Lessons learned

  • Time management: don't leave documentation to the very last moment
  • Do not skip Active Directory
  • Like most things in life, it is important to know when to let go
  • Eat properly
  • Sleep properly
  • Take breaks whenever you need them
  • Don't beat yourself up about failure; it's there to reality-check and teach you a thing or two
  • Don't shy away from asking good questions, but also don't skip the research part
  • Leave no stone unturned, and don't skip the obvious
  • Take your ego out for a long walk, and leave it on the way back home
  • Understand that learning takes time, and things are going to click when you've understood them enough