|Fuel your mind. Reach your potential.|
So I have finally returned from Abu Dhabi after an amazing week of training, and complete Apple overload.
Not being entirely sure on what to expect at our first Train-the-Trainer, my colleague and I went in with an open mind.
Apart from being 2 and half hours early on the very first day, since we did not read the welcome email like idiots, we struggled each day to understand the handful of languages and strong accents from our fellow Apple trainer wannabe’s, and our amazing instructor.
|Apple Heaven…for now.|
Being a serious Capetonian, and my colleague, an indian from Lenasia, we met our english-match with fellow students from Oman and Egypt, and our instructor, get this, French, living in Brussels. Let’s just say we did quite a bit of repeating throughout the course.
Although after the 1st day, you learnt to pick up what everyone was saying, and more importantly what they meant when they said it.
I have never met a man like the instructor we had. Apart from the sheer volume of information and experience that Alain was able to pass onto us, I have never met a man that has met the late great Steve Jobs before, never mid 3 times! Check out his consulting company!
With the first shot at the trainer exam, let’s say, not going according to plan, we will be writing it again this Friday, and after that….you will have one Apple Certified Trainer blogging the AppleVerse to you.
Once this is complete, our company will be able to become an official Apple Authorised Training Centre, and we will be able to begin delivering the first Mac OS X course, Lion 101.
So what’s next? Off to London on Saturday, to attend an unofficial T3, which will blow our competition out of the water when I return. Best I not say too much just yet…
For any of the fanboys that are considering the training aspect of the Apple World, please don’t hesitate to drop me an email with any questions you might have. I know how difficult it is to find the right information you are looking for with regards to this sometimes.
Happy Easter everyone! Enjoy!