Which do you think serves you better, books or training videos?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Juelz, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

    Im more of a visual learner (see and do) not taken an exam in about 2 years but currently studying fot one (will reveal it when/if I pass). Been reading a recommended book but not sure all the info is going in, I feel like Im really only grasping 50% so hoping the videos help fill in the blanks once Im done with the book.
  2. Sparky
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    Books and lab work mainly. Training videos were expensive but not really looked recently tbh.
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  3. SimonD
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    SimonD Terabyte Poster

    Videos and lab work for me.
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  4. JK2447
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    JK2447 Petabyte Poster Administrator Premium Member

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    Videos and lab work for me. I find technical books too dry and long but I do like white papers and the likes of hands on labs documentation. Love blogs also as they’re short and sweet
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  5. 1MillionBits

    1MillionBits New Member

    Relating to the only grasping 50% thing, I can assure you it is probably the amount of time since your last exam, it isn't actually you. I haven't studied in a while as well, and I found that after a 10 minutes or so reading through my text book, I began to wander. I would read but nothing further went in. It took me a few weeks until I was used to reading 2 hours at a stretch with focus. If you find your attention wandering have a break. It will eventually stop.

    I'm watching Professor Messer's videos ATM and I would recommend them to you. (I can't post a link because I got a message saying that's prohibited until my 5th post.)

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