I'd like to see courses geared specifically towards preparing us for Apple & Adobe pro certifications. Considering Martin wrote the book for Apple's Logic Pro 7 training, you guys would be perfectly suited to offer this for Apple's pro apps.
It would even be great if it could be set up like an online college course. Maybe have it broken into 8 or 12 weeks, with assignments due each week, grades given out, quizzes on the subject matter at certain points throughout the "term", and the actual certification test at the end of the course if that's feasible. I've always wanted to earn these certifications, but it always involves traveling across the country and living in a hotel for a few weeks. I can't get the time off work, and spend $2k in airfare, hotels, and eating out on top of the cost of the course & test.
I see one place is offering Logic 101 & 201 for $500 each, but it still requires that you find a testing center at the end of the course. Maybe that's a requirement on Apple's behalf, but it'd still be great to take a course that wasn't as passive as the current courses are, and required some discipline, but also had a class of students that could communicate and share work for the betterment of us all.
I'd love to earn certifications in FCPX, Logic Pro, Aperture, Motion, and Photoshop at the very least. The cost of the test is usually ~$150, but if you guys were able to offer the test, it could be rolled into the cost of the class.
I think this would be an amazing value. I would definitely put the money down if you offered something like this, and completion would give me something tangible for my resume or advancement in my career.
Is anyone else here interested in something like this?