Cyber Secure Coder (Exam CSC-210) (Intermediate)

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Cyber Secure Coder (Exam CSC-210) (Intermediate)

The stakes for software security are very high, and yet many development teams deal with software
security only after the code has been developed and the software is being prepared for delivery. As with
any aspect of software quality, to ensure successful implementation, security and privacy issues should
be managed throughout the entire software development lifecycle.

This course presents an approach for dealing with security and privacy throughout the entire software
development lifecycle. You will learn about vulnerabilities that undermine security, and how to identify
and remediate them in your own projects. You will learn general strategies for dealing with security
defects and misconfiguration, how to design software to deal with the human element in security, and
how to incorporate security into all phases of development.

Benefits of the Course

In this course, you will employ best practices in software development to develop secure software.
You will:
• Identify the need for security in your software projects.
• Eliminate vulnerabilities within software.
• Use a Security by Design approach to design a secure architecture for your software.
• Implement common protections to protect users and data.
• Apply various testing methods to find and correct security defects in your software.
• Maintain deployed software to ensure ongoing security..
This course includes hands on activities for each topic area. The goal of these activities is to
demonstrate concepts utilizing two universal languages Python and Java Script. Developers who use
alternate languages will be able apply the principles from the activities to any coding languages.
Hands on exercises are designed to keep the typing of code to a bare minimum. CertNexus provides
students with all of the code they need to complete activities. The activities do not require a “deep
dive” into code to understand the principles being covered.


This course presents secure programming concepts that apply to many different types of software
development projects. Although this course uses Python®, HTML, and JavaScript® to demonstrate
various programming concepts, you do not need to have experience in these languages to benefit from
this course. However, you should have some programming experience, whether it be developing
desktop, mobile, web, or cloud applications. Logical Operations provides a variety of courses covering
software development that you might use to prepare for this course, such as:
• Python® Programming: Introduction
• Python® Programming: Advanced
• HTML5: Content Authoring with New and Advanced Features
• SQL Querying: Fundamentals (Second Edition)

Course-specific Technical Requirements

For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer
will need the following minimum hardware configurations:
• 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
• 2 gigabytes (GB) RAM (32-bit or 64-bit)
• 20 GB available hard disk space (32-bit or 64-bit)
• Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
• 1,024 x 768 resolution monitor recommended
• Projection system to display the instructor’s computer screen
• Local area network and Internet connection
• Windows® 10/8.1/8/7/Vista (64-bit). This course was successfully keyed on Windows 10. Some
activity steps may not key exactly as written if students key on a different version of Windows.
• Python version 3.8.1 (python-3.8.1.amd64.msi, provided with the course data files).
• PyCharm Community Edition version 2019.3.3 (pycharm-community-2019.3.3.exe, provided
with the course data files). Python is distributed under the Python Software Foundation License
(PSFL). PyCharm Community Edition is distributed under the Apache® License 2.0.
• If necessary, software for viewing the course slides. (Instructor machine only.)

Target Students

This course is designed for software developers, testers, and architects who design and develop
software in various programming languages and platforms, including desktop, web, cloud, and mobile,
and who want to improve their ability to deliver software that is of high quality, particularly regarding
security and privacy.
This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CertNexus Cyber Secure Coder (CSC) Exam
CSC-210 certification.

Topics for this course

22 Lessons24h

Lesson 1: Identifying the Need for Security in Your Software Projects

Topic A: Identify Security Requirements and Expectations00:00:00
Topic B: Identify Factors That Undermine Software Security00:00:00
Topic C: Find Vulnerabilities in Your Software00:00:00
Topic D: Gather Intelligence on Vulnerabilities and Exploits00:00:00

Lesson 2: Handling Vulnerabilities

Lesson 3: Designing for Security

Lesson 4: Developing Secure Code

Lesson 5: Implementing Common Protections

Lesson 6: Testing Software Security

Lesson 7: Maintaining Security in Deployed Software


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