• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

In this course, you'll learn the basic concepts of the secure programming methodology, including identifying potential security risks and the importance of testing your code.

Learning Objectives

Secure Programming Fundamentals

  • start the course
  • describe defensive programming and identify its benefits and disadvantages
  • describe secure programming, its relationship to defensive programming, and its benefits and disadvantages
  • identify sources of risk that can negatively impact your software applications
  • describe best practices for creating secure code

Inspections and Testing

  • describe how to include defensive programming techniques into your software development process
  • describe why testing should be performed and identify the major phases of the software testing process
  • describe what unit testing is and the benefits it provides

Practice: Secure Programming Basics

  • identify the benefits of employing defensive and secure programming and recognize the phases of the software testing process

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Software Development
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management