What exactly IS in the AppleCare Technician Training???

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Apple Genius, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Apple Genius macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2009
    A more appropriate question might be: "What do I get for $300 and where can I find it cheaper!?"

    From where I stand, it costs $600 to become an ACMT because you need all these:

    AppleCare Technician Training —$299.
    Apple Macintosh Service Exam — $150
    Mac OS X v10.6 Troubleshooting Exam — $150

    But if you knew the correct answers to the exams, you wouldn't need the AppleCare training and it would only cost you $300. So now the question has evolved to something like "Where do you get the information to pass the exams without paying Apple $300?"
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'm guessing the training will instruct you on stuff that isn't found in a test. Of all the technical training I've taken, only a subset was ever on an exam (sometimes a large subset but a subset nonetheless)
  3. Apple Genius thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2009
    Is there anything on the test outside of normal repair that might throw me for a curveball, such as "What is the Terminal command to change a folder's flags?" or is it basic stuff like "Will a 45w iBook charger work with a PowerBook?"
    Are the questions mostly multiple choice?

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