I’m preparing to take Comptia’s A+ certification exam, which would grant an entry-level IT certification. The exam is loaded with technical terms, most of which will be associated with numbers (speeds, versions, capacity, etc.)
Here’s an example:
SATA is a newer hard drive technology. It has the following standards:
- SATA 1.0 has a max cable length of 1 meter, and a max transfer speed of 150 MBps.
- SATA 2.0 has a max cable length of 1 meter, and a max transfer speed of 300 MBps.
- USB 1.1 has a max cable length of 5m and a max transfer speed of 12 Mbps.
- USB 3.0 has a max cable length of 3m and a max transfer speed of 5 Gbps.
Additional examples would include connector types (DVI, RCA, HD15, BNC, miniDIN, etc.), components of a laser printer, network protocols, and so on.
In short, there are a lot of acronyms and a lot of numbers!
I have tried associating each letter of the alphabet with an animal (SATA = Salamander Alligator Tiger Alligator) but it seems excessive, especially when trying to pair it with numbers. How would you try to memorize all this information?