Ive had TMA 02 returned and I am ecstatic to say that I scored 96, I am really enjoying this module, I'm not saying that I understand everything that I have read but if its really important then I'm sure I will come across it again! (thats how I look at it).
The thing I like about networking over programming is that with networking there is really only one way to do something so you learn that and thats that, whereas with programming there is loads of ways to accomplish a task and of course there is still a right way amongst the hard core programmers as well as developing good practices.
To be fair I have been finding the TMA's on this course really easy and I have been completing them in a few hours. I have been enjoying the Packet Tracer activities and they have been giving me some great insight into how networks work and what goes into setting them up and configuring them.
I have to attend a day school on April 6th, I'm worried about it because I have to work in groups and I can be a bit shy, we also have to complete the CCNA2 final exam but this time you are not allowed to look at your notes and it is done in exam conditions, this day school as well as the final exam will be part of the EMA.
I have looked at the EMA and it looks ok, not too scary.
I received my TMA back today and I am pleased to say that I scored 82%. As with most of my TMA's I am surprised that I got a high mark I didn't think my report was that great and to be fair it was my report that dropped the most marks. I am one of these people who constantly doubt my own abilities and then when I do well I'm surprised.
I don't think I will ever stop criticising my self I guess it's just how I am made!
I have started Block 3 now, I've just finished part 1 which was talking about mobile devices and their limitations in terms of mobile applications. I will start part 2 tomorrow evening
I have not added to this blog for a while and I thought its high time I did. as you know I had my TMA from TM257 back and scored 99%, I ended up completing the Introduction to Networking and passed that with merit!
I started Routing and Switching and to be honest it has been interesting and not boring as I predicted it would be. I needed to finish chapters 1 - 4 so I could answer question 1 on TMA2 it was just to calculate my average score for the chapter exams, that was the last question I had to do as I finished the rest of the TMA a while ago.
I have now submitted my TMA nearly 2 weeks early which will give me time to concentrate on TT284, I am a bit behind with that now as I've been concentrating on TM257, but should not take me long to catch up, I will also need to start the TMA number 3 as that needs to be handed in on the 14th March. I find TT284 harder than Cisco Networking, I really don't know why I have to do this course as art of my networking degree. I don't want to become a developer my brain does not really think that way. So I need to spend more time on the TMA's for TT284 as they are harder and involve a lot of coding, or to be honest just amending code the OU have written and I need to make it work.
I am still waiting for the result of TMA 2 for TT284, I hope I have done OK I was not impressed by my report to be fair, report writing is not my forte. I will of course let you know my score good or bad.
On a personal note, my partner, our friend and I have booked tickets to go to New York in July 2019, I can't wait and I'm really looking forward to it. it would have been the first time I have been out of the country in over 20 years! so I'm a bit apprehensive but excited at the same time.