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


Make an IMPACT

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.

IMPACT 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

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.

Aligned with national standards

Aligned with National Standards

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

Online and hands-on for working professionals

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

Meets Critical Job Demand

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


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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.



IMPACT Designations and Alignments


National Security Agency logo
U.S. Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Defense logo

Aligned with

National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST)

National Initiative for
Cybersecurity Education (NICE)


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Employer Partners

By investing in IMPACT, partners benefit from highly-qualified employees taught by some of the university’s top faculty.

IMPACT’s current partners range from public and private companies and government localities to companies founded and owned by Radford University’s accomplished alumni.

Montgomery County Public Schools logo
Giles County Public Schools logo
Ennoble First logo
Radford City Schools logo
Private Advisors Alternative Asset Management
Henry County Public Schools
City of Radford Police Officers
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine