In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, rich media is becoming a staple of our lives. Personal cell phones multitask as cameras, MP3 players and PDAs, while the latest videoconferencing technology allows for business partners around the world to connect with each other and share resources in real time.
As a result, it is an extraordinary time to be involved in creative content development. Further, the economic recession might even make having these skills paramount for any IT professional. That’s because with less money to go around, many companies will be forced to innovate and create projects in-house, whether for marketing campaigns, internal and external presentations or proposals, or other important business functions. To do that, these companies will need IT employees with the skills and knowledge to leverage the latest media tools.
Apple Inc. is at the forefront of the creative media movement with products such as iLife, iWork, Final Cut Pro, iPhoto and others. Certifications in the Apple suite of products and services could help individuals gain a competitive edge in today’s ever-changing job market.
A Rundown of the Offerings
There are five Apple certification tracks: Mac OS X certification; Xsan certification; iLife and iWork certification; professional applications certification; and hardware certification.
The Mac OS X certification program offers the following credentials: