Macomb-OU Incubator

Velocity Collaboration Center
6633 Eighteen Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
(586) 884-9320
Fax: (586) 884-9331
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Education

We hold certification courses for more than 27 different cyber security disciplines. Each certification, hosted by Mac-OU Inc through Cyber World Institute, a Merit Network affiliate, can be obtained through four-to-five day "bootcamp" courses, or "intensive" eight-session courses that run approximately 14 weeks. Exam vouchers may be purchased separately. These programs run through Oakland University’s Professional & Continuing Education and earn participants continuing education units (CEU's), which are reflected on an Oakland University transcript. As stated on the Merit website, “Each course prepares you for real-life situations and for the related certification test. When you successfully complete a course, you will be able to confidently take a certification exam from an authorized testing center immediately after the course."

Cyber-security employers demand a highly educated, highly experienced workforce. Some 84 percent of cyber security postings specify at least a bachelor’s degree, and 83 percent require at least three years of experience. In addition, cyber-security positions are more likely to require certifications than other IT jobs. 35 percent of cyber security jobs call for an industry certification, compared to 23 percent of IT jobs overall.

UPCOMING CYBER-SECURITY COURSES:

Velocity Hub of the Michigan Cyber Range
Macomb-OU Incubator at Velocity Center
6633 18 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48314

For more information, contact Matthew McMurray at macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9333.

BEGINNER

Comp-TIA A+

Comp-TIA A+

Week of September 17, 2018: September 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

*All course days run 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST.

Please check back soon for cost and registration information. For additional questions, contact Matthew McMurray at macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9333.

This course is intended to provide the student with the skills necessary to become a computer technician. The material covered in this course will help prepare the student to take the Comp-TIA A+ certification exams, which are divided into 2 components:

  • Exam 220-901 (Hardware) tests the ability to install, configure and maintain all the hardware technology involved in a personal computer.
  • Exam 220-902 (Operating Systems) covers the configuration, repair and troubleshooting of the Windows Operating System.

Course Objectives:

  • To introduce students to the various components that make the computer work.
  • To introduce students to operational procedures such as safety and environmental issues, communication and professionalism.
  • To equip the students with the basic skills of the Windows Operating System that will enable them to update, upgrade and install Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1.
  • To expose the students to mobile devices such as the Apple IOS and Google Android Devices so they can interact with hardware and software as well as configure personal settings such as email and security.
  • To provide students with opportunities to develop basic skills in keeping up to date with new security threats and corrective or mitigating measures to address them to secure a personal computer.
  • To expose the students to the concepts of Networks, as well as the methods of security a network, setting up and securing a SOHO router and wireless access point.

Course Topics: The Path of the PC Tech; Operational Procedures; The Visible Computer; Microprocessors; RAM; BIOS; Motherboards; Power Supplies; Hard Drive Technologies; Implementing Hard Drives; Essential Peripherals; Building a PC; Windows Under the Hood; Users, Groups and Permissions; Maintaining and Optimizing Operating Systems; Working with the Command-Line Interface; Troubleshooting Operating Systems; Virtualization - 901; Display Technologies - 901; Essentials of Networking - 901; Local Area Networking - 901; Wireless Networking – 901; The Internet; Portable Computing; Understanding Mobile Devices; Care and Feeding of Mobile Devices; Printers and Multi-Function Devices; Securing Computers

Who Should Attend?: A+ students generally have had little or no experience in PC systems or computer troubleshooting. Students completing this course and successfully receiving the Comp-TIA A+ Certification usually proceed to the following courses: Comp-TIA Network+; Comp-TIA Security+; and Microsoft MCSA: Server 2012/16.

Registration: To access registration, visit the Oakland University Professional & Continuing Education (PACE) registration page. Type the provided CRN into the search box to access the course. Please direct questions to PACE at oupace@oakland.edu or (248) 370-3177.

Additional Questions: Please direct to Matthew McMurray at macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9333.

Comp-TIA Network+

Comp-TIA Network+

Week of August 13, 2018: August 13, 14, 15, 16,17

*All course days run 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST.

Please check back soon for cost and registration information. For additional questions, contact Matthew McMurray at macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9333.

This course is intended to expose the student to various network concepts and principles of data communications and networking requirements, including networking models, protocols, hardware and software, securing TCP/IP, and how to apply these concepts in network management. Emphasis is on network media, switching and routing, and protocols such as RTP, EGIRP, SNMP and DHCP. Students learn to evaluate, select, and implement different data network options as well as troubleshoot the network. The material covered in this course will help prepare the student to take the Comp-TIA Network+ certification exam, N10-006.

