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Introducing Office for Mac Accreditation by Microsoft.
Microsoft has created a new pilot program specifically designed to train and accredit Apple techs and consultants on Microsoft Office for Mac and Office 365 suites. The “Microsoft Office for Mac Accredited Support Professional” accreditation is a half day long pilot program, and will take place the day prior to each MacTech BootCamp II in 2013. This new Microsoft accreditation program is training and evaluation focused on the issues every consultant and tech should know when advising on or supporting Microsoft Office for Mac, and Microsoft Office 365, with a focus on Apple users.
All registered attendees to MacTech’s 2013 BootCamps, are welcome to attend the course, and become accredited, at no charge.
Space is limited. If you haven’t already registered for a MacTech BootCamp II event, you can do so now. You can also see Microsoft’s announcement of the program on the Office for Mac blog.
Learn. Network. Get Accredited.
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. 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.”
Strut your stuff.
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. This is a great way that techs and consultants can promote additional demand for your services.
Dates and Cities.
There are seven MacTech BootCamp’s 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 accreditation course on Mar 5
- Dallas, TX : MacTech BootCamp II on Apr 17, 2013;
Microsoft accreditation course on Apr 16
- Boston, MA : MacTech BootCamp II on May 15, 2013;
Microsoft accreditation course on May 14
- Washington, DC : MacTech BootCamp II on Jun 26, 2013;
Microsoft accreditation course on Jun 25
- Chicago, IL : MacTech BootCamp II on Jul 17, 2013;
Microsoft accreditation course on Jul 16
- San Francisco, CA : MacTech BootCamp II on Aug 13, 2013;
Microsoft accreditation course on Aug 12
- Atlanta, GA : MacTech BootCamp II on Sep 18, 2013;
Microsoft accreditation course on Sep 17
MacTech BootCamp is economically priced at $499 and includes lunch, sessions, and sponsor interaction. Each event has early bird registration pricing available in limited quantity, saving registered attendees $200 (making it $299). Take note of when the early bird period ends for each location.
Note: All information is approximate and projected, but it does evolve. All sessions, speakers and descriptions are subject to change at any time without notice.