Getting licensed is a lot easier than you may think. There are many resources that can make this easier along with many other hams that would love to help you out. In many areas there are Ham Clubs that hold the tests and sometimes classes for the beginner and prepping for a test of all levels. Online material is the easiest and most convenient way of prepping for an exam. These online resources mainly consist of basic information, practice tests and flash cards.
The Technician Exam consists of 35 questions pulled form a question pool of 300. If you can score a consistently passing grade on the practice tests there is no reason you would not pass and be granted your own FCC Call Sign.
http://www.hamexam.org/ (Preferred Practice exams and flash cards)
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ARRL can a database that can be searched.