Apple Computer, Inc.

Apple Certified Pro - Final Cut Pro X


Credential: Apple Certified Pro - Final Cut Pro X  GI Bill resource
Credentialing Agency: Apple Computer, Inc.

 

The Apple Computer, Inc., Apple Certified Pro - Final Cut Pro X certification validates professionals who edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro X. Professionals with the Final Cut Pro X certification have the knowledge to: use libraries to organize and manage media and projects; apply exceptionally fast, fluid editing techniques for video and audio; fine-tune clips in a timeline; apply effects and transitions, and retime clips; work with 3D titles, 360º video, and multicam clips; create captions; and manipulate images with the color correction effects. There are no eligibility requirements to take the Apple Certified Pro - Final Cut Pro X certification exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Apple Certified Pro - Final Cut Pro X

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    high

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Apple Computer, Inc.

1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA  95014

Phone: (408) 996-1010

Email: dushka_zapata.edelman@apple.com

Eligibility REQUIREMENTS

There are no prerequisites to sit for the Apple Certified Pro - Final Cut Pro X exam.

Written Exam

  • Getting Started
    • Download and prepare lesson media files
    • Understand the basic Final Cut Pro workflow
  • Importing Media
    • Define the clip, event, and library containers
    • Understand the differences between managed and external media files
    • Create a camera archive
    • Import files using Media Import and the Finder
  • Organizing Clips
    • Apply keywords to a clip and clip ranges
    • Search and filter clips by keywords
    • Add notes and ratings to a clip
    • Create Smart Collections
    • Detect people and composition within clips
    • Understand and assign roles
  • Making the First Edit
    • Create a project
    • Understand the attraction and repulsion behaviors of a storyline
    • Append, insert, and rearrange clips within a primary storyline
    • Batch edit a “storyboard” of clips
    • Make Ripple, Roll, and Slip edit clips
    • Blade, replace with gap, ripple delete, and join through edit
    • Manipulate gap clips for pacing
    • Perform connect edits
    • Understand the horizontal and vertical relationships between connected clips
    • Create and edit in a connected storyline
    • Adjust audio levels
    • Apply Audio Fade Handles to a clip
    • Share the project to a media file
  • Revising the Edit
    • Define and distinguish the two types of project duplication
    • Use the “Lift from Storyline” command
    • Harness Finder tags as Keyword Collections
    • Understand the replace edit options
    • Use markers for clip synchronization and task notes
    • Perform nonmagnetic editing with the Overwrite command and Position tool
    • Create and edit with an audition clip
    • Understand the similarities and differences between skimming and clip skimming
    • Define and distinguish soloed clips and clips assigned a deactivated role
    • Refine clip duration using trim to playhead and trim to selection
    • Expand experience with the edit options available using the Select and Trim tools
  • Enhancing the Edit
    • Vary the playback speed of clips
    • Modify the look of clips with effects
    • Use transitions
    • Adjust transform and compositing controls
    • Create compound clips
  • Finishing the Edit
    • Add and modify a lower third
    • Add and modify a 3D title
    • Split-edit audio and video
    • Keyframe audio
    • Use Audio Roles for organization and selection
    • Differentiate the Luma and Chroma controls
    • Correct an image using the Color Board, Color Wheels, or Color Curves
    • Use the Balance Color options
  • Sharing a Project
    • Export to a media file
    • Post media to an online host
    • Create a bundle for multiple platforms
    • Understand the XML workflow
    • Integrate Compressor export options
  • Managing Libraries
    • Differentiate external and internal media
    • Import media as referenced and managed
    • Move and copy clips within and between libraries
    • Consolidate media files to one location
  • Advancing Your Workflow
    • Identify manual options for new projects
    • Synchronize dual system recordings
    • Create a chroma key
    • Understand the multicam workflow
    • Discover a 360º world
    • Generate captions

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Apple Certified Pro - Final Cut Pro X examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

RECERTIFICATION

Apple Certified Pro - Final Cut Pro X

The Apple Certified Pro - Final Cut Pro X credential has the following recertification information:

  • There is no expiration date for the Final Cut Pro X certification.

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Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

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6-12 years experience; Officer O3 through O5

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12+ years experience; Officer O6 and Above

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