The Apple Solution Experts program apparently changed the same day that Mac OS 9 died at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
The program is now dubbed the
Apple Consultants Network
and apparently is now more consultant-based that reseller-based. The network, in Apple’s words, “provides affordable, convenient access to essential information, training and resources as well as a vital sense of community with which you can build a strong, prosperous business as a Macintosh consultant.”
There are two types of memberships: Premiere and Online. To participate at the Premier level of membership, consultants must be focused primarily on delivering solutions-based consultation services to customers. The Online membership “provides the basics consultants need to build a prosperous business and develop beneficial customer solutions,” according to Apple.
Premier and Online memberships are available for both individuals and companies. Company memberships include two individual memberships and require that two staff members be ACTC-certified. Companies can buy additional individual memberships at a reduced rate. (Thanks to MacCentral reader, and Network member, Doug Hanley for the heads-up on this item.)