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 20 different cyber security disciplines. Each certification, hosted by Mac-OU INC through the Merit Network, can be obtained through an approximate four to five day course including an exam. These programs run through Oakland University’s Professional & Continuing Education and earn participants continuing education units. 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 on the final day of 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 COURSE OFFERINGS:

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 Joan Carleton at macINC@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9324.

Certified Penetration Testing Engineer (5/15/17 - 5/19/17)

Certified Penetration Testing Engineer (C)PTE): Learn Fundamental and Advanced Skills in Penetration Testing

May 15 - 19, 2017: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)

Merit Professional Development and the Michigan Cyber Range are pleased to present Certified Penetration Testing Engineer – C)PTE. In this course, you will obtain real-world security knowledge that will enable you to recognize vulnerabilities, exploit system weaknesses and help safeguard against threats. You will learn the art of ethical hacking with a professional edge.

C)PTE’s foundation is built firmly upon proven penetration testing methodologies. The course presents information based on the five Key Elements of Pen Testing: Information Gathering, Scanning, Enumeration, Exploitation and Reporting. The latest vulnerabilities will be discovered using these tried and true techniques.

Cyber Range training goes far beyond simply teaching you to “Hack”. Be prepared to learn penetration testing using advanced persistent threat techniques along with the highest-level ethical hacking methodologies. This course also enhances the business skills needed to identify protection opportunities, justify testing activities and optimize security controls appropriate to business needs in order to reduce business risk.

The course was developed around principles and behaviors used by malicious hackers. The course is taught with this in mind while keeping the focus on professional penetration testing and ensuring the security of information assets.

This is an intensive class that includes an updated 300-page lab guide. You may spend 20 hours or more performing labs that walk through a real-world pen testing model. Labs begin with simple activities and move on to more complex procedures. Labs will lead you through a detailed lab guide containing screen shots, commands to be typed, and steps should take. You will make use of scores of traditional and cutting-edge pen testing tools (GUI and command line, Windows and Linux) as you make your way through this time-tested methodology. Labs are continually updated as new methods arise in the security world. View the detailed course and lab outlines (PDF).

Upon proper completion of the course, you will be able to confidently sit for the CPTE certification exam on the final day of the course. Exams are delivered online through a standard web browser. Students will enjoy an in-depth course that is continuously updated to maintain and incorporate changes in the security environment. This course offers up-to-date proprietary labs that have been researched and developed by leading security professionals from around the world. A CPTE Certification will be issued after successfully passing the exam.

Who Should Attend? Network Administrators, Security professionals, Auditors, Site Administrators, Security Officers or anyone who is concerned about the integrity of their network including the design of a communications system, which includes the backbones, routers, switches, wireless access points, access methods and protocols used.

Cost: $3,000

Registration: To access registration, visit the Oakland University Professional & Continuing Education (PACE) registration page. Type the CRN 90229 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 Joan Carleton at macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9324.

Certified Network Forensics Examiner (5/22/17 - 5/26/17)

Certified Network Forensics Examiner (C)NFE): Take Your Digital and Network Forensic Skill to the Next Level by Navigating More Than 20 Modules of Network Forensic Topics

May 22 - 26, 2017: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)

The C)NFE provides practical experience through our lab exercises that simulate real-world scenarios that cover investigation and recovery of data in network, Physical Interception, Traffic Acquisition, Analysis, Wireless Attacks and SNORT. The course focuses on the centralizing and investigating of logging systems as well as network devices. The Certified Network Forensics Examiner vendor neutral certification was developed for a U.S. classified government agency. 

The Mile2 certification exam is included and will be conducted at the end of the C)NFE course. Upon proper completion of the course, you will be able to confidently sit for the C)NFE certification exam on the final day of the course. Exams are delivered online through a standard web browser. Students will enjoy an in-depth course that is continuously updated to maintain and incorporate changes in the security environment. This course offers up-to-date proprietary labs that have been researched and developed by leading security professionals from around the world. A C)NFE Certification will be issued after successfully passing the exam.

