Happy New Year, everyone! I hope the holidays have been good to you all, as they have been to me. I am on staycation until this Saturday and am enjoying every bit of being off from work, as it has given me time to reflect on 2018 and the prospects of 2019.
Looking back at 2018, this was a good year for me: My wife and I moved back home to Kentucky to be closer to friends and family, I was hired to work as a NOC Analyst, and not only obtained my Linux Essentials certification, but also obtained my CCNA Route and Switch certification on December 17th, so that was a great Christmas present to myself and an awesome way to finish out the year. Speaking of which, I’ve had a few people reach out to me on social media asking what materials I used to pass the ICND2 and I will make that the next post.
For me, this year is about growth and taking my career to the next level. Passing and obtaining the CCNA R&S was an amazing personal goal to accomplish in 2018, but now I want more. It’s time I move out of my comfort zone and get to where I need to be in my career: To finally become a Network Security Engineer. I’ve written out my goals for 2019 and am ready to execute. Are you?