MAEDS Spring PD Day

May 10th, 2019

We are actively exploring topic ideas, have a great idea or know a great presenter please let us know.

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin

Each May MAEDS provides a full day of PD for its members.  In the past this awesome event has taken place at Mid-Michigan Community College Doan Campus in Mount Pleasant with satellite locations at REMC 1 in Houghton and Oakland Schools in Waterford.

Check back here for information regarding 2019.


2018 Session Information

AM Sessions

Security on a Shoestring Part 1 - Starting Your Security Program

Topics include:

  • Identity and password management
  • Implementing a Risk Management program within your organization
  • Achieving your cybersecurity goals by utilizing scanning tools and software hardening documents
  • Crafting and structuring a policies, standards and procedures

Making the shift from VMWare to Microsoft Hyper-V

  • Compare features between the two platforms
  • Migrating and converting Virtual Machines
  • Extending management through System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
  • Planning & Design and Training opportunities with Microsoft credits

PM Sessions

Security on a Shoestring Part 2 - Using Open Source Tools and Intelligence: 'See What the Bad Guys See'

Topics include:

  • Using both graphical and command line tools to detect vulnerabilities within your environment
  • Setting up alerts using free or low cost tools to keep an eye on your network
  • The use of openly available tools to gain network intelligence
  • Information sharing and free resources

Getting started with a Public Cloud Infrastructure

  • Overview of Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services
    Public Cloud Reference architectures
  • Iaas or PaaS?
  • Common services and use cases
  • Common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid

Maps to PD Sites

Mt Pleasant

Mid Michigan Communtiy College

Doan Center


Regional Educational Media Center #1

Computer Services

Waterford Township

Oakland ISD

Oakland ISD