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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.

*Courses designated as powered by Merit are conducted through the Michigan Cyber Range, with labs and hands-on training exercises managed exclusively by Michigan Cyber Range professionals.

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September 9-11, 2015
Live Online
C)VA is a three-day class on identifying weaknesses in computerized systems. CVA constitutes an introduction to the practice of vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, and provides excellent experience for anyone who manages systems or networks.

Register for Certified Vulnerability Assessor - C)VA


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


September 15-17, 2015
Ann Arbor
In this intensive three-day course, you will create your own personal leadership philosophy, become a better leader and master skills that can help you improve your business results and accelerate your career.

Register for Leadership Excellence and Executive Coaching

September 21-25, 2015
Live Online
The C)DFE course will benefit organizations, individuals, government offices, and law enforcement agencies interested in pursuing litigation, proof of guilt, or corrective action based on digital evidence.

Register for Certified Digital Forensics Examiner - C)DFE


September 21-25, 2015
Ann Arbor
Learn the essentials of Python and writing secure code in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Secure Coding Using Python will cover everything from basic syntax and collections to functions, classes and regular expressions. Gain a solid knowledge of coding with Python!

Register for Secure Coding Using Python


September 28-October 2, 2015
Live Online
The Certified Professional Ethical Hacker course is an introductory-level penetration testing course. Through the coursework and lab exercises, students gain a valuable skillset in penetration testing and understand the importance of vulnerability assessments and ethical hacking.

Register for Certified Professional Ethical Hacker - C)PEH : powered by Merit

September 28-October 2, 2015
Live Online
C)NFE is a five-day course that will prepare you to exercise advanced networking forensics techniques. Gain an advanced knowledge in network investigative and incident response handling policies, procedures and techniques.

Register for Certified Network Forensics Examiner - C)NFE


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


October 15, 2015
IT executives are welcome to attend the Fall meeting of the MITE Forum, which will be held at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan.

Register for MITE Forum Meeting

October 19-23, 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 : powered by Merit


November 2-6, 2015
Live Online
The C)ISSO course addresses the broad range of industry best practices, knowledge and skills expected of a security leader. You will learn both the theory and the requirements for practical implementation of core security concepts, practices, monitoring and compliance.

Register for Certified Information Systems Security Officer - C)ISSO : powered by Merit


November 4, 2015
Mt. Pleasant
Merit Members are invited to attend the MJTS meeting at CMU's Bovee University Center in Mt. Pleasant.

Register for MJTS Meeting

December 7-11, 2015
Live Online
This course is designed to equip attendees with the knowledge and tools needed to identify and defend against security vulnerabilities in software applications. Students will put theory to practice by completing real world labs that include testing applications for software vulnerabilities, identifying weaknesses in design through architecture risks analysis and threat modeling, conducting secure code reviews and more.

Register for Certified Secure Web Application Engineer - C)SWAE : powered by Merit


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