December 28, 2007

Future Media Concepts Debuts Mac IT Conference

New York - Future Media Concepts (FMC), a digital media training center and producer of educational conferences, has launched a new event, the Mac IT Pro Bootcamp (MITPRO).
Geared to the needs of today’s IT professionals, MITPRO offers advanced training and certification for Mac OS X and OS X Server. The event runs from February 24 through 29 at the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach, Florida. 
The event is divided into two parts: Certified Mac OS X Classes and the Mac IT Conference. Attendees have the option of registering for the entire week, or registering solely for the classes or conference.
Keynote speakers and session presenters will be made up of Apple Certified Trainers, software engineers, and system designers, as well as third-party developers and industry experts. The first 4 days of MITPRO feature a variety of hands-on Apple Certified Mac OS X Classes, comprised of all Tiger and Leopard courses.
Attendees are free to select whichever educational track they prefer. Upon completion, exams will be administered for Apple Certified Help Desk Specialist (ACHDS), System Administrator (ACSA), Technical Coordinator (ACTC), and Support Professional (ACSP) certifications. 
The latter part of MITPRO is the Mac IT Conference, featuring two full days of sessions. Attendees freely move between roughly 20 informative and up-to-date sessions relevant to the present and future of the Mac IT industry.
Topics covered include new features and difficulties in new finder development, UNIX and OS X management, differences in supporting PPC and Intel based disk utilities, setup, and configuration of RAID setups with XSAN integration, et-al. 
In addition to the classes and conference, MITPRO offers networking events, including group outings, to meet and mingle with peers, Apple developers, and Conference speakers. One day of the event offers a free Tabletop Expo, showcasing the products and services of 20 leading manufacturers.
MITPRO also has a raffle featuring tens of thousands of dollars worth of industry prizes.  
Details on the Mac IT Pro Bootcamp are available at the official conference website,