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Goals in 2k12

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by wagnerk, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Well it's this time of the year, when we all say what our plans are for the new year (following on from this thread) :)

    So what are your plans and/or goals for 2012?

    IT (cert and qualification) wise:

    1. Start my Post-Grad cert with the M889: Computer forensics and investigations

    2. Possibly do a Responding to computer misuse course (basic computer forensics)

    3. Possibly do one or two HP Certs

    4. Possibly gain my C&G's Graduateship in Management

    2-4 are all possible's, it all depends on time and money...

    Outside work:

    1. Get back into karate and work towards my 2nd Degree black belt in Shotokan karate. Returned to karate about 2 months ago and last month injuried my wrist during sparring (don't worry I've made an appointment for next week, however if it's still playing up it'll be 5 weeks since I've had this injury :( )

    2. Lose at least 1 stone (14 pounds) and get back into shape (I've been told round is not a shape).
     
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    WIP: PGDip
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  2. soundian

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    1) Get a permanent job. Give up my part-time job.
    2) Pass some exams. Looking at 70-685, 290, 291, 686, ICND2 and whatever other bright, shiny cert attracts my magpie-like attention span. Nailing at least 3 would be keep me happy I reckon.
    3) Get a life. This one could be tricky.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  3. craigie

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    Goals 2012

    - Really need to get my CCNA Security by November as this is when my current CCNA expires.
    - Pass VMware 5 exam before 29/02/2012 so I can gain VCP status in 5 without having to go on a what's new course.
    - Possibly do the VMware Certified Advanced Professional Data Centre Design VCAP-DCD but I'm not yet 100% sure if I have the time to dedicate to this.
     
    Certifications: CCA | CCENT | CCNA | CCNA:S | HP APC | HP ASE | ITILv3 | MCP | MCDST | MCITP: EA | MCTS:Vista | MCTS:Exch '07 | MCSA 2003 | MCSA:M 2003 | MCSA 2008 | MCSE | VCP5-DT | VCP4-DCV | VCP5-DCV | VCAP5-DCA | VCAP5-DCD | VMTSP | VTSP 4 | VTSP 5
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    Oh good, looks like we may get a study guide on the CCNA:Sec from Craigie, hopefully to the same level as his previous ones!

    Craigie, do you have a blog/webpage?
     
  5. craigie

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    LOL, nah mate, thought about doing one a while back, is it something people would be interested in?
     
    Certifications: CCA | CCENT | CCNA | CCNA:S | HP APC | HP ASE | ITILv3 | MCP | MCDST | MCITP: EA | MCTS:Vista | MCTS:Exch '07 | MCSA 2003 | MCSA:M 2003 | MCSA 2008 | MCSE | VCP5-DT | VCP4-DCV | VCP5-DCV | VCAP5-DCA | VCAP5-DCD | VMTSP | VTSP 4 | VTSP 5
  6. Asterix

    Asterix Megabyte Poster

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    Defo, I only asked because you mentioned this possibility a while back!

    Although its nice to have the info on CF, it would be nice to have the information formatted in a better way even just for clarity!

    New thread for this??
     
  7. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Pretty sure CF has a blogs section :)
     
    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
  8. Simonvm

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    Have to get through this one too. Been reading the book on and off, but it's very dull, especially the SDM part.

    Also, I've probably spent more time getting the SDM to work properly than actual lab time :rolleyes:

    So my goals for 2012: CCNA Security and a big chunk of the CCNP.
     
    Certifications: MCITP: EST, MCDST, MCTS, A+, N+, CCNP, CCNA Wireless
  9. Waria Ahmed

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    MCITP Enterprise Admin
    MCITP Messaging Admin
    Make a start of VCP
     
    Certifications: See Signature
    WIP: MCITP: Enterprise Administrator
  10. Cunningfox

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    Hmmm been thinking about this for a while and not to sure what to look at next.

    My aims are something from:

    CCNA Security
    ITIL Foundation
    CCIP (or part of)
    CCDA/CCDP

    Maybe also looking at a new job in the new year.
     
    Certifications: CCNP, CCNA, MCP
    WIP: ??
  11. Apexes

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    No Certs for me next year, purely concentrating on SCCM and SCCM infrastructure, maybe taking a look at SCOM.

