darkerosxx wrote: »
Cool to see everyone has some set goals. I know you'll all do well!
As for me, I'm looking at taking 6 of the remaining 8 of my MBA courses in 2009.
For certs, I'm looking to fill out the areas I'm lacking in that can help me be more of a serious candidate for a position requiring a master's degree. I'm going for a bit of Security Architecture, Project Management, System/Network Design, Storage Fundamentals, and possibly ITIL Foundation. I doubt I'll make all of this unless I get to attend classes, but I'm going to try.
The specific certs:
CEH (Early January)
CAPM (Late January, I have training in PM, just need to read the PMBOK)
RHCE (Will be taking the course and the exam)
CCDP (Have taken BSCI and BCMSN courses, this will round out in late 09)
Optional, if I have time:
SNIA SCSP(Storage Fundamentals to get some footing in that area, planned for mid '09)
ITIL v3 Foundations (mid to late 09)
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C|EH: 3/20/09 @ 12:45pm
1. Finish my damn MCSE (2 exams left)
2. CCNA (or at least CCENT)
3. Some sort of VMWare knowledge/training (we'll see where it goes)
4. MCTIP: EA (merely for fun at this point; looking forward to the new Server 08 track)
5. Expand on my lab and improve it as well. (more equip, more setup, more fun, more etc )
1. Fix up my house (some little here and there projects)
2. Hit the gym again (got lazy towards the end of the year)
:study: Current 2015 Goals: JNCIP-SEC JNCIS-ENT CCNA-Security
CEH - Mayish
Begin my CCNP - sometime after above two
With work and my masters I never know if all of those will get complete or not...
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CCNA Security 03/09
CCDP Completion 06/09
Start on an Microsoft track - but not sure where to begin
Quest for 11K pages read in 2011
Page Count total to date - 1283
BSCI - February
ISCW - May (tie this in with a VPN project I'll be working on)
BCMSN - August
ONT - October
ARCH - December
It'll be good going if I can knock those out in 2009, but I'm pretty sure I can do it.
After some thinking, talking, and listening...I've decided to make 2009 my year of foundations. I'm taking CCDP off my map for 2009 and will replace it with the SNIA SCSP and ITIL v3 Foundation certs.
I'm going to also try to read a book each on BIND, Apache, and LDAP.
Anybody else have suggestions for Foundation certifications or books that would be beneficial to overall IT management/strategy?
Complete MCSE (293,294,297)
Start on MCITP:EA (649)
Finshing MCITP:EA (647)
Maybe MCITP:SA (646)
Maybe MCSE:S (Security+... damn expensive)
Probably ITIL Foundation
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As for me, finish the MCSE soon, then do the MCITP:Server Admin and Enterprise Admin (doing both, just because I wanted too) and probably CCENT (thought it'd be a good change to get back into Cisco). I'm really bad for changing my mind though so this post is literally worthless, but thanks for reading anyways
While im doing this i want to read up on some NP exams. wish i could really hit the NP but its not an option whilst i do my degree. So this is really secondary reading. Thankfully i am getting on the job experiance which is great.
So by the end of the year i want:
Bsc Honours degree (with a bloody good mark)
at least one NP exam done (hopefully two but that maybe pushing it slightly)
Good luck everyone for this year!!! TE kicks arse!!
Bsc (hons) Network Computing - 1st Class
WIP: Msc advanced networking
My '09 goals are to revamp my aging certs and add a few under my belt that I've dragged my feet on the last couple years.
End of Jan'09 : 640-822 for the CCENT
End of Feb-09 : 70-291 to complete the MCSA 2003
By the end of the 1st quarter have CCNA completed.
I am debating myself whether to just go and get the MCSE 2003 just to continue with the track. I've obtained it for NT 4 and Win2k what seems like a lifetime ago. Or go the route of MCITP for Server Admin. I'm starting to get involved with Server 08 more and more. I don't know much about those tracks yet.
This year I will do MCSA:Security and ITIL Foundations. I hope to complete the MCSE: security by the end of the year but finances keep getting in the way.
