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Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)

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International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)²
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Skill Level: Advanced                          Status: Active

A global, vendor-neutral certification to recognize those with leading software and application security skills. The CSSLP recognizes your expertise and ability to incorporate security practices — authentication, authorization and auditing — into each phase of the SDLC.

Ideal for: IT professionals involved in the software development lifecycle (SDLC) — including developers, testers and project managers — who are responsible for security practices and resisting malicious hackers

Why Pursue It:

  • Instant credibility. The CSSLP proves you’re a subject matter expert in application security. It shows you have desirable skills for employers around the world, giving you more opportunities.

  • Relevant, new knowledge. Earning the CSSLP is a great way to expand your software security knowledge, in addition to affirming your expertise. It offers continuing education, so you can keep your skills current and relevant.

  • Versatile skills. The CSSLP isn’t product-specific, so you can easily apply your skills to different technologies and methodologies.

Experience Required:

  • Candidates must have a minimum of four years cumulative, paid, full-time SDLC professional experience in one or more of the eight domains of the CSSLP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).

  • Earning a four-year college degree or regional equivalent will waive one year of the required experience.

  • Only a one-year experience exemption is granted for education.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirements: Once you are certified, you become a member of (ISC)² and recertify every three years. Recertification is accomplished by earning continuing professional education (CPE) credits and paying an Annual Maintenance Fee (AMF) to support ongoing development.

CSSLP Pay Fast Fact: Average CSSLP Salary: US $126,463

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