Jennifer Zelazny

Random and Opinionated Thoughts

Tag: Certification/Training

Apple

ACHDS certification.

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Well, another certification down: Apple Certified Help Desk Specialist (ACHDS). (This was a little harder than I expected because of all the GUI questions…and I am not used to using a lot of the GUI tools that Apple ships with Mac OS X.) I had to take this first exam in order to get the Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) certification. Fortunately, taking the first test also gets you certified as a ACHDS. I did not take the Apple class to get certified, just years of experience and some great notes from a friend. I am hoping to take the... Read More » Read more

UNIX

Fedora FC3

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Now that I am no longer doing any Linux/UNIX training, I thought it would be best to have a Linux machine running so I can stay on top of what I learned. After trying out Mandrake Linux (now Mandiva), considering Yellow Dog, etc, I decided to give Fedora FC3 a try. Why? Well, there is a lot of movement with Red Hat Linux, and I decided to go with something that was built by the same community. I wanted to get familar with a widely used flavor of Linux. Yeah, I would get better performance with Yellow Dog if I... Read More » Read more

Apple UNIX Web Development

Mac OS, UNIX, and Web Development Training

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I have been looking for good Mac (not MAC) OS and UNIX training opportunities and think I finally came up with the missing piece, Big Nerd Ranch. Over the years, I have looked for good training for Mac OS X/Mac OS X Server, Apache, PHP, and other web technologies, but have often come up empty handed or less than satisfied. So if you are looking for some decent training, here is what I would recommend: Hands on training for Mac OS client or Mac OS X Server and want to get certified: http://training.apple.com/ Hands on training for UNIX or advanced... Read More » Read more

Apple UNIX

unix/linux certification.

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I have finally reached the point in my career where I need certification. Back in the Mac OS 7-9 days there was no certification programs for us Mac geeks, but now we face job competition with all the UNIX geeks too. Apple now offers certification, but after taking a class on Mac OS X Server for 5 days, I left feeling pretty let down. I know how to add users, and I am pretty comfortable to all the services. What I needed was something more in-depth. That was 3 years ago. Now I am working to get my “Linux/Unix System... Read More » Read more