Checking to see what my local community college had to offer, I decided to take a class at Las Positas Community College called CNT 52 Networking Fundamentals. My instructor Moh Dauod was extremely helpful and made the challenge of going through the material fun.
This class will prepare me to take the Network + exam and it also helped me refresh my study habits and put me in a classroom environment once a week that forced me to focus on nothing but networking for 4 hours a night once a week. I think that is one of the biggest challenges when trying to get back into studying after working professionally in the industry for years.
Network+ Guide to Networks is the book that we will be studying.