Master the Essentials of Wireless Security At Merit Event: Merit Professional Learning and the Michigan Cyber Range are pleased to present Certified Wireless Security Engineer Aug. 12-15. This live online course may be attended from any location. You can register for the August 12-15 class at a 10 percent discount now through July 19.  The course will teach participants to design, implement and administer wireless technologies and associated security control in today’s wireless networks. It will also build your awareness of current threats against wireless networks and detail available countermeasures. Topics covered in the course include WLAN Security, Legacy Security, Encryption Ciphers and Methods, Layer 2 Authentication Methods in Enterprise Networks, 802.11 Layer 2 Dynamic Encryption Key Generation, SOHO 802.11 Security, Fast Secure Roaming, Common Attacks, Auditing WLAN Security and Wireless Security Monitoring. The class will meet online Monday through Thursday, August 12-15, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Through Friday, July 19, registration for attendees from Merit Member organizations is $2,160. Individuals from organizations affiliated with Great Plains Network, NCREN, NYSERNet or WiscNet may register for $2,430 per attendee. Others may register for $2,700. Please register now to take advantage of this limited-time discount. For more information, please contact us at

Sustainable Biz Group To Meet On Community Solar: Join the Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum at 6 p.m. July 11 for a Happy Hour and talk on “Community Solar” by Dave Konkle of the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association. The event is also sponsored by the Michigan League of Conservation Voters and the Ecology Center. The event is free with cash bar, but registration is limited, so sign up early. Community Solar is a new concept developing across the country that allows groups of people to invest in a solar energy system built in their community and then get money back either through a reduction on their energy bills or a periodic payment for the value of the energy produced by their share of the solar collectors. The GLREA has helped lead an effort to bring Community Solar to Michigan. Now, working on a Michigan Energy Office funded Feasibility Analysis of Community Solar in Michigan, GLREA is gathering information and data on Community Solar efforts in Michigan and across the nation. Our experts will discuss what is happening now and what the future might bring for Community Solar in Michigan. The venue is the Maiz Mexican Cantina, 4855 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor.


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