Course Objectives:

  • Digital Evidence Concepts
  • Network Evidence Challenges
  • Network Forensics Investigative
  • Network-Based Evidence
  • Network Principles
  • Internet Protocol Suite
  • Physical Interception
  • Traffic Acquisition Software
  • Live Acquisition
  • Wireless Access Points
  • Wireless Capture Traffic and Analysis
  • Wireless Attacks
  • NIDS_Snort
  • Centralized Logging and Syslog
  • Investigating Network Devices
  • Web Proxies and Encryption
  • Network Tunneling
  • Malware Forensics

Who Should Attend? Law Enforcement, Network Forensic Examiners, Cyber Crime Professionals, IT Managers, Network Auditors.

Recommended Prerequisites: Two years of networking experience, two years of IT Security, or working knowledge of TCPIP. 

Cost: $3,000

Registration: To access registration, visit the Oakland University Professional & Continuing Education (PACE) registration page. Type the CRN 90236 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 Joan Carleton at macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9324.

Guided Capture the Flag (6/15/17)

Guided Capture the Flag: Introduction to Hacking Tools and Techniques Through a Guided Capture the Flag Challenge

Thursday, June 15, 2017: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

This one-of-a-kind event is a hands on experiential Capture The Flag (CTF) coupled with real time training on the tools and operating systems needed to successfully work through each challenge. Six different modules allow students to learn the fundamentals of hacking tools, techniques and methodologies and use open source tools to fire off live attacks on networked systems in real time.

The guided CTF is hosted on the Michigan Cyber Range, the nation’s largest unclassified training cyber range, and will allow students to perform live scans and exploits with no danger of leakage onto production networks. Each student will have a unique experience based on the methodologies they deploy and the systems they target, but students can expect to learn and deploy the concepts below. Participants that want to work at their own pace are encouraged to do so!

Topics include but not limited to:

  • Linux / Kali Linux Tools
  • Kali Command Prompt
  • Tool Selection
  • Password Explotation & Storage
  • SQL Vulnerabilities
  • Scanning & Enumeration
  • Proxy Chaining
  • Traffic Sniffing & Manipulation

Cost: $625

Registration: To access registration, visit the Oakland University Professional & Continuing Education (PACE) registration page. Type the CRN 90233 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 Joan Carleton at macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9324.

Guided Capture the Flag (9/21/17)

Guided Capture the Flag: Introduction to Hacking Tools and Techniques Through a Guided Capture the Flag Challenge

Thursday, September 21, 2017: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

This one-of-a-kind event is a hands on experiential Capture The Flag (CTF) coupled with real time training on the tools and operating systems needed to successfully work through each challenge. Six different modules allow students to learn the fundamentals of hacking tools, techniques and methodologies and use open source tools to fire off live attacks on networked systems in real time.

The guided CTF is hosted on the Michigan Cyber Range, the nation’s largest unclassified training cyber range, and will allow students to perform live scans and exploits with no danger of leakage onto production networks. Each student will have a unique experience based on the methodologies they deploy and the systems they target, but students can expect to learn and deploy the concepts below. Participants that want to work at their own pace are encouraged to do so!

Topics include but not limited to:

  • Linux / Kali Linux Tools
  • Kali Command Prompt
  • Tool Selection
  • Password Explotation & Storage
  • SQL Vulnerabilities
  • Scanning & Enumeration
  • Proxy Chaining
  • Traffic Sniffing & Manipulation

Cost: $625 

Registration: To access registration, visit the Oakland University Professional & Continuing Education (PACE) registration page. Type the CRN 90012 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 Joan Carleton at macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9324.