Maybe a Server 2008 exam if time permits
I can't beleive the number of tests some people can complete in a year. Seeing this post has motivated me to step it up this year.
but hopefully will stick to my goals and make sure i cream them up
and last but not least my Driving License certificate
Target 2018 : SSCP VCP- DTM
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ONT February/March 09
(to finish ccnp track)
BGP+MPLS June 09
QOS September 09
CCIE Written December 09???
Hopefully i will get them on first try CCIE Written probably will take longer, im not ina hurry but so far this has been my track
CCNA March 08 (of course after 4 courses in school 1 year, i was just waiting for a voucher)
BCMSN April 08 (i was in a switching team so it wasnt really a challange)
CCDA June 08 (no comments, but was a little boring not sure if i will try to get the CCDP)
BSCI October 08 (the most difficult one so far it took me an extra month)
CCNA security December 08 (i have to say its not really that hard i was expecting it to be more difficult)
right now im in the middle of ISCW and having studied for CCNA Security its making this exam a lot easier.
Good luck to you all.
qos exam: march
mpls exam: april
bgp exam and end of CCIP: may
oh, and in between all that studying for CCIE R&S. maybe written mid year and lab end of this year/early next year.
good luck with your studies!!
Security+ (got it in January, so I'm off to a good start!)
MCSA (hopefully by May, might be pushing it)
And who knows what else after that...
Working on: Waiting on the mailman to bring me a diploma
What's left: Graduation![/size]
My Plans are:
April MCTS (620)
May CCA (XenApp 5 on 2K8 Server)
June MCSA (291)
July - November MCSE (293,294,297)
December MCITP: EA (2 upgrade exams)
If I get all this done this year I will be very happy, as its quite alot for me. I wont be too concerned if I miss out on the MCITP:EA stuff this year.
WIP > 70-291 for MCSA
I'm still looking at ITIL, but I'm going to finish my MCPD first.
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LPI 1,2 and maybe 3 or RHCE
not in that order... and of course not asap, i will take my time to really learn and understand each...
I have been speaking with councilors from different colleges and universities. I will be going back to school. There are a couple places around here that offer Computer Networking degree's that focus on CCNP... I am thinking that I want to take that route.
C|EH: 3/20/09 @ 12:45pm (UPDATE: PASSED!)
GCIH: Over the summer
After that I am not sure...
Maybe I'll slow down and get some college classes out of the way while picking up something easy like Linux+ or dicker with MSCA: Security. I've also considered CCNA, but want to put that off as much as possible, even though I have a free ride (for training) if I want to get an advanced cert like CCNA: Security.
As of right now, I need to keep focused on CEH.
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Security+ (2 weeks from now),
CCNP (Mid May)
VCP (Late June)
CCIE written will hopefully be in full swing early next year.
Plans for this year:
I think once i have got those ill move onto CCSP, microsoft dont have anything out there that has me interested at the moment, TBH id have rather done VCP instead of Hyper-V but i cant find the course fees for VCP. I think MCITP:EA killed my interest in Microsoft exams for the time being..
Best of luck everyone..
MCSE: Security (really trying to get this done)
CIW Web Foundations Associatef(Knock out some certs before WGU)
ITIL Intermediate Service Operations
Let's see here. I've got a couple of goals in mind for 2009:
Finish up my MCSE -
* 70-293 (Getting there)
* 70-298 (Ditto)
After that, hop back and forth between MCITP: Enterprise Administrator and CCNP exams -
* BCSI (I'm getting closer)
* 70-649 (Upgrade)
* 70-647 (EA PRO Exam)
* ISCW (Hopefully)
* ONT (Hopefully)
I'm also making a run through school to pick up the units I need for an Associate's degree in CIS. I'll finish by December, but I won't actually be able to do the whole graduation-thing until June of 2010. . . but, by that time, I'll be cooling my certification-jets and focusing on the transfer-degree in EECS. 2009's dedicated to wrapping up some major certs and my CIS studies, 2010 will be my major push towards more school. Now, what am I going to do with all that free time. . .
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