Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)

Want to call yourself a guru of software security? Your next step for career progression could be the Secure Software Lifecycle Professional Certification. 

Course overview

Why choose the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) course?

This course is tailored for professionals engaged in the software development lifecycle (SDLC), from Developers and Testers to Architects, Project Managers, and Security Experts. Developing secure software is pivotal in today's landscape, and the CSSLP equips you with essential skills. You'll gain comprehensive knowledge to embed security practices, authentication, authorisation, and auditing at every stage of the software development cycle. Offered by (ISC)², the CSSLP certification, vendor-neutral in nature, attests to your mastery of secure software development practices, spanning security requirements, design, implementation, testing, and deployment. 

What you'll learn

  • Topics
    Core Concepts 
    Security Design Principles 
    Security Requirements
    Data Classification 
    Abuse Cases & RTMs 
    Threat Modelling 
    Security Architecture 
    Architectural Risk and Modeling 
    Secure Design Principles 
    Secure Coding Practices 
How you'll be assessed

The CSSLP certification exam consists of 125 multiple-choice questions and must be completed within four hours. The questions are designed to test the individual's knowledge and skills in the eight domains of software security as above. The CSSLP certification is valid for three years, after which individuals must earn continuing education credits or retake the exam to maintain their certification. 


On successfully passing the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) exam, you’ll be awarded your certification. This is a digital certificate. 

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Course Guide

The key facts about your online training.


Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) 

Study time

30 guided learning hours


1 x 240 minute exam (included), 175 questions 


Internet access and email


4+ years experience in 1+ of relevant CSSLP domains, this can be accrued after passing the exam 

Ideal for

Software Architects, Software Engineers, Software Developers, Application Security Specialists, Software Program Managers, Quality Assurance Testers, Penetration Testers, Software Procurement Analysts, Project Managers, Security Managers, IT Directors/Managers 



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Why become a certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional?

As Cloud adoption accelerates, the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional certification positions you to thrive through demonstrated expertise in this high-demand field. By validating comprehensive knowledge across cloud security domains, CSSLP opens doors to career advancement and increased earning potential. Maintaining the certification builds enduring skills in the evolving Cloud security landscape, enabling certified professionals to steer organisations confidently into the IT future. 

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