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.
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The UCF Cyber Defense Professional Certificate program was 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 Cyber Defense Professional Certificate program has you covered!
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.