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Hello all :)

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by swatto, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. swatto

    swatto Byte Poster

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    Hey all :)

    Just registered on the site as I am currently studying (well trying to) for the A+ Certification. I work in an IT support environment for a construction company and thought it would be good to get some nationally recognised qualifications under my belt. I currently only have a BTEC National Diploma in software development.

    I am however struggling to study - I understand everything I read but remembering it is another matter, I am really struggling to retain all the information that I am currently reading :(

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
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  2. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    When I studied for the A+, I found taking short notes of the chapters as I read them helped. Or using a highlighter pen, and highlight the important parts.

    Good luck with the studies.

    NB
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -Ken
     
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  4. nugget
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. :biggrin
     
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  5. Evilwheato

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    I did a similar thing once I had read my A+ book. I made notes in my own book for each exam objective- some of which cover several chapters. That way I had some notes I could carry around with me.

    Both writing the notes and the ability to access it anywhere really helped :)

    It might also be worth looking at your learning style.
     
  6. mattstevenson

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    I've found that using a variety of media to learn the material has helped. In my case, a mixture of instructor led, book, video, audio and practise tests has seen me pass every exam I've attempted thus far.

    It covers pretty much everything that way. So, when you get a question on something obscure, the information might just pop forth from some dusty corner of your brain to save the day.
     
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  7. dalsoth

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    Welcome to the forums. :D
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    Welcome!
     
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  9. swatto

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    Thankyou for the kind responses all :biggrin

    I will have to look at my learning style and how I learn best because at the moment I don't have one, what im going to do is read through the entire book once and then re-read bits I find I will struggle to remember.
     
    Certifications: BTEC Nat Dip: Software Dev, A+
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