mishy wrote: »
If A+ is your first IT qualification, I would recommend self study because I believe if you are truly committed and interested in getting into the IT industry that alone should be enough to motivate you to read and prepare for the exam. Plus the challenges you will face in attaining A+ are something that you will need in the Industry like you have just done, asking for advice on forums and looking for better ways of learning plus the right books.
I bought my first A+ book after years of wanting to get into IT and it was 1200 pages but I read it in less than 1 and half weeks whilst doing a 48 hour job, the first time I opened the book and realised what I didnt know gave me the motivation to read from the first to the last page. I bought some additional books though to prepare me for the questions and help me understand some of the tricky questions in the exams but all in all it took me less 3 weeks to achieve my first A+.