Saturday, September 1, 2007

Getting back in the groove

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted. I've had a few distractions to studying. For starters, my son, Kyle, was born in July. That alone has made rack time all but impossible for the past month.

So instead I focused my studying on the Written exam, which expired a couple of years back so I needed to retake it. There was one new section in particular, MPLS. I knocked out the written on Friday after about a month of studying (thanks ccbootcamp and netmasterclass!!!). An interesting note on ccbootcamp's material: there are a LOT of errors. Strangely, I think this helped me. Because of my distrust of the material, I was forced to hunt for resources on every questionable item. I ended up spending as much time on univercd as I did studying the material.

Now I'm all out of excuses to continue my studies. As it stands, I have:

Completed the IE Advanced Technologies Class-on-demand
Completed the first 4 IE workbook 2 labs
Completed the first 3 IE core labs

My intentions are to take the Lab at the end of January. In order to accomplish this, I'd like to complete all of the IE core labs and half of the IE workbook 2 labs by the end of the year. I'm also intending on taking a bootcamp in early January. The question is, which one? I'm considering IPexpert, IE, NetmasterClass, Unitek, or Global Knowledge. I've got a few months to figure it out.

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