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what is the % of mac users like in business environments?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Juelz, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    I have been browsing the net looking for directions to turn interms of certs. I'm wondering are macs popular in business environments where you are providing inhouse support? looking at doing another apple cert and stumbled across one costing as little as $24 however you can only get the training materials from apple which costs over £200, there is a nice payment option to break down the cost and you get the material for a couple of exams. I am thinking of taking this route but wondering if its worth becoming a mac 'expert' interms of marketable skills.
     
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  2. Pseudonym

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    Depends on the business.

    Generally speaking though, desktops run Windows. Servers run Windows/Unix/Linux. Other assorted devices run Windows/Unix/Linux.
    We have 3 macs out of probably 200 desktops. Plus we have tills running Windows too. I'm sure certain businesses will run a lot of macs, so if you find one it would be a desirable certification. But then there's an inherent ceiling because Macs aren't used as servers or anything else.

    In my opinion, the ROI for certs at first line level is Comptia>Microsoft>Cisco>linux related certs... and then I wouldn't even bother mentioning macs.

    Mac skills, I think would be best utilised in a specialist Mac repair shop. Lots of money to be made there.. For the time being.. but the landscape is pretty volatile in this industry.
     
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  3. Juelz

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    WIP: bit of this bit of that
  4. Pseudonym

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    No probs. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
     
  5. linuxuser

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    I work for a large company with over 20,000 employees. All our customer facing staff have company provided MacBook Airs, iPhones and iPads.

     
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    Sorry I should add that Managers and Senior staff also have Apple devices.
     
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