Microsoft released a patch for Windows 10 and Server 2016 today after the National Security Agency found and disclosed a serious vulnerability. It’s a rare but not unprecedented tip-off, one that underscores the flaw’s severity—and maybe hints at new priorities for the NSA. Article at wired.com
My most recent (untimed) 90 question practice test…
I got out of bed at 12:30 AM to study because I knew I wasn’t prepared. I studied from that point in the morning until I absolutely had to leave for my 8:30 AM exam. The proctor at the testing center could not connect with the Pearson VUE system. It took 30-45 minutes for them to get me ready. While taking the test I did not feel confident about my performance. I was certain I had failed my first exam. But I didn’t! Those early morning hours of cramming definitely made the difference between passing and failing. I have no doubt about it. I need to learn to stop procrastinating. Bonus Achievement – UNLOCKED! I never understood what Stackable Certifications from CompTIA or other vendors were. It surprised me to see that, after completing both A+ and Network+, I am now granted one – the status of CompTIA IT Operations Specialist. I don’t know what to think about that except that it probably can’t hurt on the résumé. Behold:
I took the second section of the exams on Saturday and passed. Their printer was broken, so I didn’t get a printout like last time, but I do have this! I already have my books, my online practice tests, and my exam voucher for the next certification, Network+!
I can’t believe it. Today I passed the first half of the A+ exam on the first try. It was harder than I thought! Next Saturday is the second half.