Michael J. Bruno, Jr.

Education Funding Campaign

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this explanatory document of our GoFundMe and other resources request services. This document is a general overview of our financial needs for the next five years between December 1, 2017, running thru December 1, 2022.

Campaign Purpose

 

I am currently in my fourth term at Western Governors University ‘s Bachelor Science IT-Security Degree program. My requested amount of $7,500.00 is to help cover items that Financial Aid will not be able to cover the current and upcoming year term(s), living arrangements over the next year, expenses for training that are in addition to what is currently in my degree plan. The money request will is going to be used to help improve my re-hire ability (with my own company or an employer).

Planned Schedule

 

The following planned schedule is subject to change if for some reason not known at the time of this writing that requires a wait or change. The plan is a five-year period from December 1, 2017, thru December 1, 2022.

1st month

• Will complete the final two classes required in the current term no later than December 15, 2017, Update: One class completed one to be finished in the new term.
• Will be looking for options to change current living arrangements to improve the next coming year so that I can move more quickly thru Western Governors University classes more efficient and able to plan for exams timeframes sooner (rather than requiring exams to be done at a testing center )
• Once current classes completed will move on to Security+ exam prep and looking for other easier classes to complete in a short period
• Discuss with Student Mentor the classes have been working on for the new term and schedule these classes to start the new term Update: Done
• Term ends December 31, 2017, Update: Done

2 – 4 months (January 2018 to March 2018)

Update: Final class will be going forward into this term should be no longer than 1 month to complete. The term will start with 53 CU (competency units) required for graduation with a minimum of 12 CU required to start term. The classes are Security+ (4 CU), Physics (4 CU), Intro to Humanities (3 CU), Scripting, and Programming Foundations (3 CU)
• Schedule Security+ exam to be taken at a testing center no later than Update: February 8, 2018
• Schedule exams and complete classes that are part of the original plan for the term Update: Exams will be scheduled no later than February 1, 2018, and taken no later than February 8, 2018, ideally
• Work on additional classes to be completed
• Talk to Student Mentor to schedule next class in term Update: English Comp II (3 CU)
• Work on having finalized no later than March 30, 2018, different living arrangements in place

5 – 7 months (April 2018 to June 2018)

• Approx. 36 CU required for graduation
• Schedule exam for Scripting, and Programming or Data Management Applications (4 CU) and take no later than April 15, 2017
• Talk to Student Mentor and schedule next class to be taken Scripting, and Programming or Data Management Foundations (3 CU)
• Schedule to take exam no later than May 15, 2018
• Talk to Student Mentor to schedule Scripting, and Programming or Data Management Applications (4 CU) as next class in term
• Take exam for Scripting, and Programming or Data Management Applications (4 CU) no later than June 15, 2018
• Approx 25 CU required for graduation
• Start studying for CCNET exam class ( 6 CU)
• Term ends June 30, 2018

8 – 10 months (July 2018 to September 2018)

• Start new term July 1, 2018, with approx 25 CU required for graduation
• Study and take CCNET exam no later than July 31. 2018
• Study and take CCNA exam (6 CU) no later than August 31, 2018
• Talk to Student Mentor to work on schedule next class Cisco CCNA (6 CU) Security exam schedule and take exam no later than October 1, 2018

11 – 13 months (October 2018 to December 2018)

• Start October with only 7 CU required for graduation
• Technical Writing (4 CU) and IT Capstone Written Project ( 3 CU) submit both for grading no later than October 15, 2018
• While I am waiting for the final grading (revisions request, other issues that need fixing ) which once approved, I considered graduated, and I will be planning for the next graduation celebration which should be in Feb. 2019 with location and time to be determined
• I intend to start my journey toward my Master Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Degree (tentatively, degree name may change ) at the earliest time possible which may not be until February or March 2019.

 

Update: After speaking with my student mentor today, ( November  27, 2017) it is possible I could start the process roughly  30 days after completing BS degree to start my MS degree. Until I am close to starting my quest for my MS degree I will update the dates timeframes for the degree.

14 – 16 months (January 2019 to March 2019)

• Continue planning for February graduation
• Attend February graduation
• Make final preparations to start Master Degree in April 2019
• Make preparations to study certification that required to stay current

17 – 22 months ( April 2019 to October 2019)

• 32 CU to graduation
• Start working on the first term of 8 CU
• Complete at least 8CU toward my degree
• Work on classes to remain current for my current certifications

23 – 28 months (November 2019 to March 2020)

• 24 CU to graduation
• Complete at least 8CU toward my degree
• Work on classes to remain current for my current certifications

29 – 34 months ( April 2020 to October 2020)

• 16 CU to graduation
• Complete at least 8CU toward my degree
• Work on classes to remain current for my current certifications

35 – 40 months ( November 2020 to March 2021)

• 8 CU to graduation
• Start working on the term of 8 CU
• Work on classes to remain current for my current certifications

41 – 60 months ( April 2021 to December 2022)

• Prepare for Graduation time, date and location to be determined
• Decide on a Dr. degree type (either practical or research)
• Do the work for the required degree
• Work remaining up to date on subject matter related to my field
• Work on Brunski Technical Services future (something that is ongoing from December 2017)
• Planning the next 5-year plan (which may include continuing Dr. Degree