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You prove every day that you have what it takes to develop and maintain secure software. But our profession is always changing, and even the brightest minds can benefit from having a guide on the journey to success. (ISC)² is here to help you discover the right path, create your plan and thrive throughout your career. The Ultimate Guide to the CSSLP covers everything to know about the secure software practices certification. See how the CSSLP – and (ISC)² – can distinguish you as a globally respected security leader.

In this guide, the following will be addressed:

  • Is the CSSLP right for me?

  • CSSLPs from around the globe

  • Fast facts about CSSLP

  • Benefits of being CSSLP-Certified

  • Benefits of (ISC)²

  • CSSLP exam overview

  • Official CSSLP training

  • Pathway to CSSLP certification

  • Free CPE opportunities

The CSSLP is ideal for software development and security professionals responsible for applying best practices to each phase of the software development lifecycle (SDLC). It shows you have advanced knowledge and the technical skills to effectively design, develop and implement security practices within each phase of the software lifecycle.


To qualify for the CSSLP, candidates must pass the exam and have at least four years of cumulative, paid work experience as a software development lifecycle professional in one or more of the eight domains of the (ISC)² CSSLP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®).

You can download the full guide here. View our full (ISC)² course schedule here.

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