Might 18, 2022
Apple introduces new skilled coaching to help rising IT workforce
New on-line programs and certifications for Apple gadget help, deployment, and administration put together staff for in-demand careers
Demand for expert help and technical workers inside the enterprise is rising, with jobs in pc and knowledge programs particularly projected to develop sooner than the common for all occupations from 2020 to 2030.1 As firms develop their use of know-how, 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 right this moment launched up to date skilled coaching and certifications for IT help and administration. The coaching has been utterly redesigned and moved to a web based, self-paced format. Customers can display their competency with two new exams and earn certification from Apple.
“Extra individuals 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 better,” mentioned Susan Prescott, Apple’s vp of Enterprise and Schooling Advertising. “Apple Skilled Coaching helps anybody with an curiosity in know-how — whether or not they’re altering careers or upping their talent set — pursue high-paying IT jobs with certifications that can stand out to potential employers. We imagine deeply in inclusion in know-how, so the brand new programs are self-paced and freely out there, and we’re working to make sure capability to pay isn’t a barrier to incomes Apple certification.”
Two new Apple Skilled Coaching programs — Apple Machine Help, and Apple Deployment and Administration — can be found right this moment on coaching.apple.com. The programs are sequential, and construct on expertise and ideas because the consumer progresses. On the completion of every course, new certification exams can be found to display competence achieved at every stage with corresponding digital badges from Apple. Every examination prices $149, and certification could 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 gadget 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 corporations like Ford are searching for to rent expertise to handle their Apple merchandise.
“Remodeling Ford and delivering nice worth to our clients is being fueled by know-how — together with enabling our individuals to do their finest work with one of the best instruments as we create the digital manufacturing facility of the long run,” mentioned Mike Amend, Ford’s chief enterprise know-how officer. “As a part of that course of, we’re rolling out Mac as a alternative for our staff. Apple’s new skilled coaching certifications will assist us entice extremely gifted IT individuals and see that they’re profitable finishing up our Ford+ progress plan.”
Apple’s new IT coaching collection begins with the Apple Machine Help course. By articles and guided workout routines, the course covers the instruments, companies, and finest practices utilized by a assist desk skilled, technical coordinator, or service supplier for a company’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 stage of coaching within the IT collection is the Apple Deployment and Administration course, which covers configure, handle, and safe Apple merchandise utilizing cellular gadget administration (MDM). By an estimated 13 hours of content material, customers will cowl growing a deployment technique, utilizing Apple Enterprise Supervisor and Apple College Supervisor, and configuring gadgets with an MDM resolution. Upon profitable completion of the examination, customers will obtain the Apple Licensed IT Skilled certification.4
To assist these coming 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. By its Neighborhood Schooling Initiative (CEI), Apple will present scholarships to cowl the price of the exams for taking part college students at its CEI associate establishments. Apple first labored with Austin Neighborhood School in Austin, Texas, to supply the Apple deployment course in early 2020, and is increasing to Maricopa Neighborhood Schools in Chandler and Mesa, Arizona, this summer time, with further CEI faculties to be introduced. Ed Farm, an schooling nonprofit based mostly in Birmingham, Alabama, may even 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 develop the career, and sustaining inexpensive entry to all group assets. For extra particulars and to use, go to macadmins.org.
“There’s quite a bit to love in regards to the all-new Apple Skilled Coaching programs, which give customers a stable grounding within the ideas and idea round supporting and deploying Apple merchandise,” mentioned 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 accessible 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, Laptop, and Info Methods Managers.
- Apple Skilled Coaching exams are supplied on-line and value $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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