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Apple Certified Technical Coordinator Data Sheet*


Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) certification verifies a foundation in Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server features and usage, and an ability to configure key services, perform basic troubleshooting, and assist end users with essential Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server capabilities.

Target Audience
ACTC certification is intended for Macintosh technical coordinators tasked with maintaining a modest network of machines.

Typical technical coordinators are power users within larger organizations who manage networks of Macintosh systems — such as teachers and school-based technology specialist who manage a network of systems within a department, a classroom network or computer lab, or help desk personnel at businesses using Macs for general productivity or creative design.

Candidates for the ACTC certification will be required to pass two exams.

Mac OS X Administration Basics Exam
Covers the basics of managing a Mac OS X client system running Mac OS X (version 10.0) — from installation to configuration to basic troubleshooting. Topics include

  Mac OS X installation
    Multiple users
    Files and privileges
    Networking and Internet access
    File sharing, email, and print services
    Web and email access
    Personal file and web sharing
    Peripheral devices

Mac OS X Server Essentials Exam
Covers a practical knowledge of Mac OS X Server (version 10.0) features and services. Topics include

  Mac OS X Server installation
    Users, groups, and directory services
    Network, Internet, and Apache web services
    Client management using Macintosh Manager and NetBoot
    Startup and shutdown

An ACTC certification is granted on successful completion of both exams. Certification is valid for a specific version of Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server. Apple iServices will update the exams for major Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server revisions and post a notification on

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