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Goals in 2k11

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by wagnerk, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Hi All,

    Following on from last years post (I'm a bit late, I guess :) )

    But it's THAT time of year again!

    So, how did you do? And what are your goals for the upcoming year?

    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  2. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

    Make it to the starting line?

    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    Right, lets get serious because my 2010 goals were a major fail! Realistic goals for 2011 are as follows:

    • Rejoin the gym and attend 2-3 times a week.
    • Do the Commsupport CCNA course then become a CCNA
    • Change job yet again to become purely a Wintel or Network Support person
    • Upgrade MCSE to MCITP:EA
    • Gain Citrix CCA ..... or not depending on what I end up doing
    • CEH but this is purely for me, not my career or to become an l33t hax0r, its just something I'd like to pass
    Fingers crossed all that isn't too much, I can drop the last two if needed but I'm thinking it may be wise to upgrade my MCSE while there's no pressure to do it i.e. before they think about retiring the two upgrade exams (long time off I'm sure but you know what I mean).

    **Edit: Oh yes, I'm getting a 3G Kindle for Christmas so a lot more reading next year for sure
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2010
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  4. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

    Well let see then:

    2010 targets were revised a little, still active in sig, on the cert side just the Security+ Exam to go on Dec 18th, then completed.

    As for 2011, let us consult the great CPD plan, and the answers are... (and as Jk said, trying to be realistic)

    2011 IT Certs: 70-291, 70-680 = MCSA Completed | 70-648, 70-646 = MCITP Server 2008 Administrator (Upgrade)
    2011 IT Targets: Build Linux From Scratch (if not done in 2010) | Learn Visio | Setup a proper vitualised test environment
    2011 Work Targets: Land a job in the UK (depending on Canadian visa's) | Create better documentation templates
    2011 Non IT Targets: Read [0/24] | Write [0/12] | Blog [0/52] | Photoshoots [0/24] | Learn to Brew (Beer this time)

    For the sake of the signature I've limited the Non-It Targets to shortened versions, for those interested Read = reading fiction books - aiming for two/month, writing = creative writing pieces - aiming for one/month, blog = blog posts - aiming for one/week, photos = processing older photoshoots - aiming for two/month. I think the beer brewing is pretty self-explanatory!

    Might try and fit in these as well, but that's all dependant on timescales etc, I think four is enough to start with:

    MCTS: Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuring Exam (70-653)
    MCITP: Windows Server 2008 R2 Virtualisation Administrator Exams (70-693) (70-659) (70-669)
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2010
    Certifications: BSc. (Comp. Sci.), MBCS, MCP [70-290], Specialist [74-324], Security+, Network+, A+, Tea Lord: Beverage Brewmaster | Courses: LFS101x Introduction to Linux (edX)
    WIP: CCNA Routing & Switching
  5. Beerbaron

    Beerbaron Megabyte Poster

    My 2011 goals in no particular order are:

    • Get a new job
    • Upgrade MCDST to MCITP
    • Go on holiday
    • Move in to a new house/flat
    • Successfully pass the Viva for my masters dissertation
    • Be able to play football again injury free

    Im sure there will be more but if i achieve at least those i will be happy
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), MSc, ITIL v3F, MCP, MCDST, MCITP: edst7, MCTS, MCSA: Server 2003, MCSA: Windows 7, N+, NVQ IT lvl 3, MCSA Windows 7, VCP5, CCENT, CEH
  6. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

    Hmmn, yes, be more realistic - good idea !

    Ok then :

    • Submit portfolio for CMALT
    • Try to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
    • Complete Assessor & Internal Verifier courses

    I think that will do to be going on with.

    Maybe some IT certs if I have time :oops:
    Certifications: BA (Hons), MBCS, CITP, MInstLM, ITIL v3 Fdn, PTLLS, CELTA
    WIP: CMALT (about to submit), DTLLS (on hold until 2012)
  7. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

    Well here are my goals for 2011:


    Complete the MCSE - I still have three exams to do before the end of June! Then take a break!
    Complete the MCITP:SA upgrade exam by October
    Start Studying for MCITP:EA exams


    Finish paying off debt
    Get a new car - Well a used car... Don't want to make the same mistake again by purchasing a new car and not saving up
    Continue going to the gym and hit my goals!

    That's about it, I'll probably add to as the year goes, we all know how that is. Actually I'd be really happy is if I complete my MCSE.
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
  8. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    My goals for the next 12 months:

    1. Pasma Training/licence

    For work, due to contracts we have.

    2. Start a level 7/Masters level qualification

    Provided I have the finances.

    3. Get basic teaching qualification (eg PTTLLS) and/or another trainer's qualification

    Again for a work project.

    4. Passing the Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) 10.6 (or 10.7 when it goes live) exam

    At the moment I've had enough of Microsoft Certs.

    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  9. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    See how things go (again!)

    Certs\Lab work:
    - Exchange 2007/2010
    - Sharepoint 2007/2010
    - SQL 2008
    - Windows 7
    - Try and start the CCNA and CCNA:Voice

    -Get some DIY projects completed
    -Get to more football games. Been to a few this season and it has been a good laugh, used to be a regular thing with my mates before we all “got sensible” :biggrin
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
    WIP: Exchange 2007\2010
  10. cosway

    cosway Nibble Poster

    Big year next year (for me)

    Assuming I pass the 70-291 and N+ this December - (all paid for and hitting the books) I really need to get my grubby hands on the uber cool MCSE (in 3 exams before march). I also get to finish my Part Time BSc (Last year this year - just the final sprint and I'm done :D ).

