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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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4.87/5 (199 reviews)

Aaron Glynn
Graduated: 2017

2/15/2018

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"Switched career gears in record time"

My experience was very good. Evolve Security Academy will make sure that you feel supported in learning. While there is a dearth of material on cyber security found online, ESA shielded me from doubt and discouragement while digging through it all. The... Read More

Mario M.
Student | Graduated: 2017

2/8/2018

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"Life Changing Experience"

As a cybersecurity boot camp, this program is great. But Evolve Security Academy is so much more. This program is fast-paced, in-depth, and thorough. It covers cybersecurity in its entirety; from legal and policy to gaining experience with pen-testing... Read More

As a high-school student, this very well changed my life. Just two months after having begun the program I got an internship in cybersecurity at a global management consulting firm. I was pleased to see that a lot of what I was learning at Evolve applied here. This program also inspired me to help bring cybersecurity awareness to my high-school through CyberPatriot.

Andrew T
Security Solutions Architect | Graduated: 2017

11/29/2017

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"Strong Proponent of Evolve Security!"

I’d highly recommend Evolve Security Academy to anyone who would like to build a solid foundation of Cybersecurity skills. I came into the program with a lightweight understanding of several Cybersecurity topics seeking to bolster my technical acumen.... Read More

The class is faced paced, challenging, and extremely rewarding. Learning theory is great, but this program allows you to gain hands-on real world experience through security assessment work as well as labs that expose you to several open source and commercial tools - Tenable, Splunk, Metasploit, Nmap, etc...

After the 17 weeks I was able to take on a more technical role along with my current role in sales making myself more marketable and valuable in the industry.

Iuri
Graduated: 2017

11/13/2017

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"Career changing experience"

My experience at Evolve Academy was both gratifying and rewarding. I signed up and started the process of getting into the program 4 months prior to the actual start date and every step along the way the administration was there to help make the process... Read More

Calvin Strickland
IT Analyst | Graduated: 2017

10/21/2017

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"A very fast paced and intensive program."

The pros are how you deep you will dive into the concepts related to security. It is fast paced so you want to make sure you can keep up and keep outside distractions to a minimum because this can detract from you learning the material. Also make sure... Read More

Sidney Crout
Graduated: 2017

10/2/2017

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"Great Onboarding experience"

I really enjoyed this process because I was given tools even before the cohort started!! Evolve's staff is very professional and they really invest in you, by aligning your goals with what the program offers. You will feel welcome and ready to dive into... Read More

Adam
Graduated: 2017

9/23/2017

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"Unlimited upside"

If you have the passion and desire to become a cybersecurity professional, Evolve will be there to support you.

Hernan Silva
VP Operations | Graduated: 2016

4/27/2017

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"Life changing experience in my career"

Being part of the evolve Academy was a life changing experience in my career. I have been working in IT since 1992, I'm proficient at networking and Windows' servers, but this was a whole new level. I had my Comptia Security Plus before the boot camp,... Read More

Blake
Security Analyst | Graduated: 2016

4/10/2017

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"Worth It"

As a former stay-at-home dad re-entering IT after 5 years, I needed a program that would get me up to speed fast. I was considering a coding bootcamp when I found Evolve Security Academy. After speaking with a graduate of the program (now a co-worker!)... Read More

When you demonstrate an ability to voluntarily leave the workforce, companies just plain don't want to give you a job. Evolve Security Academy gave me the cybersecurity training and job placement support I needed to get a great position I NEVER could have gotten otherwise. Evolve's program provided intense immersion into all facets of IT security with opportunities to deep dive on specific projects and continuing post-class learning and career support. The best learning experience of my life, hands-down.

As with any bootcamp program, be prepared for intense work. You'll need the ability to quickly pick up technical concepts and have a problem-solving mindset or it's going to be rough. And if you have those things? It's STILL going to be rough. But it'll be worth it.

Dan M.
Information Security Consultant | Graduated: 2016

3/1/2017

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"Life Changing"

As someone who started at Evolve with about as little experience in the field as possible, I can not preach how fulfilling this journey was. The instructors were amazing and the staff was supportive from start to finish. The coursework and classes are... Read More

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