Sorry 2013 but I have to move on. Bye. Time to change my attitude and mindset in 2014.
Certifications have been on my mind. On and off. I attempted VMware’s VCA exam and passed. One step closer to my VCP which I plan on attempting in 2014.
Since August 2013 I was studying for the CCNP SWITCH, 642-813, exam. Unfortunately, I failed the day after Christmas. I learned that I need to apply the mindset of improving my skill set. Don’t focus on passing an exam. That will come naturally as my knowledge in switching improves.
Having an affinity towards network engineering I joined Cisco’s Champion program. It fits well with my career as I evangelize Cisco products.
On the blogosphere, I published 52 posts. My busiest day of the year was October 30th, 2013 with 684 views. My most popular post on that day was My Thoughts: Passing The VMware VCA-DCV Certification Exam with 123 comments.
Around summer I made it an objective to utilize my blog more and I did change up my theme to the Genesis Framework which is hosted on Eleven2. Other top posts include:
- Installing Nagios 3.5 on CentOS 6.5 Minimal
- Configuring NAT for a Public Server Using the Same Outside Interface
- How To Upgrade the IOS of a Cisco Switch
- CCNA Security Lab Equipment 640-554
Moving into 2014
Looking forward into 2014 I am thinking about ramping it up and setting up my goals page again. In 2014 I am increasing my knowledge, skill sets, and supplementing with certifications.
Luckily, I am playing with multiple technologies such as Cisco hardware, virtualization, VoIP, and wireless. One of my weak areas is ASA which I may plan on learning more through the CCNP Security track.
2014 is going to be the year for me to greatly increase my skill sets. That is my goal.