Introduction

My name is Manuel. I will be doing the following IT certifications:
ITIL v4 Passed on 03/16/2024
Microsoft DP-900 Passed on 04/12/2024
AZ-900
AI-900
Python PCEP-30
PCAP-31
PCPP-32
JavaScript
CompTIA Data+
Linux+
Security+

I will add to the list as I pursue other certifications.

I will be posting my journey in doing these exams, the timeline, what resources I used, and if I passed and/or failed.

More to come…

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My friend Andrew just came back from Arizona. He sent me a video of a house while he was in Arizona, a model home. The house was gorgeous!


Just shows what I don’t know, I don’t know. This motivated me to do better… No more time wasters, like watching dumb movies that do not change my life! Well the last movie I watched did change my life, my life lost three hours with no benefit. What movie? The Fear of Darkness (A brilliant young psychiatrist is forced to confront the dark creature that dwells deep within her own subconscious when she investigates the supernatural disappearance of a university student.) and Die Hart 2: Die Harder (In this sequel, Kevin Hart, now the world’s biggest action star, finds himself the victim of an evil revenge plot and must enlist the help of his favorite co-star and his over-eager assistant if he wants to survive.).


Yes… I have no one to blame but me.

#dream, #possible

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#change

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Study To Do List

Daily To Do List:

Due February 29, 2024

Learning Path

Book 1 – ITIL ® 4 Essentials by CLAIRE AGUTTER
CHAPTER 1: KEY CONCEPTS OF SERVICE MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 2: SERVICE MANAGEMENT ROLES
CHAPTER 3: ALL ABOUT SERVICES
CHAPTER 4: SERVICE RELATIONSHIPS
CHAPTER 5: THE FOUR DIMENSIONS OF SERVICE MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 6: THE SERVICE VALUE SYSTEM
CHAPTER 7: THE SVS: OPPORTUNITY, DEMAND, VALUE
CHAPTER 8: THE SVS: GUIDING PRINCIPLES
CHAPTER 9: THE SVS: GOVERNANCE
CHAPTER 10: THE SVS: THE SERVICE VALUE CHAIN
CHAPTER 11: ITIL PRACTICES INTRODUCED
CHAPTER 12: GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
CHAPTER 13: SERVICE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
CHAPTER 14: TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
CHAPTER 15: SERVICE MANAGEMENT TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS
CHAPTER 16: MULTIPLE-CHOICE EXAM STRATEGIES


Book 2 – ITIL 4 Foundation Certified in 7 Days
DAY 1 Approximate Study Time: 1 hour and 12 minutes
Chapter 1 – 25 minutes
Chapter 2 – 47 minutes

DAY 2 Approximate Study Time: 1 hour and 37 minutes
Chapter 3 – 53 minutes
Chapter 4 – 44 minutes

DAY 3 Approximate Study Time: 1 hour and 47 minutes
Chapter 5 – 41 minutes
Chapter 6 – 60 minutes
Chapter 7 – 6 minutes

DAY 4 Approximate Study Time: 1 hour and 33 minutes
Chapter 8 – 25 minutes
Chapter 9 – 37 minutes
Chapter 10 – 31 minutes

DAY 5 Approximate Study Time: 1 hour and 12 minutes
Chapter 11 – 1 hour and 12 minutes

DAY 6 Approximate Study Time: 1 hour and 34 minutes
Chapter 12 – 42 minutes
Chapter 13 – 52 minutes

DAY 7 Approximate Study Time: 1 hour and 7 minutes
Chapter 14 – 46 minutes
Chapter 15 – 21 minutes

Exam date: Monday, March 15, 2024 (PDT)
Outcome: PASSED!

