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Evolve Security Academy

Courses: Cybersecurity Bootcamp: IN-PERSON (Chicago), Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online), OSCP Bootcamp (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

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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4.86/5

(132 reviews)
    3/23/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Graduated: 2021

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"A great bootcamp for someone new to the industry."

As someone who had no experience in the IT field, Evolve Security Academy provided great support and resources for understanding key concepts needed in the Cybersecurity industry. This combined with labs that simulate what you may do on the jobs and a... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review! We are always happy to hear of students who came in with little experience but leave with all of the skills of a cybersecurity professional. Please keep in touch!

    3/21/2021
  • Sarah Bartsch | Associate Security Advisor
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Bootcamp experience"

Evolve Security Academy, was my first step to starting a new career in Cybersecurity. From the initial application, academy interview process, acceptance to the academy, and cybersecurity bootcamp experience, each step of the way was designed to prepare... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

It makes us so happy to hear about your great experience during our bootcamp! We are excited to see you take your skills that you developed from the course and out them into real-world action in your career. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review!... Read More

    3/20/2021
  • Bryan Houle
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great to get the basics down"

Evolve Security Academy was a great experience. The instructors are supportive and prompt when answering emails and questions. I feel like I got a good understanding of what it takes to have a career in the cybersecurity field as well as a strong foundation... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We appreciate you taking the time to submit a review, Bryan! It's great to hear that we could give you the foundation to be successful in this field. Please keep in touch as you advance in your cybersecurity career!

    3/20/2021
  • Samra Mulugeta
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Joining this academy is the best decision I've made to immerse myself into cyber security."

Pros: As a remote student the class schedule worked great for my busy schedule. There is always either an instructor or assistant instructor their to provide assistance through out the day even outside of class hours. Lab work is very exciting and hands... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for submitting a review, Samra! This is a great summary of our bootcamp and what students are able to get out of it. From networking to career prep, you seem to have taken full advantage and that is great! Please keep in touch as you advance... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for submitting a review, Samra! This is a great summary of our bootcamp and what students are able to get out of it. From networking to career prep, you seem to have taken full advantage and that is great! Please keep in touch as you advance... Read More

    3/19/2021
  • Jonathan Kim | InfoSec Student
  • Graduated: 2021

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"The Best Cyber Security Bootcamp you can spend your hard earned money on!"

Evolve Security Academy has been an amazing experience in that it covers many different fields in cybersecurity. It covers essential topics like networking, Linux command line, Python, AWS, Incident Response, GRC, Offensive Security and more. The learning... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We are happy you got so much out of the bootcamp, Jonathan! Through our content and apprenticeship, we try to provide our students with real-world experience, so that they are prepared to take on a career in this field. It is very rewarding to hear that... Read More

    3/19/2021
  • Bronwyn Wilson | Cyber Security Analyst
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Challenging school that prepares you for real world experiences."

Evolve Academy was a very intense cyber security training program that challenged me in more ways than I knew. The cybersecurity program was very fast paced and at an excelled level. I highly recommend this course and school to anyone interested in learning... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, Bronwyn! We are proud to see that you were able to successfully navigate the challenges that the bootcamp brought you and are very excited to see where it takes you in your cybersecurity career. Please... Read More

    3/19/2021
  • Tony
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Very Comprehensive Training"

Thoroughly comprehensive and foundational introduction to modern cybersecurity. This program really addresses every aspect for the new cybersecurity career candidate in a carefully planned curriculum that makes learning easier and more engaging. The learning... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We appreciate you taking the time to review our bootcamp, Tony! We are very happy to hear about your positive experience throughout the course. Please keep in touch as you advance in your cybersecurity career!

    3/18/2021
  • Michael Parker | Security Analyst Intern
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Evolve Security Academy was very welcoming, supportive, and challenging."

Evolve Security Academy provided me the opportunity to make a mid-career shift from financial services and sales to an industry that is trending upward, and that offers potential for career advancement. I came into the program with minimal technical expertise... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Congratulations on being offered a paid internship so quickly, Michael! We truly appreciate your kind words and are very happy to see that you were able to make the career shift that you wanted. We see many students with minimal technical experience enter... Read More

    3/18/2021
  • Burak Yurtsever
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Evolve has been an amazing way to start out"

Evolve has been an amazing way to start out in cybersecurity. These are things I’ve always wanted to learn but that have always seemed very overwhelming. Evolve Security Academy gave me the material, the tools, and the support to dive in and get started... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, Burak! We are so glad that the bootcamp has well prepared you to go into the cybersecurity field. Please keep in touch throughout your career!

    3/12/2021
  • Megan Sajewski | Associate Consultant
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Excellence"

Evolve Security Academy offered a high-quality educational experience with a firm grasp of market needs and trends. I feel more than adequately prepared to enter the cybersecurity industry. I sincerely recommend this bootcamp to anyone looking to switch... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We are so glad we were able to prepare you for the cybersecurity industry, Megan! Thank you for taking the time to review our bootcamp. Please keep in touch as you advance in your career!

Evolve Security Academy's average rating is 4.86 out of 5.0 based on 132 review(s).

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