Sunday, May 20, 2018


I realize I haven't posted for a bit. Ever notice that time flies when you are super busy and/or you try to take a quick 15 minute nap.

Anyways, LX-103 aka Linux+ test one was passed on my fourth attempt. I got a 500 with a passing score of 500. When I saw the score, I was in shock. I thought I had that test mastered by now and to find that I just barely passed was kind of depressing. Then I realized that I passed and got the hell out of the testing center.

Next, I jumped on part two which was LX-104. This was a lot less confusing. I do not know if it's because I had already suffered through Linux for this long and I understood it better or this is just easier. Anyway, after 3 weeks (I was trying to make up for lost time) I went in and failed with a score of 480 when 500 was passing. I was not all that sad about it because I'm used to being a failure, so I went back a week later and got a 630. I am now Linux+ and LPIC-1 certified.

What does that mean? Probably nothing. Actually, it meant I got to start working on something I really wanted to work on which was my first Cisco certification. This is part of why I got into WGU.

I took a while to complete prep. I started March 23rd and I did not take my exam until May 11th. I took multiple days off from prep due to trying to rest and I had a few things going on in April. Also, I probably over did it a bit. I bought a switch and router and set it up. I do not regret doing that because it was fun and I legit can take a Cisco switch and router out of a box and set them up. Still, it wasn't necessary and I could have been prepping for the test better. Also, I watch a bunch of CBT Nuggets videos but I never learn anything from videos. That's just me.

Anyway, I went in on May 11th and failed with a score of 788 with 832 as passing. As always, I'm a failure so I was cool with it. I went back on May 20th and passed, so now I have my CCENT. Resumes were updated immediately.

I have a few non certification classes for WGU, but CCNA Routing and Switching will be mine soon enough. Then I have the big one. CCNA Security. Scared to fail? Not me.

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