and CompUSA join
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David Putman
06/01/01 and CompUSA join to provide Mac Training at a CompUSA training center near you.

12 major cities have been chosen for a roll out of Mac Training available at CompUSA Training Centers. Visit for descriptions of classes now available for online registration or you may call 800 TRAIN-80 (800 872-4680) to register by phone.

Until now Mac customers have not had access to training within CompUSA. Now you will have access to hands-on training with the fastest Titanium PowerBooks with AirPort wireless networking. Classes include step-by-step tutorials for Final Cut Pro 2, iMovieÊ2, Video Streaming, and DVD Creation. (send an email to letting us know what other classes you would like to see offered).

Press Release taken from 6/01/01

CompUSA & Launch Mac Traning Program

According to a newsbyte posted over at over the weekend CompUSA in association with a company called Discovery announced that they will open a Mac training session. The training session, which is unfortunately, not nationwide, will be held at the following CompUSA locations:

New York, NY

San Francisco CA

Chicago, IL

Atlanta, GA

Boston, MA

San Diego, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Miami, FL

Seattle, WA

Denver, CO

Scottsdale, AZ

Dallas, TX

The training session will cover topics that range from moving from the old Mac OS standard found in Mac OS 9 to the UNIX based Mac OS X operating system. The training sessions will also focus heavily on Apple’s multimedia technologies, which include such software as iMovie 2 and DVD Studio Pro. According to the newsbyte the trainees will be taught the above on PowerBook G4 computers connected into an AirPort wireless network. Dates for the training courses and store locations can be found at Training courses range in price from as low as $99.95 to as high as a price as $495.

My Thoughts:

While I commend both CompUSA and for taking the initiative to launch Macintosh training courses at the same time I’m disappointed to see that Apple has not launched its own training courses that teach the basics of the Macintosh for either no fee or at a limited fee before a third-party took control. Hopefully, Apple will launch a series of these courses once its lineup of Apple Stores increase. In the meantime, though if you crave Macintosh knowledge now and CompUSA may be worth some consideration.Comments?

Press Release taken from 6/01/01