Originally Posted by jlm7315
How long does the certification last, is there a renewal period or anything like that?
I'll reply since this was a guide thread, and the information in here is still completely relevant.
A+ Certifications never expire, however every 3 years they update and release new exams (Current is the 2006 exams). You do not need to have the latest certification to get a job in the field, however it may give you a slight advantage.