Learning Path

Writing Secure Code in Java

Learn the ins and outs of writing secure coding in Java.

What you will learn

This path will take you on a journey through the exciting challenges and opportunities of writing secure coding in Java. As you explore this path, you’ll take a closer look at authentication, website security, malware, sensitive data and more, and how they relate to and affect your work in Java.

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Introduction to Java

Course — 00:53:45

K0009, K0016, K0068, K0070, K0140

An introduction to the tools used for demonstrations in this course and a discussion of input validation.

Injection Attacks

Course — 00:32:09

K0009, K0016, K0068, K0070, K0140

An overview of several common injection attacks and how to mitigate them with validation and encoding.


Course — 00:28:44

K0009, K0016, K0068, K0070, K0140, K0336

An overview of authentication systems and how to store security information safely.

Sensitive Data

Course — 00:27:28

K0003, K0260, K0261, K0262, K0615

Overview of sensitive and non-sensitive data and personally identifiable information, and how this information is protected by privacy laws.

Input Output

Course — 00:49:20

K0001, K0009, K0070, K0140

This course reviews inputs and outputs to your system and how to move data in and out of your system securely.

Website Security

Course — 01:33:30

K0070, K0140, K0349, K0398

Review how to secure a website.


Course — 00:21:07

K0153, K0480

This course discusses malware related to Java development and how to mitigate the risks, and go over formalized code reviews.

Secure Coding – Java

Lab — 00:30:00

Java is a high-level, general-purpose programming language that, once compiled, can run on any Java Virtual Machine (JVM), regardless of the underlying infrastructure. Except for the Write Once, Run Anywhere (WORA) advantage, Java also provides automatic memory management, thread management, automatic garbage collection, and a powerful cross-platform library. These benefits combined have made Java one of the most preferred programming languages, especially for client-server web applications.

Secure Coding in Java Skill Assessment

Assessment — 54 questions — 00:27:00

Meet the author

Larry Ricker’s professional experience includes development, system integration, business analysis, testing, design, technical lead, database administration, system administration, consulting, and production and project management.

He’s primarily engaged in team projects for corporations and consulting work in mobile, telephony development, web development, two-factor authentication, security, SOAP and restful web services, voice recognition systems, identity verification, mobile activation and card fulfillment systems.

The details

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

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