Most of us already know that the Power Mac Center in Greenbelt and Trinoma offers training sessions and seminars (both free and paid) to the general public. Well, the Greenbelt 3 branch is now the first local Apple Reseller to receive the internationally recognized certification to offer IT Track courses in the country. The PMC Greenbelt is now an Apple Authorized Training Center (AATC) where you can get Apple certification training and exams.
Granted that not a lot of jobs in the country requires Apple certification but eventually it will when Apple becomes a mainstream enterprise solution like in other countries. Then there are also opportunities abroad for professionals with deep knowledge of the Mac OS X operating system.
Being an Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) which includes addressing basic Mac OS X support and troubleshooting, is the starting point on the Mac OS X certification path. The Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) certification is the next step which adds essential Mac OS X Server support and troubleshooting skills. Finally, Apple Certified System Administrator (ACSA) is Apple’s premier Mac OS X Certification, addressing the needs of profressional system administrators and engineers who manage networks of systems in complex multi-platform deployments. More info on Mac OS X certifications can be found in http://training.apple.com/certification.
You can also take non-certification courses at Power Mac Center for basic and pro applications such as the iLife Suite, Adobe CS5 for Mac, Aperture, Final Cut Studio, etc. They also offer Prometric services where you can just take the exams if you feel you already have the required knowledge to pass. For complete list of courses and their prices, visit http://training.powermaccenter.com/
Power Mac Center has full time Apple Certified Trainers (ACTs) that maintains a high-standard of instructional preparedness for the training center. They have the ability to teach comprehensive courseware developed by industry experts in Apple courses and proctor exams.
With the strong presence of Macs in creative agencies and rapid increase of Mac penetration for top executives in major companies, Power Mac Center AATC can serve the different requirements of both creative & IT Managers who wish to support the needs of its managers and business partners.