I have been talking about what I would like to do to further my education and my carreer as a DBA. I started reading the books in order to study for my MCITP DBA certification and the other members of my team decided that they would like to do the same. They both ordered the books as well and now we are going to attempt to get the certification as a team. We just started working as a group on this and we are doing a 3 hour study session per week and trying to get three chapters of the book done per week. We read the chapters on our own and then we can work the problems, case scenarios, and the examples in the book together. This is great since if any one of us has any questions we can talk about it and make sure that we all understand the concepts.
I think I will gain the most out of this arrangement since I am the new guy still and they have a lot more experiance than I do. I recommend trying to do this type of thing in a group for a couple of reasons.
1. For me this will really push me forward and I will be more driven to get it all done
2. I work better in a group and if I have others that understand concepts I learn best from them.