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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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4.85/5 (162 reviews)

Thomas Marks
Electrical Maintenance Supervisor | Graduated: 2021

1/25/2022

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OSCP Bootcamp (Live-Online)

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"Evolves OSCP Boot Camp contributed to earning my OSCP Cert."

If you're willing to put in the work and spend hours learning the material; this Boot Camp will pay off. The team at Evolve Security provided the structure I needed to stay focused and get my OSCP. We did have an instructor change half way through bit... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of our OSCP Bootcamp, Thomas! We're glad to see that all of your hard work paid off and that the instructor change did not affect your success. We are looking forward to keeping in touch with you.

Shantel Butterfield
Associate Cyber Security Analyst | Graduated: 2021

1/24/2022

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OSCP Bootcamp (Live-Online)

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"The stepping stones I needed"

When beginning to study for the OSCP, I wish I had known about this course because it was exactly the stepping stones I needed to learn the material. It gave me a good foundation of all the concepts that OSCP covers and I enjoyed doing it. The teachers... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

It's great to hear about your experience with our OSCP Bootcamp, Shantel! We are happy we could provide you with the foundation and practice to help you in your OSCP cert journey. Please keep in touch!

Jonah Patinkin
Graduated: 2021

12/9/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Great experience, learned valuable skills."

I'll start with pros as they are more prominent than the cons. Evolve Security Academy does a great job and it was definitely worth it. I got plenty of hands on experience working with many different industry tools. The teaching was excellent and the... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We're glad you had such a positive experience with our bootcamp, Jonah! It's great to read your kind words about your instructors and fellow classmates. Additionally, thank you for your feedback. We will take this into account, as we are always trying... Read More

Lev Malinin
Graduated: 2021

12/9/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Total Career Game Changer!"

All of the instructors are passionate, professional, and put an exceptional amount of effort into your success. I really enjoyed the detailed curriculum and hands-on labs. I was also surprised with just how much content we covered in such a short time... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review, Lev! We love hearing from students who start out as beginners and are able to leave, confidently entering the cybersecurity industry. Please keep in touch!

Zachary Goodrich
Tier 1 Support Representative | Graduated: 2021

12/8/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Perfect for those who know little or a lot!"

I love the hands-on training with labs and learning a little bit of everything in the cybersecurity field. I enjoyed the camaraderie of my group. Also LOVED the real-world labs where the company was threatened with Ransomware. I came into this with not... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

It's great to hear about your transition into a Junior Cybersecurity Analyst role! It's evident that you will be very successful in your cybersecurity career. Like you mentioned, our alumni network is a fantastic community for networking. We're looking... Read More

Anonymous
Cloud Security Engineer | Graduated: 2021

12/8/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Unparallelled HANDS-ON learning!"

I recently graduated from college looking to go into UX Engineering. I knew Cybersecurity had more potential for my interests, so I committed to switch and chose evolve to facilitate that change in my life. The BEST decision I made and 100% worth the... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Your hard work has really paid off! We're proud to have helped you land such a great starting position. Because we are a security enterprise company first, like you mentioned, we know the skills and topics that are most important for our students to know.... Read More

Brenda Suarez
Graduated: 2021

12/8/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Best Bootcamp There Is"

All the instructors are great and very knowledgable. They really take the time to explain things as needed and help you with any questions you may have. All the concepts and topics that were taught were explained thoroughly yet simple enough for a beginner... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

It's so great to hear about your experience, Brenda! It's always greats to hear from students who say our bootcamp allowed them to break into the rapidly growing industry of cybersecurity. We're looking forward to seeing what you do in your career!

Ariel Villanueva
Security Analyst | Graduated: 2021

12/8/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Amazing Experience"

The curriculum was planned out well. I was able to gain more knowledge just by completing the labs. My instructors were scholarly and have a passion to teach and learn. This was a great course that provided me with the knowledge and experience I need... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thanks for writing a review, Ariel! At Evolve Academy, we really focus on providing you with the experience you'll need to be successful in the real world. We're glad you were able to experience this. Please keep in touch!

MICHAEL FERNANDEZ
Graduated: 2021

12/8/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Awesome experience"

After intensive research on what virtual school i wanted to attend, my final decision was evolve academy and i must say it was the right choice, i learned everything i wanted and more. The labs are great and so are the instructors, all the material is... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We're glad we were able to be there for you during your journey into cybersecurity, Michael! We're excited to see you advance in your career, so please keep in touch.

Anonymous
Graduated: 2021

11/29/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"A true learning community"

A great education. A respectful community. The experience had professor-led lectures - both live and video - combined with cohort hands-on lab work. This combination provided a full opportunity to learn cybersecurity from all angles. I liked the fact... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for taking the time to write about your bootcamp experience! It's great to hear about all of the hard work you put into the bootcamp.

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