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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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4.85/5 (153 reviews)

Anonymous
Graduated: 2021

11/29/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"A true learning community"

A great education. A respectful community. The experience had professor-led lectures - both live and video - combined with cohort hands-on lab work. This combination provided a full opportunity to learn cybersecurity from all angles. I liked the fact... Read More

Morgan
Graduated: 2021

11/26/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"I couldn't have chosen a better bootcamp!"

I really could not have picked a better boot camp! I learned way more about cybersecurity than I imagined I could. First of all the scheduling was great. I'm sure it helped all of us with not getting burned even with all of the information we learned... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We appreciate you taking the time to review our bootcamp, Morgan! We are glad to hear that you were able to get the hands-on learning that we focus on providing to our students. Concerning the security assessments, we really appreciate this feedback.... Read More

Ryan Hannagan
Graduated: 2021

11/19/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Jumped in head first, what an experience!"

I decided it was time for a career change, but didn't know the first thing about cyber security. The Evolve Security Academy bootcamp was no joke. You're immediately thrown into the Linux terminal, and it only gets harder from there. However, the instructors... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for your review, Ryan! It's always great to see students who enter our bootcamp with no experience and then gain the skills to become a cybersecurity professional throughout the course. We also love hearing that you're keeping in touch with... Read More

Gretchen Carruthers
Graduated: 2021

11/3/2021

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"Worth every penny"

Evolve taught me the technical skills in addition to the unique critical thinking skills that are necessary for cybersecurity. As someone who has 20 years of experience in an unrelated field, I am merging the professional skills that I already possessed... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We are happy that Evolve was able to assist you in your desired career change. Our bootcamp is a great place to start for those looking to enter the cybersecurity industry. We're excited to see you advance in your cybersecurity career, Gretchen!

Jade Francis
Security and Compliance Analyst | Graduated: 2021

10/28/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Life Changing"

I genuinely loved my experience with Evolve Security Academy. It led me to a complete career shift, introduced me to a network of alumni (now industry professionals), gave me a solid foundation in networking.security concepts, and so much more. I can,... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We are so glad we were able to be a part of your journey into a new career field! It's great to have you in the alumni community. Like you said, our alumni network is strong and wide-spread, allowing students to connect with people from all over. We're... Read More

Daniel Ennis
Cybersecurity Information Analyst | Graduated: 2021

10/14/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Evolve Security Bootcamp is intense, fun and has opened so many doors professionally."

My time in the trenches while attending the Evolve Security Academy was very intense, immersive and collaborative. I enjoyed the challenge while working with my fellow Cohorts in acquiring and refining the Cybersecurity skills needed to position myself... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Hi Daniel, it's very exciting to hear about your interviews and four offers (wow!) that you have received after the bootcamp. During the bootcamp, we focus on hands-on learning that allows our students to be prepared for the job world. It's great to hear... Read More

Scott Krager
Cyber Security Apprentice | Graduated: 2021

9/29/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Amazing opportunity to transform your career"

This boot camp is fast-paced but worth every minute! From someone who had very little IT knowledge and zero cyber knowledge, I feel more than confident to start my journey in this industry. The support from the staff and encouragement from classmates... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thanks for your review, Scott! We love hearing about our students who come in with little experience and then leave feeling confident about applying their new skill set to the job world. Please keep in touch!

Gerard Forster
CTO | Graduated: 2021

9/1/2021

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OSCP Bootcamp (Live-Online)

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"Learned By Doing"

The Evolve Security Academy OSCP Bootcamp was a very skill-oriented program that helped me learn the ins and outs of what it means to be a pen tester. The best part of the program was getting to participate with seasoned instructors on hacking networks... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We really appreciate you taking the time to review our OSCP bootcamp, Gerard! It's so great to hear that you were able to experience the hands-on learning as the instructors worked through the labs. We are glad to hear that you're bringing back what you... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2019

8/25/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Great Start"

I had a hard time finding where to start to get into cyber security and Evolve helped me get that.​ The course instructor and aids were fantastic and get knowledgeable. The course material goes over everything very effectively and is a great head start... Read More

Anonymous
Cybersecurity Analyst | Graduated: 2021

8/23/2021

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Evolve Security Academy was the best investment in myself"

Rockstar staff, talented and willing Assistant Instructors, the platform is robust and the virtual labs are well thought out. The amount of information to ingest may be near impossible in so short a time, but Evolve Academy came as close as I can imagine... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for the review! Our bootcamp works to give our students that foundation they need to be successful in the real world and we are glad you got that experience. Please keep in touch!

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