Preparing today's professionals to meet tomorrow's challenges.

Employers: Workforce development to retain critical skills and staff
Learners Training for working professionals to build a career in cybersecurity


Make an IMPACT

The Cybersecurity Certification through IMPACT is built upon Radford University's established and award winning cybersecurity program. It employs research-based practices from cognitive science, analytics, simulation-based learning and gamification in every aspect of its training to ensure it is challenging, highly effective and engaging.

This certification program is ready to support your cybersecurity training goals and become your cyber workforce strategic partner.

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The Right Choice


National Center of Academic Excellence

Designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by both the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


Online and Hands-On for Working Professionals

Online, go at your own pace program with structured learning activities and a virtual testing lab for each student.


Meets Critical Job Demand in Cybersecurity

With 36,000 current job openings within cybersecurity in Virginia, build the right skills to jumpstart your career.



Aligned with National Standards

Directly aligned with national standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education.



Cybersecurity Certification

IMPACT's curriculum is aligned with top industry certifications and provide extensive hands-on experience in state-of-the-art virtualized remote labs. Our competency-based approach allows working professionals to earn credit through competencies without requiring any prerequisites beyond a high school diploma.

The IMPACT program prepares students for industry-aligned certification exams and teaches them theory, problem solving, analytical thinking and understanding computational logic.

This scope and sequence will also ensure our program and graduates are DoD 8140 compliant. DoD 8140 requires DoD IT personnel and contractors to demonstrate competency by obtaining levels of certification.


Designations and Alignments


Aligned with

National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST)

National Initiative for
Cybersecurity Education (NICE)

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Request More Information about the Cybersecurity Certification through IMPACT

Now is the time to take the next step. Whether you are an employer looking to improve employee effectiveness and retention or an individual who wants to start a career in cybersecurity, IMPACT will take your career to the next level.

Complete this form and an enrollment counselor will contact you soon to answer your questions.