Multiple instructors with professional cybersecurity experience are present in every class. Learners receive the support they need with a live chat and Q&A opportunities, as well as office hours offered outside of class.

Courses begin on a rolling basis. Contact us to speak with an Enrollment Advisor and learn more about upcoming start dates.

We designed our professional program with busy schedules in mind. Our virtual program meets on weekday evenings.

All classes are taught in an online environment. You can interact remotely with your peers and instructors via cloud-based chat wherever is most convenient for you.

The full Cybersecurity Bootcamp is 36 weeks long, plus an elective 8-week CompTIA® Security+ Certification Exam Prep Course. This includes the Introductory Course.

Our program utilizes the Continuous Integration Update Model, ensuring that the curriculum is always aligned with the latest industry trends, versions of tools, and content.

After finishing the program, learners receive a certificate of completion from the University of Florida OPWD. This is a non-credit training bootcamp designed to prepare learners with the experience and knowledge needed to excel in the cybersecurity workforce.

Throughout the program, learners will utilize the TDX Arena to complete Practice Arena activities and challenges designed to equip learners with practical experience. This allows learners to directly apply skills acquired in the classroom to real-world situations and receive feedback in real-time.

TDX Arena is a state-of-the-art cloud-based platform that gives learners additional resources, content, and tools to apply their offensive and defensive cyber skills in a real-world environment.

Learners who complete the elective CompTIA® Security+ Exam Prep Course will receive a voucher for the exam, which is administered outside of the program. Additionally, our curriculum covers topics and concepts that help lay the foundation for anyone thinking of pursuing certifications. Learners also have full access to our curated collection of resources designed to help you build skills applicable to cybersecurity certification exams.

Our 4-week Introductory Course is designed to give learners insight into the cybersecurity field by providing an overview of foundational information security topics. Learners can also experience our virtual classroom environment and course schedule to decide if committing to the full program is right for them.


No. Our professional bootcamp is open to individuals with any professional or educational background.

There are no prerequisites required to enroll in the UF OPWD Cybersecurity Bootcamp. Connect with our enrollment team to discuss your eligibility at (352) 670-4002.

Credits from our professional program cannot be applied to other courses or degree programs.

All learners are required to have access to a computer, as well as a reliable internet connection. Additional supplies may be required.

The first step is to schedule a personal consultation with one of our Cybersecurity Enrollment Advisors to assess whether or not a career in cybersecurity is the right fit for you. From there, you will meet with your assigned Senior Enrollment Advisor to discuss program details and career expectations before you begin our Introductory Course.

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


Tuition for the Cybersecurity Bootcamp is $17,800, not including the Introductory Course for $180.

Yes. The referred learner would receive a $1,000 discount off the price of the Complete Program. Terms and conditions apply.

Yes, we offer different options for you to finance your education. Some learners may qualify for personal or private education loans. All learners are welcome to pay in monthly installments at 0% interest or pay in full after completing the Introductory Course.


Our curriculum has integrated career prep training, including professional optimization sessions where learners can enhance their LinkedIn profile and customize their resume. Learners can also work one-on-one with our Career Outcomes team to create a job search strategy and receive coaching on behavioral and technical interview skills.

Throughout the full program our learners have exclusive access to a variety of live virtual events that include alumni panels, industry-focused discussions with subject matter experts, networking sessions, career readiness talks, and pop-up company info sessions with potential employers.

No, there are no extra costs for job support. All career development services are covered in the curriculum and included in the cost of the full bootcamp.

We are prepared to assist you at every stage of your journey. Job and internship placement is not guaranteed. Our Career Outcomes team provides job search support throughout your time with us and up to 6 months after program completion.


The University of Florida’s Office of Professional and Workforce Development has partnered with ThriveDX to provide innovative professional development in cybersecurity. ThriveDX provides more than a decade of experience in digital training, excelling in knowledge transfer expertise directly to learners.

It is a 36-week accelerated career prep program designed to arm learners with in-demand skills and practical experience. Learners can continue to take advantage of our career development assistance for up to 6 months after program completion to support their journey securing a job in the cyber workforce.

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