Yesterday, my colleague Daniel Hass (Macastic blog) from Open Line and I have both passed the “OS X Server Essentials 10.8″ exam with scores of over 90%. Because we had already passed the “OS X Support Essentials 10.8″ exam, we’ve earned the title “Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) 10.8” in addition to the “Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) 10.8” title. I prepared for the exam by:
- Taking the Mountain Lion 201 course at LAI (Learning Associates International) in Schiedam by instructor Maurits Sanders.
- Studying the powerpoint handouts from the course.
- Studying a document with screenshots from the course.
- Studying the book : Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Mountain Lion and performing the exercises in it. Note: because the Server app had just been updated, the paper version of the book was a bit outdated, but it did not really affect the exam.
- Studying the OS X Server: Advanced Administration resources.
- Creating a testing environment and playing around in it.
- Testing my knowledge with practice exams in the app Revise IT.
- Studying the Exam Preparation Guide
In my opinion the exam was relatively easy. It was key to read the questions and answers very well though.
If I have some time, I’ll try to make a summary similar to the one I did for the “OS X Support Essentials 10.8” exam.