The Linux Foundation has planned to offer a free classes and a certification program to advance secure DevSecOps practices. Linux Foundation CTO Chris Aniszczyk believes that the Secure Software Development Fundamentals professional certificate program will soon be available for every Linux maintainer working on open source projects overseen by the Linux Foundation.
With the increasing threat of cybersecurity issues, there is a need for skilled professionals that can work on security. Aniszczyk notes that access to educational content can help developers eliminate some of these common vulnerabilities.
The Linux Foundation has partnered with the edX learning platform to offer the training. The courses are designed to teach developers and software engineers on how to develop secure software while reducing potential damage.
The OpenSSF also reveals that existing projects from the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) can offer a quantitive survey of developers. The initiative is supported by new contributors including Arduino, Canonical, Debricked, Facebook, Open Source Tech Improvement Fund, Samsung, Tencent, Uber and WhiteSource.
The three free courses on how to develop secure software. The courses are intended for a full range of software developers including DevOps professionals, software engineers and web application developers.
The OpenSSF training program is a self-paced program that includes Enrollment for the course, certificate and professional certificate program tests. Most of these will be available on November 5. The classes are free but certification program costs $537.30.