mig VS stick welding ?

i have welded using mig before and im doing this course as a refresher i recently bought a cheap stick welder/electric visored helmet/gloves/chipping hammer/clamps/and magnets at a yard sale my question is do the same principles apply for stick welding VS mig make sure you have a good earth test the arch until you find the right amp setting then go for it ?

Yes, but with stick, you control the speed of the electrode consumption, and there is no gas. It is tricky to get that feed rate right. Make sure you have lots of scrap to practice on.