This year’s game plan is to clean up the Microsoft stuff; that is wrap up the Windows 2008 exams and sort out my understanding of some the core Ms apps I, unwittingly, am supporting now.
If I can sneak in some more SANS training that will keep the security geek happy.
Scripting and some basic Linux admin stuff is also on the list.
Carried over from last year
First cab off the rank
Perimeter Protection In-Depth with Chris Brenton – you take the course, you do the exam!
Top tip – don’t do the exam after coming home from a long day at work. Too easy to become click happy.
Every delightful MS backoffice product I touches or has integral working with Ms SQL. I have a Theory by 2010 any of the serious MCSE crowd with have to have a solid understanding of SQL.
SharePoint Server 2007
Isn’t the world one big web page?
System Centre Operations Manager 2007
Having one of the most skilled and experience SCOM admins for large deployment in all of Oz sitting across from me is reason enough to learn this stuff!
The new stuff
Managed to squeeze in one SANS course when no-one was looking. Immensely challenging and made the old grey matter work over time. Cerebral workout to the extreme.
To keep the boss happy
Windows 2008 MCSE, er, MCITP:Enterprise Admin
Windows 2008 MCSE, er, Upgrading Your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008