Apple certification programs
certificationprograms 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 Macintoshservice technicians, help desksupport, technical support, system administrators, and professional users. Apple certification exams are offered at Prometrictesting 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
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 Prosoftware 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 Serverplatform.
*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.
*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
Xsanfor Pro Video
Apple Certified Master Pro
Final Cut Studio
Apple Certified Master Trainer
Final Cut Studio
Mac OS X
Apple Certified Support Professional(ACSP)
Apple Certified Technical Coordinator(ACTC)
Apple Certified System Administrator(ACSA)
Mac OS XDeployment
**Directory Services Integration and Administration
**Security Best Practices for
Mac OS X v10.4
Podcastand Streamed InternetMedia Administration
One to One (service)
Cisco Career Certifications
Microsoft Certified Professional
Oracle Certification Program
Red Hat Certification Program
Sun Certified Professional
Ubuntu Certified Professional
* [http://training.apple.com/certification/ Apple's Certification Programs homepage]
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