Guided Capture the Flag (12/14/17)

Guided Capture the Flag: Introduction to Hacking Tools and Techniques Through a Guided Capture the Flag Challenge

Thursday, December 14, 2017: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

This one-of-a-kind event is a hands on experiential Capture The Flag (CTF) coupled with real time training on the tools and operating systems needed to successfully work through each challenge. Six different modules allow students to learn the fundamentals of hacking tools, techniques and methodologies and use open source tools to fire off live attacks on networked systems in real time.

The guided CTF is hosted on the Michigan Cyber Range, the nation’s largest unclassified training cyber range, and will allow students to perform live scans and exploits with no danger of leakage onto production networks. Each student will have a unique experience based on the methodologies they deploy and the systems they target, but students can expect to learn and deploy the concepts below. Participants that want to work at their own pace are encouraged to do so!

Topics include but not limited to:

  • Linux / Kali Linux Tools
  • Kali Command Prompt
  • Tool Selection
  • Password Explotation & Storage
  • SQL Vulnerabilities
  • Scanning & Enumeration
  • Proxy Chaining
  • Traffic Sniffing & Manipulation

Cost: $625 

Registration: To access registration, visit the Oakland University Professional & Continuing Education (PACE) registration page. Type the CRN 90221 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 Joan Carleton at macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9324. 

CERTIFICATION
ROAD MAP

Cyber Security Certification Road Map

Career AreaFundamentalFoundationalSpecializedAdvanced
IS Management
Leadership
C)SSC)ISSOIS20ControlsC)SLO
Pen Testing HackingC)VAC)PEHC)PTEC)PTC
Incident HandlingC)SSC)ISSOC)IHE
ForensicsC)SSC)ISSOC)DFEC)NFE
Disaster RecoveryC)SSC)ISSOC)DRE
Wireless SecurityC)SSC)ISSOC)WSE
HealthcareC)SSC)ISSOC)HISSP
AuditingC)SSC)ISSO

C)ISMS-LA
C)ISMS-LI

C)ISSA
Application &
Security Code
C)SSC)ISSOC)SWAE
Virtual MachineC)SSC)ISSOC)VME 6.0
IS Management
Electives
C)ISSMC)ISRMISCAP
Fundamental

Fundamental Certification Courses:

  • C)SS (Certified Security Sentinel)
  • C)VA (Certified Vulnerability Assessor)
  • C)ISSM (Information Systems Security Manager)

Courses range from $1,500 to $3,500 each. For more details on each course, visit mile2.com/mile2-courses

Foundational

Foundational Certification Courses:

  • C)ISSO (Certified Information Systems Security Officer)
  • C)PEH (Certified Professional Ethical Hacker)
  • C)ISRM (Certified Information Systems Risk Manager)

Courses range from $1,500 to $3,500 each. For more details on each course, visit mile2.com/mile2-courses

Specialized

Specialized Certification Courses:

  • IS20Controls (IS20 Security Controls)
  • C)PTE (Certified Penetration Testing Engineer)
  • C)IHE (Certified Incident Handling Engineer)
  • (C)DFE (Certified Digital Forensics Examiner)
  • C)DRE (Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer)
  • C)WSE (Certified Wireless Security Engineer)
  • C)HISSP (Certified Healthcare Information Systems Security Practitioner)
  • C)ISMS-LA (Certified Information Security Management Systems Lead Auditor)
  • C)ISMS-LI (Certified Information Security Management Systems Lead Implementer)
  • C)SWAE (Certified Secure Web Application Engineer)
  • C)VME 6.0 (Certified Virtual Machine Engineer 6.0)

Courses range from $1,500 to $3,500 each. For more details on each course, visit mile2.com/mile2-courses

Advanced

Advanced Certification Courses:

  • C)SLO (Certified Security Leadership Officer)
  • C)PTC (Certified Penetration Testing Consultant)
  • C)NFE (Certified Network Forensics Examiner)
  • (C)ISSA (Certified Information Systems Security Auditor)
  • ISCAP (Information Systems Certification and Accreditation Professional

Courses range from $1,500 to $3,500 each. For more details on each course, visit mile2.com/mile2-courses