Apple certification programs

Apple certification programs are programs created by Apple Inc. to verify an in-depth knowledge of various areas of Apple's products. They are designed to create a high level of technical proficiency among Macintosh service technicians, help desk support, technical support, system administrators, and professional users. Apple certification exams are offered at Prometric testing centers and Apple Authorized Training Centers.

Apple Macintosh Service Training

These certifications designed for individuals interested in becoming Apple service technicians, help desk, desktop support, or Macintosh consultants who need all-around experience in servicing and Macintosh computers. It includes two separate certifications.

Apple Macintosh Hardware Certification

This certification is for the repair and diagnostics of all Macintosh desktops, portables, and servers.

Apple Macintosh Hardware Exam Prometric Test# 9L0-006

Previously the hardware certification came in the combination of Apple Certified Desktop Technician] (ACDT) and Apple Certified Desktop Technician] (ACDT) but has been combined into a single hardware certification.

10.5 Troubleshooting Certification

This certification includes an extensive knowledge of Apple's operating system OS X 10.5 Leopard including its; Installation, settings, troubleshooting, and applications.

10.5 Troubleshooting Exam Prometric Test# 9L0-061

oftware certifications

Certifications for pro application users

These certifications are designed for individuals who need a high skill-level in the use of Apple's pro applications or for professionals who provide support for Final Cut Pro software and peripheral devices.

IT professional certifications

These certifications are designed for IT professionals who support Mac OS X or who perform Mac OS X desktop support and troubleshooting, such as help desk staff, system administrators, service technicians, and service desk personnel.

Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC)

This certification is design for entry-level system administrators who provide help desk support to Mac OS X users, as well as maintain the Mac OS X Server platform.

;Required courses:
*Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.4 (Prometric exam: #9L0-401)
*Mac OS X Server Essentials v10.4 (Prometric exam: #9L0-507)

Apple Certified System Administrator (ACSA)

This certification is catered for system administrators managing large multiplatform IT networks using Mac OS X Server and other Apple technologies. The ACSA program has been changed to offer individuals more flexibility and is now focused on individual job functions. Each passed exam earns a specialization certificate and a specific number of credits toward ACSA certification, which requires a total of 7 valid (unexpired) credits.

;Required courses:
*Security Best Practices v10.4 (Prometric Exam #9L0-612)
*Directory Services Integration and Administration v10.4 (Prometric exam #9L0-611)
*Mac OS X Deployment v10.4 (Prometric exam #9L0-609)
*Xsan Administration v1.1 (Prometric Exam #9L0-610)

List of Apple certification programs

*Apple Authorized Training Centers (AATC)
**Digital Media Academy
**Prometric Testing Centers
**Sterling Ledet & Associates, Inc.


*Apple Certified Macintosh Technician
**Apple Certified Desktop Technician (ACDT)
**Apple Certified Portable Technician (ACPT)


*Apple Certified Trainer (ACT)


*Apple Certified Pro
**Final Cut Pro
**Final Cut Express
**DVD Studio Pro
**Logic Pro
**Color Management
**Xsan for Pro Video
**Soundtrack Pro
*Apple Certified Master Pro
**Final Cut Studio
**Logic Studio
*Apple Certified Master Trainer
**Final Cut Studio
**Logic Studio

Mac OS X

*Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP)
*Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC)
*Apple Certified System Administrator (ACSA)
**Mac OS X Deployment
**Directory Services Integration and Administration
**Xsan Administration
**Security Best Practices for Mac OS X v10.4
**Podcast and Streamed Internet Media Administration

ee also

*Apple Specialist
*Genius Bar
*One to One (service)
*Cisco Career Certifications
*Microsoft Certified Professional
*Oracle Certification Program
*Red Hat Certification Program
*Sun Certified Professional
*Ubuntu Certified Professional

External links

* [ Apple's Certification Programs homepage]

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