Recently, I made the decision to return to my goal of Cisco Certification. Between a crazy schedule at work and home it has been a struggle to find those extra hours to devote to certification study. I have decided that this is the year that I go ahead and finish off my CCNA and complete the CCNP (route/switch).
To insure that I’m successful, I’ve blocked out time each day for studies. It is on my daily calander and just like any other meeting, it must be done. I’m tracking individual study topics / goals using a task management application for the iPad called “Things”.
I currently hold a CCENT, but it is finally time to buckle down and get these certifications completed. The reason is two fold. First, I personally would like to validate the skills that I’m using day to day as a Network Engineer. Secondly, as I study for the exams I am constantly coming across things I either hardly use or new things that I haven’t used in my normal day to day work. So I’m actually learning new skills or polishing up ones that don’t get used as often.
So without further delay, let me jump off here and start hitting the books. As I move forward, I’m going to try and document as much as possible for my own review and to help anyone else who might happen to stumble upon this site.