Despite the self-loathing I'm going through in deciding to go back to my very first long-term career idea (which crashed and burned years ago) I've decided to jump back on the computer hardware train.
The last time I did this I was already enrolled in a tech school spending thousands of dollars a month learning things at a relatively slow pace. This time, I want to accomplish this without the spending of so much money and the ability to learn things at whatever pace I can go at. So what I'm here to ask about is if there's any resources - free or books I can purchase - to get me rolling. I'm also here to ask what certifications people would recommend get pursued. I mostly want to focus on hardware and networking (as I did in school).
And there's a fee for taking the exams for these right? Anyone have a clue as to what they are currently?
Nobody likes me but that's okay. I'm used to it.