I do a lot of sidework.. consulting, mostly network consulting (physical layer for the most part).. For fun was checking out the Apple Consultants Network listing for my area and the area just south of me.. And within a 200 mile range, there are 8 Apple certified technicians.. My brother, who runs a rather large advertising agency, has been pushing me for years to pick up some Apple certified training and start supporting his company, as well as his customers in his area.. What do you guys think? Why are there barely any techs in the area? It's not like I live in a tiny city.. Is it because they aren't needed? Or is it because no one wants to do it? Testing from Apple too difficult? Pay not there? I'm not familiar with the Apple consulting world.. only the PC/Winblows world.. What are your thoughts? EDIT: On a few of the other mac forum sites I go on, the feedback in regards to the ACTC is fairly positive.. I'm thinking about this, specifically for the software side. Not interested in hardware..