To my horror I’ve recently found out that if you want to become an Apple Certified professional in anything, you’ll have to either fly to Toronto to take classes and/or write the exam… OR, pay to have an instructor sent out to your location to administer the course. As a Canadian seeking mac certification, this […]
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Apple Training Centers Almost Non-Existant in Canada

Apple Training Centers Non-Existant in CanadaTo my horror I’ve recently found out that if you want to become an Apple Certified professional in anything, you’ll have to either fly to Toronto to take classes and/or write the exam… OR, pay to have an instructor sent out to your location to administer the course.

As a Canadian seeking mac certification, this very much dissapointed me. There is a huge mac following in major Canadian centers all over the country, and Apple is really missing the boat here. Unfortunately not all of us are able to pay our way to fly to Toronto for certification.

The sad reality as I see it, is we won’t see Apple training centers in Canadian locales until Apple Stores hit the individual markets.

Apple is planning to open some new stores in Vancouver soon, and in addition to the stores in Toronto and Montreal this could be good news. I’d look for training centers to open up in Montreal, shortly followed by Vancouver once they are settled in.

For the rest of us all the way from Victoria to Halifax, it still means we’re out of luck until the retail biz moves in. That is, unless you’re willing to shell out some coin to go and get your certification.

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