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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: $7,250
  • 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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4.86/5

(132 reviews)
    4/22/2021
  • Anonymous | SOC Analyst 1
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2021

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"The most intensive, fun, and interactive online experiences of my education."

The most intensive, fun, and interactive online experiences of my education. This program’s instructors are highly experienced and eager to help everyone succeed. Additionally, this program helps students to navigate the difficult job market during and... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review! We are happy to hear that you were challenged, but also had fun while completing the course. Please keep in touch!

    4/1/2021
  • Carissa Bui | Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Definitely Coming Out Knowing More than I ever Though I Would!"

This program was extremely good at having enough of a blend of "hold your hand" and self-accountability. I went from being extremely technologically ignorant and slow, to now understanding ports, scans, and so much more I now feel embarrassed to not have... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for submitting a review, Carissa! It's always great to hear about students who grew their tech knowledge and are able to apply their new skills to real world situations. Please keep in touch!

    3/30/2021
  • Rhoda
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Difficult but doable"

Evolve Security Academy Applying at Evolve Secuirty Academy is one of the best decisions I’ve made during the 2020-2021 Covid Pandemic. This is an overwhelming experience due to the little knowledge I have on cybersecurity. Coupled with a new full-time... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We love hearing about your journey, Rhoda! We are so happy to have you as part of our alumni family. Thank you for taking the time to submit and review, and we are looking forward to hearing more about your cybersecurity career endeavors!

    3/30/2021
  • Emilio Garcia | Operations
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great all around bootcamp expericence."

The comprehensive training improved my baseline IT skills and opened me to many new security focused ones. The labs and lectures help to solidify them and provided a very solid foundation to build on. The connections to the other students, alumni, and... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We appreciate the review, Emilio! It's great to hear that we were able to provide you with new cybersecurity skills and that you were able to make networking connections along the way. Please keep in touch as you advance in your career!

    3/29/2021
  • Joshua Reyna | Information Security Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2021

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"A great way to transition careers"

Evolve Security was a phenomenal experience. The instructors and all assistant instructors were helpful and willing to go above and beyond to make sure every individual need was met. The labs gave me hands on experience that I needed to match the concepts... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for your review, Joshua! We focus on providing hands-on, real-world experience to our students so that they are prepared to enter into their cybersecurity career. We are so happy to hear your kind words about our bootcamp and your experience... Read More

    3/28/2021
  • Tyler | Soc Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Awesome all around experience and well worth the money"

Evolve Security Academy elevated me from someone that knew almost nothing about computers, to someone who was ready to prep for professional level certifications and enter the cybersecurity field. The curriculum and the portal both were super well organized... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We appreciate you taking the time to submit a review, Tyler! From the curriculum to the career coaching, it's great to hear about your time during our bootcamp. Please keep in touch as you advance in your cybersecurity career!

    3/26/2021
  • Jeremiah Foxhoven
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Excellent cybersecurity bootcamp experience!"

Evolve Security Academy Cybersecurity Bootcamp was a great learning experience for me with challenging modules but an excellent support system in place to ensure success! Well worth the investment of money & time & I highly recommend! The only improvement... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for your feedback, Jeremiah! We are happy you had a great experience, and we appreciate your recommendation, as we are always trying to improve our bootcamp. Please keep in touch!

    3/26/2021
  • Anonymous | Information Security Officer
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: REMOTE (Live-Online)
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Evolve Academy is a great experience that will provide the skills you need to enter into the information security field."

Evolve Academy has a comprehensive information security program. The curriculum is comprehensive and surprisingly in depth. Online classrooms with full labs provide hands on experience. You aren't just sitting in a lecture, you are learning hands on skills... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for your review! Our students are our number one priority, so we are happy that you felt that way during your time in our bootcamp. We wish you luck in your cybersecurity career!

    3/26/2021
  • Navarone Turner
  • Graduated: 2021

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"EVOLVE CYBER SECURITY REMOTE BOOTCAMP"

One of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my life. Learning about something new being taught by professional who want you to succeed.Being a part of a team, this experience provides knowledge of the real workforce in a short space of time. I strongly... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

We appreciate you taking the time to submit a review of our bootcamp, Navarone! We are happy to hear you had such a good experience. We really try to focus on providing our students with that real world experience needed to be successful in a cybersecurity... Read More

    3/25/2021
  • Derek Dunbar | Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: IN-PERSON (Chicago)
  • Graduated: 2021

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"A GREAT part-time school for vets using the GI Bill!"

This school is truly a dream for someone looking for live instruction (which you should be) and can't afford to quit their day job. Top-notch Instructors, great labs, real-world pro bono work...and they accept GI Bill! Veterans, this is THE place to be... Read More

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Official Response from Evolve Security Academy

Thank you for your kind words, Derek! We try to make our course as accessible as possible for veterans, so we are very happy you had a great experience. Thank you for the feedback as well, as we are always trying to improve our bootcamp. Please keep in... Read More

Evolve Security Academy's average rating is 4.86 out of 5.0 based on 132 review(s).

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