Axcelos ITIL v4 Foundation badge


Learning Path

Monday, February 12, 2024
Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals: Explore core data concepts
Explore core data concepts 30 min Module 8 Units
Data powers the digital transformation that is sweeping across organizations and society in general. But what is “data”, and how is it represented and used?
Introduction 1 min
Identify data formats 5 min
Explore file storage 5 min
Explore databases 5 min
Explore transactional data processing 5 min
Explore analytical data processing 5 min
Knowledge check 3 min
Summary 1 min
Explore data roles and services 15 min Module 5 Units
Data professionals perform distinct roles in building and managing software solutions, and work with multiple technologies and services to do so.
Introduction 1 min
Explore job roles in the world of data 5 min
Identify data services 5 min
Knowledge check 3 min
Summary 1 min

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals: Explore relational data in Azure
Explore fundamental relational data concepts 37 min Module 7 Units
Data professionals perform distinct roles in building and managing software solutions, and work with multiple technologies and services to do so.
Introduction 2 min
Understand relational data 6 min
Understand normalization 6 min
Explore SQL 10 min
Describe database objects 9 min
Knowledge check 3 min
Summary 1 min
Explore relational database services in Azure 36 min Module 6 Units
Microsoft Azure provides multiple services for relational databases. You can choose the relational database management system that’s best for your needs, and host relational data in the cloud.
Introduction 1 min
Describe Azure SQL services and capabilities 10 min
Describe Azure services for open-source databases 6 min
Exercise: Explore Azure relational database services 15 min
Knowledge check 3 min
Summary 1 min

❤️ Wednesday, February 14, 2024 ❤️
Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals: Explore non-relational data in Azure
Explore Azure Storage for non-relational data 38 min Module 8 Units
Microsoft Azure provides multiple services for relational databases. You can choose the relational database management system that’s best for your needs, and host relational data in the cloud.
Introduction 1 min
Explore Azure blob storage 4 min
Explore Azure DataLake Storage Gen2 3 min
Explore Azure Files 3 min
Explore Azure Tables 8 min
Exercise: Explore Azure Storage 15 min
Knowledge check 3 min
Summary 1 min
Explore fundamentals of Azure Cosmos DB 31 min Module 6 Units
Azure Cosmos DB provides a highly scalable store for non-relational data.
Introduction 1 min
Describe Azure Cosmos DB 5 min
Identify Azure Cosmos DB APIs 6 min
Exercise: Explore Azure Cosmos DB 15 min
Knowledge check 3 min
Summary 1 min

Thursday, February 15, 2024
Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals: Explore data analytics in Azure
Explore fundamentals of large-scale analytics 1 hr 32 min Module 10 Units
Organizations use analytics platforms to build large scale data analytics solutions that generate insights and drive success. Microsoft provides multiple technologies that you can combine to build a large scale data analytics solution.
Introduction 1 min
Explore Azure blob storage 4 min
Explore Azure DataLake Storage Gen2 3 min
Explore Azure Files 3 min
Explore Azure Tables 8 min
Exercise: Explore Azure Storage 15 min
Knowledge check 3 min
Summary 1 min
Explore fundamentals of real-time analytics 1 hr 21 min Module 11 Units
Learn about the basics of stream processing, and the services in Microsoft Azure that you can use to implement real-time analytics solutions.
Introduction 1 min
Understand batch and stream processing 9 min
Explore common elements of stream processing architecture 4 min
Explore Azure Stream Analytics 2 min
Exercise: Explore Azure Stream Analytics 15 min
Explore Apache Spark on Microsoft Azure 3 min
Exercise: Explore Spark Streaming in Azure Synapse Analytics 15 min
Explore Realtime Analytics in Microsoft Fabric 3 min
Exercise: Explore Realtime Analytics in Microsoft Fabric 25 min
Knowledge check 3 min
Summary 1 min
Explore fundamentals of data visualization 38 min Module 7 Units
Learn the fundamental principles of analytical data modeling and data visualization, using Microsoft Power BI as a platform to explore these principles in action.
Introduction 1 min
Describe Power BI tools and workflow 3 min
Describe core concepts of data modeling 5 min
Describe considerations for data visualization 5 min
Exercise – Explore fundamentals of data visualization with Power BI 20 min
Knowledge check 3 min
Summary 1 min

Exam date: Monday, April 12, 2024 (PDT)
Outcome: PASSED!

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“The only reason that you are not living the life that you actually want to live, is because, you, day by day, keep on feeding the life that you don’t want to live.”

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I have not watched YouTube in over six months. I gave up Youtube on December 31, 2023, along with coffee and alcohol. I have not had any lapses and doing well. I just have to focus on my certifications. At times I procrastinate. I have to change my procrastination habits.