Life gets busy, especially in the IT world. Deadlines are destroyed by that last minute project that needed to be done yesterday. Except you just heard about it 5 minutes ago…. Our priorities change as the day passes and for those of us that plan and document our days, it can get frustrating trying to stay on the schedule – even if the only schedule we have is one we create for ourselves. It’s a good thing I like this sort of environment!
It is always good to allocate time not only for continuing education but also for demonstrating what you know via certifications. This is what I have been doing this week, in addition to the usual things that keep me busy – I finished a long process and completed my MCSE-Private Cloud certification. While the test was challenging, the fact that I work with almost all of the System Center suite on a daily basis helped me through it. It also pointed out where I need to spend some time (Azure, which we don’t use since our clouds are all internal, but I’m going to learn it and see if we want to go hybrid).