Wednesday 3 September 2008

Inner Geek - Validated September 2008

Last month I was profiled in the CompTIA IT Professional's Newsletter. I am still focusing on writing more exams but have not got to them much lately. With 2 kids under 2 and focusing on finishing my university degree it has slowed down a bit. My goal is to finish my MCSA by November of this year and then MCSE by march of nect year, at the rate of an exam a month. I am also hopeing to finish my BA from St. Jerome's University at the University of Waterloo by next summer, I need 2 more term courses and one that meets the language requirement for the arts degree requirements.

As I wrote about here, I am currently working on a series of computer certifications. I will add logo's each month or so to show my progress and update you my readers. They are order from most recently earned to the oldest.
I have also added at the bottom a list of the names of exams passed to achieve these designation. These exams are a mix of CompTIA exams and Microsoft Exams.

Earlier I also wrote about having an inner geek, and working on some certifications, specifically the Microsoft Office Specialist, and about playing with multi OS's. Well that combined with some recent schooling has produced a score of computer certifications. Above are the different logo's representing the specific certifications. The Logo's are in the reverse order that I earned the right to use them. And This post will outline the schedule of certifications I plan to write over the next year and a bit.

Here's My setup at work, IBM- Lenovo T61 Docking Station and 2 Viewsonic VA1926W 19InchW monitors.
At home, Tower, and 2 Acer AL2223W monitors:
Notice the way cool C64 Commodore Monitor still in use in the left corner.You can see my new den here.
Exams Written:

MCTS Deploying & Maintaining Vista Client Office System - Exam 070-624
MCITP Desktop Support Consumer Support - 070-623
CompTIA Network+ 2007 - JK0-012 JK0-010
MCTS Windows Vista Client Configuaration - Exam 072-622 070-622
MCITP Desktop Support - Exam 072-622 070-622
CompTIA A+ Depot Technician - Exam 220-602
CompTIA A+ Remote Support Technician - Exam 220-603

CompTIA A+ IT Technician - Exam JK0-601 220-602
CompTIA A+ Essentials - Exam JK0-601
Microsoft PowerPoint - Exam 810
Microsoft Outlook - Exam 813
Microsoft Access - Exam 807
Microsoft Excel - Exam 804
Microsoft Word - Exam 801

Exams Planned:
Server 2003 - Exam 70-290
Server 2003 Infrastructure - Exam 70-291
Maintaining Server 2003 - Exam 70-293
Active Directory 2003 - Exam 70-294
Security 2003 Server - Exam 70-298
Security 2K3 Server - Exam 70-299
Security+ - Exam SY0-101
Linux+ - Exam XK0-002
Exchange Server 2003 - 70-284
SQL Server 2005 - 70-431

Then add the upgrades to Server 2008.

These exams were written either at a Prometric Testing Center or at a Certiport Testing Center for the Office exams. The Exams names that have links link to reviews of the books I used to prepare for those exams.

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