These days it is so much easier to get started in Ham Radio than ever before. The best way to get started is to contact your local Ham club. Searching “Local Ham Radio Club” should find clubs local to you. For southerner Maryland and surrounding areas click Local Clubs.
Elmers are available to help you with your radio journey. What are Elmers? This is what mentors are called in the Ham Radio community. To reach out to an Elmer from SMCARA, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone from the club will get back to you.
YouTube – Dave Casler Technician License Series: T01 How to Get Your Ham Radio License
The test question are not secret, you can find them here. Question Pool