Understanding vs. Memorization

Some companies emphasize memorization as an instructional technique. This usually involves flash cards similar to those used in grade school for insuring the transfer and retention of basic facts and terminology to young students. This is only the first step in training. While it is true that portions of the certification exams rely heavily on memory, memory alone does not ensure recall of the information required to answer the questions, nor does it provide the understanding required to apply the information independently in problem solving applications


When you are confronted with new information you need to be able to process it and relate it to information and skills you currently have. If you have simply memorized the information with no reference to context, you will not have the capability of applying it as required on the examination or on the job. CodeWest exam prep courses are structured to impart the information and the understanding and confidence to apply it -- on the exam and on the job.

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