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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 (208 reviews)

Anonymous
Cybersecurity Professional | Graduated: 2022

10/2/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Excellent Curriculmn"

I've been in IT for a few years now but was moving into a security role and felt like I was struggling with how to do the job and meet the expectations of my company, so I decided to join the bootcamp with that and it was the best decision. Although I... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We're so glad you were able to build on your skills during our bootcamp! We know you'll be able to do great things in this industry. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!

James Huynh
Graduated: 2022

9/26/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Straight to the point Cybersecurity!"

Evolve Security Academy's Cybersecurity Bootcamp literally has everything you need to get started. I am extremely impressed with the design of their curriculum and the way they tie everything together at the end to get you prepared for the real world.... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for the kind words, James! Finishing the Bootcamp is a huge feat, and we're happy to know that you enjoyed yourself along the way. Please keep in touch!

Alix Ch
Graduated: 2022

9/26/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"It was great, I can't complain. I got to explore everything to see what I'm good at."

Got to explore almost every aspect of cyber and meet great people. If you're into computers and are eager to learn there's no reason why you shouldn't be successful in this course. The teachers are experienced and work in cyber so you're info straight... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

One of our main focuses of the Bootcamp is bringing our students relevant and current industry knowledge, so we're glad to hear that you got this out of your experience with us. We can't wait to see what you do in this industry, Alix!

Brian V
Graduated: 2022

9/25/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Challenging at a acceptable level"

Even though the course is 6 months its explained so well & clear. The labs are broken down to help you understand whats going on & the group system helps alot with better understanding with collective minds. It was 10/10 experience that really gave me... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We are glad to be a part of your cybersecurity journey, Brian! It's great to hear about your experience at our Bootcamp. We know you will do big things in this industry.

Aaron Yoder
Cybersecurity Apprentice | Graduated: 2022

9/24/2022

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"Evolve Security Academy Cybersecurity Bootcamp was extremely informational and has provided me a path towards achieving a Cybersecurity career in 20 weeks."

Evolve Security Academy was the best option I researched for getting into the Cybersecurity world using my veteran’s GI Bill benefits. Throughout the whole cohort you are given ample amount of time and assistance to learn and grow. My cohort was split... Read More

Cameron Mayes
Cybersecurity Analyst | Graduated: 2022

9/22/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Evolve is THE best!"

As a transitioning service member, I was looking for hands-on cybersecurity program that would allow me to use my veteran benefits. Doing some research, I came across Evolve, and WHAT A BLESSING! I am extremely happy with myself for joining Evolve AND... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We're so glad to hear about your experience with us, Cameron! You should be extremely proud of this accomplishment and we can't wait to see where your cybersecurity career takes you.

Laura
Graduated: 2022

8/2/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: IN-PERSON (Chicago)

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"Resources, Instructors and Support are fantastic. The experience is based on the effort you put in!"

I started the bootcamp with limited knowledge about IT and cybersecurity and in 6 months my knowledge has increased ten fold. The instructors were so personable and engaging and used real life scenarios and knowledge to enrich each learning topic that... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, Laura! It's great to hear that you were able to grow your cybersecurity skills with the help of our bootcamp. Please keep in touch!

eric bromfield jr
Graduated: 2022

7/18/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Well-paced curriculum"

Although you cover a good amount of material the schedule is well thought out and executed. The transition from one topic to another felt armless and smooth. If you feel like you need extra help there is office hours which is an extra hour usually before... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of our bootcamp, Eric! We're glad to hear you felt supported during your time with us, as that is what we really try to provide our students. Good luck in the rest of your journey!

JenT
Systems Analyst | Graduated: 2022

7/15/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"Cross the Finish Line! No Regrets!"

I absolutely highly valued attending Evolve Security Academy Cybersecurity Bootcamp. It was tough considering I’m a career changer w/ no previous IT background. However, I stayed the course and received extra help when I needed. This program taught me... Read More

Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

First of all, congratulations on your new job! It's so exciting to see that you started the bootcamp with no previous IT experience and were able to get a job even before graduation. Secondly, thank you for the thorough review of our bootcamp! This is... Read More

Anonymous
Security analyst | Graduated: 2020

7/1/2022

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Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)

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"This was an amazing experience that was the means for my career switch."

I cannot say enough good things about this bootcamp. I was wary about the knowledge, skills and support that I could get from an online course, but that quickly went away once I started. The smaller groups and focus on hands on learning really helped... Read More

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