    Get a new job (one that pays a decent salery and where I'm not everyone's IT Salve - just because it has a plug on the end doesn't mean I broke it, and no I don't delete your files from your network space just to annoy you and have you come to my desk stamping your feet and shaking your fist, and ask me once more about why you cant access youtube whilest in work and i'll take this monitor and shove it up your a***) :dry

    Non IT related
    Finish installing the new kitchen :cry:
    Finish decorating the spare room ready for baby in March
    Sell my house and buy another one in a better area (away from all the chavs) - depends on new job. :(

    Enjoy christmas 2011 without any studying or DIY. :biggrin
    Certifications: MCDST, MCSA, A+
  11. Simonvm

    Simonvm Kilobyte Poster

    Certification plans for 2K11, so far:

    - 70-680: Configuring Windows 7 Should be ready for it in january. Halfway through the book already, isn't that much of a difference compared to the Vista material.
    - CCNA: Finish the CCNA by passing ICND2. Shouldn't be any later than march 2011.

    Not sure about what to do after that. Possible options are the MCSA, CCNA:security, Linux+ and Security+.
    Certifications: MCITP: EST, MCDST, MCTS, A+, N+, CCNP, CCNA Wireless
  12. Bri1981

    Bri1981 Byte Poster

    My goals are:

    Gain ITIL expert qual - Final exam scheduled for January
    ISO20000 foundation and perhaps ISO27001/27002, COBIT
    Maybe Linux+ then look into CEH

    More holidays
    See more of my family in the UK
    Buy a house
    Certifications: See signature
    WIP: MBA entry diploma
  13. veloce

    veloce Byte Poster

    goals for 2011 (in order of importance/likelihood of happening!):

    • Buy an engagement ring (gulp)
    • Pass Network +
    • Study and pass MCDST before March
    • Get a new job (in IT)
    • Save some cash and buy livestock (!)
    • Take the better-half to Paris
    • Family holiday

    Certifications: A+
    WIP: BSc Hons Computing & IT
  14. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

    This year has been a bit lackluster for me due to planning a wedding (this time in two weeks I'm off the market) and a third daughter. Next year I would be very happy if I was well on my way to upgrading my MCSA to MCITP:SA/EA, another course or two towards my degree, and a whole load of infrastructure changes to plan in my new role.

    And of course keeping the new mrs dales happy two goes in that list somewhere!
    Certifications: vExpert 2014+2015+2016,VCP-DT,CCE-V, CCE-AD, CCP-AD, CCEE, CCAA XenApp, CCA Netscaler, XenApp 6.5, XenDesktop 5 & Xenserver 6,VCP3+5,VTSP,MCSA MCDST MCP A+ ITIL F
    WIP: Nothing
  15. alicat

    alicat Nibble Poster

    Though I didn't post on the last years threads, this year has been pretty good so far,
    I have been promoted, I am almost there with my MCITP SA, and my personal life has improved.

    My goals for 2011.

    Hopefully will have finished my MCITP SA this year.
    Exchange 2007 configuring
    Maybe ITIL, now that I am a helpdesk supervisor.

    Sort out my finances a bit more.
    Spend time with friends and family more.
    Go to more dance classes, and continue with Poledance.
    Certifications: BA, ISEB Software Testing, N+, MCP
    WIP: 70-646
  16. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

    Goals for 2011:

    - New job (aiming at £5k more than I'm on now)
    - MCTS: Exchange 2010 Configuring
    - MCTS: SharePoint 2010 Configuring
    - ITIL Foundation
    - Any of the MCITP (probably Win 7 DA)
    - Go somewhere hot on holiday
    WIP: Uhmm... not sure
  17. kevicho

    kevicho Gigabyte Poster

    Goals for 2011

    IT - cert wise

    Post more on here again... been busy with other things in life, now making certification a priority again
    Certs would like to do by the end of the year

    70-682 Upgrade to Windows 7 MCITP Enterprise Desktop Support Technician
    70-680 MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration
    70-681 MCTS: Windows 7, Deployment
    70-686 MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7

    Am hoping these wont be too difficult as we are rolling this out over next 16-24 months so will be able to study and practice at work, on top of whats already been done

    Server 2008

    70-648 - TS: Upgrading Your MCSA on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008
    70-646 - Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator

    ITIL V3 - Through work, using the books, and maybe a course, if work pays for it and if I have time

    Outside of IT continue saving up for home.
    Certifications: A+, Net+, MCSA Server 2003, 2008, Windows XP & 7 , ITIL V3 Foundation
    WIP: CCNA Renewal
  18. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

    I got most of what I wanted to do done in 2010 but had a big issue in being made redundant so my goals are:

    Leave contracting and get a full time job
    Have my MCITP Windows 7 deployment course booked for January so pass the exams for that
    VCP sometime before May (pushed back a few times but course is paid for)
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP | MCDST | MCTS: Hyper-V | MCTS: AD | MCTS: Exchange 2007 | MCTS: Windows 7 | MCSA: 2003 | ITIL Foundation v3 | CCA: Xenapp 5.0 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
    WIP: Online SAN Overview, VCP in December 2011
  19. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    I know it's not good to not set specific goals... but I think I'm just gonna keep doing what I've been doing. I've got a lot on my plate already, so maintaining what I'm already on top of will be challenge enough! :) I don't have a burning desire to add anything more... if I did, I'd probably burn out! :blink

    Maybe my goal in 2011 will be to do less... to just take a step back and simplify. :hhhmmm
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  20. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

    As long as it still involves BosonVille, great :)
    Certifications: BSc. (Comp. Sci.), MBCS, MCP [70-290], Specialist [74-324], Security+, Network+, A+, Tea Lord: Beverage Brewmaster | Courses: LFS101x Introduction to Linux (edX)
    WIP: CCNA Routing & Switching

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