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Certified Advanced Software Security Tester – Advance Level (CASST)


GSDC's Certified Advanced Software Security Tester - Advanced Level (CASST) certification is designed to equip professionals with the necessary skills to identify potential threats and weaknesses in systems, ensuring the security of valuable data.

By conducting testing in a protected environment, individuals can mitigate the risks associated with failures and maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.

This certification not only instills confidence in organizations regarding their products' security but also emphasizes the importance of risk assessment, vulnerability assessment, and penetration testing in ensuring robust software security. The CASST certification exam syllabus covers a wide range of topics in software security testing, making it imperative to undergo training before attempting the exam.

With this certification, professionals are empowered to navigate the ever-evolving technology landscape and contribute to the enhanced security standards demanded in today's world.

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OBJECTIVES of Certified advanced Software security tester   

  1. Efficiently detect and address potential threats and weaknesses.
  2. Thoroughly test systems to ensure their security.
  3. Protect sensitive data against unauthorized access.
  4. Reduce costs and mitigate risks of failures.
  5. Boost confidence in products through successful testing.
  6. Apply risk assessment and vulnerability assessment methodologies.
  7. Conduct penetration testing to evaluate system vulnerabilities.
  8. Stay up-to-date with evolving software security standards.
  9. Contribute to the implementation of robust software security measures.


Software Developers

Cloud Architects

Solution Architects

Software Tester

Software Engineers

Web Developers

IT Managers

Software Consultants

DevOps Practitioners

IT Directors

Tool Providers

Product Owners



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

Unlock diverse job prospects in software security.

Attain lucrative positions in cybersecurity domains.

Establish a reputable profile as an advanced software security tester.

Acquire expertise in identifying and mitigating threats effectively.

Elevate career opportunities in the field of software security.

Cultivate specialized knowledge in system vulnerability assessment.

Enhance professional value through an advanced certification.

Contribute to organizational risk mitigation strategies.

Stay ahead of dynamic software security trends.



5+ Hrs of Elearning

5+ Hours of expert-created videos 

Practice Exams

Mocks curated by SME's will help you to pass final certification exam.


Certify your achievement with a globally valid certification.



The Software Security Tester Advance Certification does not require any specific prerequisites.However, it is recommended to have experience in Cloud Environment and a working knowledge of software/app testing.

If you are interested in a beginner's level certification, you may consider the 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


Brenda Carter

Designation - Senior Security Analyst

I was elated to pass the GSDC Certified Advanced Software Security Tester - Advance Level (CASST) exam. The certification provided me with a discerning edge in identifying and thwarting unanticipated security breaches in my company's applications. Thank you, GSDC, for offering a certification that is challenging yet rewarding.

Ethan Wong

Designation - Principal Security Consultant

The GSDC Certified Advanced Software Security Tester - Advance Level (CASST) certification was an exquisite experience that exceeded my expectations. The certification not only validated my expertise in security testing but also inspired me to elevate my skills in identifying zero-day vulnerabilities. The GSDC certification is truly world-class.

Grace Zhang

Designation - Software Security Tester

I was skeptical about the value of the GSDC Certified Advanced Software Security Tester - Advance Level (CASST) certification, but I was pleasantly surprised. The certification not only boosted my credibility and industry recognition but also imparted me with a deeper understanding of the intricacies of software security testing. I am grateful to GSDC for such a rigorous certification process.


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