Near the end of 2010 I set out some goals for myself to complete in 2011. Did I complete them? Hell no. But I’m not necessarily bummed out about it. In your professional career, you go where your career takes you. Sometimes it takes a different path. My career is still along the IT path but it has somewhat shifted a bit.
My major goal for 2011 was to get my CCNP RS. I attempted my CCNP ROUTE but failed on my first attempt. No problem. I’m still studying for it now and will probably sit on the exam before March 2012. It’s still on my list of goals!
When I look back at 2011 I see it as a maintaining year for our network. Not too many implementations. Lots of troubleshooting and optimization. I did work on lots of planning and project management. Learned quite a bit there but nothing of a large scale.
I’ve had growing interest in more implementations for new systems and have been training myself in that area.
2012 will be an interesting year for me and I’m not going to create any major goals this year. What I want to do is see how my career plays out for a while. Let’s just say I’ll create some small goals 🙂