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CERT Cybersecurity Engineering and Software Assurance Professional Certificate

Certificate • Information Security

The CERT Cybersecurity Engineering and Software Assurance Professional Certificate program targets software-reliant systems engineering and acquisition activities to infuse an awareness of cybersecurity and an approach to identifying security requirements, engineering risk, and supply chain risk early in the lifecycle.

Benefits of the CERT Cybersecurity Engineering and Software Assurance Professional Certificate

The courses for this certificate require the student to independently perform scenario-based exercises that apply the techniques taught. Earning this certificate helps students

  • apply techniques to identify security requirements
  • identify and address cybersecurity weakness early—in the design phase of the software development lifecycle
  • recognize gaps in current supply chain risk management
  • understand and assess new threat modeling methods to apply in a system environment

After completing the certificate, students may choose to be listed on the SEI website as an SEI Certificate Holder.

Who Should Get This Credential?

The program is valuable for information systems professionals who are responsible for ensuring software and systems security for their organizations. Candidates should have

  • an understanding of software assurance
  • familiarity with the challenges of system security risks

Term and Renewal

The CERT Cybersecurity Engineering and Software Assurance Professional Certificate does not expire.

Summary of Fees

Participants pay fees for courses and the examination; there is no additional fee for the certificate.

eLearning package: $1,250.00 

Organizations considering this training for a group of participants can take advantage of eLearning group discounts or schedule private, instructor-led, onsite training delivery. Email course-info@sei.cmu.edu or telephone +1 412-268-7622 for details.

How to Earn the Certificate

To earn this certificate, complete the following courses within two years:

  Classroom eLearning Onsite
Software Assurance Methods in Support of Cybersecurity Engineering Course    
SQUARE Workshop  
Security Engineering Risk Analysis (SERA) Tutorial    
Supply Chain Risk Management    
Advanced Threat Modeling    
CERT Cybersecurity Engineering and Software Assurance Professional Certificate Examination    

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Training courses provided by the SEI are not academic courses for academic credit toward a degree. Any certificates provided are evidence of the completion of the courses and are not official academic credentials. For more information about SEI training courses, see Registration Terms and Conditions and Confidentiality of Course Records.