Center for Defense & Homeland Security (CDHS)

REGISTER NOW FOR OUR 2024 COURSES!  CIVILIANS CAN PAY WITH A PAYMENT PLAN OR APPLY FOR A SALLIE MAE FOUNDATION LOAN.  For faster service, please email me at, or you can call 910-672-2006.

Also visit our Cyber Security Certifications page to apply.

Our Hands-On Certificate in Cybersecurity Course runs: January 8, 2024 - April 24, 2024. (prerequisites are CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+)

Our Hands-On Certificate in Cyber Foundations Course runs: January 23, 2024 - April 12, 2024. (there are no prerequisites for this course)

What Is the CDHS?

Fayetteville State University is the only HBCU in North Carolina to have developed a Center for Defense and Homeland Security. The CDHS was founded in 2010 and became fully operational in 2013. We are located within 10 miles of Ft. Bragg, the largest U.S. Army installation in the world and home of the elite Military Special Operations Forces. We partner with local, state, and federal agencies to leverage our research capabilities to develop innovative solutions to prepare the next generation of leaders within the STEM, cybersecurity, national security, and emergency management disciplines.

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Why Choose the CDHS?

We offer hands-on training for the following internationally recognized certifications in IT and Cyber Security:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA)
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Network Packet Analysis