BlueCrest College conducts BootCamp for Application Security Engineers
Bluecrest College, in partnership with IBM, held a five-week-long BootCamp offering students a chance to become Application Security Engineers at their Accra Campus.
The Application Security Engineer BootCamp offered students an opportunity to acquaint themselves with vulnerabilities in web applications. The focus of the session was to build their skills through teaching and practical training that can give them a competitive advantage once they graduate.
Training topics included OWASP security standards, Glassbox scanning, cross-site scripting, broken authentication, cross-site request forgery and thread analysis and reports.
The event began on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, and ended on Thursday, February 21, 2019. After the training, students appeared for exams on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 10 am.
All participants received training in one of the computer labs. About 26 students appeared for the exams with a passing percentage of almost 60%.
Participants, particularly from Level 100, struggled slightly during the training due to their elementary exposure to fundamental concepts in web technologies required before joining the training course. Nonetheless, their enthusiasm and commitment helped them cope with the lessons.
Some candidates expressed interest in participating at late stages of the programme registration, resulting in delayed enrolment. It resulted in a delay in their final exams.
BlueCrest School of Technology will continue to introduce such initiatives as part of resolves to offer its students the best opportunities that will give them a competitive edge in their professional lives.