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#1 Ranked Cybersecureity Bootcamp - 5 Years Running
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Evolve Academy’s Cybersecurity Bootcamp has been awarded a #1 ranking for five years in a row. Our immersive cybersecurity training is delivered live-online in a classroom-type setting. Students watch pre-recorded lectures and lab tutorials outside the class, which allows more time in class for discussion and hands-on labs. This results in a deeper and more practical understanding of cybersecurity that makes you an in-demand candidate a career in cybersecurity.
Real Work Experience & Job Preparation
Students perform live security assessment work for non-profit organizations under instructor supervision, giving students real work experience as a Cybersecurity Apprentice. This is invaluable to your job search as an important resume component and talking point in interviews.
This knowledge, combined with our job preparation and career coaching services, boosts your ability to quickly land a position in the industry.
As A Graduate, You Receive:
Certificate of Completion
Evolve Security Certified Professional (ESCP) Certification
CompTIA Security+ certification voucher to take the certification within 90 days after the bootcamp at no cost
Live-Online Cybersecurity Bootcamp
“Even before I graduated from the Academy, I had 5 different offers.”
“I Chose Cybersecurity Because I Knew I Could Help People.”
Reviews From Our Students
I've learned more in the past 4 months than I have in my entire life. As hard as it has been, it has been equally rewarding completing the bootcamp. The labs are very interesting and Read more... also very hands on which was a big factor in gaining real world experience. I was able to land a job about a month after the class ended. This program quite literally changed my life.
Evolve Security Academy has hands down changed my life! The remote course was delivered in such a way that it felt like we were actually in a live classroom and worked perfectly around a full time work schedule. Read more... I landed a job in cybersecurity by networking within the cohort. Attending Evolve’s cyber security bootcamp has been the best investment I have ever made and it changed my life in a matter of months!
My favorite part about my experience at Evolve was the professional focus that Evolve provides. Everything we did was related to the cybersecurity industry. Read more... The lecture, the labs, and the Meetups with guest instructors gave me more information and knowledge necessary to gain expertise in the cyber security industry.
This is by far the most valuable single course I've ever gone through, purely due to the value of the material we were taught. It is heavily reliant on giving its students hands-on experience with system and security tools. Read more... By the time I was done, I was answering questions in job interviews that the interviewers told me they would only expect a person with years of experience to answer.
Our Graduates Are Known Here:
There Are Over 600,000 Unfulfilled Jobs In Cybersecurity.
Evolve Security not only offers cybersecurity training but is also a technical cybersecurity services company. This ensures curriculum is up-to-date with industry standards. Labs are based on real-world scenarios encountered by Evolve Security’s security engineers, therefore students learn not only the theory behind cybersecurity but also how to apply it in an actual job.
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Launch your cybersecurity career in 20 weeks. Training is offered live-online with virtual classes, recorded lectures and lab tutorials.
Graduates qualify for many positions, including
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On average, 95% of active job seekers get hired within 63 days. Working with our career coaches, students will develop a tailored road map for their job search that will help them navigate their job search successfully.
Students are supported in their job search with job preparation integrated throughout the bootcamp experience. Students receive coaching about their job search strategy, LinkedIn, resume, and professional networking. After graduation, you also have access to a career coach to support you in your job search.
Yes. You receive an instant $250 savings when you pay your tuition in full before the bootcamp begins. You can also pay 50% upfront and the remaining balance by week 10 of the bootcamp. Other payment options are available when you finance through Ascent.
Yes, partial merit-based scholarships are available. Prospective students may apply for a scholarship by including a personal essay about why they are deserving during the bootcamp application process. Scholarship recipients are selected following the admissions advisor call and prospective students are informed upon acceptance into the bootcamp.
Yes, students form a close community with classmates and alumni. During your live online classes, you’re face-to-face with other students in your cohort and in your small groups (8-10 students). Students and instructors also communicate daily through Slack and have access to our alumni channel to build a network with 500+ other Evolve graduates.
Cybersecurity is a rapidly expanding field. This has created a shortage of cybersecurity professionals, resulting in numerous positions that need to be filled. If you enjoy fast-paced work where you’re always learning, you’ll excel in a cybersecurity career.
You can enroll without any prior IT or development experience. However, incoming students are expected to be familiar with basic cybersecurity concepts, computer networking, and the Linux command line. Start with our Cybersecurity Fundamentals course to learn the basics and prepare for the bootcamp which is required for all incoming students.
Live-online classes meet Monday -Thursday. (7-9 p.m. CST) and every other Saturday (10 a.m.-3 p.m. CST) with office hours available. Students are expected to spend a total of 20 hours per week on Cybersecurity Bootcamp studies, including in-class and individual work. On average, individual work is about 8 hours a week.
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This module introduces core principles that are essential to forming a security mindset, which include the CIA Triad (Confidentiality / Integrity / Availability), Defense-in-Depth, Authentication, and Authorization. Cybersecurity is a broad subject so this module provides a general overview of the different domains within security including Application Security, Network Security, Hardware Security, Physical Security, Mobile Security, Operational Security (SecOps/OpsSec), Incident Response, Identity and Access Management, Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), and Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity.
Networking is the process of how connections are made and how computers and systems communicate with each other which forms the basis of cybersecurity. This module provides the foundational understanding for computer networking and covers network protocols that are used for data communication, networking hardware, subnetting, networking utilities and traffic analysis.
