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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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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

January 22, 2015
Ann Arbor
Attend the meeting of the MITE Forum at Washtenaw Community College on Thursday, January 22, 2015. The meeting will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will be held at the Morris Lawrence Building in room ML 150. MITE Forum Members and first-time guests are welcome to attend free of charge.

Register for MITE Forum Winter 2015 Meeting


January 26-30, 2015
Live Online
Certified Penetration Testing Consultant is designed for IT security professionals and network administrators who are interested in conducting penetration tests against network infrastructures such as those operated by large organizations, service providers and telecommunication companies. The course covers techniques on how to attack and prevent penetration of underlying network infrastructure and protocols.

Register for Certified Penetration Testing Consultant (CPTC)


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


February 17-20, 2015
Live Online
The CDFE 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. Students will learn to use forensically sound investigative techniques in order to evaluate the scene, collect and document all relevant information, interview appropriate personnel, maintain chain-of-custody, and write a findings report.

Register for Certified Digital Forensics Examiner (CDFE)


February 23-27, 2015
Live Online
The Certified Incident Handling Engineer 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.

Register for Certified Incident Handling Engineer (CIHE)

March 16-20, 2015
Live Online
Certified Network Forensics Examiner (CNFE) will teach you advanced networking forensics techniques. It's perfect for those who want an advanced knowledge in network investigative and incident response handling policies, procedures and techniques.

Register for Certified Network Forensics Engineer (CNFE)


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


April 13-17, 2015
Live Online
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 (CPTE)

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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