I was here last night about taking my A+ exam and I passed. I promised i'd get back to you and I did.
Score was a 731
Nah sorry A+ is for that. Entry level net and security are much more profitable than entry level tech support bullshit. I've been doing tech support for like ten years and just relocated to do so for a major IT company and I'm only at 60k / yr now. Sucks. Do better than me.
Get RHCSA, then RHCE. Those certs are worth it, and will open doors (Junior linux sysadmin positions). The demand for sysadmins is fucking crazy all over the world... look it up. Also, it would help to learn a few configuration management solutions (puppet, chef, and salt).
I'm off to bed, thanks everyone. If anyone else could post some helpful tips on what to take next, that'd be great. Also, i'm certainly more interested in Hardware than networking or software. However I wouldn't mind learning more about them or getting a cert for them if it was worth it. Night guys
I see all these newfags brag about their A+ and they're still loser techs making minimum wage. Congrats for getting the equivalent of your high school diploma. Focus on Microsoft certs if you want bank. One test to get MCP and the new MCSE will get you work ten times easier than any CompTIA cert.