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System Security Testing and Maintenance

Familiarise yourself with various testing and verification techniques used to test system security and function.

System Security Testing and Maintenance

  • 2 weeks

  • 5 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    5 hours
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Improve security with software and system testing

In this two-week course, you’ll discover how to test software and how to measure the success of a system from a function and security standpoint.

Evaluate a range of secure development platforms, standards, and methodologies

You’ll familiarise yourself with system and software testing. This includes assessing the end user needs, the functionality and performance of the software, as well as the ease of use, compilability with existing data and hardware, robustness, cost and level of customisation.

These evaluation processes allow you to discover hidden security vulnerabilities to avoid data breaches, attacks, and security failures within your business.

Thoroughly test your system’s security and apply formal verification

Once you have explored different testing strategies, you’ll have the opportunity to apply them to a developed system. This includes using verification tools for system analysis, and comparing your developed system via formal verification to build a complete understanding of your system’s behaviour at any time.

Upon completion of this course you’ll have the skills and confidence to test and maintain your system’s security over time, and adapt your design in order to cope with new threats or vulnerabilities.

What topics will you cover?

  • Software analysis and testing
  • Formal verification

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On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore security vulnerabilities and related mitigation measures
  • Describe the types of system and software testing techniques
  • Explore different testing strategies and methodologies
  • Apply testing to a developed system
  • Compare correctness of a developed system via formal verification
  • Perform testing using verification tools for system analysis

Who is the course for?

This course is suited to people looking to increase their understanding of software development lifecycle and security considerations. It has been designed for security analysts, security architects, software developers, and aspiring security specialists.

If you want to understand this subject further, you may be interested in these courses from the same provider. They share the same overall learning outcomes and can be accessed here:

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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  • Access expires 21 Feb 2023

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