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Old Feb 17, 2008, 04:58 PM   #1
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Anyone have any Apple certifications?

I have the Desktop and Portable certifications. They were pretty easy if you know basic OS X and some of the features.

I also have my MCSE which was a waste of time. I think studying the mac exams was really informative , kinda like the A+
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Old Feb 28, 2008, 12:47 PM   #2
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I'm a n00b still to OSX but as a life long PC'er and IT support person, I want to spread my wings a bit more and get some Apple training.

The ACSP seems like the first step in the right direction.

Are the tests online, are there self study guides - books or PDFs () like the ones for A+, Cisco, etc?

Any info appreciated!
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Old Feb 29, 2008, 12:26 AM   #3
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Are these training classes that you take and if completed by a certain standpoint you get a certification paper?
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Old Feb 29, 2008, 05:15 AM   #4
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Go to http://training.apple.com/

they offer classes and self study kits and then you take an exam and get certified if you pass.
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Old Feb 29, 2008, 05:41 AM   #5
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I was going to sit my OS X Support Essentials test about three months ago, but work matters got in the way. I did a three-day Apple-certified course (paid for by my employers), got the book, booked my exam date, and made a start on studying but back then, it was only for Tiger.

Since then, it seems I'm about to leave my job and other matters have taken priority, but at some point this year I hope to get the proper Leopard book and sit the exam, and then maybe do the ASCP later.

I'm a graphic designer, by the way, who also supports all the Macs at my workplace... not entirely convincingly, I hasten to add.
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Old Feb 29, 2008, 06:04 AM   #6
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yeah, didn't them worth it.

Only do 'em if someone else is paying.
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Old Feb 29, 2008, 08:49 AM   #7
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Was 3/4 through my Apple Certified Engineer (A.C.E.) exams about 14-15 years ago, even had my little Apple Blue Passport of my exams.

I'm trying to convince my boss to let me do all the OS X and OS X server exams so I can start teaching them, (feel I'd get through the trainer certification without any hassle, I've been a Microsoft trainer for 10 years) but the cost of setting up a classroom is hugely expensive and they (the training company I work for) are not convinced it's worth it. But I keep trying.

Note to OP, if you've passed your MCSE it is worth it, there are only just over 100,000 Windows 2003 MCSE in the world, that is compared to the nearly 400,000 NT 4.0 MCSE and to be honest A+ isn't worth the paper it's written on.
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Old Mar 13, 2008, 09:18 AM   #8
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Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP)

Has anyone here taken their ACSP for 10.5? I've got the training book coming in the post shortly and hopefully shall be able to study enough to take the exam. From my understand though there is no video CD's or test modules included with the book. Does anyone know of any places where you can obtain these?
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I also got the book and I am reading it to prepare myself for the exam. Have you looked at training.apple.com ?
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 09:03 AM   #10
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I received my book Friday, and I'm going through it.
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 09:06 AM   #11
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I've studied the book, and am taking the exam April 11th. I'm also taking OS X troubleshooting before that, and OS X Server in June.

The book has questions at the end of every chapter. Unfortunately, Apple only has a 10 question test paper online.
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 09:10 PM   #12
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I wish there were more real test type examples. The questions after the chapters will guarantee you know exactly what you're talking about, but doesn't really supply simulation of the exam...
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Old Mar 31, 2008, 02:18 PM   #13
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I am reading the book right now to prepare for the exam but i can't find nothing on the internet. If any one now somewhere where i can find more info about the exam. BTW any of you has already take the exam, any experinece?

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Old Mar 31, 2008, 02:22 PM   #14
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I am reading the book right now to prepare for the exam but i can't find nothing on the internet. If any one now somewhere where i can find more info about the exam. BTW any of you has already take the exam, any experinece?

Thanks
There's a section at the start of the book about the exam, you can also find more info here:

http://training.apple.com/certification/acsp

I took the exam on Friday, next I have to take the 2 for ACMT and then Server Support...fun!
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Old Mar 31, 2008, 02:35 PM   #15
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Sorry for the double post.

If you took the exam, what is your experience, difficult?
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Old Mar 31, 2008, 02:41 PM   #16
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Sorry for the double post.

If you took the exam, what is your experience, difficult?
Not if you know the book

Know Chapter 3 (File Systems) inside out, especially all the CLI commands. The startup process is also important (names of processes, what they do etc.)
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If anybody is interested I can knock up an "unofficial" 100 question test paper from the book.
Please do! I'm going to try and take the exam later this week if I can
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Old Mar 31, 2008, 02:51 PM   #18
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Thanks,
so with the book is pretty much the exams. The exams is now 90 q in 2 h is that true?
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Old Mar 31, 2008, 03:17 PM   #19
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so with the book is pretty much the exams. The exams is now 90 q in 2 h is that true?
Yup. There all pretty much multiple choice. I had a couple of True/False ones too.
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Old Apr 17, 2008, 11:25 AM   #20
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I just took this test yesterday and passed, thankfully. It is true that the test has 90 questions in a 2-hour timeframe. The test wasn't horribly difficult but yes, know your stuff. Read the book and try to do the questions at the end of each chapter.
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Just passed my ACSP certification. Very excited, as it's my first certification. When time and money permit, I'll go for more.
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Old Apr 17, 2008, 01:02 PM   #22
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Hi every one, today i took the exam 90 q, 2.00 h. I used the book from peachpit and a practice from P4S. The book was good, the practice was ecxellent.

Good Luck.
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Old Apr 17, 2008, 04:00 PM   #23
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I have the Server exam tomorrow... booo!

I have my ACSP done...I'm doing the Server exam tomorrow, then the rest of the SA exams when they're available.

EDIT: Getting my ACMT finally done this Friday.

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If anybody is interested I can knock up an "unofficial" 100 question test paper from the book.
Sky Blue,

Are you still willing/able to do this?

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Are you still willing/able to do this?
Sure if people want it.
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