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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. Download a PDF of the latest calendar using the link to the right. All upcoming events are listed below by category or in monthly or yearly calendar view.

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September 22-26, 2014
Live Online
Obtain real-world security knowledge that will enable you to recognize vulnerabilities, exploit system weaknesses and help safeguard against threats. Registration is closed. Please contact for upcoming course dates.

September 23, 2014
Ann Arbor
The fourth annual Networking Summit is a chance for the networking staff at Merit Member organizations to discover new technologies, learn about best practices, and exchange networking ideas.

Register for Networking 2014: A Summit for Network Pros


September 29-October 3, 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. The CISSO course addresses the broad range of industry best practices, knowledge and skills expected of a security leader.

Register for Certified Information Systems Security Officer (CISSO)

October 6-10, 2014
Live Online
This 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 Engineer (CDFE)


October 7-8, 2014
Live Online
In one day of online training and a half-day lab, you will learn BGP and related routing concepts, including configuration, path selection, best practice recommendations and examples of BGP problems and solutions. You will configure Cisco routers in a lab environment to simulate different BGP configurations. This course is developed and presented by engineers from NYSERNet, New York's research and education network.

Register for BGP and Advanced Routing Concepts: A Practical Workshop


October 13-17, 2014
Live Online
Merit Network is pleased to present ITIL v3 Foundation, 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

October 16, 2014
Attend the meeting of the MITE Forum at Wayne State University on Thursday, October 16, 2014. The meeting will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Register for MITE Forum


October 21-23, 2014
Ann Arbor
Become a better leader and gain professional tools for guiding a team. 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


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]


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.

Register for Certified Information Systems Security Officer (CISSO)


November 17-21, 2014
Live Online
You will 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 9-10, 2014
Ann Arbor
This course will introduce 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 17-18, 2015
Live Online
In this course, you will address the business and technical perspectives of cloud computing. You will learn how to adopt, operate, and govern the cloud. This course helps you to successfully complete the associated 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. Groovy and Grails are key components of the newest releases of Ellucian's Banner enterprise resource planning system, making the mastery of Groovy and Grails 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 for organizations, with a focus both on technology and on the many related policy, financial and social considerations of providing information services.

Register for 2015 Merit Member Conference


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