This robust certificate program introduces students to in-depth theory as well as hands-on training in cybersecurity and programming.
We’re dedicated to helping you get the job you want with training for some of the top cybersecurity certifications in the world:
LPI Linux Essentials
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
Ec-Council C|ND – Certified Network Defender
Ec-Council C|SA – Certified Soc Analyst
The Cybersecurity Professional Certificate program sets you up with the hands-on experience you need to outsmart the competition and step up your career. The instructors, some of the top experts in the field, bring their real-life experience to the classroom and provide you with personalized training.
Education is a personal journey. Prospective students set up a personal consultation with a Cybersecurity Admissions Advisors to assess their aptitude in the field and help them decide if a career in cybersecurity could be a good fit for them.
Each prospective student meets with their assigned Senior Admissions Advisor to further discuss the program, career expectations, and future job opportunities. Meetings can be in person, virtual, or on the phone. The advisor will explain the five-step process, answer any questions, and set up a flexible advising session with a Senior Admissions Advisor to determine your aptitude and if the Cyber Defense Professional Certificate program is the right fit for you.
The 30-hour Introduction to Cybersecurity Course provides you with the opportunity to explore the material and various cybersecurity fields to allow you to make a practical, confident, and informed decision before committing to the full course. At the end of the course, you will take an exam and meet with your instructor, who will guide you in the next step of your career.
Here’s what you can expect from the Cyber Defense Professional Certificate program: Your instructors will immediately start to teach you in a hands-on style, so you can start to practice the skills of the job right away. You will be completing projects that mimic the day-to-day tasks of a true professional, so you can have the experience that potential employers will be looking for when you apply for your first professional cybersecurity job.
Our 10-hour Career Services course provides you with everything you need to know to advance in your cybersecurity career. This includes customized interview training, resume building, internship placement assistance, and professional networking — all with the goal of helping you get your foot in the door for your first professional cybersecurity role.*
*Career Services are consultation-based only and do not guarantee job placement.
It is without question that all students deserve the highest quality education while they enjoy what they learn. Our commitment to providing just that is why every one of our students gets the benefit of our unique guarantee.
It’s exceptionally important to us that there is a quality match between you and the program. In order to maintain the high-level integrity of our students, we use a revolutionary educational model, beginning with the admissions process.
All prospective UCF Cyber Defense Professional Certificate students take part in a specialized Introductory Course. The 30-hour Introduction to Cybersecurity course introduces students to the material with hands-on practical training in real-world Cyber Labs before committing to the full program. If, for any reason, you decide the extended program isn’t for you, you will receive a 50% refund on your Introductory Course tuition.*