Learning SAGE
geek84
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Hi Folks
As part of my book keeping course, I am also learning to use SAGE. I have been given work books to work through and when I have completed them, I will be given a test to complete to find out my knowldge of SAGE.
I am working through the work books at the moment, but the problem I am finding is that, by the time I get to the end of one work book, I tend to forget what was covered at the beginning of the book.
This makes me wonder if I can remember 'everything' by the time I do the test.
Is anybody else having this problem? If so, how did you overcome it? Is it a case of just going through the work books again and again, until you are familiar with the different types of screens?
Thanks in advance for your response.
As part of my book keeping course, I am also learning to use SAGE. I have been given work books to work through and when I have completed them, I will be given a test to complete to find out my knowldge of SAGE.
I am working through the work books at the moment, but the problem I am finding is that, by the time I get to the end of one work book, I tend to forget what was covered at the beginning of the book.
This makes me wonder if I can remember 'everything' by the time I do the test.
Is anybody else having this problem? If so, how did you overcome it? Is it a case of just going through the work books again and again, until you are familiar with the different types of screens?
Thanks in advance for your response.
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Hiya,
Haven't done the course in Sage, but try and do some exercises before you move on. If you can do them without the book, there is a bigger chance it will sink in.
So for example, if you use Sage and the workbook tells you to put one invoice on as example. Then make up 5 other invoices and put those on yourself, without looking at the textbook, before moving on to the next chapter/ workbook. As it is not for a real company in a work situation, it doesn't matter if the invoice exists or not.
Don't try this at work though! It might make your boss very angry if you all of a sudden start making up items.
If you keep going like that, you get more practice and it might sink in a bit better.0 
Agree with Rinske  practice, practice, practice.
I too learnt Sage from the workbooks, although I didn't have a test at the end of it  just a "live" situation, when I transferred from our old system to Sage, on my own! They really are good to work from. I presume you are working on the practice company not the real thing,so making up invoices shouldn't be a problem.0 
Hi Folks
Many thanks for your replies. Sorry for the late response  I have not been feeling well.
Yes, I have already tried doing some exercises without the book. I can do them fine. However, tell me if I am being silly, but there are 3 work books. I have gone through all of them and by the time I finished the 3rd, I forgot some of the things I learned in the 1st book!
Is there a way of overcoming that problem?
Thanks in advance for any responses.0 
Yes, after you finished all three books, you start practicing questions which combine a bit from each of the books. Like a practice exam for example or if you don't have one, randomly pick questions from each chapter and try them without looking at the answers. Once you keep going a bit on that, it will refresh what you've already learned and it will be easier to apply those bits that you thought you had forgotten.0