How many hours IT studying do you do per week?

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How many hours IT studying do you do per week (Roughly)?

  1. Less than <5 hours

    37 vote(s)
    30.6%
  2. 5 to 10 hours

    42 vote(s)
    34.7%
  3. 10 to 15 hours

    14 vote(s)
    11.6%
  4. 15 to 20 hours

    9 vote(s)
    7.4%
  5. 20 hours +

    19 vote(s)
    15.7%
  1. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Mate, I havent done any studying this week.

    The new job is keeping me crazy busy, not had a lunch break all week and have been working more hours than I'm used to.

    But have been doing tons of cool work which has been sweet, such configuring acls on routers, exchange stuff, restores and lots of server work.
     
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  2. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Access Control Lists are annoying :p

    Still.. good practice for your cisco stuff I suppose :)

    Qs
     
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  3. JK2447
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    JK2447 Petabyte Poster Administrator Premium Member

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    ACL's are also good practise for the Security+ exam funny enough
     
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    I'd love to be in your position mate. I want to get my MCSE, CEH and CCNA then just work work work and take a year or two out of studying
     
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  5. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Cheers mate, just been looking at a SQL database, advising a customer they need to upgrade there 'box' to enable them to do what they want to do.

    Learning on the fly is fun :D
     
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  6. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Is that learning on the fly, or lying on the fly? :p
     
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  7. craigie

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    The art of 'blag' 8)
     
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  8. The_Geek

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    I'm usually studying 60+ hours a week.....hopefully one day I'll actually get a few hours during the day to actually take an exam.....ANY exam..... :twisted:
     
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  9. Meshan

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    *bump*

    Pulling about 6 hours a day broken up with surfing and fag breaks
     
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  10. JK2447
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    Very glad to update that currently I'm down to about 6 hours study per week :D I'm sitting 70-294 tomorrow and feel ready for that then all I have left to do is 70-298, which I won't revise for as I sat the course in June (well maybe skim the big blue book you get on MS courses), then I'm all done studying for 2009 :biggrin . . . . probably!

    Started winding down the number of hours I spend after evaluating my work/life balance and realising I was being an idiot basically. That and I've achieved far more than I set out to this year already due to free exam offers. Just wanted to share, Jim
     
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  11. Shinigami

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    I usually concentrate my studying on 6 month sprees, and then I take a 6 month break, and then back for a 6 month study spree...

    10-15 hours a week is as good a guess as any for me, although in the past week I probably did ~40 hours duee to circumnstances.
     
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  12. kevndcks

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    Whenever i can, and that exceeds the 20 hour + mark easily.

    IT is a religion and a profession for me.
     
  13. systempsyche

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    Also depends on how you study, if you can take your book to work study on the way and at lunch breaks and on way home as well as unplugging your tv and knuckling down.
     
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  14. ThomasMc

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    I originally selected <5 but currently pushing 20+ :)
     
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  15. simongrahamuk
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    Me too, way back when this thread was started!

    Now though with the posibilities of a new site and upgrade in platform I'm starting to feel the need to knuckle down and put the hours in just to become familiar with the technology, not to certify.
     
  16. dales

    dales Terabyte Poster

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    All I want to do when I get home from work and have put the kids to bed and various other domestic chores is have a nice sit down, currently finding it really hard to get any motivation for studying. I'll do a bit then stop for a few days, and then rinse and repeat. Really would like tp upgrade to vcp5 whilst I have the chance b4 feb 12.

    Must... open... books... and... re... ooo look BSG-online die cylon scum!!
     
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  17. ThomasMc

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    I know what you mean bud, I had to ditch my daily obsession with FM 2011
     
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  18. Rob1234

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    FM 2011 more addictive then crack I heard!
     
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  19. karan1337

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    It varies.

    Initially, for my first cert, 70-271, i took a deep dive of 8 hrs a day.

    For 70-272, it was similar, but i got more time for it, so later on i reduced it to fewer reading and more practising.

    70-620 was even lesser. I practised more, and during practice, i hardly notice time :)
     
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  20. dales

    dales Terabyte Poster

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    What the by-jimminy is FM 2011 am I missing out on something?

    Edit:
    Wait, is it football based, Don't do football but am assuming its football manager 2011!?
     
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