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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 (208 reviews)

Anonymous
Graduated: 2022

6/30/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"If you're passionate about cybersecurity and investing in yourself, give Evolve Academy shot!"

If you're passionate about cybersecurity and investing in yourself, give Evolve Academy shot! You might just end up befriending a bunch of like-minded folk and a whole new job. I had a blast. Like most other things in life, you get out of it what you... Read More

Tyler Dupont
Graduated: 2022

6/30/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"The best beginner to job cybsersecurity bootcamp"

Evolve has a really great curriculum that covers major areas in cybersecurity. It is taught by very knowledgeable instructors who are always willing to help out, answer specific questions or give information on the industry. The majority of the work is... Read More

Mel Floyd
Graduated: 2022

6/29/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Great Remote Bootcamp"

I found that the classes being live helped a lot, especially the time they were held as worked perfectly for my work schedule. I feel more confident to acquire a security based IT role with the new knowledge and resources gained. I was recommended this... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We love hearing that students have recommended each other for our bootcamp! The Evolve Academy alumni family is a large and supportive one, and we are so excited to have you a part of it. Keep in touch, Mel!

Daniel Leifert
Graduated: 2022

6/29/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"A wonderful gateway into the vast field of information security"

Evolve Academy had a number of very knowledgeable instructors with industry experience, and getting that kind of up-to-date industry insight, along with networking connections, plus excellent career prep resources, was just incredibly valuable to me.... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Congratulations on completing the bootcamp, Daniel! This is a huge accomplishment, and it's great to hear that you enjoyed the journey along the way. We know you will do great things in this industry.

Nate
Graduated: 2022

6/29/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: IN-PERSON (Chicago)

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"Evolve Security Academy is one of the best CyberSecurity Academies on the market!"

I was a bit skeptical coming into a fast paced environment with a growing industry being online. But since week one all the way to the end I was blown away by how much I learned. The structure and organization of the cohort, instructors/TA's and course... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for the kind words, Nate! We're so glad that you were able to learn a lot and also enjoy it at the same time! Good luck in your cyber career!

Matthew Gray
Graduated: 2022

6/29/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: IN-PERSON (Chicago)

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"A Well Designed Learning Experience"

I found the value of Evolve as being surrounded by a career driven, learning oriented, cohort brought together and led through the vast cyber landscape. Each piece of the learning puzzle comes together with Evolve to create a overall great experience.... Read More

Anonymous
Security Analyst | Graduated: 2021

6/29/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Amazing hands-on experience that prepares you for the cybersecurity work force."

Evolve's bootcamp will give you the hands-on lab experience that you need to break into cybersecurity. The instructor was very knowledgable and helpful, TAs were great, and every day we did a lab to re-enforce everything learned in the lecture. The career... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! Learning job search skills is just as important as the technical skills, so we are glad to hear that you learned a lot during your time with us.

James Kice
Graduated: 2022

6/29/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Worth every penny if you're committed"

I have thought about going into cybersecurity for many years (from sound engineering), on-and-off, and I'm so glad I went for it with this bootcamp. I tried a few other courses that were very explicitly self-paced and just consisted of watching videos... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for taking the time to submit a testimonial of your experience during our bootcamp, James! It's great to know that you were able to find what you were looking for in us. We want to wish you luck with the rest of your journey!

Ronald Pretzeus
Cybersecurity specialist | Graduated: 2022

6/29/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Money well spent"

I really feel like i can bring something great to a company and that I have a the skills to apply my new knowledge in a functioning company. On top of that the school does everything in their power to make sure that you get a job, they are there every... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We're glad you felt our support throughout the bootcamp, Ronald! We want our students to feel supported and empowered through every aspect of the bootcamp. Please keep in touch!

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!

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