Ranked #1 Cyber Security School in the World

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%*

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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

(In-Session)

Remote (4-weeks)
  February 13th - March 10th
In-Person (13-weeks)
  March 13th - June 8th

Summer 2017 COHORT

(Accepting Applications)

Remote (4-weeks)
  May 29th - June 23rd
In-Person (13-weeks)
  June 26th - September 21st

Winter 2017 COHORT

(Accepting Applications)

Remote (4-weeks)
  September 11th - October 6th
In-Person (13-weeks)*
  October 9th - January 18th

*Winter 2017 Cohort does not meet the week of December 25th or January 1.


the "evolve" experience

Holistic Approach

A well-rounded cyber security professional can see the bigger picture and will thrive in the industry. If you are going to defend, it is important to understand the mindset of a hacker, and vise versa.

A well-rounded cyber security professional can see the bigger picture and will thrive in the industry. If you are going to defend, it is important to understand the mindset of a hacker, and vise versa.

Gain Real Work Experience

Perform live security assessment work on not-for-profit companies, giving students the real work experience that is demanded by employers.

Perform live security assessment work on not-for-profit companies, giving students the real work experience that is demanded by employers.

Adjunct Instructors

Subject matter experts present to cohort throughout the program exposing students to the most relevant industry best practices, as well as providing an opportunity to expand their network with industry professionals.

Subject matter experts present to cohort throughout the program exposing students to the most relevant industry best practices, as well as providing an opportunity to expand their network with industry professionals.

Lab Simulations / Tools

We deliver hands-on, technical labs that delve into essential security concepts and real-world scenarios while incorporating best of bread open source and commercial tools including CarbonBlack, Splunk, Burp Suite, Nessus, Mandiant Redline, Metasploit, and more!

We deliver hands-on, technical labs that delve into essential security concepts and real-world scenarios while incorporating best of bread open source and commercial tools including CarbonBlack, Splunk, Burp Suite, Nessus, Mandiant Redline, Metasploit, and more!

Sponsor Security+

CompTIA Security+ is a well-respected technical certification in the industry and coupled with the hands-on work experience gained from the Academy, both are well received when job searching.

CompTIA Security+ is a well-respected technical certification in the industry and coupled with the hands-on work experience gained from the Academy, both are well received when job searching.

Attitude & Aptitude

We can easily teach the technical skills needed on the job, but it is hard to teach passion, curiosity, strong work ethic, and teamwork.

We can easily teach the technical skills needed on the job, but it is hard to teach passion, curiosity, strong work ethic, and teamwork.

Teamwork

We are immersive, and we believe the best and most effective way to learn is in-person and with the support of your peers.

We are immersive, and we believe the best and most effective way to learn is in-person and with the support of your peers.

Competency Based Training

The only way to become an expert is by learning, then doing, then teaching. Modeled after actual work environments - students must be able to communicate back to the instructor what they have learned and completed. 

The only way to become an expert is by learning, then doing, then teaching. Modeled after actual work environments - students must be able to communicate back to the instructor what they have learned and completed. 

Job Placement

We are committed to placing our graduates into high paying security roles. We partner with a number of security companies and Fortune 500 companies in order to place our students.

We are committed to placing our graduates into high paying security roles. We partner with a number of security companies and Fortune 500 companies in order to place our students.


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