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Study and Motivation

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by noel123ie, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. noel123ie

    noel123ie Nibble Poster

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    Hi all

    Just wondering how many hours those of you are studying are spending hard at it these long Summer days?

    I try and do 2-3 hours per day but hard very hard 8)

    So looking for some motivation and ideas of how many hours ye put in

    Thanks
    Noel
     
    Certifications: MCSA Sec+
  2. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Currently...four to five, but I'm hardcore (and it's interesting). I'm studying 70-621 which is an amalgamation of two exams (the 70-620 and the 70-622) so I need to study more for it.

    On a normal day, with a normal exam, two or so.

    Qs
     
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  3. ThomasMc

    ThomasMc Gigabyte Poster

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    Not enough, my study time took a nose dive after our second child came along :D
     
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  4. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    I have had Man Flu for the past week, so the best I can do is read some of the CCENT, whilst drinking copius amounts of tea and moaning about why no one understands how ill I feel.
     
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  5. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Trying to treat it like I'm on a course but damn difficult due to RL distractions/problems and the fact that I "get" the overview but am having trouble getting the detail to "stick" - must be an age thing ! :p
     
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  6. DaveyB1981

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    Not enough and i resit 70-270 tomorrow morning - eek!

    Dave
     
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  7. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    It's not a fixed amount for me per day, but I'm doing at least 2hours of going through a CBT and quite a bit of implementation and hands on stuff at work since we are using a 2K8 quite a bit here. I'm also playing around in my 2K8 lab while watching the CBT's to re-create stuff that's being shown etc...
     
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  8. noel123ie

    noel123ie Nibble Poster

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    you should be giving courses you seem to have a lot of work done to get this far!

    how long are you in IT?

    Noel
     
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  9. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    13 months in total 8)
     
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  10. noel123ie

    noel123ie Nibble Poster

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    how did you do all the study for these in 13 months?

    thats unreal what is your secret :)

    noel
     
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  11. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    He suffers from Enlarged Brain Syndrome ! :p
     
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  12. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Knowing where I wanted to be and knowing what it takes to get there.

    Pushing every day to do the best I could, even studying whilst on holiday!

    Having a large amount of discipline and an understanding wife, who wants me to get back to earning the big bucks again :D

    Plus, perhaps the most important thing, enjoying what I'm learning and doing.

    Edit: I have bumped my First Year In IT Post for you mate.
     
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  13. Patch230

    Patch230 Nibble Poster

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    I'm working full time at the moment

    So it's a case of studying for about 6 hours or untill i cant take any more in when im back from work

    On my day off I can be at it all day , again untill I feel I cant take any more in


    Originally found getting the motivation and drive really hard but once I got that it's been a case of sticking at it, keeping the tv off, turning off programs like msn messenger etc, anything that could be a distraction

    Also I've got a very understanding wife !:biggrin
     
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  14. VantageIsle

    VantageIsle Kilobyte Poster

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    I cannot study for more that 2 hours, my concentration just goes (where, I hear you ask?) Everyone is different, I just chip away at the book. 30 minutes is better than 0 minutes. just keep up the work make sure you do a few study sessions in a week.

    My motivation? I'm learning a new job that I enjoy, I need to get to a certain level of fundamental understanding to be a good tech, this is the balance between on the job stuff and certs.

    Plus, I have had some really sh!tty jobs in the past and I never want to do the like of that again!
     
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  15. greenbrucelee
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    I do 2 or 3 20 minute session per day, when I have the time that is.
     
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  16. ben_westbrom

    ben_westbrom Bit Poster

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    I study for 4 hours on both Monday and a Wednesday, and for 6 hours each on Saturday and Sunday.

    I cant revise everyday of the week, as i start to feel myself not looking forward to studying. I feel that taking Tuesday, Thursday and Friday keeps me fresh for when i am studying.
     
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