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17-weeks of in-person and immersive training at Chicago’s 1871 incubator space. Students receive a hands-on holistic curriculum, real work experience, job placement services, and a vast network of adjunct instructors in an intimate small classroom setting. Learn to hack, code, and develop your programs with Evolve Security Academy’s bootcamp courses.

15-weeks of immersive and hands-on training delivered remotely through live instruction and recorded lectures and lab tutorials. Students receive the same hands-on holistic curriculum as the Bootcamp PRO, with real work experience in group learning dynamic.


Evolve Security Academy

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Evolve Security Academy’s primary goal is creating top-tier cybersecurity talent and helping launch cybersecurity careers.

  • 16-Week Part-Time Schedule
  • Classes In-Person (Chicago) or Remote (Live-Online)
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • CompTIA Security+ Voucher
  • Financing Available
  • Job Preparation


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Chantel SimsInformation Security Analyst

“My foundation is solid because of the program I went through and everything they taught me….

Even before I graduated the academy I had like four or five different (job) offers”

  • Graduated: Evolve Academy REMOTE Bootcamp
  • Works at: Northern Trust Corporation
  • Position: Information Security Analyst
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Cybersecurity Training

16 weeks of holistic cybersecurity training delivered
in-person (Chicago) or remote (live-online).

IN-PERSON Bootcamp

16-weeks of in-person, immersive and hands-on training 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 adjunct instructors in an intimate classroom setting.SEE THE EXPERIENCE  

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REMOTE Bootcamp

16-weeks of live-online, immersive and hands-on training delivered with live instruction through video conference, recorded lectures and lab tutorials. Students receive a hands-on holistic curriculum, real work experience, job preparation, and a vast network of adjunct instructors in an online group learning environment.SEE THE EXPERIENCE  

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Is Right For you?

IN-PERSON BootcampREMOTE BootcampInstructionChicago, IL(in-person with supplemental pre-recorded
lectures and lab tutorials)Live-Online(with supplemental pre-recorded
lectures and lab tutorials)Tuition$12,500$10,500Length16 weeks16 weeksCohort Size15-2020-35Class ScheduleMonday – Thursday (12 hrs / wk)6:00-9:00pm CTEvery Other Saturday (5 hrs)10:00am-3:00pm CTPhase 1: Live-Online (4-weeks)Phase 2: In-Person (12-weeks)Monday – Thursday (8 hrs / wk)7:00-9:00pm CTEvery Other Saturday (5 hrs)10:00am-3:00pm CTOpen Office Hours (4 hrs / wk)6:00-7:00pm CT (Mon, Wed)9:00-10:00pm CT (Tues, Thur)Time Commitment320 Total Hours (20 per week)232 hours of live sessions88 hours outside of class320 Total Hours (20 per week)232 hours of live sessions88 hours outside of classHolistic Curriculum12 Modules12 ModulesEvolve Security Certified
Professional (ESCP)Lab SimulationTeam WorkReal Work Experience1-on-1 Competency
Assessments w/ InstructorsAdjunct InstructorsSecurity+ VoucherJob PreparationOUR STUDENTS

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Course Report” Working with the Evolve team was very helpful and informative. They gave us clear, concise, and current suggestions that has allowed us to improve our security operations. We look forward to continuing to work with them in the future. “

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Tom Alexander1871 | COO​“Evolve Security wants what’s best for their customers. I loved how responsive they were, and I truly appreciated knowing that they were there for me throughout the entire project.”

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Experience 16-weeks of immersive and hands-on cybersecurity training. Students are expected to spend a total of 20 hours per week on Evolve Academy studies. Students watch pre-recorded lectures and lab tutorials before coming to class, which allows more time to focus on practical skills learned through labs. The first 30 minutes of class sessions are spent addressing student questions, reviewing key concepts and discussing how they apply in a real work environment. Then, students work in smaller teams on the labs and the real work apprenticeship project with instructor and TA support.IN-PERSON BootcampCohort meets Monday – Thursday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm CT, and every other Saturday from 10:00am to 3:00pm CT.

The first 4 weeks are remote through live-online instruction and the remaining 12 weeks meet in-person in Chicago, located in the Merchandise Mart Plaza.REMOTE BootcampCohort meets live-online through video conference Monday – Thursday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm CT, and every other Saturday from 10:00am to 3:00pm CT.

For additional support, office hours are available from 6:00pm-7:00pm CT on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 9:00pm-10:00pm CT on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


ChicagoUpcoming cohorts dates are pending given COVID-19.

REMOTE | June 2020

Live-Online06/01/2020 – 9/19/2020COHORT FULL

REMOTE | Sept. 2020

Live-Online9/28/2020 – 1/30/2021APPLY NOW

REMOTE | Feb. 2021

Live-Online02/1/2021 – 05/22/2021APPLY NOW

Pen Testing | March 2021


EvolveSec Meetups

VIEW ALL EVENTS  SEP182020Location: OnlineVulnerability Management 101: From the Home to the EnterpriseIn this meetup, Patrik Maldre, Security Consultant at Evolve Security, will introduce the field of vulnerability management and equip you with some of the basic skills and knowledge needed to succeed at home, as well in your enterprise. Not only will learning about vulnerability management help you secure your home network, it can also help you land your next job in the fast-growing cybersecurity industry! This event will cover: 1. Technical demos of vulnerability scanners and remediation steps 2. A “Day in the Life” of a vulnerability analyst at a global enterprise 3. How to get started at home and begin creating your own professionally relevant experienceJUL162020Location: OnlineWeb Scraping with Python: Just the BasicsWeb scraping is the process of gathering or “scraping” data from the world wide web. Instead of manually download pieces of data one at a time, you can create simple scripts that will collect thousands, millions, or even billions of data points from all over the internet, with a push of a button! Evolve Security Academy Assistant Instructor, Joe Lothan will walk through basic topics, techniques, and tools to get you started using Python to scrape the web. Attendees will learn how to use Python to work with web data, and why you would want to in the first place!

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