    Major one for me is rolling out SCCM 2012 to 90 sites, which is going to take a good few months alone
     
    Certifications: 70-243 MCTS: ConfigMgr 2012 | MCSE: Private Cloud
  12. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    I haven't gained any Certs for 3 years, so I should probably do some of those. It will be tough though trying to achieve those alongside my degree. But it will keep me out of the pub, even if it doesn't keep me off my Xbox.

    Not sure what technological certs to look at. We have a virtualisation push coming up, so something VMware-y maybe. Project Management almost definitely. Maybe some grounding in software testing. And possibly some SQL.

    Still studying with the OU. Latin A397 at the moment, and U214 later in the year, and finishing those two will leave me 2 modules off an Honours degree in Modern Language Studies.

    Personal? Keep being awesome, obviously :tune. Lose weight (what woman doesn't say this) and save enough money to move out of my parent's house and on to the property ladder.

    Oh and I *still* haven't finished my novel.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, 70-410, 70-411
    WIP: Modern Languages BA
  13. csx

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    I find it hard to stick to my goals! arghh! Just one for 2012 (currently studying)

    CCNA
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, 70-271 & 70-272, CCENT, VCP5-DCV and CCNA
    WIP: Citrix
  14. Qs

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    Am very jealous of you matey. If I could work all day on CCM then I so would.

    Have just checked the 2K11 goals thread and I didn't post any! So I win that one.

    2K12 Goals?


    • Take and pass MCITP: EMA2010
    • Obtain CITP
    • More staff and line management experience
    • Explore other possible IT job avenues
    • Get settled home-wise and sort the flat out
    • Continue to pay off car loan

    Qs
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCSE: Private Cloud, MCSA (2008), MCITP: EA, MCITP: SA, MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003, MCITP: EDA7, MCITP: EDST7, MCITP: EST Vista, MCTS: Exh 2010, MCTS:ServerVirt, MCTS: SCCM07 & SCCM2012, MCTS: SCOM07, MCTS: Win7Conf, MCTS: VistaConf, MCDST, MCP, MBCS, HND: Applied IT, ITIL v3: Foundation, CCA
  15. JonnyMX

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    Yeah, I'm a slow reader too...

    :biggrin
     
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  16. Mkid

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    Work Related:

    - Get to grip with the new job -3rd line
    - Exchange 2010 config and design
    - VCP
    - Project related cert

    Outside work:

    - Move House
    - Nice family holiday
    - A healthier lifestyle
     
    Certifications: N+ MCSA
    WIP: Exchange
  17. derkit

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    I don't think I set any goals for 2011 so I've had a successful year :)
    Most likely would have been gain my MCSA which I did 6 days ago, and start 70-293, which I also did in the last couple of days.

    Goals for 2012
    MCSE - 3 exams to go - (aiming for exam per 3.5 months)
    possibly start an Exchange cert if time permits
    New job - 3rd line possibility fell through so back to the board
    Build machine for ESXi

    Non-work: lose serious weight! Still haven't shifted the weight I gained (on top of that I already had) during my time with a broken leg!
    Two sunny hot holidays!
     
    Certifications: MBCS, BSc(Hons), Cert(Maths), A+, Net+, MCDST, ITIL-F v3, MCSA
    WIP: 70-293
  18. dales

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    Next year I will have a go at:

    Upgrading my mcsa to SA including 70-680.
    Hopefully once things are calm and stable look at obtaining a new situation after my current project is completed.
    maybe have a squizz through VCAP-DCA possibly.....
    also register for another OU course or two.
    Attend as many vMugs as I can get away with :biggrin
     
    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
  19. RichyV

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    Decided against following the MCSA route, so:

    1. Will complete MS client-side with 70-686 to gain MCITP: EDA
    2. Start on Server-side with TS:70-640
    3. Have a look at broadening into Cisco with CCENT

    ...time and money dependant, of course!
     
    Certifications: B.Sc.(Hons), MBCS. MCP (271,272), MCDST, MCTS (680), MCITP:EDST7, MCSA:WIN7, MCPS, MCNPS
    WIP: 70-686, then onto MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure via MCSA: Server 2012...
  20. Leehaa

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    1. Enjoy life.
     
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST, ITIL v3, MBCS, others...
    WIP: BSc IT & Computing, RHCE
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