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GIAC Secure Software Programmer (GSSP)

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This vendor-neutral Certification is Offered By:
SANS (System Administration, Networking, and Security) Institute
Bethesda, MD USA
Phone: 301-654-7267
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Skill Level: Intermediate                          Status: Active

Low Cost: $999 (shortest track)               

Summary:
For individuals who wish to demonstrate mastery of the security knowledge and skills needed to deal with common programming errors that lead to most security problems. GIAC Certified secure software programmers (GSSP) have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to write secure code and recognize security shortcomings in existing code.

Initial Requirements:
There are two tracks to choose from: JAVA, and .NET. You must pass 1 proctored exam ($999). Exams have a four hour time limit and consist of 100 questions. Passing scores range from 63% - 73%, depending on the track you choose. Exams are administered at Kryterion test centers. Training is available but not required.

Continuing Requirements:
You must recertify every 4 years by meeting certification maintenance unit (CMU) requirements or by retaking the standard exam. CMUs can be earned by attending approved training or publishing a technical research paper. You must also pay a maintenance fee of $399.


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