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greyhound rick
09-09-2015, 08:06 PM
Hello, I have been using Apple Products for some time but am very much a novice in terms of technical knowledge. I am very interested in really diving into the product line and becoming versed enough with the operating systems, hardware etc., that I, optimistically, would be able to join an organization or become a member of the Apple Consultant's Network.

I realize that this would take time, dedication and resources as Ive done some research on the subject. I would like to know what you would recommend in terms of a good starting point. Id like to start out with online training and go from there, but not exactly sure of the best resource or the particular area or niche to concentrate on. Ideally, I would like to support and manage Mac & iOS devices for individuals or small companies.

Thanks so much for your input as i appreciate it very much.

best to you,

rick

lclev
09-10-2015, 08:35 PM
Rick - here is a link to a discussion that was held on just this topic:

http://www.mac-forums.com/schweb-s-lounge/296285-apple-certification-questions-journey.html?highlight=apple+training

That should give you some ideas. I will tell you I have a few certifications in the Windows world that I needed to work in the tech world. I do not have any certs or formal training for apple but I have learned tons of stuff reading on forums, asking questions, and purchasing older Macs that I "play" with and learn from. I will probably never pursue any Apple certs because I am retired and am currently working in IT at my church. But I never say never. ;) I have learned more over the years by diving in and doing it. Get a mac that is not essential to everyday life and play around. And read. post questions, and if you find you like it pursue some apple training and certs.

Just my 2 cents worth!

Lisa