Boot Camp

Secure Coding for C/C++ Training Boot Camp

Learn the most common programming bugs and their practical mitigation techniques through hands-on exercises that provide full understanding of the root causes of security problems.

About our Secure Coding for C/C++ Training Boot Camp

  • 90-day extended access to Boot Camp components, including class recordings
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Free 90-day Infosec Skills subscription (access to 1,400+ additional courses and labs)
  • Hands-on cyber ranges and labs
  • Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

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What you'll learn

Training overview

Our Secure Coding in C/C++ Boot Camp covers typical C/C++ security programming bugs and common vulnerabilities. The root causes of the problems are explained through a number of easy-to-understand source code examples that depict how to find and correct the issues. The real strength of the training is the numerous hands-on exercises, which help you understand how easy it is for attackers to exploit these vulnerabilities.

The training also provides an overview of practical protection methods that can be applied at different levels (hardware components, operating systems, programming languages, the compiler, the source code or in production) to prevent the occurrence of various bugs, to detect them during development and before market launch, or to prevent their exploitation during system operation. Through exercises specially tailored to these mitigation techniques, you’ll learn how simple it is to eliminate various security problems.

Before your boot camp


  • Knowledge of C / C++ programming languages
  • Familiarity with memory management
  • Background in OS mechanisms


Training schedule

Day 1

IT security and secure coding

  • Nature of security
  • IT security-related terms
  • Definition of risk
  • IT security vs. secure coding
  • From vulnerabilities to botnets and cybercrime
  • Classification of security flaws

Security relevant C/C++ programming bugs and flaws

  • Exploitable security flaws
  • Protection principles
  • x86 machine code, memory layout, stack operations

Buffer overflow

  • Stack overflow
  • Heap overflow
Day 2

Common coding errors and vulnerabilities

  • Input validation
  • Improper error and exception handling
  • Time and state problems
  • Code quality problems

Advice and principles


  • Matt Bishop’s principles of robust programming
  • The security principles of Saltzer and Schroeder

Knowledge sources

  • Vulnerability databases
  • Secure coding sources – a starter kit

Guaranteed results

Our boot camp guarantees

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If you’re not 100% satisfied with your training at the end of the first day, you may withdraw and enroll in a different online or in-person course.

Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

If an employee leaves within three months of obtaining certification, Infosec will train a different employee at the same organization tuition-free for up to one year.

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Enroll in a boot camp

  • July 6, 2023 - July 7, 2023

    Online only

  • January 17, 2024 - January 18, 2024

    Online only