Sunday, January 16, 2011

Certification Plans

Well I believe I have my plan laid out regarding which certs I'm going to pursue next. I'm hopping right into the CCNA:Security exam now, security is by far my weakest subject. After Security I'm going to most likely restart my CCNP studies again. I believe I would be doing myself a huge disservice if I didn't establish a solid fundamental understanding regarding IP networking and the protocols that's used to transport it. After that I might back track to CCDA or finally begin the new CCNP: Voice cert. I'm starting to realize in my current environment that troubleshooting and configuring networks is only one half of a solution. Properly designing the network to begin with will make or break a network. With an improperly designed network it can be hard to scale or troubleshoot the simplest of tasks.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Officially CCNA: Voice Certified!

Woohoo...I haven't posted in a while but I've been doing some major reviewing along with tearing down and building up my home lab about 5-10 more times over the last 4 weeks. I took my test today and passed with quite a bit or margin compared to my CCNA exam. My worst section was the UC520 platform which I figured, there's just something wrong about trying to learn about information that's nothing more than a sales pitch.