Secure Coding for C/C++ Training Boot Camp

Transform your career in 2 days

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.

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Course essentials

Boot camp at a glance

  • Method

    Online, in-person, team onsite

  • Duration

    2 days

  • Experience

    1-3 years of experience

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.

Who should attend

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  • C / C++ developers
  • Designers and architects
  • Members or managers of the software development team
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about secure coding in C/C++

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What's included

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  • 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

What makes the Infosec Secure Coding for C/C++ prep course different?

You can rest assured that the Secure Coding for C/C++ training materials are fully updated and synced with the latest version of the exam. With 20 years of training experience, we stand by our Secure Coding for C/C++ training with 100% satisfaction guaranteed. This means 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.

Before your boot camp


Prior to enrolling in the Secure Coding for C/C++ Training Boot Camp, you must have:

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


Training schedule

Day 1
Morning session

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
Afternoon session

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
Evening session

Optional group & individual study

Day 2
Morning session

Common coding errors and vulnerabilities

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

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
Evening session

Optional group & individual study

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Our boot camp guarantees

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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.

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The instructor was able to take material that prior to the class had made no sense, and explained it in real world scenarios that were able to be understood.

Erik Heiss, United States Air Force

I really appreciate that our instructor was extremely knowledgeable and was able to provide the information in a way that it could be understood. He also provided valuable test-taking strategies that I know not only helped me with this exam, but will help in all exams I take in the future.

Michelle Jemmott, Pentagon

The course was extremely helpful and provided exactly what we needed to know in order to successfully navigate the exam. Without this I am not confident I would have passed.

Robert Caldwell, Salient Federal Solutions