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Evolve Security Academy

Online, Chicago
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About Evolve Security Academy

Location: Online, Chicago

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

The holistic Cybersecurity Bootcamp is 20 weeks, part-time, and instructor-led live-online.

The OSCP Bootcamp is 8 weeks, part-time and instructor-led live-online, focused on advanced offensive security, penetration testing and OSCP exam prep training.

Evolve Academy offers a $1000 scholarship to help aspiring cybersecurity professionals kickstart their cybersecurity journeys. Our CyberLab™ powered curriculum is designed to teach you practical job skills required for entry-level cybersecurity careers. We offer small classes, individual attention, and career coaching to ensure our student's success. Head over to our website to apply and get more information.

Courses

Cybersecurity Bootcamp

Cost: $13,950
Duration: 20 weeks
Locations: Chicago
In-person Only
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: $13,950
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: $5,250
Duration: 8 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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4.85/5 (227 reviews)

Michelle H
Graduated: 2023

1/31/2024

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Wonderful Learning Experience"

The Evolve Academy bootcamp is a good entry for anyone completely new to tech and looking for a career start in cybersecurity. Having different instructors who are actively working in the field teach in their respective areas meant getting quality teaching... Read More

Sandrine Mamigonian
Graduated: 2023

1/18/2024

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Graphic Design to Cyber Security Transition"

I recently transitioned from graphic design to cyber security, and I'm grateful for Evolve Academy's support. Despite no prior IT knowledge, the transition was smooth due to their comprehensive assistance. Step-by-step guidance, teacher availability,... Read More

kacy yancey
student | Graduated: 2023

1/9/2024

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp

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"great program!"

After thorough bootcamp research, I confidently chose Evolve. Post-completion, the exceptional quality and experience surpassed my expectations, solidifying my decision. The invaluable skills gained continue to propel my career journey, making it a truly... Read More

Spencer Shumpert
Cybersecurity Analyst | Graduated: 2023

1/9/2024

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"A great place to learn!"

I really enjoyed the ESCP Cybersecurity Bootcamp. The instructors and TA's are very helpful and understanding. The course provided amazing material that was easy to follow for someone with no IT background, and made it very enjoyable with the different... Read More

Anonymous
security analyst | Graduated: 2022

9/12/2023

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Not worth it"

First of all there were three different teachers in the cohort, It seemed like they kept getting hired or fired. There is no guarantee or help trying to find a job. The assistants pretty much leave you on your own. There were a few classmates that dropped... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We are sorry to hear about your thoughts about our bootcamp. We are happy to address some of your concerns below:

Teacher Selection: We assign instructors based on the industry expertise of the modules (topics) they teach.

Job Placement Support: We offer... Read More

Access to Course Materials: Contrary to your claim, PowerPoint presentations and lab documents are available for download. Instructions for downloading course materials are included in your CyberLab course.

Access After Course Completion: Contrary to your claim, students maintain access to the course materials for six months after the course ends, allowing them to review power points, labs, and lessons as needed.

If you would like to reach out to us at admissions@evolvesecurity.com, we would happily remedy your concerns. We aim to provide all our students with a supportive and comprehensive learning experience.

Jeremy Young
Graduated: 2023

7/30/2023

Course
Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Glad I went through Evolve academy"

The amount of actual hands on work and labs throughout the course was exceptional and preferred over just videos and lectures. Along with this the instructors and TA's knowledgeable, enthusiastic, helpful, and went above and beyond for us. Staying outside... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you so much for sharing your amazing experience with our bootcamp, Jeremy! We're thrilled to hear that you loved the hands-on work and labs - we designed them with a lot of care and attention! It's also fantastic to hear that our instructors and... Read More

Alex Saldierna
Graduated: 2023

7/25/2023

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"Learned great skills for my career"

The staff at Evolve Academy very much cares about making sure you succeed and indeed makes it their priority, and offers so many options towards your career in cybersecurity. The entire culture at Evolve Academy was very welcoming of people from all backgrounds... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for your review, Alex! We are thrilled to hear that you felt the genuine care and support from our staff at Evolve Academy. We are delighted that you found our job prep sessions valuable and developed essential networking skills that will serve... Read More

Shyam Venkataraman
Solution/Security Architect | Graduated: 2023

7/19/2023

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"CyberSecurity Bootcamp Review"

It is a very comprehensive learning experience and well worth it. Highly recommended. Instructors were very helpful, material was excellent, hands on labs were very good, the highlight was the regular projects and certification exam. Suitable for freshers... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for your glowing review, Shyam! We're delighted to hear that you found our comprehensive learning experience valuable and enjoyable, and we truly appreciate your recommendation. Our team takes pride in delivering helpful instruction, excellent... Read More

Alan Garcia
Cybersecurity Professional | Graduated: 2023

7/19/2023

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"Amazing!"

Loved the instructors and the TAs that I had for this cohort! The instructors and TAs were all so knowledgeable and friendly. Anys questions you had they had answers and if they didn't have the answer they would find an answer (if they could). I would... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for sharing your positive feedback about our instructors and TAs. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great learning experience in our cybersecurity course and appreciate your confidence in recommending it to others seeking to explore... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2023

7/19/2023

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp

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"Evolve Security Academy is amazing."

I feel very fulfilled with my choice in this program. Every instructor was amazing. I learned more than I expected to and I feel confident about my career in this industry due to this bootcamp. If anyone is thinking about enrolling, they should take the... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for your heartfelt review! We are thrilled that our team's dedication to your success and the inclusive culture at Evolve Academy left a lasting positive impact on your cybersecurity journey. It's great to hear that our job prep sessions and... Read More

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