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Independent Apple trainers form alliance

updated 11:10 am EST, Tue February 5, 2008

Apple trainers alliance

A group of independent Apple Authorized Training Centers today announced the formation of the Certified Training Alliance (CTA) alongside the launch of The website is aimed at promoting independent Apple Authorized Training Centers as well as the Apple Training and Certification they provide. "We formed this organization to create a single point of contact for the best training experience on the Apple platform," said Kevin Langdon, CEO of Crywolf Training.

"Since Apple stopped offering training at their facilities last summer, the only way to obtain Apple Certified Training is through an AATC. CTA makes it easier for schools, businesses and consumers to find professional, high quality Apple Certification training at convenient locations across the US," Langdon said.

The CTA website provides a unified resource for anyone interested in Apple Training. Course descriptions and online registration are available for interested users looking for an Apple course at a specific time and location. A comprehensive list of the various certifications currently available follows.

IT Certifications:

  • ACSP - Apple Certified Support Professional
  • ACTC - Apple Certified Technical Coordinator
  • ACSA - Apple Certified System Administrator

Pro Applications Certifications:
  • Apple Certified Pro Level I
  • Apple Certified Pro Level II
  • Apple Certified Master Pro in Final Cut Studio or Logic Studio

Apple Hardware Certifications:
  • Apple Certified Macintosh Technician

The Certified Training Alliance is a not-for-profit organization of nationwide independent Apple Authorized Training Centers. Each CTA member charged with providing hands-on technical training experience, and CTA members agree to maintain professionalism in their facilities as well as clear and easy-to-understand policies and procedures for doing business.

The Certified Training Alliance currently represents 10 Apple Authorized Training Centers with 16 locations throughout the U.S.

by MacNN Staff



  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I'm in DC and the closets place is 261 miles

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969



    CTA is adding new members and we hope to have one closer to you in the future.

    In the meantime many people come to our locations from across the country. Many actually find they learn more when away from the distractions of being close to home.

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