Apple has launched two professional training and certification programs to teach IT workers, as well as anyone interested in pursuing a career in IT, how to deploy, manage, and support iPhones, Macs, and other Apple devices in the workplace.

The courses are sequentially titled Apple Device Support and Apple Deployment and Management.

The Apple Device Support course covers tools, services, and best practices for Apple products, with approximately 14 hours of content, according to the company.

People taking part will have to take an exam to earn certification and move on to the next course.

The Apple Deployment and Management course will teach participants how to use mobile device management to configure, manage, and secure Apple products.

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This course contains approximately 13 hours of content, according to Apple. After finishing the course, you can sit for the certification exam.

Each examination costs $149. Apple announced that as part of its Community Education Initiative, it will provide scholarships to students to cover the cost of the exams.

Anyone with financial difficulties can also apply for vouchers from the Mac Admins Foundation to help pay for the cost of the exams

Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of enterprise and education marketing, said:  “The new courses are self-paced and freely available, and we are working to ensure the ability to pay isn’t a barrier to earning Apple certification.”

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Apple also provides in-person training courses at community colleges and universities.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in computer and information technology is expected to grow by 13% by 2030, with approximately 42,400 openings each year.

The median yearly wage for these careers is about $97,430, which is much higher than the median yearly wage for all other jobs at $45,760

Source: CNET

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