Feb. 20th, 2014 09:48 pm
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For those of my class going after their CCNA certification this Spring, our instructor is teaching an extra class on Fridays (we usually run M-Th, about 8 hours a day). This is so we have more time with the material and can dig in a little deeper, and the folks not after the CCNA aren't inundated with stuff they don't want/need.

It is fucking saintly of my professor to do this. He doesn't get paid for it; he just wants us to succeed, and he knows the CCNA is tough. He drives an hour each way on his day off to help us with that. That I appreciate his effort doesn't even begin to cover it.

HOWEVER. When I heard we were getting another 15 inches of snow, and that our extra class was preemptively canceled tomorrow? I fuckin' leapt for joy.

I. Am. So. Tired. Of. CISCO. Tacking on another four-to-six hours with it on Fridays has been fucking exhausting. At this point, to speak of my brain being fried is to understate the obvious. When I am in the car, and Gavin is driving, sometimes I see traffic as a logical network topology, and I try to determine how to route it.

On top of this, we don't even have a lunch break on Tuesdays and Thursdays, anymore. We VOLUNTARILY gave them up to slot in studying for the Security+ cert, which a lot of us are also taking. In January I thought I might also try and pick up my Linux+ cert, but at this point it will be a fucking miracle if I come out the other end of May with my sanity.

I wouldn't trade the last two years for anything, but I am getting to that point where I'm ready to check out. Thankfully, Spring Break is on its way, and then I just have to survive the state championships, and then I can just focus on turning my brain into a certification.

Also, tomorrow is my birthday. Jeezum Crow.
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I just wanna say: I'm never happier than when I'm learning and making, but shit is exhausting. Simultaneously, I never want to stop.


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