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
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Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
Can I take the course for free?
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
There are four courses, each of which can take up to
What background knowledge is necessary?
You must know how to code (in some language) and since this is a graduate course, it is helpful if you have some workplace experience in software development.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
If you are entering with the minimum knowledge needed, then following the courses in order is important. If you are an experienced software develop
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
You will be able to design software that has a better chance of being secure. Recognize that in this business, your success depends on how you perform against a changing