This year when Apple made their Mavericks 10.9 Certification available to Apple Consultants, I thought.. do I just buy the book, take the online re-up exam, pass and call it a Mavericks-certified day? Or.. take the three-day in-classrom course and get crystal clear on the the operating system while learning what’s new, Again. Not an easy choice, Then I remembered how important it is to do the work. I always get so much out of doing the work. Plus, my mom was like, do the work!
It was a fun-filled nerd-fest. All Apple tech talk all the time, for three days. For me it was being a kid in a candy store. More more more please. I learned changes Apple has made since Mountain Lion 10.8, got more insight into where the operating system is headed, and found new tips and tricks for my client work. I breezed through the material. At the end of day three, I took the test and passed in 20 minutes. A new record 🙂
Welcome to Mavericks certification, baby.
Part of being a pro in the Apple arena is being certified. When Apple releases a new operating system, I dive right in. I want to know all the inns and outs. I want to be proficient with my clients (and when I’m playing around with my own Apple technology). Then, I get certified. I take a 3-day Apple training course (it’s a good refresher plus I pick up new tips & tricks), then I take the exam. I’m thinking of making this one into a business card.
Top 10 ways to an awesome workflow:
- Complete, automatic and seamless backup, including cloud-storage
- Know what you have and why you have it
- Maintained “passwords, websites and accounts” list
- Keep hardware and software current
- IMAP email, synced across all devices
- Ultra high-speed Internet and quality wireless
- Synced info (calendar, contacts, bookmarks, notes)
- Run a clean system with minimal 25% available space
- Wireless printing and scanning
- *MacMan agreement and regular visits (every 3-6 months)