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UK based IT Professional with a hefty focus on virtualisation. I like cheese, beer, spicy food and Scottish football (for my sins)

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Architecting on AWS

Like a number of my peers I'm presently working solidly to upskill myself in this new cloud-based world. This week has been one of solid training, with the Bank Holiday Monday lost to travelling for a session with DellEMC on Tuesday (not much in there that I can talk about due to NDA) followed by a 3 day course in prep for the AWS Certified Solution Architect - Associate exam. I had initially put this exam aside as I have
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MCP - easy as 1-2-3?

About 10 years ago I decided that it was about time I took the step to get myself some certifications, and MCSA (closely followed by MCSE) seemed like a logical place to start. I knew it all at that point anyways, and it'd be a walk in the park, right? Sadly my employer at the time wasn't interested in me achieving said certs, I expect because they felt I would then move on to a better paid job. I moved
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A little bit of Dev in my Ops

As most of you know my background is strongly in the Ops world, and so when I decided over the Christmas break that I was going to work toward some Amazon Web Services certifications I was sorely tempted to shoot for the SysOps Administrator exam first. As I'd picked up the AWS Associate study pack from acloud.guru I cracked on with this. However, as I worked through the first few modules I had chats with folks who had already
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One time, Two time

Unless you've been living in a cave for the last few days the vExpert 2017 awards have been announced. To cut to the chase: not only were they foolish enough to let me in again, but the entire OpenTechCast crew were renewed back into the gang. For me, this was the second time in a row to be given this status, and I am still feeling incredibly honoured to be included with some folks I respect massively. vExpert status is
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2017: My goals

So I'm a little late in posting this. Sue me ;) I wanted to follow through on my post earlier in the year (after failing to renew my VCP), which has taught me that setting myself goals and writing them down on the internet really helps me to work towards those goals. So here's my list VCP6-DT. I've done some study toward this, and I had initially intended to take the exam at VMworld back in November but I wasn't confident
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