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What certs are you planning to get before the year is out?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Juelz, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    For me ITIL Foundation, thats about it. Due to complications with a training provider I wont be sitting the A+ sadly so will probably wait for the 900 series to show. I will probs get the ITIL done in roughly a month or so and spend the rest of the year re-reading a few OS books I have. New baby on the way soon so not much time to spare.

    You?
     
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  2. zxspectrum

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    I want to do loads, my problem is the fact I cant seem to focus on one, and want to do every thing.

    A program like neo had in the matrix would be handy.

    I find it hard to switch off, especially if there is a nagging issue like the one we have now, so I know for my PDR I should have the N+ done in another 2 months, in reality, this wont happen.

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  3. jk2447

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    I'm with you there Ed, I've thought about what I might do and what I should do. Mulled over do I need XYZ anymore in light of my present role, for so long that 2015 has almost passed me by. For that reason I think I've got a grueling few months ahead. I need to pass two exams to get my 2012 MCSE. That's me done, sorry MS, still love ya. Then my VCP runs out in Feb so I need to figure out what the heck I'm going to sit there. One thing is for sure, I'd be a fool not to sit something. I'd love to say VCAP something but that's unrealistic. I don't have the time and I cover so much in work, VMware is only a small part of it. VCP6 - Cloud or NSX. Can't make my mind up which I'd enjoy more, both certainly but just not sure. Might possibly do MCSE Private Cloud to get some white fluffy references on my CV then NSX. The secure accounts I work are all enterprise private cloud anyway for me.
     
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  4. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    I've only done one exam this year and it was my first exam, I joined CF in 2013.. I am so behind!
     
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    I did have a lot lined up for this year (4?) but after failing the 70-680 twice it knocked my confidence massively.
    Then out of the Blue a new job came along so that's put things into a different perspective.

    I am aiming to complete the Network+ 006 before Xmas though.
     
  6. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Yeah we were all saying that... ha ha! I jest, what's next mate?
     
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  7. SimonD

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    I am sitting my VCP-NV in just under two weeks, I am then attending my VCP6 Training a week after that, I aim to take that exam before the end of the year as well.
    I intend to sit at least the Linux Essentials before the end of the year, I would like to say my LPIC 1 but I doubt it at this time.

    Jim, I would suggest that unless you can actually get to play with NSX then you may be better off spending time learning vRA instead, I would say it's a bigger learning curve as well. I have been on a couple of NSX courses and they are great but haven't done anything vRA related yet (it's on my to do list).
     
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    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
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  8. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Thank you mate. I'll get my laptop out later and do some research. You don't waste time you mate I take my hat off to you
     
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  9. SimonD

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    Mate it's been a couple of years since my last cert (hence my VCP expiring in Feb next year :o).

    I would love to get NV, DCV and Cloud all done but little exposure to vRA at the moment so not sure that will happen just yet.
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
  10. Juelz

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    ITIL Foundation v3, I've wanted to do it for ages. Its very dry, Im currently going through a video course for it... really dont know how tough it will be, if I can bang this one out before November I will be happy, @SimonD has said this is an easy one so may just do the 6hr video course then sit the exam, instead of reading my 300+ page book.
     
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  11. SimonD

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    It is an easy exam, it's all common sense. If you are in an environment that uses it you will know pretty much straight away.

    That's not to say that you can't fail the exam because you can, don't go in to it thinking this is an easy pass because it really isn't a walk in the park.
     
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    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
  12. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I know a few people who failed the ITIL exam, I think it doesn't make sense to some people, fair enough ha ha
     
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  13. SimonD

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    Yeah, whilst I think it's easy there are some people who just don't understand it.
     
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    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
  14. jk2447

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    TBH I recently sat the BCS Enterprise and Solution Architecture course and that was a bit like that. Not rocket science, but you had to answer questions there way, not how you wanted to answer them, for instance to the BCS, an Enterprise Architect is more like a Business Partner, not necisarily uber technical, that's not the case with the EAs I know who are some of the most stunning Techies I've met
     
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  15. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    I was abit lost at first with ITIL in all honesty, but slowly slowly the pieces are falling into place, currentyl going through a video course on a certain website which I pay a month sub to, also I have another course which I bought of Udemy ages ago in the sale, and a 300pg study guide I plan on reading.. will keep me busy more a month, should be more than enough to pass. I can believe that some people fail but I think its probs down to it just being abit boring.
     
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  16. Apexes

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    Nothing for me this year, done enough with my MCSE, so having a break.

    Will start again in the new year, not decided what i'm going for next yet though. May go for the MCSA: Windows 7 as it'll then backup my desktop administration experience.
     
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  17. Juelz

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    MCSA W7 doesnt exist anymore... all there is, are specialist exams.
     
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  18. Stuzzle

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    Aiming to finish my 70-646 by the end of the year to finish the 2008 MCSA.

    I'd like to say this thread gave me a kick up the ass and inspired me to sit the 2012 upgrade as well, but I still feel comfortable hiding behind the "But, my new baby daughter..." card ;)...plus November is a write off once Fallout 4 lands on my doorstep
     
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    !? they've retired it already??
     
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  20. SimonD

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    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).

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