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Apple

The Apple Training and Certification program is designed to keep you at the forefront of Apple technology. Certification creates a benchmark to demonstrate your proficiency in specific Apple technologies and gives you a competitive edge in today’s evolving job market.

 

Apple offers Pro Certifications for Final Cut Pro 10.2 and Logic Pro 10.1.  An Apple Certified Pro is a user who has reached the highest skill level in the use and operation of Apple’s Pro applications. Students earn certification by passing the online exam administered only at Apple Authorized Training Centers (AATCs). Apple Certified Pro status is appropriate for industry professionals.

Apple Certified Pro – Level One attests to basic operational knowledge of a specific application. The Apple Final Cut Pro 10.2 exam and Logic Pro 10.1 exam are available at the discounted rate of $150 with a class. You may also take an exam at our Training Center for a fee of $200.

After you pass a Pro Application exam, you’ll receive an email with a PDF certificate, along with instructions on how to order a printed or framed certificate, or both. The email also includes LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter icons to make it easy for you to share your certification news on social media sites.

You’ll also receive instructions on how to log into the Apple Certification Records System, where you can:

• Update your profile information and opt in to display your Apple Certification(s) on the Apple Certified Professionals Registry

• Review your certification progress

• Download your certification logo(s) to use on business cards, résumé, websites, and more

• Provide access to employers to verify certifications

• Access numerous resources 

 

Apple's OS X Certifications are designed for IT professionals who: 

 

 

• Want to know how to add a Mac to a Windows or other standards-based network

• Support OS X users in a business, education institution or school district

• Manage networks of OS X systems in an organization — for example, a teacher or a technology specialist who manages classroom networks or computer labs

• Manage complex, multi-platform networks that include OS X systems

ACSP certification benefits Besides differentiating you as a skilled user and support professional for OS X El Capitan, an ACSP certification enables you to leverage the power of the Apple brand. When you pass the certification exam, you receive an email detailing how you’ll receive your Apple certificate, along with instructions on how to order a framed version. The email includes LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter icons to make it easy for you to share your certification news with your networks on these sites.

You also receive a login for the Apple Certification Records System, where you can do the following:

• Update your profile and opt in to display your Apple Certification in the Apple Certified Professionals Registry.

• Review your certification progress.

• Download your certification logo to use on business cards, résumés, websites, and more.

• Provide access to employers to verify your certifications.

 

Apple Exam FAQs

Why do I need to register on the Pearson VUE site? Pearson VUE is a third-party company that facilitates Apple’s online exams. Registration on the site is required to register to take an exam.

How long must I wait before retaking a certification exam if I fail? You don’t need to wait to take the certification exam after taking the practice exam, even if you fail the practice exam. For certification exams, candidates are limited to one try per week. Pearson VUE defines one week as seven 24-hour periods after you ended your first attempt.

Do I have to pay to retake an exam? Yes. The cost of the retake is $100.

How do I make my listing appear? After passing your exam, you’ll receive an email with a PDF certificate, along with instructions on how to order a printed certificate. Please allow up to two weeks for your exam records to be available in the Apple Certification Records System (ACRS) at http://training.apple.com/acrs. If this is your first Apple Certification, you’ll receive an account activation email. You can then log in to the Apple Certification Records System to update your profile information and opt in to display your Apple Certification(s) on the Apple Certified Professionals Registry. Note that your certification isn’t automatically published. You must opt in for it to appear.

Can I take an exam without taking a class? Yes, if you believe that you already have the required knowledge, you can take an exam without attending the recommended course.  The cost of taking an Apple Certified exam without a class is $200. To schedule an exam, please call 212.414.9570 or email us.  Exams are scheduled from 10am - 4:30pm Monday -Friday schedule permitting.

Do you offer any accommodations to students under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for the exams? We offer accommodations to students under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Students with qualified conditions such as blindness, dyslexia, deafness, and quadriplegia may be eligible for time extensions when taking a certification exam. If you believe that you’re eligible, send the details to your AATC at least seven business days before you want to take the exam. If you qualify under the guidelines, Apple will Final Cut Pro X Exam Preparation Guide 25 provide an exam code that will allow you the appropriate time extension. Your AATC can provide you with a list of qualified conditions and standard accommodations that are in accordance with the ADA.

 

Apple Exam Preparation Guides 

Final Cut Pro 10.2 exam details:

Download the exam preparation guide here: http://training.apple.com/pdf/fcpx-exam-prep-pro.pdf

The Apple Certified Professional-Final Cut Pro X exam (Exam no. 9L0-816) is a computer-based test offered at Apple Authorized Training Centers (AATCs) and online to eligible individuals who have a promotional code. You may take up to 95 minutes to complete the exam, which consists of 75 multiple choice and interactive media questions. The questions are based on the objectives listed in this guide. The score required to pass is 81 percent. To prepare for the exam, read through the objectives in this guide to determine which areas you need to review. The primary reference source for this exam is the Apple Pro Training Series book, Final Cut Pro X 10.1: Professional Post-Production by Brendan Boykin (ISBN 0-321-94956-0). You aren’t allowed to access any resources or references during the exam, and you may not have the application open during the exam. Please note that although this guide divides the objectives into knknowledge areas, questions are presented randomly during the exam.

