My goal for 2010 was to nail that CCIE Security exam. I didn´t. During the first half of 2010 I spent almost all spare time studying and making practice labs. I did an attempt in Brussels in July but didnt make it. The goal then was to continue my studies asap after summer vacation, while it was still calm and quiet at work. But there was no calm at all. I have been busy doing consulting from august to the day before christmas. No studies whatsoever. So the next plan was to continue my studies in january when it is normally extremely calm at work. But now when I look in my schedule for 2011 I am already fully booked for january and first half of february.
So right now I have no idea when I will be able to get back to my ccie studies. I need to pass the lab before february 2012, otherwise I need to retake my written exam. On the flip side I must say that I have never had more challenging and fun missions at work as I will have the next months. Implementations of lager 802.1x-solutions as well as teaching for the first time ever. It will be a blast!
Merry christmas and a Happy New year to you all! /Jimmy