt with in Java development
  • specify the purpose of unit testing and its benefits in defensive programming
  • describe the JUnit testing API and how it's used in application debugging
  • discuss UI testing, its characteristics, and how it's used in defensive programming
  • describe how to identify common mobile security issues
  • discuss how to identify Android malware
  • specify how to reveal threats in Android development using reverse engineering
  • discuss CVEs and how they identify various issues and limitations in mobile browser security
  • explain techniques and tools associated with defensive programming and security in Android development

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.