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Evolve Security Academy

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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 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.

Courses

Cybersecurity Bootcamp: IN-PERSON (Chicago)

Cost: $14,500
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: $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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4.86/5 (183 reviews)

Kendall Daniel
Graduated: 2022

4/14/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Amazing"

This program is amazing! I decided to make a big change in my career and chose Evolve to give me the knowledge and skills i needed to make my way into the field. I feel so much of what i learned in the bootcamp prepared me with the knowledge i needed... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for sharing your experience, Kendall! It's great to hear that you were prepared for the CompTIA Security+ exam from both our curriculum and the voucher provided. Supporting our students is one of our main priorities, and we are glad you felt... Read More

Jerold Kim
Cybersecurity Apprentice | Graduated: 2022

4/4/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"This bootcamp was very well organized, thorough, and very exciting because there were so many students that were excited about cybersecurity."

The pros of this program are the certificate (Evolve Security Certified Professional), the job preparation that we students received, and the groups that we were split up into for labs were extremely well thought out. The only con I would say (this might... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We're glad you were able to find a community that is so excited about the future of cybersecurity in our bootcamp, Jerold! We do apologize for the multiple instructors, as that was a special, one-off circumstance. Otherwise, we're happy to know that you... Read More

Andrew Walter
Graduated: 2022

3/31/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"The best cybersecurity bootcamp you can find to get you ready to work"

I found this bootcamp initially because it is one of the few that accepts the GI Bill and and the style of curriculum impressed me going in. I was certainly not disappointed. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and have worked in the industry... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for your thoughtful review, Andrew! We're glad you were able to use your GI Bill with us, as the veteran community is one of our largest! We know you will do great things in your career and we are excited to see all that you accomplish.

Joshua Tompkins
Graduated: 2022

3/27/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Evolve Security Academy gave me the skills and confidence to succeed in cybersecurity."

Evolve Security Academy gave me the confidence and skills necessary to start a new career in cybersecurity. Through the class training and knowledgeable instructors, I learned about numerous aspects of the field. Through the labs, I was able to put what... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We are so glad to hear that we were able to assist you in your cybersecurity journey to join the industry. We are looking forward to hearing about all of the things you accomplish in your career. Please keep in touch, Joshua!

Michael Raines
Graduated: 2022

3/24/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"The best of the best"

I attended Evolve Academy’s remote cybersecurity bootcamp in hopes of gaining the knowledge I needed to switch careers. I did not have a technical background and my skills were on par with your average every day user. I went in nervous but I am proud... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

It's great to hear that you would recommend our bootcamp, Michael! Your testimonial shows that even though you came into the bootcamp with little experience, you came out of it ready to join the job field. Please keep in touch as you advance in your career!... Read More

Robert Parker
Student | Graduated: 2022

3/23/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Incredible"

I would recommend Evolve Security Academy to my friend or colleague interested in cybersecurity training for numerous reasons. The main reason being that during my entire time going through the bootcamp, I never once felt like a fish out of water. Coming... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for your review, Robert! We have many students who join our bootcamp without any experience and leaving ready to join the cybersecurity industry. We're excited for you to join that group of graduates! We really appreciate your kind words and... Read More

Anonymous
Program Coordinator | Graduated: 2022

3/21/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Cyber Security bootcamp Oct Cohort 2021"

The curriculum was very straight forward, although there was a lot, with the willingness to learn it all is what helped motivate me to stick to it. I was recommended to take this bootcamp and I'm glad i went with this place. Great people, great experience.... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Congratulations on completing the bootcamp! You accomplished something great by going through this experience and challenging yourself. We hope you keep in touch with us and your classmates as you grow in your cybersecurity industry.

Anonymous
Graduated: 2022

3/21/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"I couldn’t have chosen a better bootcamp"

Even though the cohort suffered from a higher-than-usual instructor rotation, Evolve managed to keep us well within program and without feeling that we lost anything in between at all. We learned what’s most important in this industry, we received high... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of our bootcamp! Because we are a technical cybersecurity firm ourselves, we really try to bring the most important and relevant industry topics to the bootcamp, which is the experience we're glad you had!... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2022

3/21/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Mixed for sure, lots of highs and lows."

Pros: -The bootcamp gave me a trajectory to follow in terms of where to look for knowledge. -I was given hands on experience with multiple tools used in the field. -I was able to make connections in the cyber field. -I was able to become very good friends... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for your feedback! It's the only way we are going to continuing delivering a high-quality bootcamp experience. We do apologize for the changes in lead instructors, but we are very glad to hear that you had a great relationship with your Assistant... Read More

Ruben Belen
Graduated: 2022

2/24/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"A little of everything, and a lot of fun!!"

My experience with Evolve will never be forgotten! Personally I did not have any type of an IT background and this bootcamp had everything I needed to start my journey. The lectures and labs were easy to digest, but also became increasingly more difficult... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

It warms our hearts to hear about the bond you have made with your fellow cohort members and instructors! Having people you can lean on when entering the cybersecurity industry is super helpful, and we are glad you were able to find a support system through... Read More

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