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OS X support essentials

This course provides an in-depth exploration of troubleshooting on OS X Lion 10.7. It gives you a tour of the breadth of functionality of OS X Lion and the best methods for effectively supporting users of OS X Lion systems.

What you will learn:

Schedule

No public sessions are currently scheduled. We will be pleased to set up an on-site course or to schedule an extra public session (in case of a sufficient number of candidates). Interested? Please contact ABIS.

Intended for

Background

Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation.

Main topics

Prepare and partition the drive, install OS X Lion, use the installer log files to verify a successful installation, configure OS X Lion with the Setup Assistant, update software with Software Update and Installer, tips and techniques for troubleshooting an installation problem.

Create and manage user accounts, create and manage administrator accounts, locate directory attributes, security, password selection, Keychain, and FileVault.

File systems supported by OS X Lion, file and directory ownership and permissions, Disk Utility and file repair, using the command line for file management.

The root volume, file system layout, preferences, frameworks, file types unique to OS X Lion (i.e., resource forks and packages), Spotlight, file archives, disk images. archiving and restoring data with Time Machine, managing backup data, how to access the data outside of Time Machine.

Applications supported in OS X Lion, applications created with different developer APIs, the UNIX concept of a process, the relationship of processes and applications, tools to monitoring and managing processes, application preferences, troubleshooting, Boot Camp.

Basic networking configuration, TCP/IP networking, Ethernet, AirPort, multiple network connections, appropriate use of network locations, isolating and troubleshooting network elements.

Connecting to common network resources, Network Users accounts with Directory Services, AFP, SMB, SSH, FTP, and WebDAV connections, Bonjour, NetBIOS, the network browser, isolating client software issues from network issues.

Enabling network services on a OS X Lion client, peer-to-peer collaboration, sharing files between Macs and Windows, sharing web documents, screen sharing, firewall as well as techniques to isolate server issues from client and network issues.

Connecting peripherals to a Mac, cabling, connections, device drivers for common peripherals, managing printers, print-job management, printer PPDs and PDF workflow, techniques for isolating cabling, driver, or application issues.

Troubleshooting boot issues with a Mac at startup, phases of the startup process, which part of the system is active during each phase, issues that can arise, automatic process launching with launchd and login window startup items.

Training method

The course is a combination of lectures and hands-on case study exercises that provide practical real-world experience.

Students can take the OS X Support Essentials 10.7 Exam to earn Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) 10.7 certification.

Duration

3 days.

Course leader

Broadcast College.


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