Lessons from Confucious
You've probably heard the quote from the ancient Chinese philosopher, Confucius:
- I hear and I forget
- I see and I remember
- I do and I understand
We've built our 'Guides to Success' e-learning courses to allow you to hear, see and do.
This is obviously an excellent preparation for the BCS examination, should you choose to take it.
It will also help you in:
- Applying your learning to your work situation
- Succeeding in job interviews
- Becoming a valued member of a business analysis team
Divide and rule
The courses in the Guides to Success series are divided into modules that support the syllabus for the relevant BCS business analysis examination.
Each module contains a number of lessons.
The following section describes the structure of a lesson and how it will help you to succeed.
The video gives a visual and audio summary of the main points of a lesson.
Where useful, there are animations to illustrate and explain particular aspects of the lesson.
Text with images
The text generally provides more than a transcript of the video.
It can go into more detail where necessary and can cross-reference other lessons.
It's written in a style that supports scanning, that is, helping the reader to quickly scan the text whilst having their eye drawn to important words, phrases, and sentences.
The text might also include recommended additional reading and useful information that is not on the exam syllabus.
The video and text together make a great source for exam revision.
Quizzes check immediate understanding of the topics covered in the video and text.
This helps the reader to memorise important topics that could appear as exam questions.
Every lesson has a quiz with at least four questions.
You should repeat these questions until you get the correct answers instantly every time.
If you think about it, there are only so many questions that the real exam can draw from.
This means that if you cover enough practice questions you will dramatically increase your chances not just of passing this exam but passing well.
Some lessons include the following practice sessions.
Practical exercises are based on a case study that contains a detailed scenario.
Case study questions will require you to create something, not just answer a multi choice question.
This will develop your understanding of particular topics and help you to apply what you have learned to work situations.
Although case study questions are not in the multi-choice style exam format, the extra knowledge you gain from doing them will help you to answer exam questions.
We are currently adding interactive exercises to our courses. We intend to accelerate this initiative during the year.
Interactive exercises involve you directly in taking actions to enhance your learning experience.
Interactive exercises employ a number of techniques that allow you to participate both physically and mentally in learning situations.