Looking for knowledge or looking for certificate?
The FIRST rule of seeking knowledge is looking for the TRUTH.
The SECOND rule is get-out asking not stationary asking (waiting for someone to answer you). This can be self searching or discussing with scholars.
The THIRD rule is DO NOT talk to yourself. According to the first rule, you always RISK to break the first rule if you talk to yourself. Once the third rule is applied it will be covered the second rule in the part of "self searching".