Faill to Pass

You Didn’t Pass Your Certification Exam – Now What?!

Grief

It’s happened to most of us. We have gone through countless hours of studying, training, practicing, learning, etc. We have spent long nights watching videos, reading whitepapers, practicing in labs, and taking practice tests. We thought we had this; we KNEW we had this! But when the test was completed, we hit submit, and we get the dreaded score, which is less than what was required for the Powers That Be to award us our certificate. Four of the seven stages of grief pour over you in rapid fire:

“What went wrong?!”

“I can’t believe I just wasted this money!”

“Maybe if I write to the testing board, they’ll understand that they’re wrong.”

“Ugh, this is so laaaaame!”

But, it’s done. It’s time to take this experience, learn from it, and come back and crush this exam! (more…)

Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile for Maximum Results!

LinkedIn is quite possibly the most valuable tool in your arsenal when on the search for a new job. Recruiters use it daily to find the perfect match for the positions they have open. LinkedIn can provide a lot more information than other job sites out there, so it’s best to utilize it to your full potential! In this entry for the Linux Academy blog, I have outlined some tips that can really help your LinkedIn profile stand out among the competition!

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