Oh Failure

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, failure can mean the following: Lack of success A falling Short One that has failed (thanks Webster) Failure sucks. When you decide to set a goal, be it obtaining a certification, preparing for a technical interview for a company you've dreamed of working, you research what content is needed to... Continue Reading →

uCertify Course Review (MCSA 70-742)

What's up, y'all? A while ago, I was asked by uCertify to review any one of their courses. Since I need to brush up on my Active Directory skills for work, I decided to check out their MCSA 70-742 Active Directory course. What is uCertify? Allow me to back up a bit and explain what... Continue Reading →

MCSA Server 2016

It has been a busy couple of months! The new job is going well. I am still learning a lot about our internal systems, helping users on the fly, sitting in on conference calls with vendors, and working in the data center here and there. My job is to not only help maintain the current... Continue Reading →

Certification Study: Keeto’s Rule of 5

Lately I have had my head in the ICND2 book, and man, it's different! I'm going to take a break for a minute and answer a question I've been getting lately: What is your study plan? Because I have a tendency to feel under-prepared, I purposefully overload myself with study material, fearing that when it's... Continue Reading →

Should I take the A+ Exam?

When I first started out in IT, there were only a handful of certifications I heard of: A+ Microsoft's MCSA/MCSE Working in a call center doing tech support, I met people that had one or the other, or even both their A+ and MCSE. Customers would tell me this as well, but when I would... Continue Reading →

Studying For the CCENT/ICND1 Exam

Let's keep it real. I've been studying for this exam off and on since early last year. I didn't follow through, be it because I got busy learning something else for my job, because I moved to a different state, I moved back to my home state, because I didn't understand subnetting and immediately gave... Continue Reading →

The Linux Essentials Exam: How I Confronted My Linux Intimidation and Got a Cert Out Of It

Some of you that follow me on Instagram are aware that yesterday, I sat for my Linux Essentials exam and passed. Today, I want to talk about why I took this exam, study strategy, and my feelings about Linux before and after taking the exam. First off: Linux intimidates the sh** out of me. I... Continue Reading →

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