Our students have gone on to work for such companies as
"The Best Way to Break Into the Industry"
Evolve Security Academy is a 17-week Cyber Security Bootcamp in Chicago that provides in-person 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 not-for-profit companies. With over 238,000 unfilled cyber security jobs in the U.S. and 1,000,000 globally, our primary focus is on creating top-tier cyber security talent and placing them into a high-paying job.
92% of graduates seeking a cyber security job got hired
with an average salary increase of 60%*
Hear what our graduates have to say . . .
Evolve was pivotal in providing me with the tools I needed to challenge myself and move into a new field. It was a well-structured course with excellent instructors, challenging material, and superb post-course support. Without the help of Evolve I certainly wouldn't have been able to land the career I currently enjoy
"Enrolling in Evolve was intimidating and overwhelming at first, but after completing the program, I feel confident and thankful that Evolve has provided the tools and ability to join the growing information security market. I had no prior IT experience but the instructor and my classmates made me feel very welcome." - Lily Zhen
“After completing this bootcamp, I received several job offers both because of Evolve's reach-out as well as my own job search. I'm happy to have achieved my "dream job" because of Evolve, but I'm just as happy about the group of friends and colleagues that I've gained in my cohort as well as among Evolve's highly engaged staff.”
“Evolve had me interviewing with an employer partner during the program, which lead to me receiving and accepting a security analyst position before the program was even over! Evolve even helped me negotiate tuition reimbursement! They really know how to take care of their students.” – Caron Grantham
The diversity of backgrounds among my classmates brought with it many interesting perspectives and always helped to cultivate an engaging discussion. Evolve is the top choice for anyone looking to break into the Cyber Security field.
"Going through the Evolve bootcamp gave me a lot of the skills I needed to be competitive in the job market. The course is intense and very fast-paced, but incredibly rewarding once you are finished. I highly recommend this bootcamp to anyone thinking about a career in cybersecurity!"
“Shortly after graduating from Evolve, I landed a position as a Security Analyst. Without Evolve showing me the path I would not have been able to land this role. If you are someone looking to change career paths or gain a competitive edge in the job market, invest in yourself as I did and enroll with Evolve." - Edward Villarreal
"Can't say enough about what Evolve provided for me. I had support from not only instructor, but from my cohort and founders, as well. I went from being as green as it gets in the InfoSec space to obtaining a job that is allowing me to achieve my career aspirations. I am forever thankful for what Evolve has provided for me."
"Best decision I have ever made. Evolve gave me the opportunity, tools and knowledge to make a total career change with an impressive salary increase. I got more from this program than I ever anticipated. This is precisely what a bootcamp program should be." - Ariel
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* Read more about how our Hiring Rate and Statistics are determined in FAQ.
Apply to the Next Cohort
Each Cohort is part-time and lasts for 17-weeks. Remote portion is live-instructor led and meets Monday - Wednesday starting at 6:00pm CT. In-person portion meets in Chicago at 1871, located in the Merchandise Mart Plaza, and meets Monday - Thursday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm CT, and every other Saturday from 10:00am to 3:00pm CT.
SPRING 2017 COHORT
February 13th - March 10th
March 13th - June 8th
Summer 2017 COHORT
May 29th - June 23rd
June 26th - September 21st
Winter 2017 COHORT
September 11th - October 6th
October 9th - January 18th
*Winter 2017 Cohort does not meet the week of December 25th or January 1.
the "evolve" experience
Gain Real Work Experience
Lab Simulations / Tools
Attitude & Aptitude
Competency Based Training
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