I finally took the A+ test last week, and passed. I have been meaning to take that test for a long time, but never got around to it. I made a 750 on the first test, and 865 on the second. I plan on taking the Network+ next.
The Technology department went to the ITEC trade show in Charlotte on the 25th. There was about 20 vendors, and a few cool products. But it was not a very impressive show.