For IT exams, it is important to be able to recall information. For example, you will need to remember the most common ports in order to pass the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam. Network+ exams require you to be able to recognize the different types of connectors and speeds.
It can be frustrating to struggle to remember all these key terms. Let’s face it, many IT certifications require a lot memorization, not only Network+.
There are science-based methods that you can use to improve your memory retention. The network samurai must practice hard with good rest, low stress and a lot more focus. While you’re at this, you might want to put down your phone for a while. These are some tips to help you study for your next IT certification exam.
What is Memory Consolidation?
Neurons, which are cells that communicate with one another, make up our brains. Our brain sends signals in a specific pattern to create connections between neurons to form memories. These connections are known as synapses.
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Start training Memory consolidation is a process where our brains convert our newly formed memories into long-term memory. Memory consolidation makes our memories stronger after a night of sleep. This is why it is possible to have memory problems if you don’t sleep enough.
You may feel overwhelmed when studying for IT certification exams. To get the best out of your study sessions, you need patience and to be patient with the exam preparation process. Let’s look at some science-backed strategies to improve memory retention and pass your next IT exam.
Eat a “Memory-Friendly” Diet
Harvard Medical School says that eating the right foods can improve memory function. Scientists have shown that the same unhealthy low density lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol) that can clog the arteries and cause heart disease can also have detrimental effects on the brain.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that participants who ate high amounts of saturated fat (red meats, butter, etc.) performed worse in memory and cognition tests. Participants who ate high amounts of saturated fat (red meat, butter, etc.) performed worse on memory and cognition tests than those who ate low levels of saturated fat. The researchers recommended that participants eat a diet rich in healthy unsaturated fats such as olive oil, nuts, and fish. Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, olive oil, and fish all promote blood vessel health. These foods will make you feel full and give you the energy to tackle exam preparation.
Evidence suggests that anti-inflammatory foods can improve memory. Anti-inflammatory foods include fruits and vegetables, lean protein (from nuts, seeds), and healthy fats. Recent UCLA research has shown that curcumin, an anti-inflammatory compound found in turmeric spice, can improve mood and memory. Antioxidants are known to reduce the levels of harmful free radicals in the body, improve memory, and promote overall health.
A reduction in sugar intake can improve memory. Research suggests that people who consume a lot of sugar can have lower brain volume and memory, as well as having poorer memories.
The bottom line is that a diet high in healthy unsaturated oils and anti-inflammatory food and low in sugars or saturated fats can improve memory and overall health. A memory-friendly diet may help you retain information better for exams. A diet that stabilizes blood sugar and energy levels will likely improve your mood and concentration.
Multitasking is dead
You are studying for an exam with your cell phone close by.