Getting Started with Mac OS X in Saudi Arabia

Last month myself and Sam Gardener took a trip to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) had bought over 6,000 macs 3 years ago with around 75% of them being used exclusively with Windows. As much as the users wanted to switch over to Mac OS X, they were struggling to take the leap having never worked with a Mac before and being experienced Windows users.

To jump start the transition, KAUST decided to recruit our Apple Training services to educate their staff in the wonderful world of OS X.

This was going to be some job!

Prior to stepping foot in Saudi Arabia, myself and Sam devised a one day “Getting started with Mac OS X” course plan, tailored to teach around 20 students per day for 7 days. We had to remember that the majority of our students had never, ever used OS X before, so we were going to have to be gentle 😉

By the end of the trip we had taught approximately 120 people and successfully turned each and everyone of them into OS X converts, plus we’re pleased to have received some really positive feedback with every single delegate commenting how much easier OS X is to use so who knows, we could be making a return trip and creating some more fully fledged mac lovers sometime in the future!

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Where we trained all our students on Getting Started with Mac OS X

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