Certified Biometric Security Developer (CBSD)


Certified Biometric Security Developer – CBSD designates knowledgeable technology professionals in the field of biometric security. This program is designed for those who wish to gain a solid understanding of biometric technologies and apply concepts and COTS tools to improve logical and physical access control in identity management systems. Ideal candidates for this program include security architects, Software & Application Developers, Security Engineers, information assurance consultants, Program & Project Managers, and other individuals with experience and expertise in information security-related domains. Prior application and software programming experience is required.


  • FOR WINDOWS DEVELOPMENT pre-requisites: – C# , C++, C, JAVA, Vb.Net
  • FOR LINUX DEVELOPMENT pre-requisites: – C++, Objective-C, Java
  • FOR MAC DEVELOPMENT pre-requisites: – Java, Objective C
  • Authentication Technologies
  • Biometric Functions
  • Biometric Errors
  • Fingerprint Recognition
  • Facial Recognition
  • Iris Recognition Systems
  • Voice Recognition
  • Vein Pattern Recognition
  • Hand Geometry Recognition
  • Dynamic Signature Verification
  • Keystroke Dynamics
  • Other Technologies
  • Multimodal Biometrics
  • Independent Evaluations
  • Biometric Standards
  • Biometric Technology Integration
  • Biometrics, Smartcards & PKI
  • Privacy Concerns
  • Government Implementations
  • Private Sector Implementations
  • Required exam – CBSD-021
  • Exam Code(s):  1) CBSD-W (Thus online or on-site proctored exam consists of multiple choice questions. Candidates must pass this exam prior to attempting the practical exam where candidate(s) must develop a working biometric application which will be reviewed and evaluated by our SMEs and evaluators.
    2) CBSD-D (Practical exam – Develop a biometric enabled app)
  • Number of questions – Maximum of 100
  • Types of questions – Multiple-choice and performance-based
  • Length of test – 180 minutes
  • Passing score – 70% – This test has no scaled score; it’s pass/fail only.
  • Languages – English
  • Retirement – Usually three years after launch
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