Apple's Pro Training Series books in the past were very good. I had the Aperture 1 book. It was written from a professional perspective, very workflow oriented.
Looks like the new book will be available in April.
Jon & Stuart -- many thanks for the links! Certainly enough to get going.
Adding to Stuart's comment, the Peachpit training book also includes this blurb:Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and prepare you for the Apple Certified Pro Exam
I'm just trying to decide between committing to Lightroom or Aperture. Since LR3b was available for free before the Ap3 Trial, I have been using that and and now stand with bruised shins looking back at the rocky foothills of the interface. Ap3 I'm still deciphering. The choice of one of the two -- for raw conversion and DAM, at least -- will be final: I have two libraries of over 10,000 images I need to import and maintain. (One is in iPhoto -- which, through use, I got to know well -- and the other is simply raw shots from the last few months which I'm waiting to commit to either LR3 or Ap3.) The disadvantage I face in making this selection is that I never used either program before (most people in my position are currently using one or the other).
Apologies for deflecting this thread towards the LR vs. Ap chasm.