CyberSkills Secure Software Development

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Certificate in Secure Software Development caters specifically to Software Professionals seeking to enhance their expertise in designing, developing, and assessing software systems with a focus on security. Developed by seasoned software engineers, this specialised pathway is meticulously crafted to equip professionals with a comprehensive skill set essential for the secure development of software, covering the entire spectrum from requirements to quality assurance.

Key Features:

  • No Final Exam: The course is structured with a focus on continuous assessment, eliminating the need for a final exam.
  • Course Level: Designed as a Level 9 qualification, indicating a high level of proficiency and specialisation.
  • Qualification: Attain a Special Purpose Award upon completion, showcasing your expertise in secure software development.
  • Online and Part-Time: Offered in a flexible online and part-time format, allowing professionals to balance learning with their work commitments. You can choose to do all 4 modules to complete the pathway or do individual modules/Microcredentials.

Duration: 9 Months

Costs: Full rate €2,800 Skillnet subsidised rate €1,960

Award Type: Special Purpose Award (SPA); Micro Credentials each individual module Full Rate €700 - Skillnet subsidised rate €490

Award Type: All modules = NFQ Level 9

Pathway Schedule:


Practical Cryptography: Jan-24 : 3 months

Security Assurance: Jan-24 : 3 months

Secure Software Development: Sep-24 : 3 months

Cybersecurity Standards and Risk: Sep-24 : 3 months

See the pdf below for more details

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