Testing Your Geekiness

I just took the Are you a Computer Geek? test out of curiousity, and I scored 100! I don’t know if this is bad or good, I’m just having a funny feeling. Here’s the result:

My computer geek score is greater than 100% of all people in the world! How do you compare? Click here to find out!

Step aside Bill Gates, Linus Torvalds, and Steve Jobs…

You are by far the SUPREME COMPUTER GOD!!!

I’ve no clue how their scoring system works, but just to check I went back and intentionally chose 3 wrong answers but I was still given 100. Anyway, if you guys have taken the test then feel free to share your score with me.

CCNA Preparation

Since November 6th is the last day to sit for CCNA exam 640-801, I’ve decided to go for it. They are phasing out this syllabus and introduced 640-802 where they have added more complicated and junk issues.

I’ve started reading the CCNA Study Guide by Todd Lammle which has been lying on my shelf for quite some time. I hope I’ll be able to finish this 700-pages book within the next two weeks.

A friend of mine was nice enough to give me his spare Cisco 2501 router which I’m using to practice for the exam. Using a router is a much better choice than to use the simulators.

I’m hoping to sit for the exam by the end of this month and hopefully I’ll pass! Wish me luck, okay?

Certification Mania

This is an addition to my this 2007 resolution: I’m going to get at least three of the following certifications by December 31st:

My dream is to get the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification, which I should be bagging by 2010! :)

Personality Test

Are you the life of the party? Would you consider yourself open to change? Are you a creative thinker? Take a good look at yourself with Brainbench’s personality test! This test takes under 10 minutes to complete and measures 6 different factors that create your unique personality. A detailed test report containing your personalty traits will be e-mailed to you after you take the test.

Now here’s what my test result says about me:

Social Boldness:
You are slightly introverted. Do you ever say to people, “I’m really an introvert” and then they look at you funny? That’s because you can be both Extraverted and introverted, but in social situations people see you as an Extravert. Your enthusiastic and self-confident personality, plus your ease at talking to strangers gives the appearance that you are outgoing, even though you may attribute it to just being a friendly person. You find yourself at the center of attention, even though you may not actively seek that position. You are such a warm person that people like to follow you. Which is good, since you have no problem accepting your role as a leader when it is given to you. With your ability to flow easily from shy to outgoing, you may tend to easily flow from exciting adventures to relaxing times at home. This makes you a fun person to be around, because you do not always have to be on the go, yet you know there is more to life than reading and watching TV.

You are very considerate. You are a popular person, aren’t you? Of course you are. You truly value harmony in dealing with others. People recognize your friendly, generous, and helpful personality. Your easy-going, agreeable nature makes you such a joy to be around. This is especially true in meetings or general conversations. The topic may become heated, but you are considerate of other’s feelings and you will find a happy medium in order to placate those around you. This is because you have an optimistic view of human nature and you realize that if you trust people with their decisions that they are not trying to hurt you or take advantage of you. This special and rare quality is also seen in your altruism. You enjoy helping others. To you it is not a sacrifice; to you it is fulfilling to help others in need.

You are quite impulsive. You are an independent thinker. You do not need a book of rules to tell you how to behave – you know inside what is right and what is wrong and you act accordingly. You are able to live life spontaneously, because you are able to make decisions without endless deliberation. In fact, when you and another person are making a decision, you are able to reach a solution fairly quickly while the other person has to cautiously plan every step. Eventually, they will agree with you, which is frustrating when your first impulse is usually the correct one in the decision-making process. You tend to be a little more casual, and you do not feel out of sorts when your home or office is not perfectly neat. In general, your life is pleasurable – you know how to have fun and will never be accused of being staid or stuffy.

Anxiety Level:
You are moderately excitable. In trying situations, you feel somewhat stressed and frustrated. At times you are able to overcome these feelings, but other times you feel overwhelmed. This could run the gamut of just being in a bad mood to experiencing anxiety, anger, or depression. In general, you prefer a stress-free existence, so that the possibility of negative emotions would not be a factor. You tend to be somewhat self-conscious in social situations, and are worried that people may judge or criticize you. You may react emotionally to people or circumstances that you find threatening, because you want to protect yourself. Every so often you cave into urges or cravings. Sometimes you feel a little guilty about it, other times you are just fine with your fun streak.

Openness to Change:
You are moderately practical. You tend to be more comfortable when your daily activities are familiar and unchanging, rather than constantly in a state of flux. You prefer to deal with facts and not ideas. You prefer to be more practical and pragmatic, but you are able to be creative when the situation calls for it. You prefer the conversation or situation to be more straightforward. Emotionally, you are more conservative and tend not to express your feelings openly. You have a proper demeanor, which summons respect from those around you.

The way you Think/Reason:
You are slightly concrete in your thinking. Your thinking is neither simple nor complex, to others you appear to be a well-educated person but not an intellectual. You tend to be intellectually curious and have the uncanny abilities to distinguish imaginative, creative people from down-to-earth, conventional people.

I took the CIA Personality Quiz as well, which said I’m a “daring thrill-seeker”! Duh!