S-SPF Certification

Comprehensive and practical introduction in Secure programming

The Secure Programming Foundation certification covers an intensive hands-on introduction to secure software development. A S-SPF certificate demonstrates that you know what programming errors can lead to software vulnerabilities, how these errors are exploited by attackers, and how you can prevent software flaws that enable cyberattacks

About the certificate

Who is this certification for?
Developers looking for secure programming skills. Professionals that need to interact with secure programmers. Security professionals looking for application security from a development perspective.

What are the benefits of this certification?
The Secure Programming Foundation certification equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to lay the foundations of a thriving career as a secure software developer, software engineer or software auditor.

How can I position the S-SPF certification in the market?
The S-SPF certification is a beginner-level secure coding certification.

What skills will I be able to validate with my S-SPF certificate?
Please review the objectives section on the program outline page.

How can I get certified?

Theory Exam
Language: English
Delivered: Online via a certified proctor (on a date and time that suits you best)
Questions: 40 multiple choice
Passing score: 60%
Time: 60 minutes

Your exam voucher is included in your training. Please connect with your training provider for your exam voucher and information about the exam registration process. If they are not able to assist you, contact us directly and we will guide you through the process.

Connect with us via the program outline page and we will send you available dates in your country.

You can claim your certification badge at our Member site.

Your SECO Foundation credentials will be entirely free of charge and valid for a lifetime.


Secure Programming Foundation

Once you are certified you will learn that SECO-Institute is more than just an examination factory. You will become a member of the (S)ECO-System. Supporting our members and lifelong learning, you will access ‘Member Only’ webinars and professional knowledge resources, obtain discounts on other trainings and events, and receive personal invitations for exclusive conferences, working groups and professional activities developed through our global partner network of other clusters and innovation projects.