I realised back in May last year that the Cisco CCNA certification was to be revised on September 2013. So I spent July and August hitting a couple of books I had bought previously and going over an accelerated CCNA course I took in 2011. Luckily I passed first time.
The point of this post is that it reminded me that me actually studying a subject for a certification is very different to reading a technical book or looking at blog posts. While hard work, it does provide a lot of technical context and capability when talking to my network colleagues at work.
It had been years since I’d done a certification exam. I may now even be inspired to study for the CCNA Wireless.