FrequentlyAsked Questions

Need to know more about the Cyber Defense Professional Certificate at University of Central Florida? We’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions for you.

Where can I take classes?

The Cyber Defense Professional Certificate program at UCF offers live, virtual classroom sessions, as well as in-person classes, led by by expert instructors.

Can I take classes online?

Yes. Our Cyber Defense Professional Certificate program is provided on a virtual platform where students participate in live classroom and Q&A sessions, virtual simulation labs, and more.

When do classes start?

Courses begin on a rolling basis.

Do I need an undergraduate degree or other prerequisite experience to be eligible to apply?

There are no certifications or prerequisites required to enroll in the Cyber Defense Professional Certificate Program at UCF. We welcome all professional backgrounds.

How many credit hours is each program? Can I apply credits from these programs to a degree I'm currently pursuing?

Our Cyber Defense Professional Certificate Program is 400 in-class hours, including the 30-hour Introductory Course.

Credits from this program cannot be applied to other degree programs.

How much is tuition?

Tuition is $15,500 for the Cyber Defense Professional program, not including the $500 for the Introductory Course.

Tuition, fees, and deposits subject to change.

Do I need to be a student to apply to this program?

No. Our programs are designed for anyone committed to life-long learning, whether you’re currently pursuing a degree or looking for ways to add to your professional credentials.

Is this program suitable if I'm employed full time?

This program was designed for working professionals with flexible evening and weekend course schedules available.

Is there an age requirement to attend?

Yes, students must be 18 or over to enroll in our program(s).

What is HackerU?

HackerU is our valued partner in continuing cyber education. As a leading company in 20 years of world-renowned Israeli Cybersecurity directly to our classrooms.

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