First post here on this great forum....I have a question regarding the A+ test and also the Microsoft MCDST.
I just purchased Mike Myers book on taking the A+ test (Passport to A+ certification) and I have begun studying it pretty hard. I have heard that CompTIA is planning on changing the A+ tests sometime in the near future. Does anyone know if this book will still help, or will the test be changed so drastically that I should have waited until new books are developed? Does anyone know when exactly the "new" tests are supposed to be released? I would really like to pursue getting my A+ certification, however I really don't want to get caught in a transition. Any insight that anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated.
Regarding the MCDST. I have been looking at the requirements for this certification on MS website, however it seems kinda confusing. I understand that there are two seperate classes, or courses needed for this cert, however is this something that can be pursued on your own, or are you required to actually attend the classes? I have found the required books for both sections at my local bookstore, but I just wasn't sure if this is also a self paced cert, or if sitting in an actual classroom is required. I have found the needed classes for the MCDST cert in my area, however they are close to $1K each
I think I would much rather pursue this through the self study option if its available. Thanks in advance for any help.