This program is designed to prepare students in becoming Apple Certified Macintosh Technicians (ACMT). The package encompasses basic troubleshooting of the current OS as it pertains to hardware repairs, as well as s practical lab time where students will be taking apart multiple types of Mac desktop & laptop computers.
Length: 7 days, 9am-4pm
Price: $3600 for both classes; exam cost is included.
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Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending this course:
- Basic Mac OS X knowledge
- Basic troubleshooting experience
Over the course of seven days, you will focus on identifying and resolving Mac OS X problems through troubleshooting as it relates to hardware repairs as well as focus on portable and hardware specifications, technician safety, take-apart procedures and service-specific guidelines and resources.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Those working to gain their Apple Certified Macintosh Technician certification (ACMT) in order to become an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP).
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT) certification verifies the ability to perform basic troubleshooting and repair of both desktop and portable Macintosh systems, such as iMac and MacBook Pro. ACMT certification exams emphasize identifying and resolving common Mac OS X problems, and using Apple Service and Support products and practices to effectively repair Apple hardware.
WHO SHOULD SEEK ACMT CERTIFICATION?
ACMT certification is intended for technicians employed by an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) or Self Servicing Account (SSA), or for persons motivated to demonstrate their knowledge of technician-level service and support skills. For persons not employed by an AASP or SSA, attaining ACMT certification verifies skills and knowledge that may be sought by a prospective employer, such as an Apple Reseller or a self-servicing entity like a school system.
Please note that ACMT certification by itself does not authorize a technician to perform repairs on Apple products. Information on becoming authorized for servicing Apple products can be found at: apple.com/support/programs/
HOW LONG IS ACMT CERTIFICATION VALID?
ACMT certification is valid indefinitely. However, additional certification exams are released as new devices become available. You must take these additional exams in order to become certified to repair the coinciding device. These exams run $15 each and are ongoing.
Candidates getting ACMT certified for the first time are required to pass these exams:
- Apple Macintosh Service Exam (9L0-011) — Tests practical knowledge of effectively and safely troubleshooting and repairing Apple Macintosh systems, including displays.
- OS X Troubleshooting Exam (9L0-065) — Tests practical knowledge of OS X emphasizing troubleshooting of OS X version 10.9, and applies knowledge of OS X 10.9 toward identifying common OS X issues.
Technicians employed by AASPs and SSPs access the self-paced training materials on Apple's Global Service Exchange. GSX is available to technicians employed by AASPs and SSPs only.