Sunday, 1 August 2010

CCNP - 2 weeks on..

I've been a fully-fledged CCNP for a little over 2 weeks (although my Certificate etc. hasn't actually arrived as yet), and here are a few thoughts;

  • I'd heard someone say before (apologies, but I can't remember where exactly) that the reason they had gone for their CCIE was because completing the CCNP was a little anti-climactic, and I can see where they're coming from.. I don't know what I was expecting, but now that it's over, I feel a little bit "meh, now what?"..
  • Whereas i'd been thinking about going on to the CCDA and then CCDP next, as two more exams means two more complete certifications, i'm finding it a struggle to just sit and read through the material. I'd much rather continue working on actual configuration exercises etc.
  • Trying to make up over 20 Cat5 cables Monday evening, I very soon lost interest.. After the first one in fact, as the pins obviously weren't making enough contact with the cable! Not good, as I wanted to get them all made in one evening, so I could start my INE Vol I Workbook!
In other news, i'm pondering moving the site over to WordPress. I've noticed a number of the blogs i'm following (which will be listed in a future update) are using WordPress, and it has a number of useful features; for example the widgets that let you track which country people are viewing from, proper Pages that are static and can be updated rather than normal Blog entries. Watch this space..

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