COMPANY NEWS: DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training, is adding to its large and diverse cybersecurity portfolio with the introduction of the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certification from (ISC)².

The CSSLP certification equips IT professionals with the skills they need to better incorporate security practices into each phase of the software development lifecycle (SDLC).

The course is ideal for software development and security professionals responsible for applying best practices to each phase of the SDLC – from software design and implementation to testing and deployment.

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Successfully completing the certification provides validation that a practitioner has the advanced technical skills and knowledge required for authentication, authorisation and auditing throughout the software development lifecycle.

Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS said We are really excited to build on our partnership with ISC2 and offer such an in-demand course. In the age of digital transformation, organisations are building and deploying more software solutions than ever before, so the demand for certified professionals who can securely and effectively roll out the software development lifecycle (SDLC) is rapidly increasing”.

“Research has shown that getting certified in such an in-demand area like security can make a significant difference to a professional’s salary. With the CSSLP certification, professionals can stand out in a crowded job market — or make a better case for a raise or promotion. We are pleased to be introducing this course and increasing accessibility to quality training for Australian IT professionals.”

According to the 2019 IT Skills and Salary report, the salaries of certified professionals surpass the salaries of non-certified staff in all regions, with Asia-Pacific reporting one of the largest gaps at (11%). Payscale reports the average salary of professionals with the CSSLP certification to be USD $103,218 (or AUD $144,070) as of November 2020.

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Once an individual earns their CSSLP certification, they become an (ISC)² member and part of a professional global community of more than 140,000 certified cybersecurity professionals. They also gain access to a full suite of benefits and resources for continuing education and professional development, ensuring their expertise remains relevant throughout their career.

The CSSLP certification will be run as a five-day instructor-led course, offered by DDLS from February 2021. The exam evaluates expertise across eight security domains which cover Secure Software Concepts, Secure Software Requirements, Secure Software Architecture and Design, Secure Software Implementation, Secure Software Testing, Secure Software Lifecycle Management, Secure Software Deployment, Operations, Maintenance and Secure Software Supply Chain.

About DDLS

DDLS is Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training and Australia’s number one cybersecurity training provider. We partner with world-class companies to help organisations and individuals in the IT industry remain up-to-date with new processes, technology and platforms to reduce risk and enable efficient business practices. DDLS promotes a balanced approach to training with a focus on the key areas of Technology, Process and People. We provide extensive training options tailored to your organisation’s needs – from vendor-certified courses to customised training, including bespoke in-house developed courses.

Additional information (ISC)² is an international non-profit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, (ISC)² offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. Their membership, over 140,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry.


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