Thursday, November 08, 2007

A little help from the King

As I mentioned in my last post, I passed my certification. However, I think the biggest piece mojo I received was by channeling the Spirit of the King (aka Elvis Presley) 12 hours before the test. Here are a few pics of my halloween get up at work.

The King Lives

One of my Adoring Fans

She's swooning from the power...

Sunday, November 04, 2007


Well folks I'm officially certified!! Took the test on Thursday and passed!!

This is an exam for the ENS (Extreme Networks Specialist) Certification that is offered by my company. The basics are a written portion and three hands on labs. Each portion is worth a maximum of 300 points for a cumulative total of 1200 points. You need to score a minimum of 900 points on the exam in order to earn your certification. I aced two for the labs and would have aced the third exam but made a stupid mistake and didn't realize it until my time was nearly up and figured that I should try to keep the amount of points I was going to earn instead of winding up with absolutely no points. Needless to say I scored a 950 on paper but I know I scored an 1130 had I not made that stupid mistake and ran out of time before being able to correct it :D

Needless to say this will be a stepping stone and some bargaining power that will allow me to move on to other jobs at my company and probably negotiate a better salary. It's also a great certification externally in case I move onto another job in which uses Extreme Networks equipment.

As for the workouts, I suffered a bit during the beach trip and taking the time out to study for the exam. I have gotten back into the groove and went to swim workout yesterday and will plan to attend the morning workouts from here on out as I am now working 4 pm to 1 am these days.

Hope everyone is well.