TOOLS: Kali Linux, TCPDUMP, Netcat, Netstat, Dig, Nslookup, Whois, Packet Tracer, Nmap, Wireshark.
This module focuses on how to understand, implement and manage a security program within an enterprise. Security professionals must have strong knowledge of how a company operates to implement effective security policies and procedures. You must understand who the organization’s employees, customers, suppliers and competitors are and how digital information is created, accessed, and shared. Students will learn about the various compliance standards and security frameworks that are most commonly used in the industry.
TOOLS: NIST Cyber Security Framework, CIS Top 20 Framework.
OSINT & Social Engineering
Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is a tradecraft used for conducting reconnaissance and information against an adversary or target to gain insights into people or organizations. Students will learn how to gather information about a victim and craft a phishing campaign to compromise the victim’s organization. Knowledge of these simple offensive techniques will help students understand how to craft security awareness campaigns and defend against phishing attacks.
TOOLS: Kali Linux, Google Hacking Database, VPN, TOR Browser, Whois, DNS records, Traceroute.
An enterprise cannot properly defend their information unless they understand who they are defending against. This module discusses the current threat landscape and dives into where threats are coming from and what is motivating the threat actors.
TOOLS: Data Breach Reports, MITRE & CK Framework.
Scripting for Security
Python has become increasingly popular in the offensive and defensive cyber communities. Tool developers and hackers primarily used Python, but with the rise of analysis-driven and proactive cyber activities, it is now a staple in the cybersecurity industry. In this module, students will learn the basics of scripting with Python to solve common and emerging cybersecurity challenges.
TOOLS: Python, JupyterLab, Git, PIP, VirtualENV.
Security Operations Architecture
The ability to prevent and detect cyber-attacks as they occur in real time is the epicenter of defending against cybercrime. Good defense starts with thoughtful network architecture design that leverages Cloud and on-prem technologies. In this module, students will learn about network architecture / design, virtual private cloud (VPC) configuration, end-point hardening and deployment, and secure two- factor authorization.
TOOLS: Kali Linux, AWS, Terraform, ScoutSuite, DUO, Lynis, Windows Security Policies, OpenVPN.
Security Operations Threat Modeling
Cybersecurity should always be proactive rather than reactive. It is much more difficult and expensive to address security after a system has been deployed. In this module, students will learn best practices for network threat modelling, prevention, and continuous monitoring and mitigation.
TOOLS: Kali Linux, IPtables, Snort, Splunk, Security Onion, Carbon Black, SIEM Dashboards.
A cyber-criminal cannot do as much damage to an enterprise if they are unable to read the stolen data. This module first focuses on the core concepts of encryption (Boolean Logic, Modulus Arithmetic, hashing) and how it is used within secure protocols (SSL, TLS, SSH). It focuses on how to implement and manage encryption policies within an enterprise (signatures, key management, PKI). Students will learn the importance of understanding the vulnerabilities and misconfigurations that most commonly go wrong during implementation. At the end of the module, students use brute force, rainbow tables and various other hacker tools to crack passwords from hashed data.
TOOLS: OpenSSL, CertBot, Nginx, MD5 / SHA, VeraCrypt, Bcrypt, Hydra, Hashcat.
AppSec & Offensive Security
How do we know if all the policies, procedures, firewalls, ACLs, or intrusion detection and prevention systems are working unless we test them? This module focuses on how to review security programs and perform various security vulnerability assessments throughout an enterprise. Students will embody the mindset of a hacker and perform penetration tests where they mimic real-world attacks to identify methods to circumvent the security features of an application, system or network. A successful penetration tester has in-depth knowledge of how networks, systems, and applications are defended. This module allows students to test everything they have learned thus far. Students participate in a competitive red team / blue team exercise to showcase their skills in a team environment.
TOOLS: Nmap, Bettercap, Metasploit, Nikto, Nessus, Burp Suite, Veracode, Shodan, Discover scripts, DNS Exfiltration, OWASP Zap, Qualys.
Threat Hunting & Incident Response
There are two types of companies: companies that know they have been breached and companies that do not know they have been breached. One-third of U.S. businesses were breached last year and nearly 75% were unaware of how the incident occurred. In this module, students learn why it is vital for companies to properly respond after a breach and have a process to perform a forensics analysis to learn how the breach occurred and understand how it affects the company.
TOOLS: FireEye Redline (Mandiant), Volatility, BinText, Incident Response Tabletop exercises.
During the final portion of the bootcamp, students apply what they have learned to a real-work environment by serving as a security apprentice to complete a security assessment for a non-profit organization. Students will work with their small group to conduct a vulnerability assessment, analyze the results, recommend appropriate remediation measures and develop a report for the executive management, thereby gaining valuable experience that will aid them in their job search. Students will follow the Evolve Security services methodology, used by our cybersecurity engineers, to conduct the assessment and learn what it is like to work directly with a client.
In addition to the technical cybersecurity training, students will learn the skills and strategy to confidently navigate their job search with our support. Job preparation training is integrated throughout the bootcamp and available after graduation. Through career coaching, cybersecurity resume prep, mock interviews, networking strategies, alumni connections and employer partners, students land jobs that launch their cybersecurity careers. Students are encouraged to take advantage of virtual and in-person EvolveSec Meetup events to connect with industry professionals and expand their network. We know what it takes to get a job in cybersecurity and support our students throughout their job search process.