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Career Accelerator Program: Secure Coding

DELIVERED BY WatSPEED, University of Waterloo

start dates

January 2024

provinces
Languages

English

Duration

13 weeks

Delivery

Hybrid

Credential

WatSPEED Certificate and Digital Badge in Secure Coding

information about the program

Designed to address cybersecurity skill gaps in the software development field, this innovative program integrates technical and professional skills development, industry engagement, and personalized career resources. It includes multiple courses that cover extensive job-ready skills development, such as career coaching, industry engagement, exclusive access to additional learning and development resources, as well as training on the strategies you can use throughout the software development lifecycle to make code more secure. 

The Secure Coding course, a core component of the program, emphasizes the importance of responsible and trustworthy software development by enabling you to understand secure design principles so you can safeguard against potential risks and security threats. Enriched with real-world case studies to illustrate common vulnerabilities within systems, this course equips you with practical insights into effective protection strategies and provides you with essential knowledge about modern secure coding tools and practices.

Designed to address cybersecurity skill gaps in the software development field, this innovative program integrates technical and professional skills development, industry engagement, and personalized career resources. It includes multiple courses that cover extensive job-ready skills development, such as career coaching, industry engagement, exclusive access to additional learning and development resources, as well as training on the strategies you can use throughout the software development lifecycle to make code more secure. The Secure Coding course, a core component of the program, emphasizes the importance of responsible and trustworthy software development by enabling you to understand secure design principles so you can safeguard against potential risks and security threats. Enriched with real-world case studies to illustrate common vulnerabilities within systems, this course equips you with practical insights into effective protection strategies and provides you with essential knowledge about modern secure coding tools and practices.

Eligibility for SalesCamp

To be admitted and accepted into the program, you must be:
  • Be actively searching for work and ready to take on employment opportunities tech sales.
  • Be able to legally work in Canada. 
  • Not be a full-time student.
  • Be a highly motivated individual actively seeking out new opportunities.
  • Have least 3 years of formal work experience in Canada or abroad.
  • Have an English language rating of CLB Level 8, or IELTS of 6.5 overall.
  • Be available for Zoom sessions, many of which will be full-time.
  • Be able and committed to attending networking day events as part of regular programming.
  • Be comfortable using technology and learning online.
  • Live or intend to live in the province where the program is being offered.
  • Have a reliable internet connection, device, and a quiet environment for virtual learning.
  • Be committed and able to join the Canadian workforce full-time immediately following the program.
You may not be eligible if:
  • You do not pass our application and/or interview skills assessment. 
  • You are not actively searching or able to start a job in business-to-business tech sales.
  • You are not able to legally work in Canada.
  • You do not reside in the province where the program is operating.
  • You are going to school full-time.
  • You do not have three years of work experience outside of your studies.
  • You are interested in taking SalesCamp solely for learning purposes, but are building your own business and not intending to work in the field.

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