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English

Subtitles: English
Specialization
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 5 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks 2-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Who needs abstractions?

Contrasted to design as a step in the software development process, a look at design as an abstract representation of the project....
Reading
2 videos (Total 16 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
The Birds Eye View8m
Reading2 readings
Additional Resource30m
Additional Resource30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Who needs abstractions?20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Focus on the Users

Design considerations to make when users are involved....
Reading
2 videos (Total 17 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
User Experience8m
Reading2 readings
Additional Resource30m
Additional Resource30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Focus on the Users20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

What if there are no users?

Design considerations to make when users are not involved...
Reading
2 videos (Total 16 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Database Design6m
Reading2 readings
Additional Resource30m
Additional Resource30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
What if there are no users?20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Advanced database design

When to create a database in third-normal form, and when not to....
Reading
2 videos (Total 18 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Database Design III and Overall Database Security9m
Reading2 readings
Additional Resource30m
Additional Reading30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Advanced database design20m
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Top Reviews

By JBMar 17th 2018

Great experience!! Would love to share with my friends. Thank You So Much.

By JWMay 4th 2018

Fantastic accessible course for those interested in software design

Instructor

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Albert Glock

Instructor
Computer Science

About University of Colorado System

The University of Colorado is a recognized leader in higher education on the national and global stage. We collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our students and communities. We promote innovation, encourage discovery and support the extension of knowledge in ways unique to the state of Colorado and beyond....

About the Secure Software Design Specialization

This specialization is for those with limited workplace experience in software development to obtain the background, perspective and skills to recognize important security aspects of software they are expected to design. Mindsets and attitudes of successful designers--and hackers--are presented as well as project successes and failures...
Secure Software Design

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  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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