So…..I passed my SWITCH (642-813: Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks) exam back in March of this year, and after a lull of 5 months I’ve decided to get back on track with my certification goals.
One of my goals at the start of 2012 was to achieve CCNP certification in Routing & Switching by the end of the year. In order to gain CCNP status a candidate is required to pass three exams, so with September now upon us my chances of achieving this goal are looking distinctly slim!! However, I’m going to make it my goal to pass the ROUTE exam by the end of this year, leaving just TSHOOT left to take in 2013.
There are a number of factors I can put this down to, such as being extremely busy at work, trying to learn JunOS for a new project etc, but at the end of the day these are just excuses.
So, what’s given me this new found enthusiasm and motivation to get back on track? Well, in a nutshell it’s the always excellent @packetpushers podcasts and in particular show 114, which featured CBT nuggets video instructor Jeremy Cioara. This was a great show and listening to it you can’t help but get enthusiastic (in a geeky kind of way) about Cisco certifications.
Anyway, that’s enough waffle. I’ll be posting again soon with my first lot of study notes for the ROUTE exam.
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