Tag: Personal Development

Professional development

I’m currently working on several areas of professional development.

  • FE Exam – I’m working toward my Professional Engineer license for Electrical and Computer engineering. My first step is to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam. I plan on taking the FE Exam this fall.
  • CAPM Certification – I’m studying for the Certified Associate in Project Management certification.  I will apply for the CAPM certification in June / July.
  • Software / Firmware – I want to keep up my skills in firmware programming, so I’ll be developing an embedded project in C++, and an Android platform project in JAVA.

Other things I’m working on include:

Programmable Logic Controllers – I’m really interested in using PLCs for my own permaculture / aquaponics projects.  I’ve downloaded the PSIM PLC simulator, and am looking at purchasing a copy of PLCLogix when I’m have a better handle on the different languages.

I’ve also ordered a chipKIT uC32 based on the Microchip PIC32MX340F512H.  I’ll use MPLAB X and a Microchip ICD to program it.  My idea is to eventually use this to measure water levels and quality in an Aquaponics setup.  I’ll be programming it in C++.

And finally, it’s time to upgrade my Amateur Radio licence class again.  I’m currently a General class ham (KD6TXV) and want to upgrade to Amateur Extra class.  I’ll be taking the exam this summer.

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