About our courses, modules, and knowledge check quizzes

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

What’s a course?

A course is made up of modules that come together to teach a complete topic. 

Our Security Awareness programme currently has one course: Security Awareness Fundamentals. This course is made up of modules that are released monthly.

Our Secure Development programme is structured differently, with new courses released quarterly. Each of those courses contains several modules that cover sub-topics.

SafeStack Academy members are subscribed to one or more of these courses as part of their ongoing training programmes.

example of a course landing page

What’s a module?

Modules are the building blocks that make up each course. 

In SafeStack Academy, a module is a section of taught material on a specific information security topic. 

For Security Awareness training, examples include Passwords, and Phishing, Vishing, and Smishing; and for Secure Development training, examples include Understanding Vulnerability and Risk and Threat Actors and Motivation.

Example of a course module

Depending on which programme you’re doing, the modules are a bit different.

Security Awareness modules

In Security Awareness training, each module takes between 3 and 7 minutes to complete and is made up of 2 parts.

  • The taught material. This is typically a module 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.

To start the taught material, simply click the Start Course button on the module page and the module will begin to play.

What’s a knowledge check quiz?

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

We need assessments for our training to make sure 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 it.

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

an example of the quiz success screen

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 modules

In Secure Development training, the modules are longer, taking between 10 and 40 minutes to complete. They’re also made up of 2 parts.

  • The theory material. This is broken down into small chunks based on the module’s learning actions or objectives.
  • Case studies and examples. These are to help you understand how the theory can be applied.

To start the taught material, simply click the Start Course button on the module page and the module will begin to play.