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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

As an important part of meeting its mission, Merit Network provides a regular program of learning opportunities. All upcoming events are listed below by category or in monthly or yearly calendar view.

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June 1-5, 2015
Ann Arbor
This course will help Incident Handlers, System Administrators, and any General Security Engineers understand how to plan, create and utilize their systems in order to prevent, detect and respond to attacks.

Register for Certified Incident Handling Engineer-C)IHE

 

June 4, 2015
Live Online
Data breaches spiked to record levels last year and continue to grow. Most of them were avoidable, yet many organizations didn't have the right security controls in place. Offense is always the best defense. One of the key factors of an effective response plan is knowing the difference between a security incident and a standard IT incident. Webinar happens from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT.

Register for Webinar: Why Security Incidents are Different from IT Incidents

 

June 8-12, 2015
Live Online
Students will acquire the skills needed to install and support one or more distributions of the Linux operating system and learn information and skills that will be helpful as you prepare for CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI exams.

Register for CompTIA Linux Certification

June 8-12, 2015
Live Online
You will work with advanced features of Java. This course is intended for individuals who are Java programmers and have worked with databases and with object-oriented programming techniques, who are now ready to create more complex and advanced programs using Java SE 7.

Register for Java Programming (Java SE7)

 

June 11, 2015
Live Online
In this course, students become familiar with the concepts of traditional project management and may have used the concepts to manage multiple projects. Students will use Agile project management.

Register for Introduction to Agile Project Management

 

June 15-19, 2015
Live Online
This course will give you a solid understanding of how to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size.

Register for VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.0

June 15-19, 2015
Live Online
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.

Register for Certified Penetration Testing Engineer - C)PTE

 

June 15-17, 2015
Ann Arbor
Gain a solid understanding of WordPress, the free open-source solution for blogs and websites, on June 15-17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Introduction to WordPress will feature two days on the basics and a third day of developer-focused instruction.

Register for Introduction to WordPress

 

June 17-19, 2015
Live Online
This course covers the latest version of core ITIL best practices presented from a lifecycle perspective. The course introduces the principles and core elements of IT service management (ITSM) based on ITIL 2011 Edition.

Register for ITIL Foundations 2011 Edition

July 13-17, 2015
Live Online
The student will describe the major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in use in modern networks. Taking this course will help the student prepare for the N10-006 exam and certification.

Register for CompTIA Network+ Certification

 

July 14, 2015
Live Online
As the level of potential cyber attacks and the number of data breaches suffered by organizations around the world increase almost daily, it's imperative that your organization have an effective cybersecurity program in place. One of the key factors in protecting yourself from data breaches is understanding what they are. Webinar happens from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT.

Register for Webinar: Lost and Found: The New Landscape of Data Breaches

 

July 17, 2015
Detroit
Merit is pleased to sponsor the Michigan Information Technology Executive Forum, a community of practice for IT executives. Attend the summer meeting of the MITE Forum at Wayne State University on Friday, July 17, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Register for MITE Forum Meeting

July 20-23, 2015
Live Online
This course is designed to help Incident Handlers, System Administrators, and any General Security Engineers understand how to plan, create and utilize their systems in order to prevent, detect and respond to attacks. In this in depth training, students will learn step-by-step approaches used by hackers globally, the latest attack vectors and how to safeguard against them, Incident Handling procedures (including developing the process from start to finish and establishing your Incident Handling team), strategies for each type of attack, recovering from attacks and much more.

Register for Certified Incident Handling Engineer - C)IHE

 

July 27-31, 2015
Live Online
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) v2.0 is a five-day, instructor-led training course that teaches learners how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, connecting to a WAN, and identifying basic security threats.

Register for Cisco Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 v2.0 (ICND1)

 

July 27-31, 2015
Live Online
In this course, students will apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to successfully manage projects. PMI and PMP are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Register for Applying Project Management (PMP) Methodology and Exam Preparation

August 3-7, 2015
Live Online
Get hands-on instruction and practice installing and configuring Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. The course is part one of a series of three courses that provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

Register for 20410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

 

August 10-14, 2015
Live Online
In this hands-on course you explore the installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere, consisting of VMware vSphere ESXi and VMware vCenter Server. This course is based ESXi 5.5 and vCenter Server 5.5.

Register for VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage v5.5

 

August 10-14, 2015
Live Online
This course prepares and certifies you to analyze an organization's information security threats and risks, and to design a security program to mitigate them. The C)ISSO course addresses the broad range of industry best practices, knowledge and skills expected of a security leader.

Register for Certified Information Systems Security Officer - C)ISSO

August 17-21, 2015
Live Online
Get hands-on instruction and practice administering Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. Students will learn the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as user and group management, network access and data security.

Register for 20411 Administering Windows Server 2012

 

August 17-21, 2015
Live Online
This 5-day instructor led course provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2014. This course is the foundation for all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. This course helps people prepare for exam 70-461.

Register for 20461 Querying Microsoft SQL Server

 

August 17-21, 2015
Live Online
This course is intended for anyone that uses a computer on the internet. Attendees will fully understand the security threats that attack daily and they will also understand the countermeasures associated with these attacks.

Register for Certified Security Sentinel - C)SS

August 24-28, 2015
Live Online
The Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) v2.0 course provides entry-level network administrators, network support, and help desk technicians with the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise network.

Register for Cisco Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 v2.0 (ICND2)

 

September 10, 2015
Live Online
A key factor of an effective cybersecurity program is knowing your vulnerabilities before attackers do. Hackers breach organizations by taking advantage of vulnerabilities within networks. Attackers pour over every inch of your enterprise network until they find a leak. And that's where they break in, causing irreparable damage to your bottom line and reputation. Webinar happens from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT.

Register for Identifying Security Weaknesses Before They Become a Threat

 

October 14, 2015
Ann Arbor
Gain a better understanding of cybersecurity trends and learn how to improve the security posture of your organization. The day-long event will feature presentations by Merit Members and cybersecurity professionals. Level up and increase your cybersecurity knowledge!

Register for 2015 Security Summit



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