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What are some good study/revision tips?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Juelz, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    can anybody recommend and tips or methods they use? thought this might be helpful to other users also as I am currently looking for some tried and tested methods. Let us know what works best for you and what doesn't work for you.
     
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  2. dmarsh

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    Learn the stuff and remember it :;)
     
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  3. Juelz

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    Will bare that in mind...

    Any retention tips?
     
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    Do practical exercises.
    Do stuff you find interesting.
    Fully understand the implications and design choices, how things fit together. How could the system be deconstructed, re-designed, why is it the way it is ?
    Understand the history and context under which the system/process was designed.
     
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  5. crazy horse

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    Practice - in my view to really understand the theory, you need to be able to apply it to a real life situation. Whether that's in your test lab at home or controlled in a work environment, practising will enable you to retain the information better.
     
  6. Vince Polston

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    I literally laughed out loud on this one. :)

    I personally find that the atmosphere I am studying it makes a BIGGEST difference. If I am too comfortable I tend to get distracted. So I like to go to Starbucks, grab a coffee, and get to studying. It might sound silly, but it works for me.

    Note cards are also huge for me for remembering the tedious things like ports, etc.

    Like @crazy horse just mentioned, a home lab will do wonders.
     
  7. Stuzzle

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    Home labs on VM - nothing teaches you a lesson better than pulling your hair out for ages over a problem and then finding you forgot something basic (or something that MS Press didn't put in their step by step guides :blink).

    Anki flash cards app - for all those times in the day where you have a minute or 2 to waste whilst going about your business
     
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