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Core Developer


The Core Developer learning path includes a variety of security courses that will vary depending on whether you are seeking core, advanced or elite paths. It is designed for those responsible for the design, development, and management of applications across various environments and operating platforms and  provides learners with a solid foundation of application security best practices.

Concepts covered include:

  • Application security and risk drivers
  • Essential security engineering principles:  defensive coding, threat modeling, and gathering security design requirements
  • How to identify and mitigate CWE’s 25 most dangerous software errors


  • AWA 101 Fundamentals of Application Security
  • AWA 102 Secure Software Concepts
  • COD 102-108 Fundamentals of SDLC Security Series (7)
  • COD 141 Fundamentals of Secure Database Development
  • ENG 205 Fundamentals of Threat Modeling


  • DES 202-205 Fundamentals of Cryptography Series (4)
  • DES 222-231 Applying OWASP 2017 Mitigations Series (10)
  • ENG 191-195 Implementing the MS SDL into your SDLC (5)
  • TST 255 Testing for Missing Authentication for Critical Function
  • TST 257 Testing for Use of Hard-Coded Credentials
  • TST 259 Testing for Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type
  • TST 260 Testing for Reliance on Untrusted Inputs in A Security Decision
  • TST 261 Testing for Execution with Unnecessary Privileges
  • TST 264 Testing for Download of Code Without Integrity Check
  • TST 266 Testing for Inclusion of Functionality from Untrusted Control Sphere
  • TST 267 Testing for Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource
  • TST 268 Testing for Use of a Potentially Dangerous Function
  • TST 271 Testing for Improper Restriction of Excessive Authentication Attempts
  • TST 272 Testing for Open Redirect
  • TST 273 Testing for Uncontrolled Format String


  • DES 101 Fundamentals of Secure Architecture
  • DES 212 Architecture Risk Analysis and Remediation
  • DES 311 Creating Secure Application Architecture
  • ENG 191-195 Integrating the MS SDL into your SDLC Series (5)
  • ENG 211 How to Create Application Security Design Requirements
  • ENG 311 Attack Surface Analysis & Reduction
  • ENG 312 How to Perform a Security Code Review

Learning Path Details

Number of Courses: 31

Total Duration: 19 hours

Total CPE Credits: 23