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Evolve Security Academy

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Evolve Security Academy offers a 20-week, part-time cybersecurity bootcamp live-online. Evolve Security Academy offers holistic cybersecurity education as well as advanced tracks on specific areas within cybersecurity. The Cybersecurity Bootcamp provides hands-on and immersive training, giving students the concrete and practical skills they will actually need on the job. Students gain real work experience through the live security assessment work they perform on no...

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  • Lissi
    Graduate • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: Live-Online • Chicago
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    Oct 22, 2020
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    4.5

    Great cohort experience. Knowledgeable instructors and assistant instructors helped us get through the four months and really hone in on the subject matter, and we had two wonderful career coaches, too. I'm now part of a (large!) new family and beginning a new career, and know I have many people to reach out to for help or advice in cybersecurity and beyond.

    Only issue was our cohort was the largest class size (they've since limited the size I believe), and this could be a problem...
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  • Avi Lichtschein
    Security Analyst • Graduate
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    Aug 06, 2020
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    Evolve is the GOAT!

     PROS: tremendous overview of the cybersecurity landscape.  I’m very happy to have attended Evolve Security Academy (I opted for the remote bootcamp option), as I had an excellent experience and it was a great step to starting my IT/ cybersecurity career. While it's impossible to cover every aspect of cybersecurity in 17 weeks, the course provided a well-thought-out curriculum and a structured approach to covering the material (for example: starting...
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  • Joshua Loh
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    Jul 29, 2020
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    A great first step to learning about Cyber Security

    Joining Evolve Security Academy is a great first step to start your Cybersecurity education. I had no prior IT experience before joining the bootcamp but the hands-on education with the security tools, the support provided by the instructor and AIs were beneficial to me grasping the knowledge. Although the bootcamp was intense, it was a great learning experience, the knowledge and information I gained from this bootcamp will put me in good stead for my future career in Cybersecurity.
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  • Ziara Torres
    Cybersecurity Bootcamp: Live-Online • Chicago
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    Jul 28, 2020
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    Jumping into cybersecurity

    I would say that prospective students should get the Comptia Security+ study guide to go through while going through this course. Really helps explain topics (in extra detail) that will come up and you'll be ready to use the exam voucher by the end of it! 

    My cohort had a good size of people from all different backgrounds. Assistant Instructors were friendly and approachable. 

    Martin as the career coach is really great; I have a lot of confidence that following his module w...
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  • Harrison Yates
    Data Center Technician • Student • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: Live-Online • Chicago
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    Jul 28, 2020
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    Begin a Cyber Career

     The Evolve Cyber Bootcamp was a great experience for me. A wide range of topics is covered throughout the course by instructors who have spent years in the field. My particular instructor had been a part of the U.S. Air Force and gone on to later work for the NSA. He was great about going in depth on topics and spending time in areas that students had questions even if it didn't necessarily relate directly to the curriculum. The topics covered in the course are the same ones you will co...
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  • Josh Ma
    Information Security Professional • Graduate • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: IN-PERSON (Chicago) • Chicago
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    May 17, 2020
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    Awesome Learning Experience

    I couldn’t think of a better place to start my new cybersecurity career than at Evolve Security Academy! I loved the bootcamp and learning alongside my 13 cohort mates.  I’m impressed at how much the instructors have fit into their curriculum and supplemented the lectures with solid labs. As a cohort, we had the opportunity to perform an actual security assessment of a local non-profit organization and present our findings.  There’s great value in learning not just how to ethically hack ...
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  • Isaiah
    Student • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: IN-PERSON (Chicago) • Chicago
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    May 11, 2020
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    Student

    Evolve Security Had a vast amount of information to learn from, I loved the course material as it is updated and fresh. The instructors do an amazing job at teaching the material and are very patient with students that needed help. The school is a lot of fun and very hands on. They also help with job searches in the cyber department, highly recommended to anyone that struggles with job searching after they have obtained their certification!

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    -Great material
    -very Knowle...
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  • Q
    Graduate • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: IN-PERSON (Chicago) • Chicago
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    May 08, 2020
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    Transformative experience

    My experience at Evolve Security Academy was transformative. During the course, I developed a deep passion for cyber security by going through hands-on lab assignments with awesome instructors, in a close-knit cohort environment, while getting an opportunity to experiment with many different security domains. Since my time at ESA, I continue to receive support from the instructors, program leaders, and fellow alumni. The relationships built, passion developed, and experiences along the w...
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  • Kenneth Gordon
    Security Analyst • Graduate • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: IN-PERSON (Chicago) • Chicago
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    May 07, 2020
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    Great experience

    I attended the cyber security boot camp fall session at Evolve Security. I never attended a boot camp before so I didn't know what to expect. Coming from the legal field with little technology skills I can honestly say I was a little intimidated. the intimidation went away on the first day. The staff and professors were awesome!! They understood most of their students work full time jobs, new to the cyber security field, and nervous lol. The Evolve Cyber Security experience was GREAT!  I...
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  • Jacob Fernung
    Graduate • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: IN-PERSON (Chicago) • Chicago
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    May 07, 2020
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    Great Overall Experience!

    I attended Evolve Security's in-person cybersecurity academy in the summer of 2019. This 16 week long course was instrumental in shaping my future career path, and teaching me the industry of cybersecurity. Prior to attending the academy, I had zero knowledge of the cyber world, and felt unsure if I was fit to participate in the academy. Yet the instructors helped quickly get me up-to-speed during the first few weeks, and were extremely helpful during the entirety of the course. From lea...
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  • Syd
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    Mar 16, 2020
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    Great Bootcamp

    I am so glad I decided to do this course. Evolve Security designed a bootcamp that gave me the tools and foundational knowledge to start a strong career in cybersecurity. All of the TAs were really informative and took time to help me think through challenges. I also had the chance to nerd out with peers and teachers on current cybersecurity trends. I can now speak confidently about cybersecurity from a technical and policy perspective. 10/10 would recommend. 
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  • Oak Latt
    Graduate • Cybersecurity Bootcamp: IN-PERSON (Chicago) • Chicago
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    Feb 27, 2020
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    Amazing Experience

    Evolve was very helpful in every step of the way from learning to job placement. The curriculum and projects based on real world situations supplemented my college education and really prepared me for the industry. Moreover, the networking opportunities it provided has been instrumental during the job search. I believe my time at Evolve has equipped me with necessary skills and confidence for a career in Cybersecurity.
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Evolve Security Academy costs around $13,950. On the lower end, some Evolve Security Academy courses like OSCP Bootcamp (Live-Online) cost $5,250.

What courses does Evolve Security Academy teach?

Evolve Security Academy offers courses like Cybersecurity Bootcamp: Live-Online, OSCP Bootcamp (Live-Online).

Where does Evolve Security Academy have campuses?

Evolve Security Academy has an in-person campus in Chicago.

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