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maiki
May 17, 2004, 10:29 AM
Hiya.

I am interested in becoming a certified expert, both for the professional benefits and to expand my knowledge in an area that I enjoy.

Before jumping right in, I want to see if I can get some opinions and/or testimonials, and some advice. I would really dislike expending the time, effort, and money on something that may not be as interesting as I think it is.

Also, if I can, I would like to prepare myself for the exams, without the training, if possible. In my search for materials on certification I haven't found very much. Apple has a training kit, though I would rather do the hands on training if I go that route.

So, if you are know anything about this, whether it be a warning or a thumbs-up, please share.

Thank you.

maiki

gundamguy
May 17, 2004, 10:52 AM
I was gonna write an apple cert cause well it would have been nice instead of all the stupid pc certs I have now, however its quite expensive. You have to pay 300 us for the 2 exams to become an Apple certified desktop technican if I remember right, they have a bunch of diff ones you can take for help desk, etc kinda like an MCSE, (one software one hardware like A+).The really crappy part is you have to also buy a kit from Apple that includes the text and probably some online video professor thing and it is around 300-500 us. I don't think you can get manuals from anywhere else but you can write the exam at any comptia cetified testing centre. Some places also do a few day seminar and certify you when your done but I think the ones I saw were like $2,000.Also unless you work for a place that does Apple warranty work you don't really need it. Get an A+ cause mac hardware isnt really all that different aside from the firmware. Get your employer to pay for it. Good Luck