Future Media Concepts (FMC) — a digital media training organization for postproduction, broadcast, and content creators — has announced the latest additions to its Mac IT Academy curriculum: Apple’s Snow 303 T3: Mac OS X Security and Mobility 10.6 and Xsan 301: Xsan 2 Administration “Train-The-Trainer” courses.

Launching in April and May, these “Train-The-Trainer” courses, offered only by select training companies worldwide, will incorporate FMC’s manufacturer authorized training curriculum. Available at select FMC branch locations beginning in April the four-day “Snow 303 T3: Mac OS X Security and Mobility 10.6” course prepares Apple Certified training professionals for implementing and delivering Apple’s Snow 303 course.

The Snow 303 T3 course is designed for Apple Certified Trainers looking to add the ability to deliver the Snow 303, Security and Mobility course to their repertoire. It covers DNS, VPN, firewalls, certificates, and proxy servers, as well as being able to effectively configure Mac OS X Server services such as web, mail and calendar to work with the new Mobile Access Service in Snow Leopard Server.

Available at select FMC branch locations beginning in May 2010, the three-day Xsan 301: Xsan 2 Administration course focuses on deploying storage area networks. This class is designed to demonstrate Xsan 2’s superior built-in flexibility and how administrators can create shared volumes on SAN compatible with third-party products, maximizing their return on storage investment. Deployment of Xsan 2 Components, Xsan 2 Connections, MDC & Client Configuration, RAID Configuration, Configuring the SAN and Xsan 2 Volumes, as well as client management, volume management, maintenance and troubleshooting and planning will be covered.

The Xsan 301 course is for system administrators, network engineers, analysts, and IT professionals responsible for analyzing business and technical requirements, while also architecting, implementing, or maintaining storage networking solutions via Xsan 2. Participants should have basic knowledge of storage and practical working knowledge of computers. Knowledge in basic networking fundamentals such as layers, communication, and devices, as well as server basics such as file-serving and directory services is also preferable. These prerequisites can be met by studying the same training courses or technical books that will prepare students to take the CompTIA Network+ and i-Net+ exams.

For more info on all FMC Mac IT Academy courses and class schedules, go to http://fmctraining.com/fmc.asp?z=Mac+IT+Academy .