If you are a multimedia professional using Apple, kill two birds with one stone when reading any of these Apple certification books.
Having these worthy gems in your library will not only help you out in your profession, but with acing that Apple certification test too. So, check-out this list of the top Apple certification books around.
Top 10 Apple Certification Books for the Multimedia Appple Professional
1. Apple Pro Training Series: Logic Pro 9 and Logic Express 9 by David Nahmani
Get more out of the program by purchasing this Apple Certification book. Even long standing users of Logic will find themselves to be learning a great deal more information of which they would have never known without having been taught by this book. It takes you through, step-by-step, using simple, hands-on exercises to demonstrate how to get things done using logic. Not only does it make it entertaining and amusing to learn, but it is comprehensive as well.
2. Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X by Diana Weynand
Weynand crammed this text full of useful tips and information. Nevertheless, it remains easy to follow. She uses several projects that appeal to different interests, including importing video, exploring the interface, organizing and editing Clips, working with audio, applying transitions,titles, themes and generators, re-timing, color enhancement, and others.
3. Apple Pro Training Series: Logic Pro 9 Advanced Music Production by David Dvorin and Robert Brock
This Apple certification book is awesome for both beginners, as well as the well-versed Logic user. It handles most of the more advanced Logic features, and it builds and expands on the previous title. Be particularly impressed by the chapter devoted to backup procedures and session management as this is something that has never been mentioned before. The examples it provides are well thought out and the techniques it discusses are broad.
4. Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing by Michael Wohl, Alexis Van Hurkman and Mark Spencer
This book is the reference you need to function as a Final Cut Pro professional video editor. It guides you through organizing your footage using meta data and keywords, which is perfect for documentary filmmakers. It also instructs on animating title sequences, creating compound clips, using the audition effect, color correction, keying, audio editing, and others.
5. Apple Pro Training Series: Motion 5 by Mark Spencer
Authored by one of the best, Steve Martin of Ripple Training, this Apple certification book tells you plenty of the interesting things the Motion 5 is capable of doing. It is designed as a high-level manual that shows you how to do things with great detail. It is a great book for more in-depth examples and concepts.
6. Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture 3 by Dion Scoppettuolo
This Apple certification book is a nice surprise. It’s great with the CD step-by-step lesson, and great to just read as well. Aperture lets you have some of the fixes of the more difficult Adobe Photoshop-type programs, while in a much easier format. With good illustrations and directions, this training series on Aperture is a good program for the professional, and it is so worth the effort.
7. Apple Training Series: iWork 09 by Richard Harrington
They say that the only real way to learn is through “hands-on training”, and this Apple certification book is just that. It is worth every penny, and it comes highly recommended. This course is an excellent path to getting comfortable working with Numbers, Keynote, and Pages applications. It saved you plenty of time and increases effectiveness.
8. Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Directory Services v10.6: A Guide to Configuring Directory Services on Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server v10.6 Snow Leopard by Arek Dreyer and Ben Greisler
Find yourself tearing through this Apple certification book. It contains the ‘under the hood,’ in-depth information that you are looking for. This title is absolutely reasonably-priced. It discusses all the significant aspects, from Open Directory, Active Directory, a healthy combination of both, and more. This book is well-written, well-organized, and painstakingly combed over. The the text contains thorough, unparalleled coverage of the topic and the exercises are well thought-out.
9. Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Server Essentials (2nd Edition) by Schoun Regan and David Pugh editor
This second-edition Apple certification book reads well and happens to be presented nicely. The authors offer a clear and pointed overview of the fundamentals of the Leopard server in this guide book officially sanctioned by Apple. The fact that it is targeted for admins, as well as geared for Apple certification is a definite plus. You will find the book very useful in bringing up a 10.5 server, from installation, providing distributed solutions via Netboot, tackling Apple’s Open Directory, and more.
10. Apple Pro Training Series: Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Studio 2 by Mark Spencer and Jem Schofield
If you are an editor or director who would like to expand into motion graphics, you will find yourself adapting much more easily to the world and interface of Motion after reading this Apple certification book. It makes learning Final Cut Pro 6 suite this a fun and easy to learn.
Overall, these books are a very well-rounded reference you know you’ll use over and over and have on your shelf for a long time to come. How do you make the most out of your Apple software? Leave me a comment below and let me know.