Apple's certification program is very similar to products: well designed, intuitive, focused and elegantly simple. Apple certifications fall into two categories: credentials for IT professionals and credentials for creative professionals. There is also an Apple Certified Trainer (ACT) credential for those who wish to teach the Apple Certification Curriculum to others in the creative and IT sciences.

Apple IT certifications focus on macOS certifications, AppleCare Mac Technician (ACMT) certifications, and Apple Certified iOS Technician (ACiT) certifications. Apple certification offers training options that include traditional lessons, led by teachers and individuals. Self-Directed interactive online training; and online courses taught by an instructor provided by several authorized Apple training centers around the world.

Apple Creative Professional Certifications :

On the creative side, there are two types of certifications: one for Productivity Ap and one for Pro Applications. Both productivity application certifications and professional applications are attractive to graphic artists and multimedia professionals.

An Apple Certified Professional (ACP) productivity application recognizes a person's ability to process specific Apple applications. Currently, three Apple Productivity Application certifications offered for the iWork Software Productivity Suite:

  •         Apple iWork Pages: creating and editing documents
  •         Apple iWork Keynote: create and edit presentations
  •         Apple iWork - Numbers: creating and editing worksheets

Apple Certified Pro Applications certifications focus on Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X. Final Cut Pro X is a video editing software for post production, and Logic Pro X is a full-featured sound editor. There are two certifications for Apple Certified Pro applications:

  •         Final Cut Pro X (Exam 10.4)
  •         Logic Pro X (Exam 10.4)

Although there are no special requirements for Productivity and Pro Applications certifications, Apple recommends that you familiarize yourself with OS X and basic computer navigation in all areas before completing the appropriate training.

As with macOS Certificates, users unfamiliar with the Mac ecosystem can learn the basics of a variety of online training resources on the Apple Support Training website.

Apple Certified Trainer and related careers

If you know Apple's creative products or have the skills and passion for supporting Mac or macOS, you can qualify as a professional Apple Technology Trainer with the Apple Certified Trainer (ACT).

An ACT teaches Apple certification courses in enterprise environments and authorized Apple training centers to help the next generation of candidates receive their certifications. To become ACT, you must be certified in the areas you want to teach, have a combination of real-world teaching and experience, and pass a Coaching Training (T3) exam on the topic. LearnQuest manages the ACT program on behalf of Apple.

The Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) is for technical support and service engineers. Apple Certified Associate - Mac Integration Basics Certification is designed for network professionals who need to know how to add a Mac to a network (a Windows-based network or another) and manage services for users.

An ACMT or ACiT diagnoses, repairs and updates hardware or device problems. Both certifications are ideal for service technicians looking for mac it support jobs that require such certification, such as: If you want to spend several years in a company that is primarily a Mac company, you can use Apple certification to negotiate a higher salary or find a publication With more responsibilities.

Apple's creative credentials are aimed at cameramen, multimedia designers, publishers, artists, photographers and the like, who use Apple's productivity and professional applications every day.

Certifications also usually appear in  job offers as a requirement for digital A / V specialists and library staff who oversee the implementation and / or use of the tools. Creative managers who lead the creative strategy for corporate marketing teams, but who also need to design and develop creative assets, are excellent candidates for Apple's creative credentials.

Apple Training and Certification Resources

First, visit the Apple Education and Certification website. There you will find links to books and e-books, video training, classroom training, and much more. Apple provides free guidance for exam preparation for most certification exams. These guides will tell you what type of exam is required, how many questions are asked in total, how much time is scheduled for the exam and what objectives are being pursued to help you know what topics are covered. Preparation instructions also include recommended resources (books, courses, etc.) to help you prepare for Apple certification exams.

Apple Authorized Training Centers offer Apple product classes. These are usually 2- to 5-day courses with live instructors who guide students through lectures and hands-on labs and answer questions. Candidates for ACMT or ACiT certifications can take the AppleCare Technician Training, which is self-taught.

AASPs and SSAs provide the same training for employees seeking ACMT certification through ATLAS, which is offered through the Global Service Exchange (GSX). Apple Certification Candidates may also take part in online training led by an instructor and provided by several Apple Authorized Training Centers.

Apple's Creative Certification Candidates interested in self-learning options can subscribe to O'Reilly Online Learning, an on-demand digital library of e-books and video tutorials, including Apple's Pro Training Series. Candidates for Final Cut Pro certification should also consult the web tutorials, user guides, and technical documentation on the Final Cut Pro Resources page.