This article contains ideas for getting the most out of Cloud Academy when you are studying for a certification exam.
Set the Stage
Optimize your environment for learning. Minimize distractions, find a quiet space, and ensure you have all the necessary resources, such as a reliable internet connection and a comfortable workspace.
Use Bookmarks to Set an Agenda
Set specific goals for what you want to learn. Find the learning paths in the training library that will help you learn what you want to know, and bookmark them. Bookmarking training content lets you create queue of what you want to learn next.
Make a Study Schedule
When you find a learning path you want to take, go a step further and set a deadline. Assigning yourself content sets a deadline and lets the platform send you helpful reminders to stay on track.
Start a Study Group
Collaborate with fellow learners through Cloud Academy’s Discord community, or create your own study groups to share ideas, ask questions, and get feedback. Invite your friends to join Cloud Academy and learn along with you. Learning with others can enhance motivation and provide valuable insights.
Learn Wherever You Are
Cloud Academy has a mobile app for learning on the go. Use your downtime effectively by accessing the app during short breaks or while waiting in line. You can even download courses to watch while you're offline.
Practice Active Recall
Instead of passively watching videos or reading materials, engage in active learning techniques like summarizing concepts, teaching them to someone else, or solving practice questions or lab challenges. This improves retention and makes your study time more efficient.
Compile a Study Sheet
Save the explanations of tricky questions so you can study them later. Your saved explanations appear with your bookmarks to make them easy to find.
Many exams draw from a pool of questions. When you are studying for a certification exam, you can benefit from retaking exams so that you are exposed to more of the questions.