has announced a certification program which it said is targeted towards experienced Mac technical individuals — the program has been developed to meet the lack of available third-party certification programs for Mac techs.
Press 3 founder Scott William explained that the response to the program over the past six months has been overwhelmingly positive, and that he’s looking forward to expanding the company’s offerings for the Mac technical community.
“We wanted our program to be reputable, respected, affordable, obtainable without additional travel costs, and give individuals the ability to pass based upon previous hands-on experience and not book learned material,” said William.
Marketed as an alternative to Apple-provided certifications, Press 3 certifications don’t compete with anything that Apple provides, according to the company. They presently offer three certifications with the possibility of earning a fourth.
Specific areas of focus include Mac OS X, Mac Classic and Mac Hardware. 60 question examinations are provided online; each question must be answered within 45 seconds. If you pass all three certifications, you can earn what Press 3 calls a MacCSE (or Mac Certified Systems Engineer) Certification — not to be confused with an MCSE, Microsoft’s technical certification for systems engineers.
Press 3 is offering discounts through April 27, 2002. Visit the Web site for more details.