Logic Pro 10.1 exam details:

Download the exam preparation guide here: http://training.apple.com/pdf/logicprox-exam-prep.pdf

The Apple Certified Professional-Logic Pro X exam (Exam no. 9L0-843) is a computer-based test offered at Apple Authorized Training Centers (AATCs) and online to eligible individuals who have a promotional code. You may take up to two hours to complete the exam, which consists of 95 multiple choice and interactive media questions. The questions are based on the objectives listed in this guide. The score required to pass is 73 percent. To prepare for the exam, read through the objectives in this guide to determine which areas you need to review. The primary reference source for this exam is the Apple Pro Training Series book, Logic Pro X: Professional Music Production by David Nahmani (ISBN 0-321-96759-3). The exam is based on Logic Pro X version 10.0.6 unless explicitly stated otherwise. You aren’t allowed to access any resources or references during the exam, and you may not have the application open during the exam. Please note that although this guide divides the objectives into knowledge areas, questions are presented randomly during the exam. 

Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) exam details:

Download the exam preparation guide here: http://training.apple.com/pdf/support_10.11_exam_prep_2016.pdf

The Apple Pro Training Series book OS X Support Essentials 10.11 by Kevin M. White and Gordon Davisson prepares you to take the certification exam. The OS X Support Essentials 10.11 Exam is a computer-based test offered at Apple Authorized Training Centers (AATCs).

The OS X Support Essentials 10.11 Exam details are as follows:

• There are approximately 80 technical questions.

• There are five unscored demographic questions.

• The exam uses a random pool of multiple-choice, true/false, and interactive-media questions.

• A passing score is 74 percent (scores are NOT rounded).

• Details on exam scoring are at training.apple.com/certification/faq.

• The exam duration is two hours. Some exams are available in other languages. For details, visit training.apple.com/certification/localized. The exam timer doesn’t start until you view the first technical question. You may not access any resources or references during the exam. 

 

Avid

Media Composer Certifications:

Our official Media Composer training opens the door to unmatched creative and career opportunities. Back up your training investment with industry-recognized Media Composer certification. By becoming certified, you’ll be joining a community of editors just like you, where you’ll get advice, hear about real-world projects, and expand your personal and professional network.

Our Media Composer certification is comprised of two levels. Take the first step toward becoming a Certified User or an Avid Certified Professional by attending a class at Manhattan Edit Workshop.

Avid Certified User for Media Composer





The first of these certifications is the Avid Certified User for Media Composer, providing an industry recognized credential for both academic users and industry professionals.  

To gain the title of Avid Certified User for Media Composer, you must take two foundational courses, Media Composer Editing Essentials (MC101) and Media Composer Effects Essentials (MC110), before sitting and passing the associated certification exam, as shown in the graphic below.


While Avid does not certify the creative skills of the individual, the technical and operational skillset developed through this certification program is designed to qualify students to enter the workforce as post-production assistants, assistant editors, or video editors.

How do I become an Avid Certified User for Media Composer?

Firstly attend the two courses:

• Media Composer Editing Essentials (MC101)

• Media Composer Effects Essentials (MC110)

To certify you must complete each course, including course projects/exercises, at Manhattan Edit Workshop, then pass the certification each exam.


Benefits

Becoming an Avid Certified User for Media Composer allows you to:

• Demonstrate your user skills and that you have a firm grasp of the core skills, workflows, and concepts of non-linear editing on the Avid Media Composer system

• Provide measurable benefits to your employer

• Differentiate yourself from peers

• Make your résumé stand out and leverage the power of the Avid brand with downloadable Avid Certified User logos

• Prove your credentials with a Certificate of Achievement

• Gain recognition from your employer and peers with our online Certified Professional listing

As an employer, use the Avid Certified User credential as a benchmark so you can:

• Find the right person for the job

• Quickly assess candidate skill level

• Invest in and promote your most promising employees

• Keep your systems running at top performance, with little to no downtime


Avid Certified Professional



The Avid Certified Professional in Media Composer is the next level up in Media Composer certification, building on the skills and capabilities validated by becoming an Avid Certified User for Media Composer. Achieving the Avid Certified Professional in Media Composer certification demonstrates a higher level of efficiency by applying more advanced techniques and carefully designed workflows.

To gain the title of Avid Certified Professional in Media Composer you must first of all be an Avid Certified User for Media Composer. Then you sit two further courses, Media Composer Professional Picture and Sound Editing (MC201) and Media Composer Professional Effects and Compositing (MC205) before passing the associated certification exam.

 

 

Are there any prerequisites to becoming an Avid Certified Professional?

Yes. You must first earn the credential of Avid Certified User for Media Composer before you can enroll in the classes to become an Avid Certified Professional.

How do I become an Avid Certified Professional in Media Composer?

Firstly attend the two courses:


To certify you must complete each course, including course projects/exercises, at an official Avid Learning Partner, then pass each course completion exam.

