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Evolve Security Academy

Courses: Cybersecurity Bootcamp: IN-PERSON (Chicago), Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online), OSCP Bootcamp (Live-Online)

Locations

Online, Chicago

About Evolve Security Academy

Evolve Security Academy offers holistic cybersecurity education as well as advanced tracks on specific areas within cybersecurity. Courses are held in Chicago, IL and live-online. The Cybersecurity Bootcamp provides hands-on and immersive training, giving... Read More

The holistic Cybersecurity Bootcamp is 20 weeks and part-time and the options include: IN-PERSON (Chicago) Bootcamp or REMOTE (live-online) Bootcamp.

The OSCP Bootcamp is 18 weeks, part-time and live-online, focused on advanced offensive security, penetration testing and OSCP exam prep training.

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Courses

Cybersecurity Bootcamp: IN-PERSON (Chicago)

  • Cost: $14,500
  • Duration: 20 weeks
Locations: Chicago
Course Description:

In-person, immersive and hands-on training delivered part-time in Chicago delivered with face-to-face instruction, recorded lectures and lab tutorials. Students receive a hands-on holistic curriculum, real work experience, job preparation, and a vast network of alumni in an intimate classroom setting.

Curriculum: The curriculum includes modules on the following topics: Introduction to Cybersecurity, Networking, Security Program, OSINT & Social Engineering, Threat Landscape, Scripting for Security, SecOps Architecture, SecOps Threat Modeling, Cryptography, AppSec & Offensive Security, Threat Hunting & Incident Response, Security Apprenticeship, and Job Preparation. An overview can be found on our website.

Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the bootcamp, graduates are able to not only understand the theory behind information security, but also how to apply it in real world situations.

In addition, graduates receive:

- Certificate of Completion and digital badge (290 CPE credits) upon successfully completing the course requirements and final exam.
- Evolve Security Certified Professional (ESCP) certification and digital badge upon meeting course requirements and passing the final ESCP lab exam.
- CompTIA Security+ Certification voucher to take the certification within 90 days after the bootcamp at no cost.
- A network of cybersecurity professionals and experts from different organizations and backgrounds.
- Real world project experience as a Security Apprentice that ca be shared with potential employers.
- Preparation for other information security certifications if pursuing them.
- Job preparation services and support in landing a cybersecurity related job.

Subjects: Linux, Command Line, Python, Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Penetration Testing, Cryptography, Network Security

Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

  • Cost: $12,500
  • Duration: 20 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Curriculum: The curriculum includes modules on the following topics: Introduction to Cybersecurity, Networking, Security Program, OSINT & Social Engineering, Threat Landscape, Scripting for Security, SecOps Architecture, SecOps Threat Modeling, Cryptography, AppSec & Offensive Security, Threat Hunting & Incident Response, Security Apprenticeship, and Job Preparation. An overview can be found on our website.

Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the bootcamp, graduates are able to not only understand the theory behind information security, but also how to apply it in real world situations.

In addition, graduates receive:

- Certificate of Completion and digital badge (290 CPE credits) upon successfully completing the course requirements and final exam.
- Evolve Security Certified Professional (ESCP) certification and digital badge upon meeting course requirements and passing the final ESCP lab exam.
- CompTIA Security+ Certification voucher to take the certification within 90 days after the bootcamp at no cost.
- A network of cybersecurity professionals and experts from different organizations and backgrounds.
- Real world project experience as a Security Apprentice that ca be shared with potential employers.
- Preparation for other information security certifications if pursuing them.
- Job preparation services and support in landing a cybersecurity related job.

Subjects: Linux, Command Line, Python, Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Penetration Testing, Cryptography, Network Security

OSCP Bootcamp (Live-Online)

  • Cost: $7,250
  • Duration: 18 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

This bootcamp is an immersive and hands-on training delivered remotely through live instruction, recorded lectures, lab tutorials, and virtual labs. Students will gain the knowledge to deliver a full penetration assessment at the network and application layer, from scoping, threat modeling, and discovery to vulnerability scanning. Students will work through the dozens of custom lab environments, inspired by real world situations encountered by Evolve Security penetration testers. Students will also receive Offensive Security’s PWK course with 60 days of lab access and a voucher for the OSCP certification. This training is designed for anyone who wants to advance their penetration testing skills and prepare for the OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) certifying exam.

Topics Covered:
- Penetration Testing Methodology (PTES)
- Bash and Powershell scripting
- Powershell Empire
- Port tunneling and proxy chains
- Target enumeration, vulnerability discovery and exploitation.
- Buffer Overflow
- Active Directory enumeration and attacks
- Authentication by-pass attacks
- Windows and Linux Privilege Escalation
- Custom Exploitation

Outcome: Upon successful completion of the bootcamp, graduates will be able to:
- Analyze corporate networks, web applications, and production systems to identify and exploit vulnerabilities.
- Construct threat models to investigate persistent and emerging cybersecurity threats.
- Understand the tools and technologies required to deliver a full penetration test of a network and application.
- Report the results of a penetration test and remediation to decision-makers.
- Gain the required knowledge and skills for the OSCP certification exam. In addition, graduates receive:
- Penetration Testing Certificate of Completion and digital badge upon successfully completing the course requirements and final exam.
- Voucher to take OSCP certifying exam.

