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Approx. 5 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks, 1-2 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Design, is a Thoughtful Process

Design requires that you be much more than minimally knowledgeable about your project and how to accomplish it.

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2 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Thinking13m
2 readings
Additional Resource30m
Additional Resource30m
1 practice exercise
Introduction to Secure Software Design20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

How Design fits into the flow of software development

How Design translates requirements into specifications which coders can understand and use.

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2 videos (Total 21 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
What happens in Design6m
2 readings
Additional Resource30m
Additional Resource20m
1 practice exercise
How Design fits20m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Design in the Context of Different SDLC's

There are different ways to develop software, but design plays a similar set of roles regardless of why way is used.

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2 videos (Total 30 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Interfacing with Requirements and Implementation12m
2 readings
Additional Resource30m
Additional Resource45m
1 practice exercise
Design in the Context of Different SDLC's20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

How High-Level Design (or Architecture) handles Security Problems

The difference between high-level and detailed design and how high-level design is good at handling security issues.

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2 videos (Total 17 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
Permitted Activities that Can Cause Problems10m
1 reading
Additional Resource30m
1 practice exercise
How High-Level Design (or Architecture) handles Security Problems20m
Week
5
2 hours to complete

Final Exam

A comprehensive course assessment comprising of 5 quizzes. Each assessment contains a randomized set of questions from different modules of the course.

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5 quizzes
5 practice exercises
Assessment 120m
Assessment 220m
Assessment 320m
Assessment 420m
Assessment 520m
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Top reviews from Software Design as an Element of the Software Development Lifecycle

By JWMay 4th 2018

Great course. The concepts are put across with clarity and insight.

By MADec 23rd 2017

The instructor knows what he is saying. Very informative course.

Instructor

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Albert Glock

Instructor
Computer Science

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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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  • 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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