This is my first Dev.to post!
I'm studying for the Security+ exam.
Here are my top ten recommendations for anyone studying:
- Study with a group. Life events have a way of always happening, and a group is a good way to stay on track, be encouraged, and have people around you with the same goals.
- Food matters. Take care with what you eat, especially while studying. Things to keep in mind with food really range from blood sugar crashes to messy food getting on a laptop.
- Sleep matters too! You can't add much to a tired brain. Sleep helps you learn.
- Write as you go- this is a good way to remember what you're reading or seeing on video.
- Especially write down new terms!!!
- Track your progress. There will always be more to learn, it's good to be able to see how much you've done so far
- Take breaks- brains learn better when you take breaks and review the material again. I liked this post for ideas on what types of breaks are especially useful
- Learn in different formats. Read, watch videos, explain a term to someone else, draw a concept, the important thing is to keep using your brain as you go
- Ask for help (and say thank you when you get it!) There are lots of helpful people around who will share their knowledge. Asking for help gives them a chance to help you- which is voluntary, so make sure to say thank you.
- Say thank you to yourself. There is so much to learn, and there will always be more to learn- that's a guarantee! Don't beat yourself up if you're not as far along as you want to be. Say thank you to yourself for taking the time to study.