Course Objectives:

  • Network Administration Including Issues of Privacy, Security, Reliability, and Performance
  • The types of Network Media and Hardware Components
  • The Different Types of Network Implementations
  • The Components of TCP/IP Network Implementation
  • The Components of a Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) Implementation
  • Issues and Technologies related to Network Security and Remote Network Implementations
  • Disaster Recovery and Data Storage Technologies and Implementations
  • The Tools, Methods, and Techniques Used in Managing a Network
  • Troubleshooting Network Issue

Who Should Attend?: Network+ students generally have little to no experience in IT employment. Students in this course typically proceed to a Comp-TIA Security+ course to continue their exposure and experience in accepted industry standards. This entry level IT security course therefore assumes only the successful completion of a course in Comp-TIA A+ or equivalent experience.

Registration: To access registration, visit the Oakland University Professional & Continuing Education (PACE) registration page. Type the provided CRN into the search box to access the course. Please direct questions to PACE at oupace@oakland.edu or (248) 370-3177.

Additional Questions: Please direct to Matthew McMurray at  macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9333.
Comp-TIA Security+

Comp-TIA Security+

Week of August 20, 2018: August 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Week of November 12, 2018: November 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Week of October  1, 2018: October 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


*All course days run 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST.

Please check back soon for cost and registration information. For additional questions, contact Matthew McMurray at macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9333.

This course is intended to expose the student to various security concerns involved in information technology and their associated network environment. A careful examination of security policies for accessing, handling, and storage of sensitive data is addressed. Emphasis is on the awareness of basic security risk and the detection and mitigation of data compromise. This course will include an exposure to software and, when applicable, hardware tools used to detect and or prevent unauthorized attempts to access data stored on workstations and network servers. The material covered in this course will help prepare the student to take the Comp-TIA Security+ certification exam, SY0-401*.

Course Topics: Organizational Security and Compliance, Security Training and Incident Response, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Cryptography and Encryption Basics, Public Key Infrastructure, Access Control, Authentication and Identity Management, Securing Networks, Secure Network Administration, Securing Wireless Networks, Securing Host Systems, Securing Applications and Data, Monitoring for Security Threats, Vulnerability Assessments

Who Should Attend?: Security+ students generally have little to no experience in IT security employment. Students in this course typically proceed to a Microsoft Server to continue their exposure and experience in accepted industry standards. This entry-level IT security course therefore assumes only the successful completion of a course in Network+ or equivalent experience.

*The current exam is SYS-401 through July 30, 2018. The new SYO-501 launched Oct 4, 2017. Students are able to test on SYS-401 thru the July 2018 date, however, a transition point will be selected whereby instruction on the new competencies in the 501 exam will occur. 

Registration: To access registration, visit the Oakland University Professional & Continuing Education (PACE) registration page. Type the provided CRN into the search box to access the course. Please direct questions to PACE at oupace@oakland.edu or (248) 370-3177.

Additional Questions: Please direct to Matthew McMurray at macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9333.

Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10

Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10

Week of June 4, 2018: June 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Week of September 24, 2018: September 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

*All course days run 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST.

Please check back soon for cost and registration information. For additional questions, contact Matthew McMurray at macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9333.

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows 10 certification includes the following courses:

  • Course 20697-1: Installing and Configuring Windows 10 (Enterprise)
  • Course 20697-2: Deploying and Managing Windows 10 (Enterprise Services)
  • Course 20698A: Installing and Configuring Windows 10 (Windows Server Domain)

Course Objectives: This five-day instructor-led course provides IT professionals and administrators with the knowledge and skills required to install, configure, deploy, and manage Windows 10 desktops, devices, and applications in an enterprise environment. 20697-1 and 20697-2 focus on Windows Enterprise, while 20698A focuses on the Windows Server Domain. These skills include learning how to install and customize Windows 10 operating systems and apps, configure local and remote network connectivity, and configure local and online storage. Students will also learn how to configure security in addition to how to maintain, update, and recover Windows 10.

In 20697-2, students learn how to plan and implement Windows 10 deployments in large organizations. Students also learn how to manage the Windows 10 installations after deployment to provide secure identity and data access using technologies related to Group Policy, Remote Access, and Workplace Join. To support a variety of device and data management solutions, Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Intune, and Microsoft Azure Rights Management are introduced. These services are part of the Enterprise Mobility Suite, which provides identity and access management, and cloud-based device, application, and update management. In addition, Enterprise Mobility Suite offers more secure data access to information stored both in the cloud and on location within corporate networks.

Who Should Attend?: This course is intended for IT professionals who administer and support Windows 10 desktops and devices in small- to medium-sized networks as well as in an enterprise environment. The networks with which these professionals typically work are configured as AD DS domain-based environments with managed access to the Internet and cloud services. In addition, this course is intended to provide skills for Enterprise Desktop/Device Support Technicians (EDSTs) who work in small- to medium-sized organizations and who provide Tier 1 or Tier 2 support to users running Windows 10 desktops and devices within a Windows-domain environment.

