New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

Apple One To One: Worth it?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
dmarkj

 
Member Since: Jan 07, 2012
Posts: 3
dmarkj is on a distinguished road

dmarkj is offline
I bought my first Macbook Pro a few weeks ago and I ended up getting their One To One service which is basically training I can get at any Apple Store. I was wondering what your experiences are with this? Have you found it helpful?
QUOTE Thanks
Doug b

 
Doug b's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 22, 2008
Location: Forest Hills, NYC
Posts: 3,344
Doug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15-inch Early 2008; Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 10.7.5

Doug b is offline
What you can get out of One to One is a direct reflection of what you actually put in to it. The person teaching you will generally know a lot about the topics you're going over, but you can't just expect them to do everything for you. Take a notepad with you, or a voice recorder, or whatever method works best for you.. and take notes.

Be proactive about your activities and ask a lot of questions, but try to stay focused on one task at a time. Before you go in, try and figure out what it is you'd like to discuss or learn. You can go over pretty much anything within reason (they're obviously not there to teach you how to use Adobe's CS5 suite).

Is it worth it? If utilized properly, absolutely and without a doubt! Remember that you have to make reservations in advance...

Doug
QUOTE Thanks
dmarkj

 
Member Since: Jan 07, 2012
Posts: 3
dmarkj is on a distinguished road

dmarkj is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug b View Post
What you can get out of One to One is a direct reflection of what you actually put in to it. The person teaching you will generally know a lot about the topics you're going over, but you can't just expect them to do everything for you. Take a notepad with you, or a voice recorder, or whatever method works best for you.. and take notes.

Be proactive about your activities and ask a lot of questions, but try to stay focused on one task at a time. Before you go in, try and figure out what it is you'd like to discuss or learn. You can go over pretty much anything within reason (they're obviously not there to teach you how to use Adobe's CS5 suite).

Is it worth it? If utilized properly, absolutely and without a doubt! Remember that you have to make reservations in advance...

Doug
Thanks for the reply. I've noticed the same thing. They can only help you with what you have questions about.
QUOTE Thanks
chas_m

 
chas_m's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 16,439
chas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2009 MBP, Black speakers, Black Benq second monitor, black(ish) iPhone 5s, Black 2012 iPad, etc.

chas_m is online now
And the more articulate and/or specific you can be with the questions, the better help you'll get. Exactly like here in the forum.
QUOTE Thanks
rabbitjetta

 
rabbitjetta's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 08, 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 940
rabbitjetta is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 13" Retina Pro, iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPod touch 3-5, iMac 27

rabbitjetta is offline
You could also look on apple support forums, buying apple care and calling in, as well as finding a possible mac user group.
QUOTE Thanks
Doug b

 
Doug b's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 22, 2008
Location: Forest Hills, NYC
Posts: 3,344
Doug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15-inch Early 2008; Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 10.7.5

Doug b is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmarkj View Post
Thanks for the reply. I've noticed the same thing. They can only help you with what you have questions about.
I wouldn't go quite that far. A good one to one teacher will be able to just start messing around with OS X, until you say something like.. wow, how did you do that, and what is the benefit of this etc etc..

And remember, one to one isn't just about the operating system, you can learn how to use specific Apple programs such as everything from the iLife suite, to Final Cut Pro and Logic. As long as it has to do with Apple, it's fair game.

Doug
QUOTE Thanks
dmccloud

 
Member Since: Aug 30, 2009
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 145
dmccloud has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: 15" MacBook Pro (Late-2011), 2.4 GHz Core i7, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD

dmccloud is offline
For people brand new to the Mac who aren't that familiar or comfortable with computers in general, I think one to one is a great program. For people more familiar with the Mac and/or PCs in general, you would probably get a little less out of the program. It is a great program for learning the OS, iLife/iWork applications, even iTunes and iCloud now.

-------------------------------------------------
15" Retina MacBook Pro (Late 2013)
2.6 GHz Core i7 | 16GB | 1TB SSD | OS X Mavericks 10.9.3
QUOTE Thanks
Shikarnov

 
Shikarnov's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posts: 542
Shikarnov is a jewel in the roughShikarnov is a jewel in the roughShikarnov is a jewel in the rough

Shikarnov is offline
Given that One to One is personal training, I suggest you establish clear goals rather than going in cold. Knowing what you want to accomplish with your Mac will help to steer the direction of your training and will ensure that you leave with the knowledge you need. You might consider creating some scenarios to play out with your instructor or projects that you want to work on together. We learn best by doing, after all.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Switch from Tiger to Leopard 1o.5 | ODD fan out of whack - help! »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?