About our courses and quizzes

SafeStack Academy provides two different training programmes: Security Awareness and Secure Development. These programmes are made up of courses and quizzes.

What's a course?

Our Security Awareness programme consists of multiple courses on various cyber security topics, with new courses being released each month.

Our Secure Development programme is structured differently. It consists of courses, which break down into modules and lessons. New courses are released every 12-weeks.

Security Awareness courses

In Security Awareness training, each course takes between 3 and 12 minutes to complete and is made up of 2 parts.

  • The taught material. This is typically a course you can watch and listen to in your web browser.
  • A knowledge check quiz. This allows you to test your knowledge of the subject and prove you've understood the actions it suggests.

What's a knowledge check quiz?

A knowledge check quiz is a 5-10 question assessment. Each course has one, and you must score 80% or above to pass.

We need assessments for our training to ensure that our learners have understood the key messages we are teaching. It also helps our organisations prove to managers and auditors that people have learned these new behaviours.

Questions in our quiz assessments are randomly selected, so you may see different questions each time you take them.

Don't worry though, if you don't pass the first time, you can always try again.


Key things to remember

  • Learners may choose to take the quiz before completing the taught materials, and that's ok. We want to make sure our learners know what to do — if they can already pass the quiz, we're doing well.
  • Learners can earn certificates for completing courses. You can even print these out and share them if that's your thing.

Secure Development programme

In Secure Development training, the courses are longer, taking between 10 and 40 minutes to complete.

They are made up of 2 parts:

  • The theory material. This is broken down into small chunks based on the course's learning actions or objectives. These small chunks are made of up multiple modules (or groups of lessons).
  • Case studies and examples. These are to help you understand how the theory can be applied.