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Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) OS X Server Essentials 10.8 Test Review

Posted: March 25th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Blog, Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server | No Comments »

I recently submitted an application with Apple to join the Apple Consultants Network. In doing so I knew I had to pass the ACTC certification tests within 45 days of joining. Unfortunately I could not find a testing center in Vancouver so I took the test down in Seattle at Crywolf Training. Gordon Davisson was the proctor and did an amazing job, I showed up 30 mins early and was greeted with donuts and a free review of ML201. Gordon took us thru all the services associated with 10.8 server and gave a couple great tips. (DORA FTW)

The test comprised of 80 multiple choice questions, with two hours on the clock and two crullers in my gut, I began. The first thing I noticed was a lot of the questions would ask “Which is the best sentence to describe blah” and give two correct sentences out of four. This left the tested to choose one answer which they thought was the most applicable, the one that stuck out in my mind most was for the wiki service. Questions with only one possible answer were marked with radio buttons while multi-answer questions had checkboxes. The questions also told the tested how many answers were needed, pick 2, pick 3. The questions themselves were quite simple with exception given to an SSL question and two permissions questions where I had to think, OK do I answer it correctly or the way I think Apple wants me to answer it. To prepare, I used the Amsys Revise IT app to test myself before going in as well as the OS X Server Essentials book by PeachPit.

Do the tests, take screen shots of the questions you’re puzzled by and research those in the PeachPit book, if you do this you’ll be fine.

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