As the tittle says, I started one month ago to study really hard to achieve the CCIE Voice certification. I have spent a few minutes every week to do self-analysis to see what things are working, and what things are not working like I expected. That is the way I can improve my own “processes” to be more efficient with my time.
Things that I have changed during this time:
- I have made some minor changes to my initial schedule, but the total number of hours per week, remain the same.
- I received my latest phone 3 weeks ago, so I have had to play Tetris to place all of the phones on my table close to me in a comfortable way. So now I have 4x 7961, 1x 7960 and 1×7962. I put them together to take the picture below (sorry, I am a bad photographer).
- I have configured US Eng language in all my keyboards to get used to the positions of symbols, which is quite different from the spanish one. I do not want to waste time or get nervous because of that during the lab day. After one month, I am able to configure at the same speed as before, in fact I now have to think for a second, if I am typing with the Spanish configuration. I have noticed that some people even buy keyboards with the US layout, but since I do not need to look at the keyboard, it is not necessary for me.
- I am using PuTTY and SecureCRT either way to be familiarized with both since it is not clear for me which will be on the lab exam.
- I am documenting everything, although it seems really obvious. I intend not just to pass the exam but to retain the knowledge, and at the same time elaborate in very detailed notes for the future. You never know when are you going to use a feature again; it could take months hence you could forget it.
The purpose of all these little details is to try to make the lab day like any other day, to be focused on the important tasks and to avoid any headache over things you don’t expect.