MCSE Sec!

November 8, 2010

Alright! Just excited to post my success yesterday. Nearly 3 years in the works and I passed my 70-298 exam! I am officially an MCSE with Security specialization. I know it’s an old cert. But really it was soooo much information and it took years to get the experience in ISA, VPN, IAS, Security Templates, Services optimization, Exchange, PKI, IPSec so on.

But I got it! Next step is to get more Cisco. Hoping to knock out CCNP’s Route exam by the end of the year. I’ve already put 200+ hours into studying last year. I quit when they changed the exams out. So hopefully 3 months is enough time. Anyhow, 3 months, 3 years. Keep moving forward and hope it pays off someday.


Just an update

October 30, 2010

So I passed my Linux+, by the skin of my teeth by the way. PURE trivia. I hear the LPI version of the exam are just as bad. Since passing I have been working my ass off trying to get my MCSE:Security certification. I know it’s an older cert, and certainly not exactly employable. But I have always admired the people who go just a bit farther than they need to.

There is no lack of CCNAs and MCSEs who come knocking on our door for a job. But I always look twice when I see CCNA:Sec or MCSE:Messaging. These are people who actually went one step father than they were required to. Love it.

Anyhow read the Microsoft Press book cover to cover. I took a class on 70-298 and 70-299 last yearish. Also using http://www.vtc.com’s great vids. Coming a long pretty well.