User Group Study Groups… Anyone?

Somehow I managed to get through college without ever joining a study group.  None… ever.  I don’t even know how one would put one together properly.  Well, I do know from watching movies that someone is always responsible for bringing brownies or some other treat to share.  But I don’t think that’s the main goal.

My main understanding is that you get a bunch of people together that are motivated toward a common goal and because of the diversity of the group you have immediate resources on hand to answer or bounce questions off of.

So this leaves me with some questions:

  1. Does anyone have any experience with putting together study groups for working towards certifications?
  2. If so, what are some must-dos and gotchas that are important for success?
  3. Would anyone in the Twin Cities metro area be interested in joining a study group?