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I've been Craigificated!!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Arroryn, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Definition: Craigification - to be unerringly compelled into studying vast numbers of career-relevant certifications in a quite frankly scary and voracious manner.

    Known to be a contagious phenomenon, more recent sufferers include JK2447.

    Due to the completion of the first module of my OU degree in October, and the 4 month break I've afforded myself, I see a window to get infected :) and am considering..... ooh, lots of things. So much is going on at work I've got a lot of scope to work with.

    Anyone else getting the itch (I've decided itching is a symptom)
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, 70-410, 70-411
    WIP: Modern Languages BA
  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Ha ha guilty as charged. I've been to my GP but there's no cure Arroyn. Get ready to have your social life destroyed :twisted:
     
    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
  3. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Social life? My liver will enjoy the break, I'm sure!

     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, 70-410, 70-411
    WIP: Modern Languages BA
  4. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Ha ha oh I don't know Arroryn, I think I drink more to relax after working so hard :twisted: Something like 20-30 hours study a week I've done all year. I think that definitely means I've got a problem! :twisted:
     
    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
  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    I must have that too, considering that I wanted an easy year this year :rolleyes: :lol:

    See here.
     
    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
  6. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Ha ha funny aren't we. I love to study, its part of my life now. Would you consider doing more teaching Ken?
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    I would,to be honest. However, I'm glad that I'm not doing it at the moment with the workload I have on. I'm still considering whether or not to do the PTTLLS which is the minimum teaching qualification needed now a days, in September.

    The only thing is that this course is done in the evenings (2 a week) and that's the time I get to play with my son. Added with the other studies I'm doing, I may overload myself at this point in time... If I don't do the course this year, I'll do it next year :)

    -Ken
     
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    WIP: PGDip
  8. UKDarkstar
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    Starting mine, 1 evening a week for 10 weeks, mid-September :biggrin
     
    Certifications: BA (Hons), MBCS, CITP, MInstLM, ITIL v3 Fdn, PTLLS, CELTA
    WIP: CMALT (about to submit), DTLLS (on hold until 2012)
  9. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Good luck with it mate :thumbleft Over in our area, it's 2 evenings a week over 5 weeks (pro's & con's to both ways).

    -ken
     
    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
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  10. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    It ties in nicely with the start of the MSc and then (hopefully) I might be able to grab some p/t teaching at the Uni :biggrin
     
    Certifications: BA (Hons), MBCS, CITP, MInstLM, ITIL v3 Fdn, PTLLS, CELTA
    WIP: CMALT (about to submit), DTLLS (on hold until 2012)
  11. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    I've always been a member of the study your ass off until it hurts club.

    Last year - Full Time HND Course, CCNA course and working for my employer when everyone else had free time off (two days every week, summer hols etc)

    This year, from April - MCP, MCDST, MCITP, MCTS. Just finishing off 290 and booking that in for the end of the month.

    Doesn't half make you appreciate a rest though! :p

    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
  12. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    You get an MCP for getting any of those Certs (can't believe I need to tell you that :tongue:) and your MCITP and MCTS was one exam :wink:

    *runs*
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, 70-410, 70-411
    WIP: Modern Languages BA
  13. craigie

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    Haha, sounds like this disease hurts!

    Glad I could motivate some peps, keep up the good work :D
     
    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
  14. jk2447

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    Infect us more like ha ha 9 exams I've passed this year! I've sat 11! :eek:
     
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    Dang very nice, let me check my Transcript and see how many so far.

    70-284, 70-293, 70-294, 70-297 and ITIL v3 Foundation.

    So that's MCSA:M, MCSE and ITIL v3.

    Mate, I'm lagging behind, I've only passed 5 so far this year.

    I should be smashing out another 3 by the end of the year if all goes well with my master plan muhahaha.
     
    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
  16. Qs

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    ...*rage building*

    I still had to do an exam to become a MCP :p And I studied two different sets of objectives for the 621, because it's a combined exam!!

    *mumbles*
     
    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
  17. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I've been extremely fortunate with the amount of training courses I've been sent on this year and to be fair, the CPTS exam I sat was at the end of a weeks course, so not long to study for that, although it was intense.

    The 2 MCTS exams I passed I got for free and crammed for 10 days so if you discount those 3 I've passed 6 that I've had to "break my back" over so to speak. My MCSA:Sec and Security+.
     
    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
  18. craigie

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    Nice one.

    Forgot, I might get the Server+ as well, that Beta Exam someone kindly gave me a voucher for :D
     
    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
  19. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    I believe we should be hearing around October time for the results, but don't hold your breath. As that's when they have that meeting for it.

    -ken
     
    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
  20. BosonMichael
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    You know, you can get a cream for that...
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!

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