I’ve identified the goal of knocking off the Cloud Essentials Beta exam first. A first step was to create my standard worksheet. Not sure, based upon my review of the exam objectives how much studying I’ll get around to doing. The actual exam results won’t be released until November, so no immediate satisfaction (or sadness) after completing the exam. The exam is scheduled for June 4th. It is a bit challenging finding available dates since my PearsonVue location is an adult school and they are not open as often during the summer months.
Next on the list is the A+ Core 1 exam (220-1001). Following my typical process again, the first step was to create my standard worksheet. I scheduled the exam for June 5th. Again, not sure based upon my review of the exam objectives how much studying I’ll get around to doing. With the plan in mind, I figured taking the A+ Core 2 Exam (220-1002) the next day. Unfortunately, that isn’t going to happen. The best I could do was to find a distant testing center and schedule the exam for June 18th. Again, I’ve created a standard worksheet, and once again not sure based upon my review of the exam objectives how much studying I’ll do. But I’m committed to complete these exams by the end of June.
Bottom line is I need to get through these so I can start focusing on my next line of certifications that include:
- (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
- AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
- AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
A specific goal for these three certifications is to have them completed by July 31st. That is a “hard date” for the CCSP, given the current exam will be retired on that date. Attached is my work schedule (in its uncompleted state). I do have some flexibility for the AWS exams, but I want them done before the academic year begins in August.