Mac experts have announced an intensive Mac OS X training session in the UK this June — likely to come just weeks after Apple ships the hotly anticipated Mac OS X Leopard, set for launch in the first half of this year.

"This could be the first available Apple Certified System Administrator (ACSA) training event for Mac OS X 10.5," the companies involved explain.

The 22nd European OS X Training Camp takes place between 13-21 June 2007 and is being presented by Amsys, working with Apple Authorised Training company, Agnosys.

The training camp brings Apple technical professionals from across Europe together for Apple technical training.

Amsys will deliver training and certification to Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) and ACSA levels. The full course costs £1,967. This fee incudes: air travel, hotel accommodation, all meals, all training materials and exam fees.

Adding extra weight to the notion of a late spring release of Apple's new Mac OS X system, giant online retailer Amazon has published information on a slew of Mac OS X 'Leopard' guides from authors including Scott Kelby, David Pogue, and Andy Ihnatko and all of these titles are set to debut in the Mac/June time-frame.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that Leopard would ship in the first half of 2007 during his WWDC keynote last August.