While waiting for my 1st Mac to ship... should I attend an Apple workshop??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jbo0gie, May 22, 2008.

  1. jbo0gie macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, I just ordered my 1st Mac a few days ago and impatiently waiting for it to arrive.. I can't wait! :D got a refurb blackbook with 2.2 ghz/1 gb RAM/160GB for $1049, seemed like a pretty good deal right? anyways, so my question now is, is it worth attending some of the workshops they have at the Apple stores?? if you've been to any, are they helpful at all?! I've been a PC user all my life so this will be my first time using a Mac. I'm in college now and would say I'm pretty computer/tech savvy.. but still wouldn't mind learning some neat tips and tricks! any specific ones you'd recommend? the "Getting started", the "Mac X Leopard" maybe?
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

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    Yes!

    They are free, and will give you ideas on how to get started on some of the apps to make movies, use garageband, etc.

    Also they are a great forum to ask questions about those apps, and it doesn't hurt to feel welcomed to the fold :)

    Welcome aboard!
     
  3. RevolutionOne macrumors member

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    I used to work in an Apple store and would give workshops all the time.

    Workshops are generally quite scheduled in the way that people attending should have no input or questions answered, you just attend and take in what is shown/taught.

    Although there was one workshop I would teach where questions were welcomed which was the 'PC to Mac workshop'

    If you want more in depth training at your own pace then ask about one to one training in store. It really is worth every penny.

    Something else to add, the quality of workshop varies on staff giving them as some don't know a thing they are talking about (its generally scripted) where as with one to one training, its done by creatives who know what they are talking about
     
  4. iShater macrumors 604

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    Ditto ;)

    However, if something is not clear you can ask a question about it, and at the end of the class if the person teaching doesn't have another schedule they can answer more Qs.
     
  5. Remiss63 macrumors newbie

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    I have attended the regularly scheduled sessions as well as One-to-One sessions. Both are worthwhile. The individual sessions can be extremely helpful if you have particular questions or programs you want to learn about.

    Go the workshops. It can't hurt. You'll get familiar with the way things work. Give it some time. It's well worth it!
     

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