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 COURSE OFFERINGS:

There are no courses scheduled at this time. Please check back for updates on the 2018 schedule.

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.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

BEGINNER

Comp-TIA A+

Comp-TIA A+

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.

Comp-TIA Network+

Comp-TIA Network+

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.

Comp-TIA Security+

Comp-TIA Security+

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. 

Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012/16

Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012/16

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012/16 certification shows that you have the primary set of Windows Server skills that are relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment. The MCSA: Windows Server 2012/16 certification is a prerequisite for earning the MCSE: Server Infrastructure Certification or the MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure Certification. Three separate courses include material to help prepare the student to take the Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012/16 certification exams, including Microsoft Course 20410 (Exam 70-410), 20411 (Exam 70-411), and 20412 (Exam 70-412).

70-410 Course Topics: Install and configure Windows Server 2012/16; describe Active Directory Domain Services and install a domain controller; create and configure user, group, and computer objects; use Windows PowerShell and other command-line tools to create and configure AD DS objects; configure IPv4 for simple scenarios; install and configure a DHCP server; install and configure DNS service; configure IPv6 for simple scenarios; configure local storage on a server; create and secure files shares and shared printers; create and manage Group Policy objects; secure Windows Servers by using Group Policy objects; implement Server Virtualization with Hyper-V.

70-411 Course Topics: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure; managing user desktops with Group Policy; managing User and Service Accounts; maintaining Active Directory Domain Services; configuring and troubleshooting DNS; configuring and troubleshooting Remote Access; installing, configuring, and troubleshooting the Network Policy Server role; implementing Network Access Protection; optimizing file services.

70-412 Course Topics: Implementing the following: Advanced Network Services, Advanced File Services, Dynamic Access Control, Network Load Balancing, Failover Clustering, Failover Clustering with Hyper-V, Disaster Recovery, Update Management, Distributed AD DS Deployments, AD DS Sites and Replication, AD CS, AD RMS, AD FS; configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing; monitoring Windows Server 2012/16; deploying and maintaining Server Images.

Who Should Attend?: This course is intended for IT professionals who have good Windows Operating System knowledge and experience and want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the core infrastructure services in an existing Windows Server 2012/16 environment. Although students would benefit from having some previous Windows Server experience, they must have good hands-on Windows client experience with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.

ADVANCED

EC Council - Certified Network Defender

EC Council - Certified Network Defender

The Certified Network Defender course provides a detailed understanding for, and hands-on ability to, function in real-life situations involving network defense. Students will gain the technical depth required to actively design a secure organizational network. This course provides a fundamental understanding of the true construct of data transfer, network technologies, and software technologies so students understand how networks operate, what software is automating, and how to analyze the subject material.

Course Objectives:

  • To teach students how to protect, detect and respond to the network attacks.
  • To instruct on network defense fundamentals, the application of network security controls, protocols, perimeter appliances, secure IDS, VPN and firewall configuration.
  • To provide the intricacies of network traffic signature, analysis and vulnerability scanning, to be utilized when designing greater network security policies and successful incident response plans, overall providing skills to foster resiliency and continuity of operations during attacks.

EC Council – Certified Ethical Hacker

EC Council – Certified Ethical Hacker

The Certified Ethical Hacker course immerses students into the hacker mindset for skilled defense against future attacks. The security mindset in any organization must not be limited to the silos of a certain vendor, technology or piece of equipment.

Students are put in the driver’s seat in this hands-on environment with a systematic process. Here, you will be exposed to an entirely different way of achieving optimal information security posture in their organization; by hacking it!

Course Objectives:

  • To equip students with the capabilities of scanning, testing, hacking and securing systems.
  • To teach students the five phases of ethical hacking, including reconnaissance, gaining access, enumeration, maintaining access, and covering one’s tracks.
  • To provide students in the ways to approach various targets for success at breaking in every time.

Cisco – Cisco Certified Network Protector – Security

Cisco – Cisco Certified Network Protector – Security

The Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security) certification program is aligned specifically to the job role of the Cisco Network Security Engineer responsible for Security in Routers, Switches, Networking devices and appliances, as well as choosing, deploying, supporting and troubleshooting Firewalls, VPNS, and IDS/IPS solutions for networking environments.

Course Topics:

  • SISAS: This course prepares network security engineers with the skills and knowledge needed to deploy the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) and 802.1X secure network access. Students are able to implement and manage network access security by using the Cisco ISE appliance product solution.
  • SENSS: This course prepares network security engineers with the skills and knowledge needed to configure Cisco perimeter edge security solutions utilizing Cisco switches, Cisco routers, and Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewalls. Students gain the ability to implement and manage security on Cisco ASA firewalls, Cisco routers with the firewall feature set, and Cisco switches.
  • SIMOS: This course prepares network security engineers with the knowledge and skills needed to protect data traversing a public or shared infrastructure, such as the Internet, by implementing and maintaining Cisco VPN solutions and using Cisco ASA adaptive security appliances and Cisco IOS routers to troubleshoot remote-access and site-to-site VPN solutions.
  • SITCS: This course prepares network security engineers with the knowledge and skills to implement Ciscos FirePOWER Next-Generation IPS, AMP, Web Security, Email Security and Cloud Web Security. Students gain hands-on experience with configuring various advanced Cisco security solutions for mitigating outside threats and securing traffic traversing the firewall.

Who Should Attend?: Prerequisites for this course include any valid CCNA Security certification or CCIE certification.

ISC2 – Certified Information Systems Security Professional

ISC2 – Certified Information Systems Security Professional

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.