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Goals in 2K10

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Arroryn, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Arroryn
    Honorary Member

    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

    Okay guys, it flies around, but it's THAT time of year again!

    So, how did you do?

    I did have a fruitful year, but most of my 'to do' list got kyboshed for one reason or another. Just one more reason to make sure that 2010 goes a little better, eh? :rolleyes:

    Things I did achieve were:

    move into new place (and a lovely little place in the country it is too)
    got a new car
    still here
    not got a wedding date set, but have narrowed down the list to three potential venues :dry

    Things I weren't banking on achieving (but was delighted to do so) were:

    SMod :biggrin
    Joining my local BCS branch committee, and being co-opted as the YPG Rep for Birmingham

    And so, goals for 2010 are:


    Heads down, look in - a pay rise and a promotion
    Do a Project Management cert of some variety
    Start getting my head around the technologies I'm starting to focus on at the moment (Citrix, Exchange 2K7, Server 2K8 ) - might involving getting a few certs, might not, we'll see


    It's my first level 2 (counts towards my classification) degree course in 2010, so I'm sure-as-damn getting good marks for it
    Get IEng accredited with the IET
    Elevate the BCS - especially the YPG element - within Birmingham schools and businesses

    Not Career Related At All

    Set a wedding date
    Lose weight (11st is my ideal (and healthy) weight)
    Finish my book (honest)
    Pay off last major debts
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2009
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, 70-410, 70-411
    WIP: Modern Languages BA
  2. JK2447
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    JK2447 Petabyte Poster Administrator

    My Goals for 2010 are:

    Change job roles within my company to be more network/security focused
    Pass CEH
    Pass CCNA
    Pass CCNA Security
    Carry on learning C/C++
    1st Family Holiday :D
    New car/s
    Chip further into my mortgage before the rates go back up!
    Look at getting CISSP is I qualify

    Oh and keep going the gym :)
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2009
    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, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  3. UKDarkstar
    Honorary Member

    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

    Well last time round I said :

    Get a job
    Get a job
    Get a job

    70-632 Project 2007

    Maybe look at CCNA or PRINCE2

    Oh and get a job !

    It's been a funny old year and still without a job. Still I am doing a PTLLS course which finishes on 1st Dec and started an MSc in Business Information Technology

    For 2010 :

    The usual - get a job !

    Have shelved the MS certs for the moment - just can't seem to get into them

    Need to get head down following my CCNA course with CommSupport and just get the damned exam out of the way

    Looking at ISEB Foundation certs in a variety of areas. Want to get any that overlap with MSc done and out of the way

    If I can get some teaching/training work (need 30 hours) then will do CTLLS course

    Possibly PRINCE2 Foundation too

    and carry on with the MSc

    Oh, and get a job ! :p
    Certifications: BA (Hons), MBCS, CITP, MInstLM, ITIL v3 Fdn, PTLLS, CELTA
    WIP: CMALT (about to submit), DTLLS (on hold until 2012)
  4. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

    My main goals last year where to get the house rennovations completed. Im still not 100% completed (time and money issues) so far ive got:
    New roof and guttering
    Conservatory and replacement double glazing
    Loft completed for storage
    Fitted new kitchen
    16ft x 12ft shed in garden with electrics
    New central heating
    New electrics
    and loads of other small bits and pieces

    Havent done any studying this year :(

    A few things ive done that i never planned are:
    Getting back into the cycling and loosing 3 stone (42lb to you BM) :) Still doing 80+ miles per week in this weather. Im now a healthy 11.5 stone
    Soon to be changing to an actual BT contract instead of being outsourced to another company.
    Havent had a donner kebab in ages (they still hold a special place in my heart though lol).

    Goals for next year are to:

    Complete the house (money permitting), its all cosmetic stuff now so mainly decorating, tiling, laying flooring etc. I hate decorating though so its gonna be tough :)
    Maybe look into completing my N+ once the house is sorted
    Get back into the gym and get ripped again (another thing that i just dont have the time for ATM)
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2009
    Certifications: A+, MCP, MCDST, AutoCAD
    WIP: Rennovating my house
  5. Josiahb

    Josiahb Gigabyte Poster

    I didn't have any goals up or here for '09 but heres the 2010 ones!
    • Get a house
    • Get involved with my local BCS branch
    • New job (there is zero chance of promotion where I am at the moment, because there is nowhere to be promoted to)
    • MCDST
    • MCSA
    • a.n.other course/cert of some description, haven't decided what yet.
    • Get to grips with Java (our new website is going to be built in it so prime learning opportunity)
    • rebuild 2 websites (the local ladies football team and my own side project)
    Oh and I'd quite like to do a hell of a lot more writing as well.
    Certifications: A+, Network+, MCDST, ACA – Mac Integration 10.10
  6. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

    Assuming I'm not living in a cardboard box and I manage to finish my MCDST and build a new computer before the end of the year*...

