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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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4.84/5 (148 reviews)

Student Submitted Reviews
Ken Gutierrez
Graduated: 2021

8/16/2021

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OSCP Bootcamp (Live-Online)

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"Waste of Money"

The course was in its infancy, would not recommend at this time, should they revamp and learn from their mistakes then perhaps. The instruction started strong, but as the class moved forward more flaws were exposed. The labs were constantly crashing,... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for sharing your feedback, Ken. We’re very sorry that you were disappointed with your OSCP bootcamp experience. We take pride in our track record of providing students with practical and relevant cybersecurity skills in a high quality, live-online... Read More

Marcus Scott
AI Engineer | Graduated: 2021

8/12/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Boothcamp Review"

I have had an excellent experience in the Bootcamp. I found the curriculum, instructional staff, and career services personnel to be outstanding. Without this program, I am confident it would have taken me much longer to gain the knowledge and experience... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We are so glad you had such a good experience during our Bootcamp! We cannot wait to see what you accomplish in your AI development career path. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review.

Courtney Howell
Technical Support Engineer | Graduated: 2021

8/9/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"I invested in myself and put in the work. It paid off."

The technical side of the bootcamp, combined with the career coaching portion, has given me an incredible amount of knowledge that it would have taken me years to amass on my own. I am so happy I decided to join Evolve. It was the best pandemic decision... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Welcome to the Evolve Academy alumni family, Courtney! It's so great to know that the Bootcamp's technical labs and career coaching could provide you with what you were looking for. Thank you for the personal recommendations and we are looking forward... Read More

Barnaby Kirshner
Cybersecurity Specialist | Graduated: 2021

8/7/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"I had a great experience with Evolve Cybersecurity in their boot camp"

The course is designed to work for somebody with a full time job. This is incredible. When one goes to college the grand majority of your debt is due to living expenses during. I appreciate now, that the field of hacking is constantly, constantly changing;... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for your review, Barnaby! We are thrilled to hear about your experience during our bootcamp. One of our main focuses is to provide students with hands on experience, and we are glad we could provide that to you. Please keep in touch!

Allison Isaacson
Information Security Analyst | Graduated: 2021

8/7/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Evolve Security Academy Bootcamp Review"

I’m very happy with my education at Evolve Security Academy. Not only was every instructor and assistant instructor extremely skilled and knowledgeable, but they also genuinely cared about teaching me the knowledge and skills that I needed to begin my... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We are so glad to hear about your experience, Allison! Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We can't wait to see all that you accomplish in your cybersecurity career.

Abner Anglero
Graduated: 2021

8/5/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"It's most likely the best experience and a way to open a lot of doors for you if you're into IT, especially in Security"

Most of them are pros, if there are only a few cons I have for this academy is the access to recorded sessions needs to be more organized, I've already given a tip where they need to maybe add and attach the recording with a name label corresponding with... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, Abner! Thank you for your suggestions. These are super helpful as we try to improve our course each cohort. We are so glad you are enjoying the Evolve Academy alumni community and we are happy to have... Read More

Anonymous
SOC Analyst 1 | Graduated: 2021

4/22/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"The most intensive, fun, and interactive online experiences of my education."

The most intensive, fun, and interactive online experiences of my education. This program’s instructors are highly experienced and eager to help everyone succeed. Additionally, this program helps students to navigate the difficult job market during and... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review! We are happy to hear that you were challenged, but also had fun while completing the course. Please keep in touch!

Carissa Bui
Cybersecurity Analyst | Graduated: 2021

4/1/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Definitely Coming Out Knowing More than I ever Though I Would!"

This program was extremely good at having enough of a blend of "hold your hand" and self-accountability. I went from being extremely technologically ignorant and slow, to now understanding ports, scans, and so much more I now feel embarrassed to not have... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for submitting a review, Carissa! It's always great to hear about students who grew their tech knowledge and are able to apply their new skills to real world situations. Please keep in touch!

Rhoda
Graduated: 2021

3/30/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Difficult but doable"

Evolve Security Academy Applying at Evolve Secuirty Academy is one of the best decisions I’ve made during the 2020-2021 Covid Pandemic. This is an overwhelming experience due to the little knowledge I have on cybersecurity. Coupled with a new full-time... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We love hearing about your journey, Rhoda! We are so happy to have you as part of our alumni family. Thank you for taking the time to submit and review, and we are looking forward to hearing more about your cybersecurity career endeavors!

Emilio Garcia
Operations | Graduated: 2021

3/30/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Great all around bootcamp expericence."

The comprehensive training improved my baseline IT skills and opened me to many new security focused ones. The labs and lectures help to solidify them and provided a very solid foundation to build on. The connections to the other students, alumni, and... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We appreciate the review, Emilio! It's great to hear that we were able to provide you with new cybersecurity skills and that you were able to make networking connections along the way. Please keep in touch as you advance in your career!

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