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Cybersecurity Professional Certificates

Cybersecurity Professional Certificates

UCF Cybersecurity Professional Certificate programs combine the best methods to get students ready for the job market by the time they graduate. This is done with a combination of practical and theoretical training.

THE FIVE-STEP PATHWAY TO CYBERSECURITY SUCCESS

The Five-Step Pathway to Cybersecurity Success was created and designed by experts in the industry informed by over 20 years of research in cyber education and knowledge transfer methods. The goal of the Pathway is to provide you with the skills you need to be extremely competitive in the cybersecurity industry.
STEP 01

Talk to Us

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.

STEP 02

One-on-One Meetings

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 which Cybersecurity Professional Certificate program is the best fit for you.

STEP 03

Introductory Course

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.

STEP 04

The Cybersecurity Professional Certificate Program

Here’s what you can expect from the Cybersecurity 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.

STEP 05

Career Services

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.

Our Certificates

The Cyber Defense Professional Certificate

UCF’s Cyber Defense Professional Certificate program consists of specialized courses that teach students programming for security, defensive cybersecurity, and the fundamentals of offensive security. You will develop the skills and knowledge required to take seven of the world's top cybersecurity and information technology certification exams: LPI ‎Linux Essentials, Cisco CCNA Security, CompTIA Cloud+, CompTIA Security+, and CompTIA CySA+.

The Ethical Hacking Professional Certificate

This program offers specialized courses on penetration testing, ethical hacking, and advanced infrastructures to teach students the concepts and techniques required to succeed in the world of offensive cybersecurity. The curriculum is infused with intensive hands-on training exercises and immersive Cyber Lab simulation environments to provide you with the skill set and knowledge base required to successfully take the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) and the EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exams.

Don’t let a job define you.
Upgrade your career.

UCF’s Cybersecurity Professional Certificates were designed to give students both the skills and knowledge needed to upgrade their career.

Whether you’re new to IT and itching to get into the cyber world, or a veteran in the Tech industry who wants to advance in the cyber career you love, our defensive and offensive Cybersecurity Professional Certificate programs have you covered!

300%*

Rate of Cybersecurity
Job Growth vs. Overall IT Jobs

$50k-$101k+/year

Avg. Entry-Level
Salaries in Florida

$12-$15k

Tuition for UCF Cybersecurity
Professional Certificates

300%*

Rate of Cybersecurity
Job Growth vs. Overall IT Jobs

$50k-$101k+/year

Avg. Entry-Level
Salaries in Florida

$12-$15k

Tuition for UCF Cybersecurity Professional Certificates

The Cyber2 Program

The Cyber2 Program allows students to automatically enroll in the Ethical Hacking Professional Certificate program after successfully completing the Cyber Defense Professional Certificate. Those who enroll in the Cyber2 Program will receive a 25% tuition discount for the Ethical Hacking program.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION TODAY

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