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Certified Advanced Software Security Tester – Advance Level (CASST)


The GSDC's Certified Advanced Software Security Tester (CASST) is helpful in identifying potential threats by discovering weaknesses in your system, performing actions on a test application in a protected environment and so you can save and reduce the cost of failures and confidential data. An organization will gain more confidence in their product when they successfully perform testing to prove its security not only that but risk assessment, vulnerability assessment, and penetration test are also important because they play major roles in software security. 

GSDC's Advanced Software Security Tester (CASST) certification exam syllabus covers a broad range of topics in software security testing and it is recommended from GSDC that you must attend training before applying for this certification. 

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The objective of Software Security Tester Foundation certification includes a deep understanding of:

  1. Software security and best practices.
  2. Knowledge of security testing Models.
  3. Automation in Security testing
  4. Performance Tester & Disaster Recovery.
  5. Security Tester & Load Balancing.
  6. Tools and frameworks.


Cloud Tester Foundation Certification

Software Developers

Cloud Architects

Solution Architects

Software Tester

Software Engineers

Web Developers

IT Managers

Software Consultants

DevOps Practitioners

IT Directors

Tool Providers

Product Owners


CASST Certification BENEFITS

After the completion of this Software Security Tester Advance level Certification, participants will be able to:

Communicate with other team members, product owners, and customers effectively.

Reduce costs and help your organizations to achieve their goals.

Gain confidence over High Speed – Safer Deployment.

Reduce errors and increase reliability.

Discover the problems early to reduce the cost of failure.



There are no such prerequisites for this Software Security Tester Advance Certification. But Cloud Environment experience and working knowledge in software/app Tester are recommended.

If you are looking for a beginner’s level then you can go for GSDC Software Security Tester Foundation Certification.

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90-minutes exam.
40-multiple choice questions (MCQ).
26 out of 40. 65% is needed to pass.
In case the participant does not score the passing percentage, they will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. Re-examination can be taken up to 30 days from the date of the 1st exam should Tick against only one correct answer in Multiple Choice Questions. 


Sample Certificate



1. Introduction to Security Testing

  • Software Testing Background
  • CIAA++

2. Software Application Risk

  • Software Security Risks
  • Understanding Risk
  • Threat Modeling
  • Architecture Risk Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Prioritizing Security Assurance
  • Compliance Failure
  • Security Breaches
  • Reduced Performance

3. Application Security Testing

  • Types of App Security Testing
  • Static Application Security Testing (SAST)
  • Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST)
  • Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST)
  • Discovery & Reconnaissance Analysis
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Security Assessments
  • Red Teaming
  • Security & Compliance Audit
  • Reconnaissance and Scanning
  • Software Composition Analysis (SCA)
  • Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP)

4. Requirements

  • Functional Security Requirements
  • Non-Functional Security Requirements
  • Addressing Conflicts
  • Identifying Security Requirements

5. Authentication

  • Attacks Against Authentication
  • Session IDs and Cookies
  • Authentication Testing
  • Race Conditions
  • Session Management
  • Replay Attacks
  • Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

6. Access Control

  • Methods of Testing Access Control
  • Techniques for recvoery

7. Database Security Testing

  • Types Of Threats On Database 
  • SQL Injections
  • Misconfiguration Of Database
  • Denial of Service (DoS)
  • Database Testing Process
  • Penetration Testing, Risk Assessment, SQL Injection Validation, Password Cracking, Security Audit
  • Database Security Testing Techniques.
  • Recovery Techniques
  •  Reporting & Documentation

8. Security Testing In Process

  • Security in an Agile Process
  • Security in a Waterfall Framework
  • Creating a Security Test Plan
  • Security Tools in a DevOps Process



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