Place: 005, Devi Residency
Yesterday I attempted and cleared the Exadata Implementation Specialist certification. I worked very hard for this one and am pleased by the result. This certification will add a lot to my resume and for the first time in my career, I feel good about the place I am in.
I want to expand on that thought a little bit. I have thought a lot about the amount of time I lost in Mphasis. I should have had 6 years of proper experience by now. I have always felt that I have been a little lagging in my career. The last 18 months were very hard work but now I am happy about where I am. I am moving along the curve right now. That of course is not the place I want to be in. I want to be ahead of the curve. For that I need to complete the OCM. I have about an year to do it but I will target it early next year.
My immediate target is to complete the cloud certification which I have scheduled for next Saturday. After that I have the 2 exams for the OCP that I am planning to complete before I leave for my vacation. Should be difficult but I will try to complete at least one.
Week 29 was good. I was busy preparing for the exam but still had some good conversations with Madam. So madam is looking to quit and move to a higher paying job. Given that I am planning to move to Hyd, its difficult for her to find a job in Bang that will allow a transfer. At the same time she does not want to get a job in Hyd before marriage. All of these things I understand. I thought a lot about it. One thing I don’t want is for her to quit her job and be idle while searching for the next one. There will be a lot of expenses after marriage and we will need the salary.
I told her that I am okay to live in Bang for some time more if she gets a very good job here. She is confident of getting a 10LPA job. I thought about it and surprisingly enough, I don’t mind my wife earning more than I do. Some confidence I have. Anyway we agreed to go with the flow and discuss it when we next meet.
I have arranged for the folks to come to Bang to meet Madam’s folks the coming Sunday. Dad told me that Katkuri Pradeep lives in Bangalore. I need to get in touch with him and in case he lives close, arrange for the folks to come to his place. Should save me some money for the hotel. I still need to book the tickets for the trip. Need to take the tickets in tatkal. I am looking forward to the meeting.
Dad told me that the pipeline money has been calculated and that we might be getting another 9 lakhs. Its not what dad had calculated initially but something is better than nothing. I am planning to ask dad to clear of his personal loan. I will clear off one of mine. The rest we need to keep in the bank for the marriage.
I asked Aditya to book the flight tickets from Chicago to Vegas. He has not done it till now. I need to follow up with him again.