U.Va. Offers Apple Certification Courses

September 20, 2010

September 20, 2010 — The University of Virginia is designated as an Apple Authorized Training Center, offering training for two certification levels, Information Technology Professionals and Apple Pro. The next set of classes will be offered in October.

The Apple Certified Technical Training courses, named "Snow" on the course list, introduce Mac OS X and teach information technology professionals how to plan, support and integrate the operating system.

These courses will be held in Carruthers Hall, room 248 at 1001 N. Emmet St. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Snow 303: Security and Mobility 10.6 will be taught Oct. 5-7. The fee is $1,400, and the deadline for registering is Sept. 24.

Snow 201: Mac OS X Server Essentials 10.6 will take place Oct. 26-29. Registration and the $1,900 fee must be submitted by Oct. 8.

Employees can use their educational benefit for payment.

For experienced Mac administrators and creative professionals, such as photographers and editors, Apple Certified Pro Training classes in Final Cut Pro teach mastery of the application, as well as preparation for the Apple Certified End User exam.

Introduction to Final Cut Pro 7 will be held in the Clemons Library Digital Media Lab Oct. 27-29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The registration deadline is Oct. 8. The fee for U.Va. employees is $1,100.

Organized by U.Va.'s offices of Information Technology & Communication and Human Resources Employee Development, these classes are open to both U.Va. and non-U.Va.-affiliated people. Successful completion will prepare students for exams to achieve certification in various areas, including Apple Certified Support Professional, Apple Certified Technical Coordinator and Apple Certified System Administrator.

For information, visit ITC's Apple training website, e-mail appletraining@virginia.edu or call 434-924-3645.

— By Anne Bromley