Bouncing around the various boards here recently I have noticed a lot of people passing exams this month. So many, in fact, that I am starting to wonder if people got CBTNuggets or Transcenders in their stockings. That or the weather kept everyone inside studying.
First, congratulations if you have recently passed an exam.
Second, what are your exam goals for the rest of the year?
I'll go first:
1. BCMSN. This was a goal last year, but it just didn't happen. Plenty of excuses - not all the training material was out for the new exam, I spent more time on personal stuff, I switched gears and decided to update my MCSE - but I still should have got it done. Our MetroEthernet conversion project was also delayed until this year, and between that and a new SAN implementation (and perhaps a relocation of our disaster recovery site) I should get all the hands-on switching experience I need to pass it this year. Plus I already read the training guide, I just need to go over the certification guide.
2. MCSE:Messaging. I just updated my MCSE so everything's fresh, plus I work with Exchange 2003 every day, and it's just two tests. However, the resource kit is 1300 pages and I am kind of busy.
3. EMC Proven. How often do you get a chance to implement a new SAN? How often do you get free training credits? I need to take advantage of both the experience and training so I can sit for an exam (or two). Hours of time waiting for data to copy would be better spent studying than playing Halo against my co-workers.