How To Study

remolaremola Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi Guys,

I'm busy studying for the CEH exam and need advice. I've not studied for a Certification Exam at this level for more than 20 years and to put it bluntly I'm out of practice. I've seen a lot of posts on the forum here with people telling what to study but I need get some advice around HOW to study.

What is some of the things I need to do to make studying easier and have a better retention rate. I'm middle aged and am really out of practice.

Any help will be appreciated.

Regards, Remola

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  • ITSpectreITSpectre Member Posts: 1,040 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Studying differs for each person but here are my tips on how to study

    1. Use different materials - Books, videos, take a class, youtube
    2. Take notes - I like to use a notebook, because it helps me retain the info better
    3. Listen to audio books, lectures, and recordings in the car or while out - Listening to the info will help you remember it... repitition is key
    4. Form a habit of studying - Do it at the same time each day until it becomes second nature to you... Humans are creatures of habit
    5. Choose a QUIET place to study... lock yourself in your basement if you have to

    Those are my study tips...
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  • PJ_SneakersPJ_Sneakers CompTIA, EC-Council, ISACA, Microsoft USAMember Posts: 884 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Nobody here can really tell you how YOU learn. Some people can learn by reading, some can only learn by doing.

    What I do: study during lunch, listen to videos (NOT watch) while driving to and from work, study at night before bed, study on weekends.

    I read books, blogs, and forums. I use CBT Nuggets and ITProTV for videos and labs. Those services come with Transcender practice tests, so I use those.

    I make study guides for things that take rote memorization, and I use mnemonics for terms, lists, and processes.

    I mean, basic studying stuff.

    For the CEH, if you don't have CompTIA Security+ knowledge yet you should definitely start there first.
  • JockVSJockJockVSJock Member Posts: 1,118
    Wondering if you bothered to search "how to study."

    There are many websites and youtube channels dedicated to it. Here is a good blog with various study tips:

    Study Hacks - Decoding Patterns of Success - Cal Newport
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  • Experienced_ISN'T_oldExperienced_ISN'T_old Banned Posts: 26 ■□□□□□□□□□
    JockVSJock wrote: »
    Wondering if you bothered to search "how to study."

    There are many websites and youtube channels dedicated to it. Here is a good blog with various study tips:

    Study Hacks - Decoding Patterns of Success - Cal Newport

    Watching that interview with Jim Clark makes you think what you and I could do if we also had the Physics roots Jim Clark did and were good at it. Guess that ended for me with senior physics, lol.
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