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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

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.86/5

(111 reviews)
    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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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Hi Ejaz, we are so happy to be a part of your career path! At Evolve Security Academy, we defintiely focus on a hands-on approach to help our students be fully prepared for the real world. We're glad we were able to assist in your cybersecurity knowledge... Read More

    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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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for the kind words, Ma Leonora! We are so proud to see you've conquered the challenge in your career and are happy it allowed you to pursue a more specific focus in the tech industry. Please keep in touch as you grow in your cybersecurity career!... Read More

    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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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Hi Michael, thanks so much for your kind words! We are so excited to hear about the growth you experienced over the course of the program. It is always so great to hear from our students who entered the program with limited cybersecurity experience but... Read More

    10/22/2020
  • Lissi
  • Bootcamp REMOTE (live-online)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great!"

Great cohort experience. Knowledgeable instructors and assistant instructors helped us get through the four months and really hone in on the subject matter, and we had two wonderful career coaches, too. I'm now part of a (large!) new family and beginning... Read More

Would rate 4.5/5 if I could, but rounding up--only issue was our cohort was the largest class size (they've since limited the size I believe), and this could be a problem with some topics that were harder to grasp for some, or with troubleshooting.

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Welcome to the Evolve Security Academy Alumni, Lissi! We are so excited to see you take your experiences from Evolve Security Academy into the real world. We have taken your feedback about large class sizes and have since implemented it. We are now offering... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Welcome to the Evolve Security Academy Alumni, Lissi! We are so excited to see you take your experiences from Evolve Security Academy into the real world. We have taken your feedback about large class sizes and have since implemented it. We are now offering... Read More

    8/11/2020
  • Alec Andringa
  • IN-PERSON Bootcamp (Chicago)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"A great learning experience that emphasizes hands on learning and application of the skills/knowledge domains that are taught."

This program is great for anyone looking to get into the security field, but is not sure where to start. The program does a great job teaching the security domains and different skills required for those areas. This includes security operations architecture,... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We appreciate your thoughts, Alec, and are thrilled to hear about your great experience at Evolve. We've worked hard to create a curriculum that prepares our students for the real world and gives them a holistic education in cybersecurity. Please keep... Read More

    8/6/2020
  • Avi Lichtschein | Security Analyst
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Best in the World"

PROS: I’m very happy I attended Evolve Security Academy (I opted for the remote bootcamp option), as I had a fantastic experience and it was the perfect step to starting my IT/ cybersecurity career. While it's impossible to cover every aspect of cybersecurity... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you so much for sharing all of your thoughts, Avi! We truly appreciate your kind words and feedback. Above all, we are dedicated to helping our students find success in anyway we can. Whatever obstacles they have, we want to help them find a way... Read More

    8/2/2020
  • Patrik Maldre | Security Consultant
  • IN-PERSON Bootcamp (Chicago)
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Awesome experience, highly recommended!"

Enrolling in and completing Evolve Security Academy's curriculum was one of the best professional decisions I've ever made. Prior to attending, I was an immigrant with suboptimal job prospects in the U.S. private sector. Evolve's technical, hands-on program... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Patrik, thank you for sharing your story! We are so happy to hear that our bootcamp has helped advanced you in your career goals. We truly try to make our curriculum reflect the real world as much as possible. We're proud to have you as an alum!

    7/30/2020
  • Adam Vertuca
  • Graduated: 2019

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"An excellent introduction to cybersecurity"

If you are looking to get started in cybersecurity this is the program to do it. The coursework covers a huge variety of topics, everything from the basics to hands on exercises that you will see in the real world. All of the instructors are extremely... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for your kind words, Adam! We are so happy you took on the challenge and were able to get the most out of our Bootcamp. Please keep in touch as you advance in your cybersecurity career!

    7/28/2020
  • Joshua Loh
  • Bootcamp REMOTE (live-online)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Really good Cybersecurity eductation."

Joining Evolve Security Academy is definitely a great first step to start your Cybersecurity education. I had no prior IT experience before joining the bootcamp but the hands-on education with the security tools, the support provided by the instructor... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for the kind words, Joshua! We are so glad to hear that the bootcamp gave you the hands-on education you were looking for. We love to see our students with a limited IT background come out on the other side of the 16-weeks feeling confident... Read More

    7/28/2020
  • Ziara Torres
  • Bootcamp REMOTE (live-online)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Jumping into cybersecurity"

I would say that prospective students should get the Comptia Security+ study guide to go through while going through this course. Really helps explain topics (in extra detail) that will come up and you'll be ready to use the exam voucher by the end of... Read More

My cohort had a good size of people from all different backgrounds. Assistant Instructors were friendly and approachable.

Martin as the career coach is really great; I have a lot of confidence that following his module will really help in professional networking and getting a job.

Being as I was totally new to the cybersecurity field this was a really good course for me to be exposed to different areas but if you're someone who has spent some time in the field maybe it'd be better for one of their more advanced courses!

One thing I'd warn is that it's a bit of time commitment but if you find yourself with time during quarantine then maybe it's time to try something new

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thanks for the great review, Ziara! Your recommendation about the CompTIA Sec+ study guide is an excellent idea for prospective students. We focus more on the practical hands-on skills our students will need in the professional field, but jumping into... Read More

Evolve Security Academy's average rating is 4.86 out of 5.0 based on 111 review(s).

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