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Jared Shockley, Information Technology Professional This is my spot on the Internet for me to share my thoughts on technology, software, hardware, gadgets and IT in general. Please feel free to comment.


Update on my 60 Days to MCSE
Wow, I have not posted on this topic for a very, very long time. I am writing an update around my path towards MCSE: Private Cloud and the mis-steps I took on the way. As it stands, I am way past 60 days from my start and I haven't even gotten out of the blocks.

I passed a Microsoft Beta Exam!
It was the strangest notification I have ever seen in my e-mail on Friday morning. I heard from Microsoft Learning inviting me to the Microsoft Certified Professional website. I was given codes to attach my Microsoft Account to the MCP site and create an account there. This came out of the blue and I tried to remember back to the tests I have taken. Then, it dawned on me … I passed a beta test for Windows 8 Configuration.

My new Hyper-V Rig
We all want new toys, right? That excitement about opening the gifts … wondering what was inside … hoping for exactly what you want … the thrill of seeing the new toy. I remember my birthday and Christmas of many prior years; the excitement of the wrapped packages; the adrenaline as the wrappings are pulled off; the joy on my face as the new thing was in my hands. Those are the same feelings that we get into today. While I may be the one buying those gifts, the joy of opening everything I get from the places I order from.

MS TechEd - A Sophomore Experience
Last year in Atlanta, it was my first year at MS TechEd. My eyes were wide like saucers as I ran around the facility, looking at all the newest things from Microsoft, trying to scribble notes furiously, taking pictures of the PowerPoints and running to the next session. I learned a lot then and took that to Orlando with me.

Initial Take on “60 days to MCSE”
I started a journey recently. How many times have we said that to ourselves and others? Life is full of many journeys and side trips. Needless to say, my outlook on this has changed.