I’ve been fairly busy the last 10 days researching and putting together my Cisco Lab. I’ll have more on that later. I’ve also picked up some new toys which I will cover in a future post. I’m currently half way through chapter 9 in the Wendell Odom ICND1 book and today I realized that I am not burning through my studies as efficiently as I did in the past. One big reason is that I talked about a goal date to take the ICND1 test but had never really formalized it. This has led to some lackluster time management on my part and I am realizing that I need to have that deadline sitting out there in order to push myself. Therefore. I just finished scheduling my CCENT / ICND1 exam for June 1st, 2012. This means I have a lot of work to get done in the next two weeks. I feel as if I will be more motivated to push away family distraction with this deadline looming.