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I've yet to receive an actual straight answer on this ...
I live in the UK, and am interested in setting up to do freelance Mac repair - but I'd be interested in becoming as Apple Certified as possible - but how do I go about doing that? Even if its unreasonable, I'd still love a definitive answer - thanks!
Apple has a training site and information on certifications.
You'd probably want to become a Apple Certified Desktop or Portable Technician.
I'm in the UK though, and although there is also a UK version of that, I was wondering if anyone knew the actual steps to becoming fully certified. Do I have to purchase the training resources from Apple, and complete an exam? Is that it?
Yes - but is that it? Use the resources to complete an exam? How do I find out where I do the exams? Does that then mean I can order parts etc too?
I tried calling Apple, but the woman on the end of the line had never heard of Apple Technician Training, nor had her boss. Useful.
Yes - but is that it? Use the resources to complete an exam? How do I find out where I do the exams?
You can take them at a Prometric location.
Does that then mean I can order parts etc too?
You should probably ask Apple that directly. See the bottom of this page:
Couple other links that may be of assistance:
Basically, you study the resources in order to take the exam. Mind you, most of the exams have an extremely low tolerance for missing a question...usually you are allowed to miss one. The exams can be taken (check the lower right) here (http://www.apple.com/software/pro/training/centers.php) in the UK, and you'll need to register for an exam time. The exams are expensive, so I'd advise not missing anything. :)
After becoming certified, you'll have to recertify annually, but that test can be done online to my knowledge, and if you either print out the materials or have the information right next to you as you take the test each year, you'll be fine.
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