Passed my final CCNP exam on Tuesday

Passed my final CCNP exam on Tuesday (TSHOOT) with 986 out of a possible 1000 ! Wohoo !

I had heard the TSHOOT exam was difficult and I think I over-studied, spending the past 6 months procrastinating preparing for the exam. I chose to use the official CCNP TSHOOT book by Kevin Wallace as well as the official CCNP Video Mentor and Flash Cards, both from Amazon.

The book was easy reading and very relevant to the exam. By the time I went into the exam I must have read through it a hundred times. Self-test questions in the book helped me to identify areas that I needed to review before the exam.
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Signing up to iSKY

Tonight I decided to get around to signing up to iSKY so I could watch online sports from my laptop in the bedroom, rather than sitting in the main lounge where the decoder is located.

For those that don’t know, is an offering from SkyTvNZ for subscribers, it allows you to :

  • Stream content (movies, tv shows) that you have missed
  • Watch Live Sport channels online (if you have an existing Sport subscription)
  • Rent the latest movies on demand

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Choosing a Heat Pump

I’ve just got back from talking with a Heat Pump specialist who gave me some advice on choosing a Heat Pump for our home. With winter fast approaching I’d like to have this installed sometime mid Autumn. We’ve been dicscussing the options between a Fujitsu Nocria, Mitsubishi and Panasonic all in the 5-7kW range. This is a guess at the size we would need to heat our home, which will be confirmed by a specialist this Monday. Continue reading