ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Merit Network, Inc. announced today that Michigan Cyber Range courses are now available live online. Any course offered through the Michigan Cyber Range onsite at Merit’s headquarters in Ann Arbor can now be taken online from anywhere with an Internet connection.
“Our goal in adding online participation to Michigan Cyber Range course offerings is to push training to where it’s needed,” said Dr. Joe Adams, vice president of research and cyber security, Merit Network.
“Now individuals and organizations with tight travel budgets or those that may have difficulty being out of the office or away from home for a week have the opportunity to train in the Cyber Range’s world class learning environment. This will also provide excellent educational opportunities for out-of-state cyber security professionals as well.”
Individuals who elect to participate in a Michigan Cyber Range class live online will receive the same experience as taking the class onsite. Cyber Range online classes feature the same live instructor, the same exercises and content as onsite training. Online participants also are able to ask questions and interact with the class around them.
Online participation is available for the Certified Wireless Security Engineer (CWSE) course offered through the Michigan Cyber Range, August 12-15, 2013.
Registration for the August 12-15 CWSE class is available at a 10% discount now through July 19.
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: www.merit.edu/cyberrange/
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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