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The University of Central Florida is a public research university located in metropolitan Orlando. According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges guide, UCF ranks among the nation’s 20 most innovative universities. The university confers almost 17,000 degrees each year and benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment and opportunities for all students to grow, learn, and succeed.

Our Cyber Defense Professional Certificate program uses an innovative, project-based approach to provide a rigorous, accelerated, cybersecurity education. UCF Cyber Defense Professional Certificate students gain real-life experience with immersive, hands-on Cyber Labs, career development services, and internship placement assistance.

Achieve Your Career Goals

Gain the tools you need to enter the cybersecurity workforce.



Our programs are powered by our partner, HackerU, a leader in cutting-edge, professional education that helps to reskill and upskill students in today’s fast-growing, digital economy. HackerU has more than a decade of experience as the world’s premier digital skills and cybersecurity education provider and works with top-tier academic institutions, government organizations, and global enterprises to provide advanced workforce and professional development programs in digital technology.

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Professional Expertise

UCF Cyber Defense Professional Certificate programs give students the opportunity to gain real-world experience through internship placement assistance and immersive simulation labs. Our goal is to make the transition into the workforce as easy and fast as possible by giving every student the opportunity to collaborate with our Career Services Advisors and alumni network, making the transition into the workforce as easy and fast as possible.

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Project-Based Training
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