1. Take the time to develop a learning plan:

Remember to review the total number of modules in a course and prepare a personal schedule within the number of weeks you wish to complete the course. As a very general guideline, completing two modules per week will keep you on track and ensure that you complete the course with enough time to review and prepare for the corresponding exam.

2. Set mini-goals and deadlines:

As you move through the course material, set mini-goals and deadlines to help you stay on track. For example, we suggest you start with a mini-goal of two to three hours of study per day. Remember that you will need to adjust your study time to align with your personal lifestyle, learning preferences, and overall progress — see point 3, below, for more details.

3. Plan according to your learning preferences and progress:

Depending on your reading speed and familiarity with the concepts, keep in mind that you may need to adjust your mini-goals. Make the necessary changes to your mini-goals — by increasing or adjusting your daily study time, for example — in order to:

I. Complete the course within the allowed timeframe

II. Master the skills and knowledge required to pass the exam successfully

4. Make every day count:

If at any time during your studies, you find that you are progressing faster than you anticipated, that is great. It is a good idea to continue moving forward at a steady pace. Any advantage that you can gain by moving forward consistently and learning effectively, will help you succeed.