I have finally decided to start studying to get my A+ certification. Before you say anything. I know that A+ means nothing and that any idiot can read out of a book and learn. Personally I've been working with computers for a little over 10 years now. I've built my own systems. I've learned how to fix most common problems. I am decent grasp on most computer issues. But there is still a lot of information I need to learn. So to me A+ certification is but a stepping stone, I plan to use it to get other certifications and also just to say I have it.
What I would like to know is I have heard A+ comes with two test. One for hardware and one for software, is this true or am I mistaken?
What is the best study book on the market. There is a lot of books from Mike Meyers and CompTIA for the test but I would like to know honest thoughts....if you took the A+ certification and passed, what helped you? Did you buy any books, etc?
After A+ I am looking into getting certification with Networking as well as a few other things in the tech support/repair area. What specific test should I focus on?
Where do I find testing centers? How much do the test cost?
Any help is appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to write.