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About DevSecOps Engineer Certification

The GSDC Certified DevSecOps Engineer (CDSOE) is a certification highly coveted by those with expertise in developing, deploying, and maintaining secure software solutions using the latest devsecops methodologies. It is intended for seasoned devsecops professionals with advanced knowledge and skills in areas such as automation, continuous integration and delivery, risk management, compliance, and security testing. 

The certification exam evaluates the candidate's capacity to create, implement, and oversee secure software pipelines that comply with the highest industry standards.The GSDC Certified DevSecOps Engineer certification is a valuable asset for those who wish to demonstrate their proficiency in the devsecops field and stand out in the job market. 

This certification validates the candidate's technical expertise and commitment to maintaining top-tier security standards throughout the software development lifecycle. With this devsecops certification, individuals can highlight their knowledge and abilities to potential employers, peers, and clients, and establish themselves as leaders in the devsecops community. 

Overall, the GSDC Certified DevSecOps Engineer (CDSOE) certification is an essential certification for any devsecops professional looking to advance their career and remain ahead of the competition.

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The objective of DevSecOps Certification aims toward a thorough understanding of:

  1. The purpose, benefits, concepts, and vocabulary of DevSecOps
  2. Certify the candidate's proficiency in developing secure software solutions using devsecops methodologies
  3. Evaluate the candidate's capacity to design, implement, and oversee secure software pipelines that comply with industry standards
  4. Assess the candidate's expertise in automation, continuous integration and delivery, risk management, compliance, and security testing
  5. Demonstrate the candidate's dedication to maintaining the highest security standards throughout the software development lifecycle
  6. Provide candidates with a valuable asset to highlight their knowledge and abilities to potential employers, peers, and clients
  7. Enable candidates to progress their careers and remain competitive in the devsecops field


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Exam Syllabus of DevSecOps Engineer Certification

  • 1. Overview
      • Definition of DevOps and DevSecOps
      • Historical Origins and related concepts
      • Advantages of implementing DevSecOps
      • Guiding principles of DevOps
      • Key concepts of DevSecOps
      • Overview of the DevSecOps Manifesto
      • Addressing security challenges with DevSecOps
      • Implementing security as code
      • Benefits of DevSecOps in CI/CD pipelines
      • Applying DevSecOps in a prototypical business scenario
      • The business case for DevSecOps: Cutting costs through shifting left
      • Roles, responsibilities, and Collaboration in DevSecOps
  • 2. Journey with SDLC
    • Introduction to DevSecOps within the SDLC
    • Navigating the DevSecOps journey in the software development life cycle
    • Maturity models for implementing DevSecOps
  • 3. Phase-wise SDLC Integration with DevSecOps
    • Incorporating DevSecOps in the Planning phase
    • Integrating DevSecOps in the Coding Phase
    • DevSecOps considerations during the Building phase
    • The importance of static application security testing (SAST) and software composition analysis (SCA)
    • DevSecOps practices in the Testing phase
    • Deploying securely with DevSecOps
    • Operating securely with DevSecOps
    • Dispelling myths associated with DevSecOps
  • 4. DevOps Basics
    • Exploring the concept of DevOps
    • Incorporating security into the DevOps workflow
  • 5. DevSecOps Foundation
    • Challenges faced in implementing DevSecOps
    • Importance of DevSecOps in modern software development
  • 6. Beginning the DevSecOps Journey
    • Understanding the Shift Left security approach
    • Common aspects of DevOps and Cloud computing
    • Introduction to Static Application Security Testing (SAST) and common tools
    • Overview of Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) and common tools
    • Tips for selecting the appropriate security tools
  • 7. DevSecOps Controls
    • Implementing security controls in DevSecOps
    • Security considerations during the Planning and Development phases
    • Ensuring security during code commits
    • Security practices in the Build and Test phases
  • 8. Modern Application Development:
    • The rise of Microservices architecture
    • Comparing Microservices with Monoliths
    • Exploring the Relationship between Microservices and APIs
    • Advantages and disadvantages of adopting Microservices
  • 9. Containerization:
    • What are Docker Containers?
    • Developing applications using Containerization
    • Advantages of Containerization
    • Drawbacks of Containerization
  • 10. Information Security:
    • Distinguishing Ethical Hacking, Cyber Security, and Information Security
    • Essential Concepts of Information Security
    • Career opportunities in Information Security
    • Encryption techniques to protect sensitive data
    • Effective Policy Management
    • Password Management
    • Implementing Secure Development LifeCycles
    • Adhering to Standards, Best Practices, and Regulations
    • Conducting Threat Modeling and Risk Management
  • 11. Cloud Computing and Infrastructure as Code:
    • What is Cloud?
    • What is Cloud Computing?
    • Cloud Service Providers and their offerings
    • Advantages of Cloud Computing
    • Various Cloud Service Models
    • Different Cloud Deployment Models
  • 12. Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment:
    • Understanding the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
    • Defining Integration, Delivery, and Deployment
    • What is Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)?



Compliance Team


Delivery Staff


DevOps Engineers


IT Managers


IT Security Professionals, Practitioners, and Managers




Managed Service Providers


Project & Product Managers


Quality Assurance Teams


Release Managers


Scrum Masters


Site Reliability Engineers


Software Engineers



Once you become a Certified DevSecOps Engineer, you'll be able to:


Boosts candidates' confidence and empowers them to take on more challenging Devsecops roles


Demonstrates proficiency in Devsecops


Develops skills in secure software.


Enhances knowledge in key areas.


Enables leadership in secure development


Builds reputation in Devsecops



Participants who want to achieve DevSecOps Certification should have a basic knowledge and understanding of the DevOps definition, principles, and knowledge of coding.




There will be a Multiple Choice Questions exam of 40 marks.
You need to acquire 26+ marks to clear the exam.
If you fail, you can retake the exam after one day.
In case Participant does not score passing percentage then 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 attempt.


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John Mets

Designation - Senior Software Engineer

 Since becoming a GSDC Certified DevSecOps Engineer, I have been able to revolutionize my team's approach to software development. Our company was struggling with inefficient and outdated practices, but with the knowledge and skills I gained from this certification, we were able to implement cutting-edge DevSecOps strategies and significantly improve our product quality. I highly recommend this certification to anyone looking to stay ahead of the game in software development.

Emily Reeds

Designation - Software Developer

The GSDC Certified DevSecOps Engineer certification is a must-have for anyone serious about advancing their career in software development. The certification is highly respected in the industry. 

Alex Brown

DesignationSoftware Developer

The GSDC Certified DevSecOps Engineer exam was an excellent way for me to validate my skills and knowledge in this field. The exam was challenging, but it was also fair and comprehensive. The certification has already opened up new job opportunities for me and has helped me advance my career. I highly recommend this certification to anyone looking to demonstrate proficiency in DevSecOps.


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