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. ThomasMc

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    It sure is :)
     
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  2. cisco lab rat

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    I was thinking the same thing, I thought it was FM as in the magazine, that would take a few hours to admire the fine articles.

    On the study note, I don't study, study means effort, and I can't be bothered with effort of any sort. But how many hours do I spend reading stuff that I enjoy, every waking hour of every single day, networking rocks!!!
     
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  3. Boffy

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    I obviously don't study enough, still haven't sat my A+.

    But with a new job, new wife, new house, I've finally got a clear head ready to absorb all the info :)
     
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  4. derkit

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    Well, I've been varying between <5 hours a week up to 20+ depending on what else is going on.

    I'm currently off work after breaking my leg, so my intention is to try and crack out a good 5 hours a day - obvious distractions allowed! - and hopefully more - as long as the cats don't decide to want to show me love by sitting on my keyboard or chasing my pen around the page!
     
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  5. dmarsh

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    Varies between 0 hours and 80 hours depending on circumstances.

    An average figure would be pretty meaningless, you'd have to at least narrow down the period of the average to my working life, as I spent zero hours for the first nine months at least...

    10-20 hours is pretty common unless I'm studying something non-IT related at same time.

    Then there is where you draw the line between work and study, I've never been paid overtime in 16 years, but I still study up on stuff constantly. If its for work but unpaid is it study or work ?
     
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  6. JK2447
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    I am about to start studying for my Server 2012 certifications so wondered how many hours you guys are managing lately?

    At the start of my studies I could devote a ton of hours but now I'm down to about 8 hours a week
     
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  7. nXPLOSi

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    We're in the same boat with the hours. I'm currently finishing off the 70-291 for my MCSA 2003 so trying to get as much in as I can, it varies massively week to week but I'd guess on average its about 10-12 a week, so not nearly enough as it should be or what I'd like it to be!

    I find myself getting caught up at work until about 6.30ish on weekdays and then I work 8-2 on Saturdays which kills me sleep wise, by the time I get home on the Saturday the motivation levels are not there but the tiredness is! I guess I need to sort out some sort of routine as at the moment I'm normally all over the place, just plodding through day in day out.
     
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  8. Sparky
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    About 2 hours just now - too much work on.

    Even working just now - at least its some Cisco work so something different for the CV :)
     
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  9. JK2447
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    It looks like we're all suffering from the same thing..... all of these certs have helped us land roles that mean we struggle to get more certs! ha ha
     
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  10. Sparky
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    Good way of putting it! :)
     
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  11. JK2447
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    JK2447 Petabyte Poster Administrator Premium Member

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    Cheers mate, it's a good problem to have if there is such a thing
     
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  12. nXPLOSi

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    I've never really looked at it that way, but it is a good way of putting it! Makes me feel better anyway haha! 8)
     
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  13. RichyV

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    Nothing study-wise at the mo'.

    Temp-to-perm job is beginning to become temp-to-extended temp job, which is distacting the hell out of me!
     
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  14. GSteer

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    In the past few weeks zero due to clients projects all landing at once. Hopefully it'll increase here on out for the remainder of the year to an average of an hour or two a night. Got six certs planned so it better had :)
     
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  15. jamin100

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    I'm doing around 10-12 hours.
    Hope to have 70-680 done by the end of April
     
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