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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
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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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4.84/5 (148 reviews)

Jonathan Kim
InfoSec Student | Graduated: 2021

3/19/2021

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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

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

Bronwyn Wilson
Cyber Security Analyst | Graduated: 2021

3/19/2021

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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

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

Tony
Graduated: 2021

3/19/2021

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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

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!

Michael Parker
Security Analyst Intern | Graduated: 2021

3/18/2021

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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

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

Burak Yurtsever
Graduated: 2021

3/18/2021

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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

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!

Megan Sajewski
Associate Consultant | Graduated: 2020

3/12/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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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

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!

Jamie Richard
InfoSec Engineer | Graduated: 2020

2/15/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"The Evolve Security bootcamp gave me a thorough, practical, and hands-on introduction to the information security industry preparing me for a new career in a band new field!"

Pros--the breadth and pace of the content--it fits well for someone who looking to put the time in for a major career shift. Cons--the breadth and pace of the content--one needs to realize you won't master any single area nor will you feel like you have... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We appreciate you taking the time to review our bootcamp, Jamie! We are glad you feel our bootcamp is helpful in preparing students for careers in cybersecurity. Being a cybersecurity company ourselves, this is one of our main focuses. Please keep in... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2020

12/24/2020

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"Not what I expected"

Honestly the overall course was good especially the instructors are knowledgeable. However, the boot camp is very expensive compared to other online courses such as Udemy where you can learn the same thing for $100. In terms of job search, I would say... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We appreciate your feedback which helps us learn how to improve our bootcamp. We believe that our live-online practical curriculum, instructor support, security apprenticeship, and career services offer much more than the average self-paced online course.... Read More

Alex Cohen
Cybersecurity Technician | Graduated: 2020

12/23/2020

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"A truly wonderful experience all-around"

I had a really wonderful Evolve Security Academy experience. The instructors and assistant instructors were always helpful and informative, the curriculum covered all of the foundational elements of cybersecurity. The labs gave me the hands-on experience... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We appreciate your kind words, Alex! We are happy to hear that our Bootcamp helped prepare you for the wonderful world of Infosec. Please keep in touch with us as you advance in your cybersecurity career!

Anonymous
Cyber Security Specialist | Graduated: 2020

12/1/2020

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Straight to the point, and very hands-on!"

As a person with no prior background in the field, the overall experience helped me ground myself in the fundamentals and served as a stepping point for me to start my career.
The curriculum is very immersive and the amount of knowledge you will learn... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We are happy to hear that our Bootcamp allowed you to kickstart your career in cybersecurity. At Evolve Security Academy, we really focus on preparing our students for the real world, whether that's through the curriculum or our career coaching. Please... Read More

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