Added a couple of new pieces of hardware to my homelab this week; a Dell PowerEdge R710 and a Dell PowerConnect 2824 1GB Switch. I’ll be installing CentOS 7 on it to begin my Linux+ and Red Hat Certification studies.
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.
Started studying for my next exam, Windows 7, Configuring (70-680) to earn MCITP: Windows 7 and eventually MCSA: Windows 7 once I pass the 70-680 and the 70-686. Here are my study materials: MCTS 70-680 Cert Guide: Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring (Certification Guide) by Don Poulton Link: http://amzn.com/0789747073