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Evolve Security Academy

Courses: Cybersecurity Bootcamp: IN-PERSON (Chicago), Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online), Penetration Testing Advanced Track (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 advanced tracks are 5 weeks, part-time and live-online. The Advanced Tracks options include Penetration Testing and Application Security.

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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

Penetration Testing Advanced Track (live-online)

  • Cost: $3,200
  • Duration: 5 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

This training is 5-weeks of immersive and hands-on training, delivered remotely through live instruction, recorded lectures and lab tutorials. Students will gain the knowledge to deliver a full penetration test, from scoping to reporting, at the network and application layer. Each lab is created based off real world situations encountered by Evolve Security penetration testers. There is no capture the flag exercises, made up scenarios or silly puzzles.

This training is designed for anyone who wants to become a penetration tester or who is interested on how hacker breaches an organization.
(Topics Covered)

- Approaches to Penetration Testing & Legality
- Scoping & Rules of Engagement
- Threat Modeling
- The Methodology
- Information Gathering / Discovery
- Vulnerability Scanning, Analysis and Its Limitations
- Phishing & Social Engineering
- Web Application and API Testing / Exploitation
- Windows and Linux Environment Testing / Exploitation
- Password Cracking / Brute Force
- Evasion Techniques
- Post Exploitation, Pivoting and Persistence
- Reporting and Remediation

(Outcome)

Students will have the knowledge and skills to perform a penetration testing assessment on an organization and report the findings / vulnerabilities. Students are exposed to numerous types of practical vulnerable systems that are readily seen in the industry and will have the understanding of how to identify, exploit and remediate them.

Each week, students work through various labs that will give you the concrete, hands-on work experience. Upon successful completion of the course material and final lab assessment report, you will receive the Evolve Security Certified Penetration Tester (ESCPT) certification and 50 CPE credits.

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

Evolve Security Academy Reviews

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4.87/5

(107 reviews)
    11/21/2020
  • Amy H
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: IN-PERSON (Chicago)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Started with limited knowledge"

With Evolve Security Academy, I was able to learn a lot about this industry and was able to gain experience with analyzing the security of a business. The instructors do a very good job in prepping you for the real world. The courses are adjusted based... Read More

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    11/8/2020
  • Mario Alberto Rodriguez | Professional Services - Network Security
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Evolve's Cybersecurity Bootcamp is the perfect place to start your Cybersecurity career."

If you are interested in venturing into the wide world of Cyber Security, Evolve is the perfect place to start. Even if, like me, you have experience in a specific discipline like Network Security, Evolve's curriculum will touch almost every field within... Read More

The Bootcamp is not easy; you need to commit a significant amount of time towards classes. There's a lot of reading, research, solving fun challenges, and test your knowledge. By the end, you will have gained skills and experience and made a few friends along the way.

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    10/27/2020
  • Jeremy Medrano
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: IN-PERSON (Chicago)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"No knowledge or experience to hacking into a black box."

When I interviewed for this course, I didn't expect them to ask me anything IT related. However, they did and I realized that the course was going to be an uphill battle. I didn't know what an IP address was and the only reason I knew what RAM stood for... Read More

However, by the end of the course, I was able to analyze PCAP files, create network designs, run an instance on AWS and create a LAMP stack from that instance, and gain root access on a black box. This might be cheesy, but I've never felt prouder of myself than gaining root access during that web application assessment. That was the exact moment where I knew that I'd be able to make in this career field.

Many of the teachers I learned from were experts in their fields. I got a good dose of networking, governance, cryptography, virtualization, threat hunting, incident response, and a bunch of red team tools. There's a bunch more that I was taught, but I think those are what stuck out most for me.

Bootcamps aren't for everyone and after the course was done, I went to other resources to enhance my skills. It will feel like trying to drink out of a firehouse, but the best part is that you'll still be able to access the modules after the class is finished.

I'm excited for my career and what it'll go. Evolve Security helped my find a passion that I didn't know was there. I'm grateful for their ongoing support and if you're considering joining a cohort, sign up for an interview and tell Jeremy sent you! Good luck on your search.

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    10/26/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Bootcamp REMOTE (live-online)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"A good experience for someone knew to cyber and IT."

The cohort takes a very basic approach to cybersecurity. There's a lot of information covered from a very high level and it does give you a good picture and understanding for different aspects of cybersecurity. There are different areas that felt kind... Read More

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    10/25/2020
  • Igor Bugaian
  • IN-PERSON Bootcamp (Chicago)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Exciting and rewarding experience!"

If you don’t know where to start when looking to get into the cybersecurity field, Evolve Security Academy is the right choice. This is the best investment I made towards my skills and career. I had the most knowledgeable instructors that provided me... Read More

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    10/24/2020
  • Brian S
  • Bootcamp REMOTE (live-online)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Evolve Security Academy Remote Bootcamp"

I was able to burn off the few months remainder of my GI Bill to attend ESA. So if you a veteran and have some GI Bill remaining, while this COVID19 pandemic is ongoing the VA will approve the school and you will get BAH for attending. As far as the course... Read More

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    10/24/2020
  • Andrew Towery | Cybersecurity Analyst I
  • Bootcamp REMOTE (live-online)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Challenging but REWARDING boot-camp."

The instructors and content for this boot-camp are excellent. It provides you with hands on cybersecurity experience that would be hard to get on your own or with any other boot-camp. The curriculum flows nicely and starts you out with basic security... Read More

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    10/23/2020
  • Ejaz Ahmed | Cybersecurity Analyst
  • IN-PERSON Bootcamp (Chicago)
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Incredible training for cybersecurity you can every have!"

Training for cyber security at Evolve Security Academy was definitely worth for my career. Even though, before attending the bootcamp i had few well-known cybersecurity's certs. But Evolve trained me so well that i could perform my duties in real world... Read More

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    10/23/2020
  • Ma Leonora Penilla
  • Bootcamp REMOTE (live-online)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Worth the time and investment!"

Attending Evolve Security Academy bootcamp is one of the best decisions I've made in my career. I had a technical background but wanted to really focus on Cybersecurity. The 16 week program was not a piece of cake but with enough determination, patience... Read More

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    10/22/2020
  • Michael Kim
  • IN-PERSON Bootcamp (Chicago)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"EVOLVE SECURITY IS THE BEST!"

First off, I would like to say if you have any interest in pursuing education and a career in Cybersecurity. Evolve Security Academy is the first place you should research no matter what! I began my education with the Evolve Security Academy with absolutely... Read More

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Evolve Security Academy's average rating is 4.87 out of 5.0 based on 107 review(s).

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