Immediately following the Conference for IT Pros and Mac developers, Apple Authorized Training Center v.2 Consulting is offering a study hour and exam session on Nov. 5, 12:30 am to 4 pm on site at the conference.

Having an Apple Certification is the best way to prove to your clients or employer that you possess the knowledge and know-how to be considered a “guru” in your Mac-related field of expertise.
You can take any Apple Certification Exam that is currently available at the time of testing.
v.2 Consulting will have an Apple Certified Trainer on site during the study hour to assist with Mac OS X Support Essentials and Server Essentials related questions.

If you register for MacTech Conference using this special form ( you get your certification exam paid for as part of the conference. That’s a savings of US$200.

The MacTech Conference for IT Pros and Mac developers will be held Nov. 3-5 in Los Angeles.

The three-day, information-packed event has expert speakers from a variety of backgrounds covering a broad array of topics. Evenings are full of activities, including an exclusive visit the Griffith Observatory (one of Los Angeles’ greatest landmarks). On the final evening, the MacTech Conference Party will include dinner, billiards, video games, and more. The first ever MacTech Bowl will take place to raise money for the “School Field Trip” program at the Griffith Observatory.

Macworld VP & Editorial Director Jason Snell will be moderating a panel entitled “Trends in Virtualization” at MacTech Conference 2010. The panel will explore and discuss virtualization trends in the industry for both desktop and server virtualization related to Apple technologies. VMware and Parallels have already agreed to take part, and panel organizers have invited the VirtualBox team as well.  

The conference starts off with an entertaining keynote by Andy Ihnatko, internationally beloved tech journalist (currently a columnist for the Chicago Sun Times). The keynote kicks off sessions and activities throughout the day and evening. This immersion conference is hotel-based, giving attendees the opportunity to not only learn from the best, but get to meet new people and spend time with their peers. The addition of testing and the virtualization panel completes the picture.  

The MacTech Conference will have two separate tracks: one focused on IT, and one focused on programming/development. Sessions will focus on both desktop and mobile, with appropriate levels of attention paid to the Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod. MacTech Conference’s schedule is jam packed with some of the biggest names in the industry from some of the most recognized companies. Full descriptions of sessions, speakers, and more are available to peruse on the new sessions web page at .  

MacTech Conference is priced at US$899 including all meals, a MacTech Magazine subscription, a schedule packed full of sessions, exclusive entertainment, and more.  Space is limited. You can register today at .

The Sheraton Universal is a venue with rooms that typically run $229.00 or more per night, plus tax, and with Internet for an additional fee. Available on a first-come, first-served basis, MacTech Conference attendees get a special rate of just $169 per night (which includes Internet). Taxes and service charges are extra. Room quantity is limited.