Tech 2000 Announces Launch of OS X Advanced Certified Specialist Exam Series

New Certification Developed with Examplify Validates Skills of IT Pros Working on Apple's OS X Lion Servers

Jan 31, 2013, 13:27 ET from Examplify

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tech 2000, a innovating IT training provider, announced its first series of OS X certifications to address the growing demand for advanced technical professionals who specialize in a specific area of systems administration with the Apple OS X Lion Server technology. 

The certification verifies an in-depth knowledge of Apple OS X technical architecture and an ability to install and configure machines; enable, configure, and troubleshoot a wide range of services; and integrate OS X, OS X Server, iOS and other Apple technologies within a multi-platform networked environment.

This certification is intended for professional system administrators and engineers who manage medium-to-large networks of systems in multi-platform deployments. The certification was developed in partnership with Examplify, CompTIA's custom exam services subsidiary. Tech 2000 recognized the benefits of Examplify's offerings and is developing additional certifications with them as well.

"Tech 2000 faced a unique challenge this year - to evolve and grow its geographical footprint to support the growing demand for Apple OS X certified technicians," said George Churchwell, CEO of Tech 2000. "We leveraged our experience and expertise in the Apple OS X curriculum and mobile platforms to develop an application that integrated mobile virtual classroom capabilities, BYOD, and ISO testing standards to create a learning and certification application where OS X certifications can be delivered anywhere, anytime."

Despite the launch of OS X Mountain Lion last year, recent research shows that the market for OS X Lion servers is holding steady with 28 percent of all web traffic measured by Net Applications.

In addition to traditional testing formats, Tech 2000 has deployed this exam series using LearnItNowHD, a unique iPad application, to facilitate secured and proctored testing environments on an iPad. The application provides a rich and intuitive testing experience with a variety of question formats. These include drag and drop, multiple choice and true or false with video and audio simulations. LearnItNowHD is available for download on iTunes.

About Tech 2000
Tech 2000, Inc. is an IT training organization that designs and delivers educational solutions tailored to support their client's business and learning objectives and strives to develop ground breaking delivery methods for educational materials. Tech 2000 is the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Cisco LP Global Innovation Partner of the Year. Tech 2000 has excelled in driving Mobile Learning Strategies with over 100 mobile applications including Cisco's CCNA Exam Prep which won the 2011 Brandon Hall Award for Excellence, Cisco's Innovator of the Year Award for 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. For more information, visit

About Examplify
As a subsidiary of CompTIA, the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry, Examplify answers the global demand for custom certifications within organizations.  Beyond developing custom exams, Examplify offers managed exam services, test development consulting, and exam quality control maintenance. Examplify leverages the proven exam expertise and processes of CompTIA, which has been developing industry-standard, vendor-neutral IT certifications for two decades. The services provided by Examplify are rooted in a validity-centered approach to exam development and the process follows the best practices outlined by the professional testing community. For more information on its services and partners, visit

Contact Information:
Christine Churchwell
Tech 2000, Inc.    
459 Herndon Pkwy Suite 8

SOURCE Examplify