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Goals in 2k8

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by MrNerdy, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. MrNerdy

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    As i nearly posted next years in last years, thought i would set this one up for next year.
    It's the end of the week, i'm confussed & i've had a beer or two, so here goes.:D

    IT Related
    Take N+ & possibly MCP

    Work
    Get out of debt
    Work lots of Hours
    Do the relevant Courses to get more money

    Chilling
    Enjoy life more
    Get fitter!
    And become a Premium Member
     
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  2. ajs1976

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    Pass Sec+ is I didn't do it in '07
    Pass 70-299 to complete the MCSA:Sec
    Pass another Citrix exam

    take 3 atleast three classes towards my BSc

    Find the balance to work and life.
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    My goals are as follows probaly only a couple this year but more 2008:

    Finish my debt payments (hopefully done by end of March)
    Pass the A+ exams if I dont do them this year
    Get an IT job, hopefully in the capacity of installations and support with some networking
    Pass the N+
    Loose 2 - 4 inches of my waist without forgoing the 1 - 2 curries I eat every week
    Start Swimming again on a regular basis.
    Stop the smoking
    Try not to drink a crate of stella every weekend. probably a crate of Becks instead :D
     
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  4. noelg24

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    bit early for me...let u all know by Dec or Jan 2008...:unsure
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    I did post one in 2k7 for next year :oops:
     
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  6. warrmr

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    IT Related
    Pass Exams
    70-291(Idealy i want this done in the next 2 months or so)
    70-284( by the end of 07)
    70-294(march 08)
    70-293(june 08)

    look at or start the CEH course and choose my MCSE electives (going for security i think)


    Chilling
    Buy a new car ( either a VW Corado G60, or a BMW 3 serise coupe.)
    Move out of home.(depends on job and how things go. might end up a goal for 09)

    if i achive those ill be happy.
     
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  7. wizard

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    See my other post, not going to cross post it 8)
     
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  8. Phoenix
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    Decided to make this official and pin it, I think its good to have our goals at in the front of our minds lest we watch them float on by!

    So for me, its going to be an interesting year, a lot of my official goals for 2k7 did not happen, or at least not to fruition, that said most of them are well on the way and plenty of other things were accomplished

    so.. 2k8

    Short Term Goals (In progress, early 2k8)
    Pass my driving test (Lessons have been going on for a while now, test is hopefully early next year)
    Finish MCSE 2k3 (yeah last years goal i know, I have 2 exams left, watch this space!)

    Mid Term Goals (All Year)
    Pack up shop and move to the US
    Develop my side business
    Improve my professional network
    Try oh so hard to learn some basic programming skills

    Long Term Goals (2k8 and beyond)
    Increase investment portfolio
    Buy a house
    Start a degree


    I have a few others, and some reallly long term life goals but I wont mention those here
    It's important to set your self not only goals but some attainable time frames to do them as well, and I feel a year is often too long of a window, so by shortening some of those goals to '1Q' I box myself in a bit more and force action sooner rather than later :)

    What are your goals for 2k8? and how did your 2k7 goals turn out (if not already posted in the 2k7 thread)
     
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  9. tripwire45
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    Short term (relatively) goals
    Finish writing/editing my current book.
    Get back to writing some book reviews (so I can reduce the piles of books stacked in my office).
    Join a gym and increase my exercise regime (stuck at a plateau in my weight loss program).

    Longer term professional goals
    Get back to learning "Python for non-programmers" with an eye on learning both programming principles in general and Python in particular.
    Consider my next "major" project (which may be a book or a long-term self-study project...after taking a break).
    Get hired on with my current company as permanent, full-time and continue to hone my help authoring skills.

    Longer term personal goals
    Begin teaching my Bible study class in January (through May...take a break over summer and back at it in September).
    Get down to my ideal weight in 2008.
    Focus more on reading for both personal and theological growth (I *am* in the middle of Stephen Hawkings "A Brief History of Time" which I've always wanted to read, so have a leg up on this one).

    Probably more items to be added or at least modified as time goes on.
     
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  10. wagnerk
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    2008 goals

    MCTS: Exchange 2007
    MCITP: SA (maybe MCITP: EA)
    MCAP: Support Organisations

    Relax and get back into shape.

    That's it... I want an easy year this year.

    -ken
     
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    WIP: PGDip
  11. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    IT Related

    N+ - Apr 2008
    70-271 - July 2008
    70-271 - Nov 2008

    Dec - 2008 Take stock and decide which route to go for system admin.


    Work
    Move into a office where I don't have to share a phone.
    Work lots of Hours
    Get another years worth of work experience under my belt before applying for another job.

    Chilling

    Drink more Beer, get in touch with some old friends, invent a automatic beer filling glass:p:biggrin either that or train the girlfriend to pour a decent pint:twisted::p
     
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  12. derkit

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    2008 Professional Goals

    MCDST - only 70-272 left and I'm hopefully for the end of February
    70-270 and Net+ by year end - not sure in which order yet - a poll on CF may follow later :)

    Change jobs, either a server support role, or maybe something along the lines of system management.
    Decide whether I want/am able to stick with my current company or whether I'll need to move on to progress.

    Personal Goals
    Get fitter and lighter - use to run quite a bit but I've made a push for the last cert and have dedicated much time to it.

    Practice my photography more - my dSLR has been sat idle for the past month or 2, I want to start exploring that more.
    Keep in contact with my friends better - been really poor on that recently also!
    Make a serious attempt to become a trustee board member for a local charity.


    Crazy Goals - 2008 onwards
    Crazy goals for the future:
    Wait for the credit crunch et al to kill the cost of houses and between now and then making a good stab and building a nice deposit.
    Get my MCSA, then MCSE.
    Maybe have a peek at Server+ or Security+
    Get some exchange experience.
    Find some IT management experience.
    Look at getting ITIL qualified, Prince2 qualified..........and at some point be a Technical IT Project Manager.

    Many years later, look at either MSc in some IT based degree or an MBA for the business side.

    CIO and sitting on board of directors for a company somewhere!
     
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  13. derkit

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    Twice in the same year - now that is keen :biggrin:twisted:
     
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  14. Sparky
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    Get the MCSE.
    New job (that pays!)
    Buy a faster car! :biggrin
     
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  15. Amine

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    My turn :)

    - Going to try my hardest to get the 70-292/296 out of the way before the March deadline
    - Exam 70-648: TS: Upgrading your MCSA on Windows Server 2003 to MCTS on Windows Server 2008
    - Exam 70-649: TS: Upgrading your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to MCTS on Windows Server 2008

    That's about it for 2008 :biggrin
     
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  16. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    What car do you drive now?:blink
     
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  17. Sparky
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  18. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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  19. wizard

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    I don't normally go for things like thiss. But time to break with tradition.

    In no particular order:

    A+
    New home
    Setting up a ltd company
    Building up my social network


    Those are the ones that spring to mind.
     
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  20. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    New Home?? Good luck there Wizard! The property ladder is a hard thing to get on. I know I'm still renting after 4 years. Moving into a new place next month, again rented almost got onto the property ladder afew months ago but things fell through:(

    Have you booked your A+ exam yet?
     
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