May 27, 2019
Was prepared and presented in a very special and superb way. I am glad I took and completed it. Thanks to my tutor Michael Hicks and special appreciation to coursera for making this possible for me.
Nov 20, 2016
Content is really valuable and actionable with a specific comeback for the student in terms of secure development, security and how to understand the origin of exploits and other cyber attacks
par Belal B•
Nov 22, 2016
un bon cours
par mohamed h a•
Jul 07, 2017
par Anton P•
Mar 24, 2018
par Timo S•
Aug 01, 2017
I liked the lectures - there are informative and give good overview of such a wide area.
My personal complains are about homeworks - specially HW1 which has big disconnect between lectures and the questions it asked; specifically, no lecture covered pointer arithmetics, and it wasnt on slides; no idea why it was skipped; but it made this task challenging, because i didn't know what to ask or what to google; But it's very simple when you see the process 1st time; just simple example or test practice could make it more enjoyable;
par Aditya N S•
Jun 28, 2019
Please add practicals with existing theory, because these kind of topics, mainly which are related to programming could be understood better by practical rather than theory (via presentation). Although this course content and instructor is really good, but adding more practicals with theory will help us more to understand the concepts.
par Francesco B•
Oct 20, 2016
The first three weeks are really interesting. The 4th and 5th are boring: it explains too many arguments in givin just hint to many of them. Many videos are too long and there are too many.
In my opinion they should focus on fewer things and explain them in ore details. Many times the lecture becomes just a list.
Aug 02, 2017
Interesting from a developer point of view in order to improve security concern but the course is too much focused in C language and do not talk about how to improve security in other languages.
I miss some exercises about pentesting
par Enrique O G•
Nov 30, 2016
May be we need to more videos with good examples of the topics covered, I mean good examples that go beyond the basics about topics such as buffer overflow and cross site scripting
par Philippe T•
Jan 12, 2020
Good introduction. The first weeks are very good: good technical content and interesting projects. The last weeks are less interesting and the quizzes are also less relevant.
Jan 24, 2018
assignment level of difficulty is very good but videos doesn't deep dive into concepts. they just brief about concepts.quality of videos can be improved
par Vaibhav C•
Aug 05, 2018
Some more real time examples with Testing activities would have made this course more suitable foe Software Testing Professionals
par cyril m•
Jun 09, 2016
The first half of the course was great but 2nd half was a bit disappointing.
par Abhirup B•
Jan 27, 2019
The way the course instructor taught the course was very boring.
par JITENDRA C•
Jun 11, 2016
There should me more topics on secure code review methods
par vaibhav s•
Jun 24, 2017
Good but kind of basic for my needs.
par Gene S•
Aug 08, 2016
The difficulty level of this course is very inconsistent. The first project (stack smashing) was difficult, at least for me, but I could complete it with the information taught in the lectures. I was unable to complete the second project (Badstore.net), which requires a knowledge of html and SQL that is not taught in the course. The third project (fuzzing and symbolic execution) was a joke: "Type this and tell us what you see." My advice is if you are a novice, take the free course first to see if you can complete it. Then, if you really need the certificate, pay and retake the course.
par Rahul R•
Aug 19, 2016
This course can only be taken who have good knowledge in programming.Although there is a assessment quiz at the start of the course It needs to kept in mind that since this course is part of specialization,most people would take it and not all of them are programmers.This course needs a revamp to suit all sorts of security enthusiasts.
par william t•
May 02, 2017
I was unable to complete this course, because the course required at least two years of programming knowledge prior to enrolling. I was confident that I could learn while taking the course, but I continually failed to pass the quizzes in the second of five courses. It was very confusing and the questions were cryptic
par Andrew E F•
Mar 28, 2020
the course has a great content but it is actually need a very good background in programming ,linux and web development so i prefer if it had sessions about those even if it is basics and so unfortunately i didn't understand some topics because of that and thank you for this effort
par Peter S•
Jul 02, 2016
This course needs too much C/C++ knowledge and the test are far too code oriented. You have to give textual answers without having enough help for memory calculation.
Sep 11, 2016
worst course forever