Have You Tried Apple's OnetoOne program?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by andreab35, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

    andreab35

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    Hey guys!

    Since I'm going to be purchasing my first Mac after Chrstimas, I'm so excited to learn about everything!

    I went to the Apple Store yesterday to go check out if they had the new MacBook Airs on display (they didn't).
    But anyway, I had this really nice guy named Jack help me out and he answered all of my questions, and showed me a bit around the OS. I was very pleased with him, and I think we both talked for over an hour!

    Anyway, he mentioned to me about Apple's OnetoOne program. It sounds very interesting and I may take it into consideration after I purchase my new Mac.
    If I'm not mistaken, I think Jack told me it was $99 for a lesson every week. I thought it was a pretty good deal.

    However, is it worth it? I can get myself to learn pretty quickly, but with things like GarageBand, iWeb, etc... I really want to get the grips of learning that well.

    So overall my rambling, have you ever tried this program, and is it worth it? What was your experience?

    Thank you! :D
     
  2. ski2moro macrumors 6502

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    I think one-to-one is meant for someone who needs instructions and can't discover on their own.

    My learning style is "Pressing Enter will not blow up the atom bomb and as long as I have the original disks and a backup, what the hell." Most people are not as adventurous.

    One-to-one has booklets for each program, and you go through each program step by step. That's not to say that you can't skip steps 1-8 if you know it and start your lesson where you want to.

    That said, you can learn tweaks and tips in these sessions that you might not discover on your own. It's up to you whether it's worth $99.

    You will get an expert for 60 minutes a week, and that's a good thing, but they can only give you the information they know. You may get the person who has never used Garageband on a regular basis, and only knows the basics contained in the booklet.

    My advice is to attend some of the free seminars held at the Apple store first. Learn the basics, ask questions in and out of class.

    Use the online tutorials at apple.com, just search for "video tutorials". If this fits your learning style, you can save $99.

    There is a great resource for switchers at http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/

    Don't forget us! We are a vast wealth of knowledge. Search the archives before you post, you probably aren't the first to ask the question.

    Macs are great. I'm a switcher and will never go back. Good luck and have fun with your new purchase.
     
  3. deriko100 macrumors 6502

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    I thought it was free with a purchase of a mac, anyways macs are simple to use, just click around things and youll find your way around, its simpler then windows need a program to command space type in something like "adium" bam you got it, im pleased with my mac i recommend not taking that class.
     
  4. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

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    I bought the program as a gift for my Dad and he's getting a lot from it. It's helping him do more with his Mac than he would have on his own.
     
  5. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

    themoonisdown09

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    I agree with ski2moro about going to the free seminars at the Apple stores. I think this will get you started on the right track. Also, the videos on Apple's website for switching are really helpful too.
     

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