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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)

Lucas Yamane
Cyber Security Apprentice | Graduated: 2022

2/7/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Fulfilling, Encouraging, Rewarding."

This has been by far one of the best training courses I have ever attended. Interactive, keeps you on your toes, and material is not just "death by power-point". Truly engaging and practical. The instructors are top notch and understand that not everyone... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

It's always great to hear about students who come in with no cybersecurity experience and graduate with the knowledge necessary to enter the industry. We appreciate you taking the time to review our Bootcamp, Lucas. Please keep in touch as you advance... Read More

Bryan Thompson
Graduated: 2022

2/7/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Fruitful and insightful experience."

Throughout the 20 weeks of this program, the curriculum proves to be challenging, yet forgiving. A well blended schedule of labs and lectures allow the attendees to build on previous knowledge; how far and how well each student is able to progress is... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We are happy to hear about your experience with our Bootcamp, Bryan! Our hands-on lab-based learning provides our students with a dynamic learning style than strictly lecture-based and we're glad you enjoyed it. Please keep in touch!

Justin Bukstel
Graduated: 2022

2/7/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Amazing learning experience"

The Evolve Security Academy has been a great experience. From the moment you log on to the class, you're greeted with encouragement, excitement, and everyone on the staff willing and wanting to help you succeed both personally and professionally. A daunting... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for the kind words, Justin! We are so glad you enjoyed your bootcamp experience. We really focus on providing our students with the necessary support to help them through the bootcamp and continue on in the cybersecurity industry.

Rodney E. Brooks
Graduated: 2022

2/2/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: IN-PERSON (Chicago)

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"Excellent break-in to the Cybersecurity World"

The course was designed to give us firehose training and slowly increase our understanding throughout the course. At times, it could be challenging trying to figure out things with little experience. But with practice and repetition, it felt good to witness... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

It's great to hear about your experience with our Bootcamp, Rodney! Pushing through challenges to come out stronger and better on the other side is always so rewarding. Thank you for reviewing our Bootcamp and please keep in touch!

Kai
Graduated: 2022

2/1/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Incredible Entry into Cyber"

My six month course with Evolve has been amazing. It is a part-time program with ~2 hour lectures every weeknight and a 5 hour lecture every other Saturday. Class times are usually at night so it is manageable even with a job. Course covers everything... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for the detailed review of our Bootcamp, Kai! We know this will help many people who are thinking about getting into the cybersecurity industry. We are glad to hear about your satisfaction with your experience, and we can't wait to see you excel... Read More

Jeremy Root
Graduated: 2022

2/1/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Intense but worth it."

Pros: knowledgeable instructors, well planned material Cons: a bit intense and time consuming Overall this was a great program. The course material was well planned and the instructors and fellow students were all eager for everyone to succeed without... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for taking the time to review your Bootcamp experience, Jeremy! Pursuing cybersecurity can be a challenge, but with our instructors and fellow classmates like you, students receive the necessary support through their journey. We appreciate the... Read More

Brian Anderson
Information Security Engineer | Graduated: 2022

2/1/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Career Focused Curriculum"

The entire cohort is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in the information security career field. Passionate instructors take students from learning basic protocols and concepts to executing a client's internal and... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We appreciate the review, Brian! Our Bootcamp is meant to prepare our students for the real job world, and it sounds like you had that experience. We can't wait to watch you thrive in your cybersecurity career.

Thomas Marks
Electrical Maintenance Supervisor | Graduated: 2021

1/25/2022

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OSCP Bootcamp (Live-Online)

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"Evolves OSCP Boot Camp contributed to earning my OSCP Cert."

If you're willing to put in the work and spend hours learning the material; this Boot Camp will pay off. The team at Evolve Security provided the structure I needed to stay focused and get my OSCP. We did have an instructor change half way through bit... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of our OSCP Bootcamp, Thomas! We're glad to see that all of your hard work paid off and that the instructor change did not affect your success. We are looking forward to keeping in touch with you.

Shantel Butterfield
Associate Cyber Security Analyst | Graduated: 2021

1/24/2022

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OSCP Bootcamp (Live-Online)

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"The stepping stones I needed"

When beginning to study for the OSCP, I wish I had known about this course because it was exactly the stepping stones I needed to learn the material. It gave me a good foundation of all the concepts that OSCP covers and I enjoyed doing it. The teachers... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

It's great to hear about your experience with our OSCP Bootcamp, Shantel! We are happy we could provide you with the foundation and practice to help you in your OSCP cert journey. Please keep in touch!

Jonah Patinkin
Graduated: 2021

12/9/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Great experience, learned valuable skills."

I'll start with pros as they are more prominent than the cons. Evolve Security Academy does a great job and it was definitely worth it. I got plenty of hands on experience working with many different industry tools. The teaching was excellent and the... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We're glad you had such a positive experience with our bootcamp, Jonah! It's great to read your kind words about your instructors and fellow classmates. Additionally, thank you for your feedback. We will take this into account, as we are always trying... Read More

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