Benefits

An Avid Certified Professional is a tangible, industry-recognized credential allowing you to:

• Demonstrate an advanced skill set in utilizing Media Composer to create high quality professional video assets.

• Provide measurable benefits to your employer

• Differentiate yourself from peers

• Make your résumé stand out and leverage the power of the Avid brand with downloadable Avid Certified logos

• Prove your credentials with a Certificate of Achievement

• Gain recognition from your employer and peers with our online Certified Professional listing


As an employer, use the Avid Certified credential as a benchmark so you can:

• Find the right person for the job

• Quickly assess candidate skill level

• Invest in and promote your most promising employees

• Keep your systems running at top performance, with little to no downtime

 

Pro Tools Certified User Exam



Avid Education offers a number of Pro Tools certifications, validating user skills from novice to expert. The first of these certifications is the Avid Certified User for Pro Tools, providing an industry recognized credential for both academic users and industry professionals.  

To gain the title of Avid Certified User for Pro Tools, you must take two foundational courses, Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) and Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT110), before sitting and passing the associated certification exam, as shown in the graphic below.

Becoming an Avid Certified User for Pro Tools verifies that you possess a fundamental understanding of and the capability to use Avid Pro Tools to engineer a project through to completion, with all of the fundamental operational skills to record, edit, mix and output the finished session.

 

 

How do I become an Avid Certified User for Pro Tools?

Firstly attend the two courses:

• Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101)

• Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT110)

To certify you must complete each course, including course projects/exercises, at an official Avid Learning Partner, then pass each course completion exam.

Benefits

Becoming an Avid Certified User for Pro Tools allows you to:

• Demonstrate your fundamental competency in digital audio editing and mixing with Avid Pro Tools

• Provide measurable benefits to your employer

• Differentiate yourself from peers

• Make your résumé stand out and leverage the power of the Avid brand with downloadable Avid Certified User logos

• Prove your credentials with a Certificate of Achievement

• Gain recognition from your employer and peers with our online Certified Professional listing

As an employer, use the Avid Certified User credential as a benchmark so you can:

• Find the right person for the job

• Quickly assess candidate skill level

• Invest in and promote your most promising employees

• Keep your systems running at top performance, with little to no downtime

Along with pride and confidence of becoming an Avid Certified User for Pro Tools you will receive:

• Official certificate available for printing or download, proving your Avid Certified User status.

• Downloadable Logos, for use in your resume, business marketing materials such as business cards and websites. (Optional with your express consent) Listing of your credentials on Avid.com.

 

Avid Exam FAQs

Who should take our Avid Media Composer classes? What if I already know how to edit?

The certification courses are designed for film and television editors, producers, or anyone involved in video post-production. For students already familiar with non-linear editing, each course can be taught in short, 2- to 3-day intensive classes. This type of training can be more appropriate for experienced professionals who simply need to learn the software or update their skills.

What if I already know how to edit & mix in another application and just need to learn Pro Tools?

The certification courses are designed for all engineers, producers, or anyone involved in the creation and delivery of digital audio. For students already familiar with other DAWs and mixing fundamentals, each course can be taught in short 2 to 3 day intensive classes. This type of training can be more appropriate for experienced professionals who simply need to learn the software or update their skills.

Alternatively, the courses are also taught in academic environments over several months or years to students who are learning the concepts at the same time as the fundamental operational skills to record, edit, mix, and output a finished session. Pick the format that is right for you.

How much does certification cost?

Course fees are set independently by Avid Learning Partners. Students are required to purchase a course book, which includes the cost of the course exam, and a single retake, if required. Additional retakes are chargeable ($75 each).

Can I refer to study materials during the exam?

No. Students are not allowed to reference any documentation or study materials during the exam.

What is the format of the exam?

The exam is comprised of 50 questions with 60 minutes allotted to complete.

Test items are presented in the following formats:

• Multiple Choice: Select the single option that best answers the question

• Illustration Review: Refer to the illustration (e.g. Media Composer interface) prior to answering the multiple choice question

• Illustration Response: Select the single image that best answers the question

What happens if I take the exam and do not pass?

Exam results are shown immediately when an exam is completed and submitted for evaluation. Unless a candidate is banned from retaking the exams for reasons of fraud or rule violations, the following retake policy applies:

• If a student does not pass an exam, the candidate may retake the exam after 24 hours have passed

• Once a student has passed an exam, it may not be taken again for that version of the Avid product

What will I receive if I successfully pass the exam?

Along with pride and confidence of becoming an Avid Certified User or Avid Certified Professional for Media Composer you will receive:

• Official certificate available for printing or download, proving your Avid Certified User status.

• Downloadable Logos, for use in your resume, business marketing materials such as business cards and websites.

(Optional with your express consent) Listing of your credentials on Avid.com. Find a Certified Professional

How long is certification good for?

Your Media Composer certification does not expire. You become certified for a particular version of Pro Tools software. You may find it beneficial to update your certification to the current version from time to time. Contact your local Avid Learning Partner for more information.

 

Autodesk

For information on becoming an Autodesk certified user please click here.

 

Adobe

For information on becoming an Adobe certified user please click here.