Might 18, 2022
Apple introduces new skilled coaching to help rising IT workforce
New on-line programs and certifications for Apple system help, deployment, and administration put together employees for in-demand careers
Demand for expert help and technical employees throughout the enterprise is rising, with jobs in laptop and data techniques particularly projected to develop quicker than the common for all occupations from 2020 to 2030.1 As firms increase their use of expertise, staff are demanding to make use of iPhone, iPad, and Mac at work, leading to an elevated want for IT professionals expert in supporting and managing Apple merchandise.
To assist meet this rising demand, Apple immediately launched up to date skilled coaching and certifications for IT help and administration. The coaching has been fully redesigned and moved to a web-based, self-paced format. Customers can show their competency with two new exams and earn certification from Apple.
“Extra folks than ever are utilizing Mac, iPad, and iPhone to do their finest work, and the demand for Apple-certified IT professionals has by no means been higher,” stated Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice chairman of Enterprise and Schooling Advertising. “Apple Skilled Coaching helps anybody with an curiosity in expertise — whether or not they’re altering careers or upping their ability set — pursue high-paying IT jobs with certifications that may stand out to potential employers. We imagine deeply in inclusion in expertise, so the brand new programs are self-paced and freely out there, and we’re working to make sure potential to pay is not a barrier to incomes Apple certification.”
Two new Apple Skilled Coaching programs — Apple Machine Help, and Apple Deployment and Administration — can be found immediately on coaching.apple.com. The programs are sequential, and construct on expertise and ideas because the person progresses. On the completion of every course, new certification exams can be found to show competence achieved at every degree with corresponding digital badges from Apple. Every examination prices $149, and certification might be displayed on resumes, on-line profiles, and job boards, enabling customers to face out in job searches — and employers to search out certified candidates.2
Apple system administration and safety firm Jamf reported that its group of execs who handle Apple merchandise at work has grown by greater than 150 p.c since 2017 to greater than 100k members.3 And firms like Ford are in search of to rent expertise to handle their Apple merchandise.
“Reworking Ford and delivering nice worth to our clients is being fueled by expertise — together with enabling our folks to do their finest work with the most effective instruments as we create the digital manufacturing facility of the longer term,” stated Mike Amend, Ford’s chief enterprise expertise officer. “As a part of that course of, we’re rolling out Mac as a selection for our staff. Apple’s new skilled coaching certifications will assist us appeal to extremely gifted IT folks and see that they are profitable finishing up our Ford+ progress plan.”
Apple’s new IT coaching sequence begins with the Apple Machine Help course. Via articles and guided workouts, the course covers the instruments, companies, and finest practices utilized by a assist desk skilled, technical coordinator, or service supplier for a corporation’s Mac, iPhone, and iPad customers. After finishing an estimated 14 hours of studying content material, customers can take an examination to earn the Apple Licensed Help Skilled certification.
The second degree of coaching within the IT sequence is the Apple Deployment and Administration course, which covers easy methods to configure, handle, and safe Apple merchandise utilizing cellular system administration (MDM). Via an estimated 13 hours of content material, customers will cowl creating a deployment technique, utilizing Apple Enterprise Supervisor and Apple Faculty Supervisor, and configuring gadgets with an MDM answer. Upon profitable completion of the examination, customers will obtain the Apple Licensed IT Skilled certification.4
To assist these getting into the workforce or altering careers, Apple is partnering with group schools and universities to supply on-campus prep programs for the Apple Licensed IT Skilled badge. Via its Group Schooling Initiative (CEI), Apple will present scholarships to cowl the price of the exams for collaborating college students at its CEI associate establishments. Apple first labored with Austin Group School in Austin, Texas, to supply the Apple deployment course in early 2020, and is increasing to Maricopa Group Schools in Chandler and Mesa, Arizona, this summer time, with further CEI faculties to be introduced. Ed Farm, an schooling nonprofit primarily based in Birmingham, Alabama, may also supply prep programs for Apple’s certification exams this summer time via the nonprofit’s ongoing partnership with Apple.
Apple has additionally partnered with the Mac Admins Basis to make sure further entry to the brand new Apple exams. With underwriting from Apple, the muse will supply vouchers to candidates with monetary want. As a brand new 501(c)(3) group, two key tenets of the Mac Admins Basis are making a welcoming and accessible group to increase the career, and sustaining inexpensive entry to all group sources. For extra particulars and to use, go to macadmins.org.
“There’s rather a lot to love in regards to the all-new Apple Skilled Coaching programs, which give customers a strong grounding within the ideas and principle round supporting and deploying Apple merchandise,” stated Tom Bridge, the Mac Admins Basis’s co-chair. “Moreover, each Apple exams are totally consultant of the depth and breadth of expertise wanted for achievement. This is a vital milestone for the Mac Admins group — which has grown 48 p.c since 2019. We’re excited to work with Apple in our new chapter as a 501(c)(3) and be sure that the certification is obtainable to anybody with the eagerness to take a brand new step ahead of their profession.”
Apple Skilled Coaching programs can be found now at coaching.apple.com.
- Information comes from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Computer systems, and Data Methods Managers.
- Apple Skilled Coaching exams are provided on-line and price $149. Recertification exams for unexpired certifications price $49.
- Information was offered by Jamf.
- The Apple Licensed Help Skilled badge is a required prerequisite to earn the Apple Licensed IT Skilled badge.
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