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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)

Austin Robles
Technical Help Desk | Graduated: 2022

6/29/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Skill-based Learning"

Evolve Security Academy provides the structured support necessary for learning the fundamentals of cybersecurity. We learned AWS basics, traffic analysis with Wireshark, pentesting methods, and cybersecurity frameworks to give students a well-rounded... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for providing details of what you learned during the bootcamp! We're glad we were able to give you a well-rounded experience. Good luck with the rest of your InfoSec journey!

Amer Abed
Graduated: 2022

6/29/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Started from the bottom, now we’re here"

I came into this program knowing nothing about cybersecurity and now I feel confident in so many things I didn't even know existed. I got to know a lot of people and connect with them on LinkedIn. I am an introverted person but this helped me get in contact... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

It sounds like you made some great connections during the bootcamp, Amer! We aim to provide our students not only with teacher support but also fellow student support, so you are able to enter the industry with a support system behind you. Thank you for... Read More

Jason Frank
Graduated: 2022

6/29/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Awesome bootcamp experience"

The program was well thought out, polished, and a good balance between learning and doing. The hands on labs were very appreciated as well as were some of the bigger projects such as the phishing campaign, threat intelligence, the Evolve hospital network,... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We really focus on providing our students with hands-on experience, so it's great to hear that you enjoyed that! Hands-on work is important for being successful in the cybersecurity field. Please keep in touch as you enter the industry!

Kalyani
Graduated: 2022

6/29/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Great learning and Awesome Experience"

Initially, I had a of couple other options while deciding on where to do the course, but finally decided to go with Evolve since not only they’re a top-ranked bootcamp but because they have a very student-centric curriculum, and that was very important... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We're so glad you were able to start your cybersecurity journey with us, Kalyani! We know you will be extremely successful in the rest of your journey. Please keep in touch!

Dawson Pate
Graduated: 2022

6/9/2022

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"This class was a great experience and though a beginner, laid down the foundation very well."

As a complete beginner in cybersecurity and pentesting in general this class was amazing. It layed down the fundamentals very well and in an easy to understand way. The instructors were very helpful and open to questions and more than happy to help your... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with everyone! It's great to hear that we were able to help you in your pentesting journey. We're excited to see all that you accomplish! Please keep in touch.

Rick Console
Penetration Tester | Graduated: 2022

6/8/2022

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OSCP Bootcamp (Live-Online)

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"Unparalleled!"

I've been wanting to get my OSCP certification for a while and I needed something that would both teach me everything I needed to know and give me the discipline I need to study and practice cybersecurity concepts. This course gave me much more than I... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We love reading about your experience with our OSCP Bootcamp, Rick! It's great to hear that you got so much out of it. We're proud to have helped you along your OSCP journey. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review and keep in touch!

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!

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