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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 4 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks, 2-2.5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

General Design Notions

What is in a design and an introduction to hierarchical design representations.

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2 videos (Total 9 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Jackson Structured Design5m
2 readings
Additional Resource30m
Additional Resource30m
1 practice exercise
General Design Notions20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Dynamic and Algebraic Designs

Hierarchical design which shows data flow, and rigorous, formally provable methods of design representation.

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2 videos (Total 11 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Z4m
2 readings
Additional Resource30m
Additional Resource30m
1 practice exercise
Dynamic and Algebraic Designs20m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

UML Tools

An introduction to IBM Rhapsody, a UML modeling tool.

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3 videos (Total 21 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
UML Class diagrams with Rhapsody9m
Building a Sequence Diagram with Rhapsody5m
2 readings
Additional Resource30m
Additional Resource30m
1 practice exercise
UML Tools20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Unit Testing

An introduction to the use of JUnit which performs unit testing for Java software.

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2 videos (Total 14 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Using JUnit8m
2 readings
TestRunner Download30m
Additional Resource30m
1 practice exercise
Unit Testing20m
Week
5
3 hours to complete

Ethics

Unusual situations in a project in which you may find yourself, and what to do about them.

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2 videos (Total 18 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Project Ethics II8m
2 readings
Additional Resource30m
Additional Resource30m
2 practice exercises
Ethics30m
Ethics20m
Week
6
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

Instructor

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Albert Glock

Instructor
Computer Science

About University of Colorado System

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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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