New Accreditation for Apple Techs: "Microsoft Office for Mac Accredited Support Professional"

   New Accreditation for Apple Techs: "Microsoft Office for Mac Accredited
                            Support Professional"

Working together, MacTech and Microsoft are making available a new
accreditation program for Apple consultants and techs

PR Newswire

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Feb. 21, 2013

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Today MacTech, which
publishes MacTech Magazine as well as produces live events, announced the
event and city schedule to obtain Microsoft's new "Microsoft Office for Mac
Accredited Support Professional"accreditation.This pilot program is a
half-day long, and will take placethe day prior to eachMacTech BootCamp II
in 2013. This new Microsoft accreditation program is training and evaluation
focused onthe issues every consultant and tech should know when advising on
or supporting Microsoft Office for Mac, and Microsoft Office 365 suites, with
a focus on Apple users. All registered attendees to MacTech's 2013 BootCamps
are welcome toattend the course and become accredited at no charge. Space is


The pilot accreditation program will cover topics such as installation; Office
Web Apps; best practices in configuration, preferences, settings and use;
licensing options; cross platform features; sharing documents with SkyDrive,
SharePoint, and more; troubleshooting and common questions; available support
resources; and more. The accreditation is specifically designed for Apple
consultants and techs supporting others using Microsoft Office for Mac, and
Office 365 suites. At the end of the course, attendees will be evaluated on
the content presented, and those who demonstrate sufficient knowledge will
become a "Microsoft Office for Mac Accredited Support Professional." Once
obtained, attendees will receive an accreditation certificate from Microsoft,
and be able to display the new accreditation graphic on their web sites and
other promotional materials, as well as in their credentials.

"Microsoft Office for Mac has always been at the heart of most professional
Apple installations. With Office 365, Web Apps, an array of collaboration
options, and more, consultants need to have the right knowledge to support
their clientsnot onlyin making the best solution decisions, but also in
helping them to understand the features available to them," said Neil Ticktin,
Editor-in-Chief/Publisher,MacTech Magazine andMacTech BootCamp Event
Organizer. "We've been working with those in the community and with Microsoft
for some time to create the right kind of accreditation that will help
consultants and techs perform their duties, as well as help grow their support
offerings and consulting business."

MacTech BootCamp II is the next incarnation of MacTech's successful BootCamp
events. Theevent benefits both return attendees as well as those that have
never attended a MacTechBootCamp. Held around the country, MacTech BootCamp
II is specifically designed for thosethat support small-to-medium sized
business and small office/home office, organizationsupport staff, and even
consumer support. MacTech BootCamp II is a single-track, hotel-basedseminar
that is specifically geared to serve the needs of consultants and techs
wanting toserve their base better. Sessions include topics such as:Key
Building Blocks for Today's Apple Consultant;Mobility and Profiles;Local
Storage, Network Storage, Backups;Network and Routing;Command Line; DNS;
Deployment; Apple IDs; and more...

There are seven MacTech BootCamps in 2013 in cities around the United States.
The Microsoft accreditation course and evaluation is a half day program that
takes place the day BEFORE each MacTech BootCamp II as follows:

Seattle, WA :MacTech BootCamp II on Mar 6, 2013;Microsoft
accreditationcourse onMar 5
Dallas, TX:MacTech BootCampIIonApr 17, 2013;Microsoft
accreditationcourse onApr 16
Boston, MA:MacTech BootCampIIonMay 15, 2013;Microsoft
accreditationcourse onMay 14
Washington, DC:MacTech BootCampIIonJun 26, 2013;Microsoft
accreditationcourse onJun 25
Chicago, IL:MacTech BootCampIIonJul 17, 2013;Microsoft
accreditationcourse onJul 16
San Francisco, CA:MacTech BootCampIIonAug 13, 2013;Microsoft
accreditationcourse onAug 12
Atlanta, GA:MacTech BootCampIIonSep 18, 2013;Microsoft
accreditationcourse onSep 17

MacTech BootCamp is economically priced and includes lunch, sessions, and
sponsor interaction. Eachevent has early bird registration pricing available
in limitedquantity, saving registered attendees up to $200 (Normal price:
$499, Early Bird Price: $299). Take note of when the early bird period ends
for each location.

For more information about MacTech BootCamp,
For more information about the accreditation,

About MacTech Magazine

Established in 1984, MacTech Magazine is the only monthly magazine focused on
Apple at the technical level. Each month, MacTech andMacTech.comis read by
150,000 technical Macintosh users in over 175 countries, from network
administrators to programmers, from solution providers to Enterprise, and in
general, anyonethat's interested in the Macintosh beyond the user level.

If you're interested in getting under the hood of your Mac, or if you want to
know how to make things happen inside the box, you should be reading
MacTechMagazine. Contact the magazine. Toll free: 877-MACTECH, International:

Neil Ticktin
MacTech Magazine

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