LPIC-1: part 1

Posted December 27th, 2010 in Certificates by Dieter

It wasn’t simple and required a lot more experience to succeed than the Microsoft certificates, but I managed to pass my first exam! Things I immediately noticed, were the quality of the available course material. While the MS-books are fairly detailed and clear, the books covering LPI certification are surprisingly short and are lacking in detail. That led to an increasing amout of personal experience required if you would want to pass this. Luckily, I had my fair share off Linux experience, but still…

Nonetheless, still only 3 exams and 405€ (!) to go to become LPIC-1 (and there’s also 2 and 3!!!!!) certified…

From now on MCTS!

Posted December 26th, 2010 in Certificates by Dieter

After a long, hard time of studying, I finally acquired my first two Microsoft certificates! For those who don’t know me IRL, the last few weeks I’ve been busy learning for the 70-640 exam (Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory) and the 70-642 exam (Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure) and the trouble finally paid off! With a very nice score of 880 and a more average of 716 respectively I passed both exams and became a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist! Needless to say, I’m more than happy with this achievement :)