Mac OS X Certifications

April 25, 2011 by · Comments Off on Mac OS X Certifications
Filed under: Apple, Mac OS X 

Apple’s Mac OS X Certifications are designed for IT professionals who: 

  • Want to know how to add a Mac to a Windows or other standards-based network
  • Support Mac OS X users in a business, education institution or school district
  • Manage networks of Mac OS X systems in an organization — for example, a teacher or a technology specialist who manages classroom networks or computer labs
  • Manage complex, multi-platform networks that include Mac OS X systems

Click here for a detailed and graphical overview of Mac OS X certifications.

Many Apple Certification exams are available in other languages, such as Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Certifications

Required Exam

Recommended Preparation

Apple Certified Associate – Mac Integration Basics 10.6 Mac Integration Basics Exam (9L0-406) Mac Integration Basics Guide
Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) 10.6 Mac OS X Support Essentials 10.6 Exam (9L0-403) Snow 101 course
Exam Preparation Guide
Test Yourself App
Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) 10.6 ACTC 10.6 Recertification Exam*
(9L0-511)
Online exam offer
Choose one:�
– Snow 101 course and Snow 201 course
– Snow 101 + 201 Bootcamp course
Exam Preparation Guide
OR  
Mac OS X Support Essentials 10.6 Exam (9L0-403) Snow 101 course
Exam Preparation Guide
Test Yourself App
Mac OS X Server Essentials 10.6 Exam (9L0-510) Snow 201 course
Exam Preparation Guide
Test Yourself App
Apple Certified Specialist – Directory Services 10.6* ACTC 10.6 certification  + Mac OS X Directory Services 10.6 Exam** (9L0-624) Snow 301 course
Exam Preparation Guide
Apple Certified Specialist – Deployment 10.6 ACTC 10.6 certification   + Mac OS X Deployment 10.6 Exam (9L0-623) Snow 302 course
Exam Preparation Guide
Apple Certified Specialist – Security and Mobility 10.6 ACTC 10.6 certification  + Mac OS X Security and Mobility 10.6 Exam (9L0-625) Snow 303 course
Exam Preparation Guide
Apple Certified System Administrator (ACSA 10.6) ACSA 10.6 Recertification Exam*** (9L0-626) Exam Preparation Guide
OR  
Mac OS X Server Essentials 10.6 Exam (9L0-510) Snow 201 course
Exam Preparation Guide
Test Yourself App
Mac OS X Directory Services 10.6 Exam (9L0-624) Snow 301 course
Exam Preparation Guide
Mac OS X Deployment 10.6 Exam (9L0-623) Snow 302 course
Exam Preparation Guide
Mac OS X Security and Mobility 10.6 Exam (9L0-625) Snow 303 course
Exam Preparation Guide

* ACTC 10.6 Recert Exam has 89 items and end user cut score is 72%.

** Mac OS X Directory Services 10.5 exam also counts toward Apple Certified Specialist – Directory Services (ACS – DS) 10.6 certification. So candidates who passed the Mac OS X Directory Services 10.5 exam, and earn ACTC 10.6 certification, are granted ACS – DS 10.6 certification. 

*** ACSA 10.6 Recert Exam has 146 items, end user cut score is 71%, and duration is four hours.

Apple certifications

April 25, 2011 by · Comments Off on Apple certifications
Filed under: AATC, AATCE, ACMA, ACMT, ACT, Apple, AppleCare Service, Certified Trainer, iWork, Mac OS X, Pro Applications, Xsan and Media Administration 

 The list of  Apple Certification certifications are:

Mac OS X certification

Apple offers Mac OS X certifications designed for system administrators, technical coordinators, and support professionals responsible for planning, supporting, and integrating Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server solutions in a multi-platform environment.    

Pro Applications

Apple’s professional digital applications are the standard for professional photographers, filmmakers, editors, sound designers, music producers, and multimedia artists. Certifications are available for all applications, including Aperture, Color, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Server, Logic Pro, Motion, and Soundtrack Pro.

iWork certification

Apple’s Associate Certification program was designed with educators and students in mind. Earn Apple Certified Associate status for the iWork application suite to demonstrate entry-level skills and build credibility.

Xsan and Media Administration certification

Apple’s Xsan and Media Administration certifications verify an ability to install and configure systems, architect and maintain networks, customize and troubleshoot services, and integrate Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Server, and other Mac OS X Technologies within an Xsan installation.

Certified Trainer certification

Share your knowledge. If you’re an industry expert or training professional, or simply passionate about sharing your Apple technology expertise, consider becoming certified to deliver Apple’s curriculum as an Apple Certified Trainer.
 
AppleCare Service certification
Apple Certified Macintosh Technician certification is available for portable and desktop service technicians, and also qualifies you to work for Apple Authorized Service Providers.