Category: Certification

Update: CCNA R&S Studies #2

Nibble, nibble, that’s all I can do. While I do not find the CCNA studies hard, I find I must nibble on networking technology a little at a time to better digest. SO, I’ll be going slow with this and only studying it lightly. In the meantime, I’m going to be studying MTA: 98-365 Microsoft Windows Server Administration Essentials to get it completed. This will allow me to move to the areas I find exciting; MCSA and then onto MCSE: Private Cloud. While I do not back down from a challenge, I realize the gains from studying something I’m enthusiastic…

CCNA in 60 Days – maybe not…

Now that I’ve picked up a Microsoft cert using a desktop technology, I am moving to learn more about networking to continue building a strong knowledge base. I originally intended to begin my CCNA studies using the CCNA in 60 days method (buy the book here). However, I do not like to rush myself to learn a technology, or concept; I’m learning, not cramming to pass. There’s a big difference to me. So, while I’ll be reading it to supplement my studies, I’ll only be using it as such.

Passed: MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration

Feels good to have a Microsoft Cert finally! After the holidays and a little break, I’ve now passed the MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration exam. The exam was a lot more difficult than I expected, with more than a few simulations, multi-part questions with multiple available answers, etc. All in all, this was a real eye-opener for how Microsoft certifies compared to CompTIA. I highly suggest to anyone currently studying for a Microsoft exam to ensure to lab, lab, lab, know the “Microsoft way” to complete tasks where there are multiple options, and to know their software tabs names. Sometimes, I…