Posted by: macintoshsisters | February 28, 2008

Mac OS X Leopard Certification Courses and Tests…

Mac OS X Leopard Certification Courses and Tests Now Available from the Certified Training Alliance

The CTA is a nationwide organization of key independent AATCs. Each CTA member is dedicated to providing the industry’s best hands-on technical training experience available on the Apple platform.

CTA members offer advanced Macintosh IT Training and Apple certification testing for corporate and education clients at 16 independent training center locations throughout the U.S. All classes are delivered by Apple Certified Trainers in state of the art facilities.

Now CTA members are among the first to deliver Apple’s new Leopard courses.

Two brand new classes developed by Apple are now available from CTA members:

Leopard 101 Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.5 is a three-day, hands-on course that provides an in-depth exploration of troubleshooting on Mac OS X. This course is designed to give a tour of the breadth of functionality of Mac OS X and the best methods for effectively supporting users of Mac OS X systems.

Leopard 201 Mac OS X Server Essentials v10.5 is a four-day hands-on course designed to give technical coordinators and entry-level system administrators the skills, tools, and knowledge to implement and maintain a network that uses Mac OS X Server.

“These two new Mac OS X Leopard courses provide the foundation of Apple IT training on the new OS, and we are very excited to be one of the first AATCs to offer them,” said Shelley Weiner, president of Business Rules, a CTA Member in Rhinecliff, NY.

“Mac OS X Support Essentials and Mac OS X Server Essentials have been completely rewritten for Leopard. Both of these classes are packed with incredibly useful information for the help desk professional and systems administrator.”

“Since Apple no longer delivers Mac OS X training, that’s where the CTA comes in,” said Adam Karneboge, one of the owners of MacSpecialist, an AATC in the Chicago area. “As an AATC since 2002, MacSpecialist is very pleased to offer these new courses.”

“CTA members are among the very best AATCs worldwide because we are more than just training companies; we are technology experts with deep roots in the Mac culture. We know that by combining Apple’s first-rate training materials with our long-term expertise on the Macintosh platform, we offer our students a truly superior training experience,” said Weiner.

These two new courses are also the foundation for the first two levels of Apple’s professional IT certifications:

— Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) addresses basic Mac OS X troubleshooting. Leopard 101 is the preparatory course for the ACSP certification.

— Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) adds Mac OS X server support and troubleshooting skills to basic Mac OS X troubleshooting skills. Leopard 101 and Leopard 201 are the preparatory courses for the ACTC certification.

“Professional certification is a powerful professional development tool and an excellent way to document skills. Now, these tools are available for IT professionals working with Mac OS X Leopard,” said Karneboge.

Current schedules and locations can be found online at

The Certified Training Alliance is a nationwide Not-for-Profit organization of key independent Apple Authorized Training Centers. Each CTA member is dedicated to providing the industry’s best hands-on technical training experience available on the Apple platform.

CTA members agree to maintain the highest levels of professionalism in their facilities, as well as clear and easy-to-understand policies and procedures for doing business with them. CTA members must adhere to a common set of policies and practices, and meet high standards set by both the CTA and Apple. CTA member trainers are trained and certified by Apple and present Apple courseware that prepares students to take, and pass, Apple’s rigorous certification exams, all of which are given onsite at CTA member centers.

The Certified Training Alliance currently represents 11 Apple Authorized Training Centers with 16 locations throughout the U.S. More information is available at

– Network of Apple Authorized Training Centers Offer Mac OS X Leopard Training across the US –


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