UCF Division of
Continuing Education

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 learners 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 learners gain real-life experience with immersive, hands-on Cyber Labs, and career development services.

Achieve Your
Career Goals

Gain the tools you need to enter the cybersecurity workforce.

With ThriveDX

Our accelerated programs are powered by our partner, ThriveDX, which helps to reskill and upskill individuals and prepare them for today’s fast-growing digital economy. With over a decade of experience as the world’s premier digital skills education provider, ThriveDX works with top-tier academic institutions, government organizations and global enterprises to offer advanced workforce and professional development programs in digital technology.

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Professional Expertise

The UCF Cyber Defense Professional Certificate programs give learners the opportunity to gain real-world experience through job search assistance and immersive simulation labs. Our goal is to make the transition into the workforce as easy and fast as possible by giving every learner the opportunity to collaborate with our Career Outcomes team and alumni network, making the transition into the workforce as easy and fast as possible.

Immersive Simulation Labs

Project-Based Training

Alumni & Professional Networking

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