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Software Security: Secure the Software Development Lifecycle

Software security professionals protect the entire software development lifecycle (SDLC) — from planning, design and release to maintenance, updates and replacement.

(ISC)² prepares tomorrow’s software security specialists with a choice of pathways for a rewarding, successful career.

Stand out as an expert with CSSLP

CSSLP certification demonstrates that you have the advanced technical skills and knowledge necessary for authentication, authorization and auditing throughout the SDLC.

Did you know?

  • CSSLP ranks among the most lucrative certifications for cybersecurity professionals with an annual salary of $119,350 (in U.S.) and $108,570 (globally) – Certification Magazine Salary Survey 75
  • CSSLP was named the #1 tech cert that is paying off. – IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index by Foote

Start your journey now

Step one on your path to CSSLP certification — join (ISC)² as a Candidate. Sign up now and gain access to exclusive benefits, including 20% off Official (ISC)² Training so you can start preparing for the exam.

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Become an (ISC)² Candidate

Your first year is free — no cost to you.*
*If you choose to renew after the first year, U.S. $50 due annually.

Get Certified in Cybersecurity (CC)

Don’t have the four years of experience required for CSSLP certification? As an (ISC)² Candidate, you’ll access free online self-paced training and a free exam for CC, our premier entry-level certification.

If you do have the experience, earning the CC is a great way to become familiar with (ISC)² exam formats before you sit for the CSSLP.

(ISC)² Certificates

(ISC)² Certificates introduces aspiring cybersecurity professionals to key concepts and best practices and allows certified members to sharpen their skills while earning CPE credits.

(ISC)² Software Security Skill-Builders

Protect the network with (ISC)² Software Security Skill-Builders, created by industry experts and available now on demand. Grow what you know and earn CPE credits with short-format learning designed to fit your busy schedule.

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