вторник, 3 апреля 2012 г.


Another small step forward...

During the first three months of the year, I decided to erase all their tails about my professional certification. In stock I had a couple of vouchers for Oracle exams, and last exam to become Certified Cisco CCNP sepcialist (642-832).
Briefly look on the list of Oracle exams, I decided to choose exams which I can pass. That was Oracle Linux System Administration (1z0-403) and Oracle Certified MySQL Associate (1z0-870). I chose exam dates, and started preparing, schedule was very tight.
31 of January 2012 -> 1z0-403
28 of February 2012 -> 1z0-870
And the last one was to be Cisco exam, because fot it I'll pay my own money :))
I decided to pass it on  20 of March 2012 -> 642-832.
First, Linux exam was easy enough for me, because I had a lot of practice and experience on it. The only thing that surprised me on this exam, was ONE HUNDRED THIRTEEN questions.
It scared me little bit, but all is well that ends well, I earned 92% on this exam.
Second, Mysql exam was the hardest for me, because my experience was so little in this area. But sometimes I very stubborn. I got the books, found the forums on the database and began preparing. Half way through I was ready to quit because it was not easy, but greed is to use a voucher won yet, and training continued. After some time, the exam was passed, with an estimate of only 65% (passing score was 60%) but this way I proved to myself that I can.
And the last exam in this trilogy was CISCO CCNP exam - TSHOOT. I was so inspired by previous attempts, that the preparation for this exam was easy and not constrained. Soon the exam was passed, I think that was easy enough, if compare with previous CCNP exams.