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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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April 6-7, 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


April 7, 2015
Live Online
In this course students will enhance their presentation by using features that will transform it into a powerful means of communication. They will customize the PowerPoint interface to suit the requirements and use features to create presentations.

Register for PowerPoint 2010 - Part 2


April 13, 2015
Live Online
In this course, students will create and analyze PivotTable data.

Register for Excel 2010 Pivot Tables

April 20-24, 2015
Ann Arbor
This 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 (CPEH)


April 20-23, 2015
Live Online
This course builds your skills in installing, configuring, and managing the Horizon View component of VMware Horizon

Register for VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage v6.0


April 20-24, 2015
Live Online
In this course, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.

Register for CompTIA A+ Certification (2012 objectives)

May 4-8, 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.

Register for Certified Information Systems Security Officer-C)ISSO


May 5-8, 2015
Live Online
You will create basic applications using the Java SE 7 programming language. You will also describe object-oriented concepts, Unified Modeling Language (UML) representation of object-oriented programming (OOP) concepts, and Java platforms and technologies.

Register for Java Fundamentals (Java SE7)


May 11-15, 2015
Live Online
This course will teach the basics of Android Development using the Java Programming Language and Android Studio.

Register for Android Studio Development Essentials

May 12, 2015
Please join the Michigan Cyber Range at the Ann Arbor Marriott at Eagle Crest for the third annual MCRCon cybersecurity conference.

Register for MCRCon Cybersecurity Conference


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


May 18-22, 2015
Live Online
In this course you'll be shown a complete introduction to iPhone and iPad development, emphasizing the newest technologies and best practices for iOS 7.

Register for Creating iOS 7 Applications

May 19-21, 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 & Executive Coaching


May 19-21, 2015
Live Online
The IT Management & Leadership Professional Bootcamp (ITMLP) is the first step for full IT Executive Certification (ITMLE) and 100% applicable to it. This Bootcamp covers IT topics vital to success for new/would-be IT managers.

Register for IT Management and Leadership Professional (ITMLP) Certification


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 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


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