FDA Rolls Out First Apple Certification Exams
Story Published: 28th Jul 2010
On Friday Film and Digital Arts held it's first Apple Final Cut Pro 7 Level 1 User exams.
This challenging test is taken on-line and candidates have 90 minutes to answer over 80 questions on all aspects of this industry standard editing software, and with a 80% pass required candidates really need to know their stuff. Ken McGill, the BRIT Schools Apple FCP7 trainer said, "From personal experience I know how difficult this exam is, Apple have exacting standards and the bar is set high. When I took my trainers exam there were 4 experienced, post-production professionals and only 2 of them passed, so it's no walk in the park."
Of the 5 candidates who sat the exam 3 passed, which is an above average performance. Apple expect that for every 10 candidates to take the test only 3 will pass. "I thought this was a big ask for a bunch of 18 year olds but I was wrong. I'm really proud of them".
So congratulations go to Y14 FDA student Alex Goodman, BDC technician Ashley Read and FDA technician Julian Ruiz.