Introductory Course

Our Introductory Course allows you to get a taste of what working in the cybersecurity field feels like, and the chance to make sure it’s the right career choice for you. You’ll learn basic defensive and offensive cybersecurity theories, participate in hands-on training exercises, and work one-on-one with your instructor. If you decide the program is not for you, you will get a 50% refund on your Introductory Course tuition.*

*Terms & Conditions apply

Hands-On Learning

Experience is the best teacher. Our hands-on approach to cybersecurity education will give you all the practical experience and theory new cybersecurity professionals need to start working in the field once you graduate. The UCF Cyber Defense Professional Certificate program immerses students in simulation labs that teach through real-world, real-time scenarios. These will provide you with a concrete understanding of the material as well as its practical applications in the workplace.

Internship Placement Assistance

Take advantage of our professional networking program to forge connections with alumni and top businesses in the community. This certificate program gives you the opportunity to build key relationships with experts in the field to develop the valuable experience employers look for most during the hiring process. Put everything you learned in class and in our immersive Cyber Labs to use in the office with our custom internship placement assistance program.

**Career Services are consultation-based only and do not guarantee internship or job placement.

Comprehensive Career Services

Throughout the course, we provide our students with the training, tools, and knowledge they need to start an exciting, meaningful, and fulfilling career as soon as possible after they graduate.*** Our career team gives you access to our extensive professional network, helps you tailor your resume, cover letters, and LinkedIn profile, and works with you one-on-one to perfect your interviewing skills.

***Career services do not come with a guarantee of job placement. Please familiarize yourself with the terms and conditions.


The Cyber Labs portion of our program helps you learn the skills employers understand are the most essential for a qualified cybersecurity candidate to have, including various immersive assignments solving realistic technology challenges to be included on a job application portfolio.

Industry leading instructors design thrilling simulation environments, equipped with realistic attacks and possible scenarios. Our exceptional cyber education curriculum offers students an unparalleled education that includes instruction from cybersecurity experts that will encourage you to defend against cyber threats and find solutions in real time.

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