.. I’m back !
Well, a lot of things happened last months. The most important are:
- I earned my CCNP ! Now, I’m a Cisco Certified Network Professional (sounds good huh?)
- I’ve started studying to obtain my CCIE. Tough challenge, but I’m going for it !
- There’s a huge probability that I’ll got a new job in the next weeks (well, actually if everything stay as is, I gonna work in the same place employed on a different company though)
- Starting this post, this blog will be written in English only
First of all, the great news is that I earned my CCNP on July, 17. It was a really great feeling to receive a Cisco’s Certification Team mail congratulating me for this. I had the impression that the ONT exam was the least difficult of all, maybe because I really enjoyed to study it’s topics.
Also, I began studying to the CCIE written exam this week. I was planing to earn my CCSA and CCSE first, but I don’t feel like working in the Security area anymore. I’d been working on firewalls, IPSs, IDSs, ALGs and all kind of security devices for the last five years.
Honestly, I never had a crush for IT security as I got for (inter)networking. Everything was just happening and I was kind of “conducted” to act in this area. I’ve no complains: security jobs has been payed all my bills. Also, I’ve learned a lot of stuffs that have been helping me on all other IT areas.
However, I felt like it was the time to move on. It was the time to do what I really love to do. It was the time to pursuit my dreams and to pay the price for that.
I’m completely aware about the magnitude of the challenge. I’m sure that it’s gonna be difficult and it’s very likely that somewhere, sometime(s) during my journey I’ll ask to myself: “be worth ?”.
I know the answer. But I must prove it BY myself. I must prove it TO myself.
Now, at the beginning of my journey, I’ve got a lot of doubts and just one absolute certainty: Anyone can do it, so do I.
OK, to give our simple, miserable lives a bit of real thrill, one issue that has been particularly worrying me and my co-workers, is the probability that our employee lost its contract and, consequently, have to fire some of us. Our employee is (well… was) one of three biggest Brazilian outsourcing companies. Unfortunately the company had been headed wrongly in the last 2 years. They have been continuously lost several important contracts. And guess what ? One of them is ours !
The only thing we can do now is wait. It’s very likely that the new company hire some of us due to our years’ experience on the client’s network infrastructure.
Last, but not least, starting this one I’ll add new posts only in English. That’s the way I found to practice my English skills. I’d like to excuse me for the lots of grammar, misspelling or any other errors that you guys might noticed. I promise I’ll try to improve my writing skills every post.
Feel free to correct any of my sentences. I believe the only way one can reach full knowledge on a given subject is by *making* mistakes, *knowing* his/her mistakes and *correcting* these mistakes.
Fortunately, I’ve got Ingvar Kamprad in my favor:
“Only those who are asleep make no mistakes”