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APPLE CERTIFICATION

August 5, 2009
1. Hardware certifications
These certifications are designed for individuals interested in becoming Macintosh desktop service technicians, help desk, desktop support, or Macintosh consultants who need all-around experience in servicing hardware such as desktop macs and laptops.
Apple Certified Desktop Technician (ACDT)
This certification is designed for individuals interested in becoming Macintosh desktop service technicians, but also very useful for help desk officers, desktop support officers, and others needing a comprehensive understanding of how Apple desktops operate.
Required courses
  • Apple Desktop Service (Prometric exam #9L0-005)
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Service and Support (Prometric exam #9L0-060) or Mac OS X             Support Essentials v10.4 (Prometric exam #9L0-401)
Apple Certified Portable Technician (ACPT)
This certification is designed for individuals interested in becoming Macintosh portable service technicians, but also valuable for technical support staff and reseller service personnel who deal with and maintain Macintosh portable hardware on a daily basis.
Required courses
  • Apple Portable Service Exam (Prometric exam #9L0-207)
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Service and Support (Prometric exam #9L0-060) or Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.4 (Prometric exam #9L0-401)
2. Software certifications
Apple Certified Trainer (ACT)
Subjects range from Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server administration to Apple¬タルs Pro Applications, including Aperture, Color, DVD Studio Pro, Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, Motion, Shake, and Soundtrack Pro.
Required Course
  • Pass the trainer-level evaluation (quiz and interview) at the conclusion of the T3 class 
3. Mac OS X & Mac OS X Server 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.
1.1. Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP)
Perform basic troubleshooting, this certification addresses the technical skills needed by a Mac OS X specialist who works as a support professional or otherwise assists Mac OS X users with technical issues.
Required Exam
Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.5 Exam (9L0-402)
1.2. 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)
1.3. 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)
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