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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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October 23, 2014
East Lansing
Merit Members are invited to attend the Fall meeting for MJTS. Learn about innovative projects that other Members are doing, best practices, and more.

Register for Fall MJTS Meeting


November 3-7, 2014
Ann Arbor
In this hands-on course, you will learn to install, configure and manage VMware vSphere, which consists of VMware ESXi and VMware vCenter Server. Approximately 40% of instruction time is spent completing hands-on labs.

Register for VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]


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November 10-14, 2014
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.

November 17-21, 2014
Live Online
Learn the fundamentals and best practices of project management methodology as applied to IT initiatives. You will practice and master the skills you need to deliver IT projects on time, within budget, and to specification.

Register for IT Project Management: Fundamentals and Best Practices


December 3, 2014
Ann Arbor
This unique gathering will feature presentations and panel discussions on key aspects of BYOD: mobility, user support, data security, licensing, infrastructure and the impact on IT policies.

Register for Bring-Your-Own-Device: A Summit for Decision-Makers


December 8-12, 2014
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. This class is held Live Online; however, Merit Network's facilities are open to you for use during the week of class. Please notify as early as possible if you are interested in attending the class from Merit's facilities.

Register for Certified Information Systems Security Officer (CISSO)

December 9-10, 2014
Ann Arbor
Learn the essential IPv6 concepts, discuss campus IPv6 implementations, and explain configuration and troubleshooting techniques. Participants will configure Cisco networking equipment to build a working IPv6 network in a lab environment.

Register for IPv6 Workshop: Practical Tools for Implementation


February 2-6, 2015
Live Online
ITIL v3 Foundation is an interactive online course on the fundamentals of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), an industry-standard methodology for managing and developing IT services.

Register for ITIL v3 Foundation


February 17-18, 2015
Live Online
Master the business and technical perspectives of cloud computing. Learn how to adopt, operate, and govern the cloud. This course helps you to successfully complete the CompTIA Cloud Essentials exam to become CompTIA Cloud Essentials certified.

Register for Cloud Essentials

March 23-27, 2015
Ann Arbor
Groovy is an object-oriented programming language for the Java platform; Grails is an open source web application framework that uses Groovy. Mastery of Groovy and Grails is essential for developers who support Banner.

Register for Web Application Development with Groovy and Grails


May 13-14, 2015
Make plans now to attend the 2015 Merit Member Conference at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest. The MMC is a community gathering on the state-of-the-art in IT, with a focus on technology and related policy, as well as financial and social considerations.

Register for 2015 Merit Member Conference


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