OS X Support/Server Essentials Exams

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  1. HankBukowski macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    Apologies if this post is in the wrong thread. I couldn't find a thread about Apple Certification.

    My goal is to gain ACTC.

    Due to financial reasons I cant get a new MacBook Pro till Oct/Nov this year. I currently only have a Mid 2007 MacBook so cant run Mountain Lion to go through the Peachpit ML OS X Support & Sever Essentials books in preparation for the exams.

    I was also thinking that by the time I can afford a new Macbook in a couple months OS X Mavericks will hopefully be out and I could skip ML and do the Maverick OS Support/Server Essentials.

    Will working through the OS X Support/Server Essentials for Lion on my old Macbook be beneficial for me in preparation for when I eventually get to the ML/Mavericks Support/Server Essentials? I know there will be differences but would it help?

    How long after the release of a new OS does it usually take Peachpit to release the Support/Server books? How long will it take to release the OS X Mavericks books?

    Basically, I want to get on studying now and not have to wait until I get a new MacBook.

    Hopefully someone who is certified or anyone for that matter is out there can advise me and confirm I'm on the right track.

    I have researched the paid courses and there is now way I can afford them so please only advise on self-study. Maybe other websites etc?

    I'm in the UK. Many thanks for reading

    Raff
     
  2. Mr Rabbit macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly we probably won't see Mavericks certifications until sometime next year, I would guess around March / April.

    Typically there is a pretty decent delay between the time an OS is released and the time ACSP & ACTC tests are updated.

    I would expect the new books around the same time as the tests since the tests are usually based off of, and often written by the authors of, the Peachpit books.

    You would probably be fine to study up using Lion. There are definitely small changes between 10.7 & 10.8 but nothing major from the ACSP & ACTC point of view. I would still study the 10.8 books though, making note of anything that doesn't seem to work in Lion since that will probably be a change and could be on the tests.
     
  3. HankBukowski thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that, just ordered a new MacBook Pro so ready to go on ML now and I'll jump on Mavericks when it comes out.

    Thanks again
    Raff
     
  4. Mr Rabbit macrumors 6502a

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