Certification: Secure Coding Assessments


Exam Information

The GIAC Secure Software Programmer (GSSP) certification exam focuses on the real issues that create the most common vulnerabilities and security issues in applications. The exams cover much more than the typical general overview of secure programming topics. They are technical and language specific (e.g. Java or C). Many of the questions use real code examples, so practical and current programming experience in the designated language is a must.

The GIAC Secure Software Programmer (GSSP) Certification Exam is administered at established proctored testing facilities. The exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions, is open book and has a 4 hour time limit. For detailed information on the GIAC proctor program, please see http://www.giac.org/proctor/.

Once you have completed the registration process and receive access to your certification, you will have (4) months to complete your certification. You will access your certification information from your SANS Portal account by using the " GIAC Exam Engine :: Cert Attempts / History, Practice Exams, and Assessments" link from your portal home page.

Exam Results

After you complete the exam, you will receive an email documenting your results. You will also have a summary report available from your portal account.

Secure Coding Assessments

You will need a SANS Portal Account to take the practice exams.