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Learn to Find Weaknesses in an Enterprise Network

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When was the last time your organization tested its network for weaknesses? Has it been years, months or maybe never? Your organization and network staff can gain the knowledge and skill necessary for testing a network for weaknesses by taking the Certified Penetration Testing Engineer (CPTE) course, which will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on March 24-28, 2014.
Michigan Cyber Range
“Today’s cybersecurity climate requires organizations to be vigilant and to regularly test their networks for vulnerabilities,” said Joe Adams, vice president of research and cyber security for Merit Network. “The CPTE course is a great way for network and security professionals to master penetration testing techniques that they can use to test their organization’s networks. It is a proactive way to equip a networking and IT staff with the skills they need to scan for vulnerabilities and to protect their company’s infrastructure.”

Certified Penetration Testing Engineer (CPTE) is built firmly upon proven, hands-on penetration testing methodologies. The course presents information based on the five Key Elements of Pen Testing: information gathering, scanning, enumeration, exploitation and reporting. Attendees will learn to discover vulnerabilities using these tried and true techniques.

The course is ideal for network administrators, security professionals, site administrators, and anyone who is concerned about the integrity of their network.

“CPTE is one of the many cybersecurity certification courses offered by the Michigan Cyber Range. Students can learn skills that they can use at their current jobs and earn a certification that can help with career advancement,” Adams said.

“The great part about the Michigan Cyber Range courses is that they are offered to the industry, not just to Merit’s Members,” said Andy Rosenzweig, manager of professional learning at Merit Network. “The courses are open to anyone who is interested in or works in cybersecurity or information technology. Organizations that need assistance with cybersecurity can greatly benefit from the course offerings for their staff. Another benefit is that each of the courses provides a certification, which an attendee can use in the future for career advancement.”

You can view the complete schedule of upcoming courses at the Michigan Cyber Range web site.

About Michigan Cyber Range

The Michigan Cyber Range was developed in partnership with the State of Michigan to provide organizations with an unclassified, secure cybersecurity environment that can be used for training exercises, security applications, software testing, and educational purposes. It is hosted and facilitated by Merit Network and is sponsored by DTE Energy. The Range prepares cybersecurity professionals to detect, prevent and mitigate cyberattacks in a real-world setting, providing simulations that test the detection and reaction skills of participants in a variety of situations. The Michigan Cyber Range also offers certification courses for a number of cybersecurity disciplines, with instruction available on-site and live online. A full training schedule may be found at the Merit Michigan Cyber Range web site:

About Merit Network

Merit Network Inc., is a nonprofit corporation owned and governed by Michigan’s public universities. Merit owns and operates America’s longest-running regional research and education network. In 1966, Michigan’s public universities created Merit as a shared resource to help meet their common need for networking assistance. Since its formation, Merit Network has remained on the forefront of research and education networking expertise and services. Merit provides high-performance networking and IT solutions to Michigan’s public universities, colleges, K-12 organizations, libraries, state government, healthcare, and other non-profit organizations.

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