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MacTech BootCamps Add Microsoft Accreditation for Consultants

by Adam C. Engst

MacTech has announced that the company’s MacTech BootCamp II [1] events in 2013 will each be preceded by a half day of training and evaluation that will enable consultants to acquire Microsoft’s new “Microsoft Office for Mac Accredited Support Professional [2]” accreditation. The course, which focuses on issues surrounding Microsoft Office for Mac and the Microsoft Office 365 suites, is free to all registered attendees of MacTech BootCamp.

The accreditation program will cover topics such as installation; Office Web Apps; best practices in configuration, preferences, settings, and use; licensing options; cross platform features; sharing documents with SkyDrive and SharePoint; troubleshooting and common questions; available support resources; and more. Those who pass the test at the end will receive an accreditation certificate from Microsoft, and will be able to display the new accreditation graphic on their Web sites and other promotional materials, as well as in their credentials.

The full schedule of upcoming MacTech BootCamp II events is as follows. Note particularly the Seattle event, where our own Jeff Carlson will be speaking about Apple IDs. The one-day MacTech BootCamp events cost $499 regularly, but are only $299 for TidBITS readers [3] and include a $50 subscription to MacTech Magazine.

[1]: http://www.mactech.com/bootcamp/
[2]: http://www.mactech.com/bootcamp/microsoft-office-accreditation
[3]: http://www.mactech.com/events/TidBITS