For basic help desk and support jobs at Apple and organizations that sell, use or service Apple products, you’ll need an Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) or an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) designation. To work on company networks with Apple products, earn the Apple Certified Systems Administrator (ACSA) certification or the Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT) designation.
Use Creds to Support and Build Systems
Certifications such as the technician and support designation provide you with the training to troubleshoot problems and fix them for your employer or for a company that serves as a third-party IT consultant. Administrator credentials assure employers that you have the necessary skills to build networks using Mac operating systems.
Experience and Credentials Count in IT
Many companies use more than one IT source, according to "PC World," and look for well-rounded support and networking employees. The experience in multiple platforms will help you land a job as much as the certifications you hold. A well-rounded degree in computer science coupled with your Apple designation could earn you the average annual salary that computer support specialists earned in 2012 -- $48,900, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Network administrators, on the other hand, earned median salaries of $72,560 in 2012.
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