Macomb-OU Incubator

Velocity Collaboration Center
6633 Eighteen Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
(586) 884-9320
Fax: (586) 884-9331
Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Education

In the Velocity Hub of the Michigan Cyber Range, we offer several industry-recognized certification courses intended to further educate those interested in the field of IT/cybersecurity.  Our courses vary depending on an individual's skill level, knowledge, experience, and expertise.  We administer a wide range of certificate training intended to provide students opportunities to begin at different stages of their career.  Whether you are already a seasoned professional in the IT/cybersecurity field, or a high school student getting started on an IT/cybersecurity career, we have the right offerings for you.  All our courses (including the registration process) are managed through Oakland University’s Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) and are tracked on an official Oakland University transcript. 

Cybersecurity employers demand a highly educated, highly experienced workforce. According to CyberSeek, an initiative funded by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), the United States faced a shortfall of almost 314,000 cybersecurity professionals as of January 2019. An Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) report was conducted in 2018 stating that 69% of people stated there cybersecurity teams were understaffed and 58% have unfilled (open) cybersecurity positions.

UPCOMING CYBERSECURITY 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 macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9333.

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Computer Support Specialist for Veterans

Relevant Details:

  • Program approved for Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)
  • VA approved program consists of four courses (CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, and Microsoft Windows 10)
  • Cohorts begin September/January/May and run approximately six months
  • Opportunities for Internship (100 hour) begins with the completion of CompTIA Security+
  • "Foundations of the Workforce" begins 30 days prior to A+ (counselor can waive requirement)
  • All courses are "live-online" in the Velocity Hub (an approved VA facility)
  • Contact your local VA counselor
  • Packages include:
    • test vouchers
    • books/course ware
    • practice labs
    • test prep software
Comp-TIA A+

Comp-TIA A+

January 13th, 2020 - March 13th, 2020
*All course days run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST

May 25th, 2020 - July 24th, 2020
*All course days run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST

Please check back soon for cost and registration information. For additional questions, contact 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 220-1001 (Hardware) tests the ability to install, configure and maintain all the hardware technology involved in a personal computer.
  • Exam 220-1002 (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, 8.1 and 10
  • 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.

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 (Using Internet Explorer). 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 contact macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9333.

Comp-TIA Network+

Comp-TIA Network+

March 23rd, 2020 - April 17th, 2020
*All course days run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST. 

July 27th, 2020- August 28th, 2020
*All course days run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST. 

Please check back soon for cost and registration information. For additional questions, contact 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, N10-007.

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 (Using Internet Explorer). 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 contact  macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9333.
Comp-TIA Security+

Comp-TIA Security+

April 20th, 2020 - May 22nd, 2020
*All course days run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST. 

August 31st, 2020 - October 2nd, 2020
*All course days run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST. 

Please check back soon for cost and registration information. For additional questions, contact 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, SY0-501.

Course Objectives:

  • Detect various types of compromise and have an understanding of penetration testing and vulnerability scanning concepts
  • Install, configure, and deploy network components while assessing and troubleshooting issues to support organizational security
  • Implement secure network architecture concepts and systems design
  • Install and configure identity and access services, as well as management controls
  • Implement and summarize risk management best practices and the business impact
  • Install and configure wireless security settings and implement public key infrastructure

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.

Registration: To access registration, visit the Oakland University Professional & Continuing Education (PACE) registration page (Using Internet Explorer). 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 contact macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9333.

Windows 10

Windows 10

May 25th, 2020 - June 12th, 2020
*All course days run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST. 

October 5th, 2020 - October 23rd, 2020
*All course days run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST. 

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

The 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)

This 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.

Course Objectives: 

  • Identify and resolve desktop application issues
  • Identify and resolve networking issues
  • Manage and maintain systems that run windows
  • Support mobile users
  • Identify and resolve computer security issues

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 (Using Internet Explorer). 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 contact  macinc@oakland.edu or (586) 884-9333.