    1) Find a full-time job, preferably in IT but a call centre would do since most entry level jobs I see are looking for 6 months call centre experience. Doing this before my savings run dry is a priority.
    2) Probably do some Vista certs, maybe ITIL v3 foundation and start messing around with servers in a home lab
    3) I think that's enough to be going on with.

    * There's still over 10% of the year left. Ask me again in a month.
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  7. Alex399

    Alex399 Byte Poster

    My Goals for 2010 are;

    Comptia A+
    Comptia N+

    Get a full time job In IT as close to the networking side or anything In IT if need be.

    Join my local BCS and then I can also meet Darkstar aswell :p

    I don't think I have forgot anything... oh yeah and GET A JOB IN IT aswell!...

    I wouldn't see any point in having completed a MCSA before I have any work experience from what Ive learned on here so I would postpone that until I do have work experience

    Also I would love a new car aswell! as mine is beggining to sound a bit worn out...

    Bring on the NEW YEAR! :D
    WIP: A+, N+, MCP, MCDST
  8. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

    Get my first job in IT!

    Certified in Windows 7

    have at least a tenner left of my wages till payday comes round again! :rolleyes:
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST
    WIP: Not a thing
  9. Alex399

    Alex399 Byte Poster

    I know all too well what that feels like beleive me... :(
    WIP: A+, N+, MCP, MCDST
  10. danielno8

    danielno8 Gigabyte Poster


    then start CCNP
    Certifications: CCENT, CCNA
  11. Bri1981

    Bri1981 Byte Poster

    Mine 2010 goals are:

    • Pass CISM, CEH, MCITP EA, ITIL expert
    • Buy a couple of houses
    • Go on more holidays
    • Try and see more of my family in the UK

    That should do it for now!
    Certifications: See signature
    WIP: MBA entry diploma
  12. Mkid

    Mkid Bit Poster

    As they say; not having a plan is planning to fail, so here is mine:

    1- Move on jobwise, 2nd line. London will great.
    2- Vmware Certs/ITIL
    2- Get fit and loose some weight! Join the Gym
    3-Get ride of all my Debt by June!
    4-Get Married.
    5-Move to a bigger house
    6-Setup a decent Vmware Lab
    Certifications: N+ MCSA
    WIP: Exchange
  13. Evilwheato

    Evilwheato Kilobyte Poster

    I've got a few goals for 2010 :)
    • Complete at least the MCTS in Windows 7 (although MCITP is preferred!)
    • Start studying for the MCSA
    • Find a new job (no chance for promotion where I am atm)
    • Find my own place and move in :)
    • Get myself a car!
  14. Brawlyrox

    Brawlyrox Bit Poster

    Man, my aims

    Finally get an A+ Certification, I have everything to do it. Resources/stuff to take apart but I think now I might aswell wait until the new certification (which will be a bit more familiar to me).
    Maybe the N+ and then onto the MCSA (I use Server 2003 at work)

    Get a digital SLR
    Do some more websites to earn a bit of cash
    Carry on my push bike racing and get a win! (I can only take coming 2nd or 3rd a few more times.)
    Certifications: MCAS
    WIP: A+
  15. Alex399

    Alex399 Byte Poster

    Are you aware that you have this listed down as a certification you already have? :blink
    Or I'm thinking you might have it completed for Windows XP/Vista and you want to update to Windows 7 maybe...
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2009
    WIP: A+, N+, MCP, MCDST
  16. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

    Just wondering, when you normally set goals for yourself, how many do you achieve in percentagae terms?
    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
  17. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

    My goal for 2010 (I have only one):

    Sleep more.
    Certifications: A few
    WIP: None - f*** 'em
  18. Evilwheato

    Evilwheato Kilobyte Poster

    You would be correct ;) I already have Windows Vista + XP, I'll be looking to upgrade it to Windows 7 :)
  19. Arroryn
    Honorary Member

    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

    You will epic fail at this.
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, 70-410, 70-411
    WIP: Modern Languages BA
  20. Alex399

    Alex399 Byte Poster

    The price you pay for the updated exam and certification when its still so new would it be worth the money?, I imagine there would be a very very small percentage of employers requiring you have an advanced amount of knowledge with Windows 7 or are you looking to gain the knowledge just for the sake of gaining the knowledge?
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2009
    WIP: A+, N+, MCP, MCDST

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