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A4Q Security Essentials

The A4Q Security Essentials course has been designed for professionals seeking to expand on and evolve their comprehensive basic IT Security knowledge. The syllabus allows individuals to acquire skills relevant to Project Managers, Requirement Engineers, and Software Developers.
Gain a deeper understanding of the most common security terms and contribute and become instrumental in security-related risk management activities. Equip team members with a multidisciplinary introduction to IT Security.

» The leading certification for Security Essentials
» Internationally recognized
» Exams are available worldwide

The A4Q Securtiy Essentials certification program.

An authoritative understanding of threats in data security and how to overcome and avoid them should be part of the knowledge repertoire of every individual in the IT industry.
The Alliance4Qualification (A4Q) is the official licensor for the Security Essentials Scheme. If you are interested in becoming an accredited training provider, please contact us.

  • Align functioning by required and recommended security activities.
  • Understand and explain how fundamental security can be established.
  • Decode common security mistakes
  • Recognize the role of testing as part of the Security Development Lifecycle.  

Start your journey to become Certified in A4Q Security Essentials

Recommended for Developers; Business Analysts; Software Testers; Agile Teams; IT-Manager; Project- & Team Manager and IT Requirements-Experts.

The exam for the A4Q Certified Security Essentials is available at:

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The Syllabus can be downloaded here:


Minutes per exam


Extra time for non-native speakers.


Score is required to pass the exam.

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