Posted by Aragoen Celtdra on December 23rd, 2010
I have been on a hiatus from blogging since passing my BCMSN (I passed on July 30, 2010), and I have been very liberal in my study schedule. I haven’t had a set or planned pattern to follow and as a result my progress has been very ineffective. I would watch a technology video here and there, take a topic and read/study it here and there, but nothing really learned or stuck in my long term memory.
So as I always do before the start of the New Year, I’m re-affriming my resolution to pass more certifications. Last year I only accomplished 1/3 of my professional-oriented New Year’s resolution; which I consider a failure. So for the coming year, I’ll be doing the same. I haven’t laid out exactly what they would be but it’ll definitely include finally getting the CCNP or at the very least passing the R&S written.
In the last several weeks I have started reviewing my BCMSN stuff. In fact, I’m re-doing my BCMSN study regimen that I set out for myself when I started studying for it. I have just finished going through and labbing fundamental STP/RSTP concepts. Hopefully I can get through the materials faster this time. I have forgotten many of the BSCI concepts so I definitely need to spend more time on that. But as I’m finding out, even though I have more recently passed BCMSN, relative to BSCI, I’m still finding things on switchnig topics that seemed like new concepts for me, even though I know I’ve studied them before. I think it’s just a matter of repetition until these topics become imprinted in my memories.
More than likely, I will probably abandon my old outline-format blog style. At least for the time being. A lot of the things that I go through in my review are concepts that I’ve blogged about before. In fact, I’ve been using my blog as a review material when going back through old subjects. And I’m glad I spent a lot of times blogging my notes. But moving forward, a lot of my blog entries will be updates of what I’m doing. I may blog some lab practices from time to time to help me hammer in some concepts.
Anyway, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my friends out there.