I finally passed the Ansible Exam today after failing 2 weeks ago. I knew why I failed and it was largely due to my fault and the last failure made me appreciate passing now...like the saying goes after forest fire....cometh new life!
I over analyze the questions and made simple mistakes and my solutions were largely not graded the last time. I was focusing too much on getting my Red Hat Certified Architect which i finally got today. I was trying to be so elegant and almost lost focus on why we do this exam in the first place.
I won't blame it on the Red Hat VMs and technical issues that occured, I could have done a better job as well.The exact same technical glitch happened again today and I said to myself: NOT AGAIN, NOT TODAY and NOT ON MY WATCH! I calmed myself down and patiently resolved all issues.
I took passing all previous 4 exams back to back for granted. Again, i do this exams because I love Linux and learning new skillset period! Money has never been the sole denominator for me; but this is best investment ever that I have ever made in my career ( hmmm.. well and my late 2011 Model Macbook Pro, Core i7, 16GB and SSD....lol..hahahahaha)... I won't say life cos I never knew that I could love my 13 months old daughter so much that I tend to sing "pussy pussy cat where have been" unconsciously at work when stressed! ..lol.. watching Dave and Eva while trying to study at the same time...oh gosh I wish i knew all the lyrics!..lol..
The last 7 years has been so defining for me and I don't have a Linkedin Account (the kind of gigs that I have done...I can't even post them here cos..). I have been so favored and all this hard work has really paid off honestly.
I have had great success with largely doing self studies prior to finding Linux Academy in 2014. I have also mentored a lot of my friends using Linux academy as my guideline and most of them are doing great now and are all full paying members of LA.
Anthony, you have created a great ecosystem that has changed the way we learn and acquire IT skill set in general. Thank you for doing a great job along with all your wonderful staffs. You are guys are simply the best but keep doing the good work!
So, finally I'm Red Hat Certified Architect after 5 months of studies! I am in cloud 9 now! I am not very good with multiple choice but AWS cert here I come. I am coming for my pound of flesh!
I kept on refreshing my email and the result came around past midnight EST.
verify me here : https://www.redhat.com/rhtapps/certification/verify/?certId=160-122-636