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Certified Software Security Tester – Foundation Level (CSSTF)


The GSDC Certified Software Security Tester – Foundation Level (CSSTF) certification is a highly respected credential that focuses on the critical field of software security testing. 

Designed for professionals who want to validate their expertise in identifying vulnerabilities, implementing secure coding practices, and conducting comprehensive security assessments, this certification offers industry recognition for your skills in safeguarding software systems. 

By obtaining the CSSTF certification, you gain a competitive edge in today's technology-driven world, where the need for robust software security measures is paramount. 

With the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyber threats, certified software security testers are in high demand to protect organizations and individuals from potential breaches. 

Take your career to new heights and contribute to the ever-growing importance of software security with the GSDC Certified Software Security Tester – Foundation Level certification.

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

  1. Analyze software thoroughly to identify vulnerabilities.
  2. Implement robust coding practices to enhance security.
  3. Conduct thorough security assessments for resilience.
  4. Apply industry best practices for software security.
  5. Safeguard software systems against potential cyber threats.
  6. Enhance skills in protecting confidential data.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in software security testing techniques.

Software Security Tester Foundation Certification Target Audiences:

Software Developers

Cloud Architects

Solution Architects

Software Tester

Software Engineers

Web Developers

IT Managers

Software Consultants

DevOps Practitioners

IT Directors

Tool Providers

Product Owners



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After the completion of this Software Security Testing Foundation Certification, participants will be able to:

Sets you apart as a trusted software security expert.

Positions you for high-demand job opportunities.

Differentiates you from non-certified competitors.

Demonstrates dedication to excellence in software security.

Equips you with in-demand skills for cutting-edge projects.

Enhances your reputation as a reliable software security professional.


Pre-requisites for Software Security Tester Foundation Certification

There are no such prerequisites for this Software Security Tester Foundation Certification. But Cloud Environment experience and working knowledge as a software/app tester are recommended. If you are looking for an advanced level then you can go for GSDC Software Security Tester Advance 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 attempt should Tick against only one correct answer in Multiple Choice Questions. 


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Jane Lee

Designation - Software Tester.

I cannot thank GSDC enough for their CSSTF certification exam! As someone who has always struggled with traditional learning, the exam format was perfect for me. It tested my knowledge without any unnecessary fluff. I feel confident in my skills and I am excited to see where this certification takes me in my career. Thank you!

David Nguyen

Designation -  Cybersecurity Specialist.

I have taken many certification exams in my career, but the GSDC CSSTF exam was truly one of a kind. It focused on practical skills that I could directly apply to my work, instead of just testing my memory of theoretical concepts. I am thrilled to add this certification to my resume and I look forward to seeing the doors it opens for me! 

Emily Martinez

Designation - Software Security Tester

I have been a software security tester for years, but the GSDC CSSTF certification exam still challenged me in the best way possible. It was an opportunity to refresh my knowledge and expand my skill set. I appreciate that GSDC is providing this certification exam to help advance the field and I am proud to be certified by them.


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