Subjects: Linux, Windows Server, TCP/IP, Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Penetration Testing

Evolve Security Academy Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.84/5

(146 reviews)
    9/1/2021
  • Gerard Forster | CTO
  • OSCP Bootcamp (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Learned By Doing"

The Evolve Security Academy OSCP Bootcamp was a very skill-oriented program that helped me learn the ins and outs of what it means to be a pen tester. The best part of the program was getting to participate with seasoned instructors on hacking networks... Read More

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    8/25/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Great Start"

I had a hard time finding where to start to get into cyber security and Evolve helped me get that.​ The course instructor and aids were fantastic and get knowledgeable. The course material goes over everything very effectively and is a great head start... Read More

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    8/23/2021
  • Anonymous | Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Evolve Security Academy was the best investment in myself"

Rockstar staff, talented and willing Assistant Instructors, the platform is robust and the virtual labs are well thought out. The amount of information to ingest may be near impossible in so short a time, but Evolve Academy came as close as I can imagine... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for the review! Our bootcamp works to give our students that foundation they need to be successful in the real world and we are glad you got that experience. Please keep in touch!

    8/20/2021
  • Josh Josh | Penetration Tester
  • OSCP Bootcamp (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2021

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"The best experience with Evolve Security"

The overall OSCP bootcamp has been amazing. I took the OSCP before and failed. With going through the Evolve Security bootcamp I feel a lot more confident. The labs and the instructors are extremely well thought out and professional. The best part is... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We're so happy to hear that you're more confident going into the OSCP exam after taking the bootcamp! It seems like you had a great experience and we're happy we could provide you with that supportive and collaborative environment. Please keep in touch,... Read More

    8/17/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Good instructors and great information!"

I enjoyed my time, and while there is a lot of material, it was clearly explained and I enjoyed my time. I love working with computers, so for me this is a great new opportunity. If you are independent and can manage your own time, this course is perfect... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for reviewing our Cybersecurity Bootcamp! We are glad you took on this challenge and were able to accomplish it successfully. Please keep in touch!

    8/17/2021
  • Micah Johnson | Security Engineer
  • OSCP Bootcamp (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Invaluable Experience"

Being able to work through OSCP-like machines together with people from different backgrounds and skill levels was an invaluable experience that truly changed the way I approach boxes and my overall penetration testing methodology. Also, the collaborative... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for the review, Micah! Collaboration is a huge part of advancing your skills and we are happy the OSCP Bootcamp could provide that environment for you.

    8/17/2021
  • Anonymous | Security Analyst
  • OSCP Bootcamp (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Evolve Security Academy OSCP BootCamp"

Evolve Security Academy offers an 18-week, online OSCP Bootcamp in Chicago, IL, through remote (live online). Evolve Security Academy offers holistic cybersecurity education as well as advanced tracks on specific areas within cybersecurity. The cohort... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for taking the time to review our OSCP bootcamp! It's great to hear that you felt prepared for your first attempt at the OSCP exam. That's our goal and we're happy we could provide you with that support.

    8/16/2021
  • Brandon
  • OSCP Bootcamp (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2021

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"This has helped me open a lot of doors."

I enjoyed my time in the OSCP bootcamp. The labs covered specific topics and allowed us to learn various techniques and were all generally unique from one another. The instructors were a wealth of knowledge and probably my single favorite thing about... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for your review, Brandon! We're glad to hear that not only did the bootcamp prepare you technically, but it also gave you the chance to network. That's what it's all about! Please keep in touch as you advance in your career.

    8/16/2021
  • Ken Gutierrez
  • OSCP Bootcamp (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Waste of Money"

The course was in its infancy, would not recommend at this time, should they revamp and learn from their mistakes then perhaps. The instruction started strong, but as the class moved forward more flaws were exposed. The labs were constantly crashing,... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for sharing your feedback, Ken. We’re very sorry that you were disappointed with your OSCP bootcamp experience. We take pride in our track record of providing students with practical and relevant cybersecurity skills in a high quality, live-online... Read More

    8/12/2021
  • Marcus Scott | AI Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Boothcamp Review"

I have had an excellent experience in the Bootcamp. I found the curriculum, instructional staff, and career services personnel to be outstanding. Without this program, I am confident it would have taken me much longer to gain the knowledge and experience... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We are so glad you had such a good experience during our Bootcamp! We cannot wait to see what you accomplish in your AI development career path. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review.

Evolve Security Academy's average rating is 4.84 out of 5.0 based on 146 review(s).

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