Is there an option to download the slides for the chapters?
Unfortunately our slide decks are not available for download.
One of the biggest reasons people like slide decks is to simplify note-taking, and to make it much easier to review before exams. And there’s truth to that idea that having good notes is a great way to review pertinent points prior to passing an exam.
Looking at our slide decks, two things are very apparent. Firstly, they don’t cover the full content like the instructor does with what they say in the audio. Secondly, there’s a lot of content in our slides, about 95% of which wouldn’t be helpful to a last minute review.
There’s also the unfortunate part that we need to protect our course content from piracy as well, which I know we all understand.
Taking notes for your own use has a few extra benefits, along with the retention from having to write them. You can strain it down to the relevant parts you feel a need to remember, instead of having an excessive amount of content. One page of very focused notes is better than twenty pages of things you already know.
Most of our courses also have lectures at the end of their chapters summarizing their content into the most relevant facts for an exam. You can review these, and write notes for anything you might deem necessary to remember that isn’t already well set in your memory. For example, you may not need to write a note that Amazon S3 is a storage service, but you may want to make a note that S3 uses an eventual consistency model, and what that means.
Hope this proves useful, good luck with your studies!