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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: $7,200
  • 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

(112 reviews)
    2/15/2021
  • Jamie Richard | InfoSec Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2020

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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

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    12/24/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Graduated: 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

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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

    12/23/2020
  • Alex Cohen | Cybersecurity Technician
  • Graduated: 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

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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!

    12/1/2020
  • Anonymous | Cyber Security Specialist
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2020

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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

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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

    11/21/2020
  • Amy H
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: IN-PERSON (Chicago)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Started with limited knowledge"

With Evolve Security Academy, I was able to learn a lot about this industry and was able to gain experience with analyzing the security of a business. The instructors do a very good job in prepping you for the real world. The courses are adjusted based... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thanks for sharing, Amy! We are happy to hear about your success in learning about the cybersecurity industry. Please keep in touch with us as you progress throughout your cybersecurity career!

    11/8/2020
  • Mario Alberto Rodriguez | Professional Services - Network Security
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Evolve's Cybersecurity Bootcamp is the perfect place to start your Cybersecurity career."

If you are interested in venturing into the wide world of Cyber Security, Evolve is the perfect place to start. Even if, like me, you have experience in a specific discipline like Network Security, Evolve's curriculum will touch almost every field within... Read More

The Bootcamp is not easy; you need to commit a significant amount of time towards classes. There's a lot of reading, research, solving fun challenges, and test your knowledge. By the end, you will have gained skills and experience and made a few friends along the way.

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We are happy to hear about your great experience, Mario! Because we are in the cybersecurity industry ourselves, we work hard to make sure our curriculum is relevant and explores many key areas of cybersecurity. We are proud to see the hard work you've... Read More

    10/27/2020
  • Jeremy Medrano
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: IN-PERSON (Chicago)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"No knowledge or experience to hacking into a black box."

When I interviewed for this course, I didn't expect them to ask me anything IT related. However, they did and I realized that the course was going to be an uphill battle. I didn't know what an IP address was and the only reason I knew what RAM stood for... Read More

However, by the end of the course, I was able to analyze PCAP files, create network designs, run an instance on AWS and create a LAMP stack from that instance, and gain root access on a black box. This might be cheesy, but I've never felt prouder of myself than gaining root access during that web application assessment. That was the exact moment where I knew that I'd be able to make in this career field.

Many of the teachers I learned from were experts in their fields. I got a good dose of networking, governance, cryptography, virtualization, threat hunting, incident response, and a bunch of red team tools. There's a bunch more that I was taught, but I think those are what stuck out most for me.

Bootcamps aren't for everyone and after the course was done, I went to other resources to enhance my skills. It will feel like trying to drink out of a firehouse, but the best part is that you'll still be able to access the modules after the class is finished.

I'm excited for my career and what it'll go. Evolve Security helped my find a passion that I didn't know was there. I'm grateful for their ongoing support and if you're considering joining a cohort, sign up for an interview and tell Jeremy sent you! Good luck on your search.

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Jeremey! We are proud to see your incredible growth. It is always so exciting to see students who come in with little experience excel throughout the program and graduate ready for the real world! Please... Read More

    10/26/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Bootcamp REMOTE (live-online)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"A good experience for someone knew to cyber and IT."

The cohort takes a very basic approach to cybersecurity. There's a lot of information covered from a very high level and it does give you a good picture and understanding for different aspects of cybersecurity. There are different areas that felt kind... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We are so glad to hear that our Bootcamp has allowed you to create a roadmap for your career. We absolutely hear your concerns about allowing more time for the curriculum and have taken this feedback to heart. We have expanded our Bootcamp to 20-weeks... Read More

    10/25/2020
  • Igor Bugaian
  • IN-PERSON Bootcamp (Chicago)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Exciting and rewarding experience!"

If you don’t know where to start when looking to get into the cybersecurity field, Evolve Security Academy is the right choice. This is the best investment I made towards my skills and career. I had the most knowledgeable instructors that provided me... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We're so happy to hear the great feedback, Igor! Our students are our main priority and we do our best to prepare them for the real world of cybersecurity. Please keep in touch with us as you continue to develop your cybersecurity career!

    10/24/2020
  • Brian S
  • Bootcamp REMOTE (live-online)
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Evolve Security Academy Remote Bootcamp"

I was able to burn off the few months remainder of my GI Bill to attend ESA. So if you a veteran and have some GI Bill remaining, while this COVID19 pandemic is ongoing the VA will approve the school and you will get BAH for attending. As far as the course... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Welcome to the Evolve Security Academy alumni family, Brian. We are proud to be an option for veterans and are so happy you were able to take advantage of our Bootcamp. We love to hear that you even put in work outside of the classes themselves to collaborate... Read More

Evolve Security Academy's average rating is 4.86 out of 5.0 based on 112 review(s).

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