Technology Education: Apple Authorized Training Center in Utah
There are two certification paths open to you for Apple: Apple Pro Apps and Apple IT certifications.
Apple Pro Apps Certifications
Apple's professional digital applications are the standard for professional photographers, filmmakers, editors, sound designers, music producers, and multimedia artists. Certifications are available for all applications, including Final Cut Pro, Motion, Logic Pro, and Aperture.
Apple Certified Pro - Level One demonstrates essential operational knowledge of a specific application. Level One exams are administered at the end of specific courses. You may also learn on your own and take the exam at an Apple Authorized Training Center (AATC) for a fee.
Apple Certified Pro - Level Two attests to a deep understanding of an application and mastery of advanced features. Level Two exams can be taken only after Level One certification is earned.
Certification offered at the University of Utah:
Final Cut Pro X
Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and seasoned professionals to achieve stunning results. This five-day, hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface. Start with basic video editing techniques and work all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features. Students work with dramatic real-world media to learn the practical techniques used daily in editing projects. This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro X and who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality. What you will learn includes: creating Smart Collections to organize media based on metadata and keywords; using the Magnetic Timeline for an exceptionally fast, fluid new way to edit; combining multiple elements into a single Compound Clip; and fine-tuning clips in the timeline with the Precision Editor. It is recommended that students have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course: OS X interface and basic computer navigation, a basic knowledge of editing terminology. Class prepares students to take the Final Cut Pro Level 1 End User Apple Certification Exam (cost for the exam is an additional $149 special fee). Benefits of Apple Certification: 1) Differentiate yourself and your business. 2) Gain recognition for technical competency. 3) Build credibility with clients and employers 4) Increase visibility and enhance your reputation in a competitive marketplace. 5) Publicize your certifications on the Apple Certified Professionals Registry. 6) Display your personalized certificate and a logo that distinguishes you as an Apple Certified professional.
Final Cut Pro X 200: A Comprehensive Study of Final Cut X
Mac OS X IT Certifications
The Mac OS X IT certification path for OS X Mountain Lion begins with integrating Macs into your current IT infrastructure to managing a networks and mobile devices with OS X Mountain Lion Server. Mac OS X IT Certifications are version-specific, but do not expire.
Below outlines the certification path:
OS X Mountain Lion Certifications
Apple Certified Technical Specialist 10.8:
If you want to integrate a Mac into an existing Windows or other standards-based network, read on. We'll guide you through the process of setting up your system to take full advantage of network services such as directory services, file sharing, printing, email, and more.
Mac Integration Basics Exam 10.8 (contact us to set up a testing appointment)
How to Prepare:
Download training materials from Apple Training: training.apple.com/itpro/macinteg
Apple Certified Support Professional 10.8 (ACSP)
This certification can manage help desk support for users, and provide technical support for the Macintosh. Passing the Support Essentials Exam grants certification. Not sure you are ready for the exam? We offer the Support Essentials class that teachers the skills and knowledge expected when taking the exam.
Support Essentials Exam (contact us to set up a testing appointment)
OS X Mountain Lion Support Essentials 10.8
Apple Certified Technical Coordinator 10.8 (ACTC)
An ACTC focuses on leveraging OS X Mountain Lion Server and OS X Mountain Lion to build a working network. Building on the ACSP certification, ACTC's are able to manage and maintain entry-level to medium networks of computers using OS X Mountain Lion Server.
Required Exams: (contact us to set up a testing appointment)
Support Essentials Exam
Server Essentials Exam
OS X Mountain Lion Support Essentials 10.8
OS X Mountain Lion Server Essentials 10.8
More information can be found on the Apple Training Website: training.apple.com/certification/macosx
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