Having recently acquired my Apple Certification for Lion 10.7, it’s time to reflect on the process of gaining Apple certification in OS X, details can be found here:
Level 1 – Apple Certified Associate (ACA)
Level 2 – Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP)
Level 3 – Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC)
For those that are really keen, you can join the Apple Consultants Network (ACN).
There are books written by Peachpit that can help you on your way to becoming certified.
However, there is more to being a Apple Professional than certificates and knowledge, there is experience and passion, of which you cannot learn in a book. There is nothing that teaches better than practical experience. Your passion for Apple products will sustain through difficult times that you will encounter.