It’s time to think. It’s time to have a plan.

It’s time to play with toys but I think it’s also time to think. It’s time to know what we got last year and what we want to get this new year. Maybe, it’s time to give up smoking and go to the gym. I don’t smoke and I already go to the gym. Therefore, I’m going to ask new wishes for this year. The truth, some of them are similar to those I asked last year, such as learning French language and renew the CISA and CISM Certifications. In fact, most of the wishes are about keep learning and studying which, I think, is the best way to improve and learn new skills.

One of my wishes is to renew the CISA and CISM Certifications. Last year, I got more than 100 CPEs (Continuing Professional Education) to renew these certifications because I delivered security training courses and I passed the F5 BIG-IP ASM Certified Technology Specialist exam. In addition, I got the second prize of the CyberSecurity Challenge at ForoCiber and I took lots of webinars. This year, I’m going to deliver ethical hacking courses as well as a computer forensic course, which will be useful for getting more CPEs and renew the ISACA Certifications.

Speaking about certificates, this year, my Cisco CCNP Routing & Switching certificate is going to expire. Therefore, I’m thinking about taking the Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII) exam because I would like to know how Cisco Nexus switches work. What’s more, this exam is going to help me to reinforce my knowledge about VXLAN, Overlay Technologies, HSRP, VRRP and GLBP, Spanning Tree Protocol, etc.

I’m learning the French language since 2016. I’ve already got the A2 level and I’m studying for the B1 level. Learning a new language is not easy. It requires lots of time and effort. However, I will continue going to classes. I will listen the radio in French language and I will read and write in French language as well. Of course, I know I will also have to speak in French language. It’s interesting. I like!

I’ve never written about internships for students with Ariadnex. I don’t know exactly how many students have already had an internships with Ariadnex but I like thinking tasks and projects for them. For instance, last year, three students (Carlos, Guadalupe and David) have been at Ariadnex offices and they have been doing the Final Degree Project with us. They have been working with Proxy servers, Firewalls, SIEMs, etc. I would like more students come to Ariadnex for this new year.

I’ve read books last year and I would like to read more books this year. While I’m reading, I’m relax, and I’m learning new things at the same time. I like! I have a list with lots of books about technology, psychology, economy, etc. For instance, some of the last books I’ve written down are “Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyoneby Satya Nadella or "The History of Information Security: A Comprehensive Handbook" by Karl Maria Michael de Leeuw and Jan Bergstra.

Do you want to tell us your planning for this year?