Here are just a few reasons to earn your CSSLP certification:
- Instant credibility. The CSSLP proves you’re a subject matter expert in application security. It shows you have desirable skills for employers around the world, giving you more opportunities.
- Increased compensation. While pay practices vary by employer, many CSSLPs find that this software security certification can lead to pay gains and “skill premiums.”
- Relevant, new knowledge. Earning the CSSLP is a great way to expand your security knowledge, in addition to affirming your expertise. It offers continuing education, so you can keep your skills current and relevant.
- Versatile skills. The CSSLP isn’t product specific, so you can easily apply your skills to different technologies and methodologies.
- A broader perspective. As a CSSLP, you have a holistic understanding of best practices, policies and procedures throughout the software development life cycle. And you have the skills to advise others on how to build secure software. This expertise can set you up for new jobs and opportunities.
- Better protect your organization. You make software safer. You make the world safer. Simple as that. As a CSSLP, you have the power to protect your organization — and all the people counting on it to keep their sensitive data safe.
What the Industry Is Saying About the CSSLP
- Ranked #4 on the Certification Salary Survey 75 list with an annual salary of USD$143,150 in 2016 — Certification Magazine
- Named one of the 8 Most In-Demand IT Security Certifications — CIO
- Ranked #1 out of 20 Technology Certification That Are Paying Off in higher compensation — Foote Partners, ZDNet.com
The CSSLP certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This means it complies with the International Organization for Standardization and International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 17024 Standards. Why is accreditation important when choosing a certification program? Visit the Institute for Credentialing Excellence website for details.