Avatao is an online security training platform that offers hands-on, job-relevant training exercises that enable developers to learn new skills, gain new insights, and practice new approaches in software security.

The platform covers the following topics areas; DevSecOps, OWASP, Java, C#, Python, C++, PHP, Perl

  • Individual: Are you a beginner, expert, or just interested in secure coding? Avatao lets individuals at all skill levels expand their knowledge and jumpstart their professional career.
  • Business: Streamline and simplify training in order to build a security culture within your business. Ideal for teams up to 100 developers.

This annual subscription is also available with volume discounts. Please contact us for more details.

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  • Continuous learning - Rich library with over 800 hands-on exercises covering the entire SDLC. Developers learn how to properly write and review code, preventing unwanted data breaches and system vulnerabilities.
  • Workshops - Use our browser-based platform to supplement live workshops, allowing developers to discover the newest trends and tricks in software security.
  • CTFs & Hackathons - Create memorable group experiences with exciting competitions where teams or individuals solve exercises across popular security topics.
  • Onboarding - Integrate and empower new team members, whether they are onsite or remote, by highlighting proper coding practices and setting clear security expectations.
  • Career Tracks (Beta) - Align developer skills to their professional role with suggested learning paths designed to optimize work-performance and increase career mobility.
  • Assessment - Assess secure coding competency with real-world exercises, helping qualify and pre-screen developers entrusted with your product security.
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Frequently asked questions

How can I create an account on myQA.com?

There are a number of ways to create an account. If you are a self-funder, simply select the "Create account" option on the login page.

If you have been booked onto a course by your company, you will receive a confirmation email. From this email, select "Sign into myQA" and you will be taken to the "Create account" page. Complete all of the details and select "Create account".

If you have the booking number you can also go here and select the "I have a booking number" option. Enter the booking reference and your surname. If the details match, you will be taken to the "Create account" page from where you can enter your details and confirm your account.

Find more answers to frequently asked questions in our FAQs: Bookings & Cancellations page.

How do QA’s virtual classroom courses work?

Our virtual classroom courses allow you to access award-winning classroom training, without leaving your home or office. Our learning professionals are specially trained on how to interact with remote attendees and our remote labs ensure all participants can take part in hands-on exercises wherever they are.

We use the WebEx video conferencing platform by Cisco. Before you book, check that you meet the WebEx system requirements and run a test meeting (more details in the link below) to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings. If it doesn’t work, try adjusting your settings or contact your IT department about permitting the website.

How do QA’s online courses work?

QA online courses, also commonly known as distance learning courses or elearning courses, take the form of interactive software designed for individual learning, but you will also have access to full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course. When you book a QA online learning course you will receive immediate access to it through our e-learning platform and you can start to learn straight away, from any compatible device. Access to the online learning platform is valid for one year from the booking date.

All courses are built around case studies and presented in an engaging format, which includes storytelling elements, video, audio and humour. Every case study is supported by sample documents and a collection of Knowledge Nuggets that provide more in-depth detail on the wider processes.

When will I receive my joining instructions?

Joining instructions for QA courses are sent two weeks prior to the course start date, or immediately if the booking is confirmed within this timeframe. For course bookings made via QA but delivered by a third-party supplier, joining instructions are sent to attendees prior to the training course, but timescales vary depending on each supplier’s terms. Read more FAQs.

When will I receive my certificate?

Certificates of Achievement are issued at the end the course, either as a hard copy or via email. Read more here.

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