Professional Courses

Apple Certified Mac Technician (ACMT) 2016 is a 6-day course that enables students to become certified to troubleshoot and repair Mac computers. Interactive discussions and hands-on exercises guide students through OS X setup, maintenance, features, and associated services. Students also learn how to troubleshoot OS X and Mac hardware and perform repairs on Mac computers. Students’ knowledge and skills are tested and reinforced by working through real-world scenarios and hands-on labs.  Training for ACMT 2016 is available to technicians who work at or wish to work at Apple-authorized service facilities.

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Apple Service Fundamentals is a 2-day course that teaches students the skills they need to handle face-to-face customer interactions involving all Apple devices. Successful completion of the Apple Service Fundamentals Exam (SVC-16A) fulfills the prerequisite for Apple Certified Mac Technician (ACMT) 2016 and Apple Certified iOS Technician (ACiT) 2016 certification. Interactive discussions and hands-on exercises guide students through the best way to manage customer interactions, the required safety precautions, and basic troubleshooting skills. Students’ knowledge and skills are tested and reinforced by working through real-world scenarios and role-playing.  Training for Apple Service Fundamentals is available to technicians who work at or wish to work at Apple-authorized service facilities.

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Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and seasoned professionals to achieve stunning results. This three-day, hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface. Start with basic video editing techniques and work all the way through Final Cut Pro’s powerful advanced features. Students work with dramatic real-world media to learn the practical techniques used daily in editing projects.

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This 3-day Final Cut Pro X 10.3 Professional Post-Production course is designed to provide students with a real-world workflow from raw media, to finished project, to demonstrating the features of Final Cut Pro X 10.3 and the practical techniques you will use in editing projects. Using professionally acquired media, you’ll utilize the same tools and editing techniques used by editors worldwide in this revolutionary editing software.

Upon completing the course material in this guide, you can become Apple Certified by passing the certification exam at the DBC or another Apple Authorized Training Center.

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This five-day workshop is designed to introduce students to writing iPhone applications in the the XCode Integrated Development Environment (IDE), using the iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK).

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Logic Pro puts a complete recording studio on your Mac, with everything a pro musician needs to write, record, edit and mix like never before. This three-day hands-on course introduces students to the primary features and basic user interface of Logic Pro. Students learn how to generate a customized audio and midi configuration that will seamlessly integrate with their own personal production studio. Students also create their own song using Logic Pro’s comprehensive array of software instruments, Apple Loops and DSP effects. In-depth lessons will cover MIDI and audio recording, streamlined editing and arrangement techniques, user defined key commands, automation, scoring to picture and surround mixing.

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Mac OS X Support Essentials is a three-day, hands-on course that provides an in-depth exploration of troubleshooting on Mac OS X. This course is designed to give you a tour of the breadth of functionality of Mac OS X and the best methods for effectively supporting users of Mac OS X systems. The course is a combination of lectures and hands-on case study exercises that provide practical real-world experience.

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This three-day, hands-on course will familiarize students with Motion, Apple’s revolutionary software for motion graphics design. This comprehensive course covers working with Motion’s Real-Time Design engine and interface, behavior-based animation, parameter behaviors, blend modes, advanced particle system design, advanced title animation, working with templates, chroma key techniques, masking methods, advanced 3D features, working with audio, keyframing, and integration.

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This two-day, hands-on course introduces students to the features and interface of iLife ’11. iLife ’11 is a suite of digital authoring tools that comes with every Mac: iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand ’11, iDVD, and iWeb. You will learn to create media-rich digital projects, and share them online with a few clicks. Featuring footage and images from around the world, the focused lessons cover organizing and sharing your photo library to creating polished video and soundtracks. Along the way, you will produce photo albums, movies, and music.

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