Registration: To access registration, visit the Oakland University Professional & Continuing Education (PACE) registration page. Type the provided CRN into the search box to access the course. Please direct questions to PACE at oupace@oakland.edu or (248) 370-3177.

Additional Questions: Please direct to Matthew McMurray at  macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9333.

ADVANCED

Comp-TIA CySA+

Comp-TIA CySA+

Week of December 3, 2018: December 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Week of July 23, 2018: July 23, 24, 25, 26, 27


*All course days run 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST.

As attackers have learned to evade traditional signature-based solutions, such as firewalls, an analytics-based approach within the IT security industry is increasingly important for most organizations. The behavioral analytics skills covered by CySA+ identify and combat malware, and advanced persistent threats (APTs), resulting in enhanced threat visibility across a broad attack surface.

Course Objectives:

  • To teach students how to configure and user threat detection tools, preform data analysis and interpret results to identify vulnerabilities, threats and risks and to an organization.
  • Distinguish threat data or behavior to determine the impact of an incident; Prepare a toolkit and use appropriate forensic tools during investigation.
  • Explain the relationship between frameworks, common policies, controls, and procedures
  • Implement an information security vulnerability management process

 

Registration: To access registration, visit the Oakland University Professional & Continuing Education (PACE) registration page. Type the provided CRN into the search box to access the course. Please direct questions to PACE at oupace@oakland.edu or (248) 370-3177.

Additional Questions: Please direct to Matthew McMurray at macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9333.

Microsoft MSCA: Server 2012/2016

Microsoft MCSA – Server 2012/2016

Week of October 15, 2018: October 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
*All course days run10 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST.

 

The MCSA server 2012/2016 will teach students how to harness a Windows Server to manage infrastructure in a cost-effective and high-performance manner.

Get certified, and show the world that you’re ready to take advantage of the virtualization, storage, networking, and information protection capabilities of Windows Server to deliver global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure.

Course Objectives:

  • To equip learners with the skills and knowledge needed to install and configure, administer, as well as design and manage advanced services in Windows Server 2012.
  • To teach students how to install, upgrade, implement Hyper-V, and migrate servers and workloads.
  • Install and Configure DNS Servers.
  • Deploy and Manage Windows Containers.
  • Implement Network Connectivity and Remote Access Solutions.

Registration: To access registration, visit the Oakland University Professional & Continuing Education (PACE) registration page. Type the provided CRN into the search box to access the course. Please direct questions to PACE at oupace@oakland.edu or (248) 370-3177.

Additional Questions: Please direct to Matthew McMurray at macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9333. 

ISC² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional

ISC2 – Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Week of July 9, 2018: July 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

*All course days run 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST.

The ISC2 – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) cyber-security certification is an elite way to demonstrate one’s knowledge, advance one’s career, and become a member of a community of cybersecurity leaders. It demonstrates that certification holders have all it takes to design, engineer, implement, and run an information security program.

The CISSP is an objective measure of excellence. It is the most globally recognized standard of achievement in the industry. In addition, this cybersecurity certification was the first information security credential to meet the strict conditions of ISO/IEC Standard 17024.

Registration: To access registration, visit the Oakland University Professional & Continuing Education (PACE) registration page. Type the provided CRN into the search box to access the course. Please direct questions to PACE at oupace@oakland.edu or (248) 370-3177.

Additional Questions: Please direct to Matthew McMurray at macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9333.

EC Council- Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Certified Ethical Hacker

Week of June 18, 2018: June 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

*All course days run 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST.

Please check back soon for cost and registration information. For additional questions, contact Matthew McMurray at macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9333.

The goal of this course is to help you master an ethical hacking methodology that can be used in a penetration testing or ethical hacking situations. You walk out the door with ethical hacking skills that are in high demand, as well as the internationally recognized “Certified Ethical Hacker” certification! This course prepares you for EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker exam 312-50.

Course Topics Include: Introduction to Ethical Hacking, Sniffing, SQL injection, Footprinting and Reconnaissance, Social Engineering, Hacking Wireless Networks, Scanning Networks, Denial-Of-Service, Hacking Mobile Platforms, Enumeration, Session Hijacking, Evading IDS, Firewalls, and Honeypots, System Hacking, Hacking Webservers, Cloud Computing, Malware Threats, Hacking Web Applications, and Cryptography.

 

Registration: To access registration, visit the Oakland University Professional & Continuing Education (PACE) registration page. Type the provided CRN into the search box to access the course. Please direct questions to PACE at oupace@oakland.edu or (248) 370-3177.

Additional Questions: Please direct to Matthew McMurray at macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9333.