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I pretty much forgot what it is like to walk around with three to four hours of sleep a night. Changing diapers with your eyes closed can get messy at times. It is the longest six weeks I think any parent has to go through 😉 It is well worth it though in the end.

The good news is I did get a lot of prep time in for my written exam which I passed again two weeks ago. After prepping for the lab for nearly two years and the short lived OEQs for a year the written was non-climactic. I knew I was not going to make another lab attempt by October and I needed to retake it. This time around I used CCBootcamp’s written guide along with the Cisco Press book. There was one question in particular that had a different setup than the rest that I wish Cisco would use more of. The standard multiple choice tests should have evolved years ago…

Moving on I started IPexperts volume three labs yesterday moving through the troubleshooting section fairly well. I only seemed to get caught up on two trouble tickets which is encouraging. Troubleshooting seems to speak to me more than just doing plain vanilla configurations. It must just be the way my brain works. Nothing in my opinion teaches you more than troubleshooting a problem. Hopefully I can get through the configuration portion by the end of the week and move on to lab two by this weekend. I have my bootcamp with IPexpert and Marko in a couple of months and would like to be done with volume three before I get out there.


One Response to “Status Update 08.11.2010”

  1. Joe Astorino on August 18th, 2010 9:21 am

    Marko is a wonderful and dedicated instructor. He will take good care of you my friend. Best of luck!

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