November 2008


I just finished the video tutorial for the headquarters part of the virtual voice lab. This tutorial will basically walk you through adding all the devices for the headquarters location.
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Once again, I would like to say thank you for all of your comments and words of encouragement. All of the positive feedback definitely gives me the motivation to continue on. Although I would be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed to see that I failed, that disappointed only lasted a couple of days and now has turned into an even stronger desire to pass this lab!

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The results are in, and I didn’t pass. I got tripped up on a few tasks and coupled with nerves, my time management was off. Overall, I felt the exam was fair and very passable, but time management HAS to be there. There is no room for error in my opinion.

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I have made it to San Jose. Hard to believe how time goes by so fast and that my exam is tomorrow. For the past nine months since I completed the written exam, I have been getting ready for this day. As I mentioned in my previous posts, all of last week was spent in the lab and I logged approx 115hrs there since last Saturday. Double rack sessions at Proctor Labs each day.

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Starting day 4 of the 16 hour lab days and I have to say, I am feeling it. But, labs have been going very well and I have worked through lab 5 in vol3. Last night’s eight hour lab went very well and I was able to complete the entire lab (with the exception of IPCC) in 5 ½ hours, so speed is coming along.

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Eight days until my lab exam and I have just finished day two of my lab marathon. I decided to take vacation this week (even though I will be spending all of my time at work labbing, nice vacation, huh? :-) ) so that I can focus on nothing but voice.

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