Several times we set our goal to pass one specific certification for different reasons like getting knowledge for a specific field, improve your skills or get a specific position. Doesn't matter what are our intentions we begin to buy books, videos and exam simulation and also we begin to read a lot of forums where some users explained how they passed the exam.
We are excited and eager to learn more
and more, then the time passed and you lost motivation especially when
you reach some subject that are a little boring or you did not expected.
How to go on?
This happen to me several times, I followed this steps and worked for me, maybe it works for you or create your own method.
1. Set in your mind why you are getting this certification.
the certification is not clear in my mind then I will lose focus right
away the first week. So put it in your mind or write it somewhere and
put it in front of you on your desk area where you study.
2. Set small goals
I know you want the main goal pass the exam or get the knowledge,
setting the small goals will help you to reach your main goal, for
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to accomplish it?. You can use any website (free or paid) to set this
goals, I used in the past GoalsOnTrack (paid), the website will send you
emails saying you have Chapter 1 due by Jan 12 and so on.
to remind you that you need to read several times during the week the
books and exam simulations you can use Irunurun for IPhone, in this
application you can set your actions and how many times you are planning
to do it, they system will provide points for any activity, like grades
you have at school, if you set the goal study 4 times a week and you
did only three times you got 75. Get the idea? So your goal will be like
any other exam, go over 80%. This will give you a picture if you are
really studying, if you only did 50% means I am not putting enough
3. Practice with exam simulation as soon as possible.
reality is we need to pass to get the cert and at the same time get
knowledge. So if you are studying a specific subject use the exam
simulation only in that object, like drilling, DO NOT READ THE CORRECT
ANSWER IN THE EXAM. Why because at the end you will memorize the answer
and those answers will not be in the exam.
How will this
help you? You will not know the answer, you will be lost but when you
are reading the chapters in that subject and you read the answer or
explanation of something you did not have any clue on the exam
simulation then in that moment you will have the CLICK, it will stick in
your mind and you increase the change to remember and the boring part
will go away because you are more interested your brain assimilate more.
you stick with small goals and a program you will advance to get your
certification, will keep you a little focus and at the end you will get
your main goal.
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