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Apple OS X - Beyond The Basics

Video Description

In this Advanced Apple Mac OS X training course, expert author Chris Tarnowieckyi will take you beyond the basics of the Apple Mac operating system. This course assumes you have a basic working knowledge of OS X.
You will start by exploring the native OS X file system and the command line interface. Chris will then teach you how to update, install, and manage the software, including installing and removing software from the App Store and examining package receipts. This video tutorial will teach you about data security and removal, how to protect your Mac OS X with passwords, and create and manage secure accounts. You will also learn about sharing services, including screen and file sharing. Finally, you will learn how to solve problems, including force quitting an application, examining log files, and using network utility for network problems.
Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will have developed the skills necessary to take full advantage of the useful features available in OS X Mavericks. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Welcome And About The Author 00:02:49
    2. How To Use This Course 00:02:17
    3. How To Access Your Working Files 00:03:22
  2. Review
    1. Installing OS X Mavericks 00:04:59
    2. Navigating The Desktop - Menubar 00:03:59
    3. Navigating The Desktop - Finder Windows 00:07:26
    4. Navigating The Desktop - Dock 00:05:41
    5. Controlling The Desktop 00:07:47
    6. Configuring The Desktop 00:07:39
    7. Getting System Information 00:06:41
  3. Exploring The Native Mac OS X File System
    1. Introduction To Disk Utility App 00:07:53
    2. File System Locations At The Top Level Of The Startup Volume 00:07:02
    3. Home Folder Organization And Template 00:07:24
    4. Understanding Multiple Libraries 00:04:58
  4. File System Permissions And Metadata
    1. Introduction To Permissions And Ownership 00:08:21
    2. The Lock Permission 00:04:27
    3. Examining Ownership On External Volumes 00:03:28
    4. Aliases 00:04:45
    5. File System Metadata 00:04:18
  5. Exploring The Command Line Interface
    1. Introduction To The Terminal App 00:06:33
    2. Navigating In The File System 00:06:37
    3. Manipulating Files 00:07:20
    4. Inspecting And Editing Files 00:07:45
    5. Using Change Commands 00:07:08
    6. Links 00:05:44
    7. Examining File And Folder Metadata 00:04:14
    8. Using Special Characters In The Command Line 00:05:45
    9. Using Sudo With Care 00:04:31
    10. Unique Commands To Apple 00:07:14
    11. Introduction To Diskutil 00:07:09
    12. Introduction To System Profiler 00:05:33
  6. Update, Install And Manage Software
    1. Apple Software Updates 00:06:49
    2. Installing And Removing Software From The App Store 00:04:06
    3. Installing Package And Drag And Drop Software 00:03:28
    4. Examining Software Installation List 00:05:04
    5. Examining Package Receipts 00:04:04
  7. Reliability
    1. Creating A Mirrored RAID Set 00:05:51
    2. Managing A RAID Set 00:03:03
    3. Creating An External Recovery Volume 00:03:46
    4. Archiving Data With Disk Utility 00:05:00
    5. Archiving Data With Archive Utility 00:04:44
    6. Archiving Data With Tar In The Command Line 00:03:52
    7. Configuring Time Machine 00:03:49
    8. Managing Time Machine 00:04:55
  8. Data Security
    1. Encrypting A Disk Volume 00:04:01
    2. Configuring Filevault2 00:05:54
  9. Data Removal
    1. Emptying Trash Securely 00:04:11
    2. Erasing Files Securely With Command Line Tools 00:03:10
    3. Erasing A Disk Volume Securely With Disk Utility 00:02:43
    4. Erasing A Disk Volume Securely In The Command Line 00:04:30
    5. Erasing Free Space Securely With Disk Utility 00:02:59
    6. Erasing Free Space Securely In The Command Line 00:03:04
  10. Protecting Mac OS X With Passwords
    1. Generating Strong Passwords With Password Assistant 00:05:10
    2. Exploring The Keychain With Keychain Utility 00:07:21
    3. Keychain And Password Troubleshooting 00:06:44
    4. Managing The Keychain With The Security Command 00:04:52
  11. Account Security And Management
    1. Creating Accounts 00:04:16
    2. Deleting Accounts 00:03:28
    3. Examining Account Attributes In System Preferences 00:04:14
    4. Examining Account Attributes With Decl And Directory Utility 00:07:58
    5. Restricting Accounts With Parental Controls 00:03:14
    6. Exploring The System Administrator Account - Root 00:03:29
    7. Exploring The Privilege To Use Sudo Command 00:04:15
    8. Creating A Hidden Administrator 00:07:47
    9. Examining The Guest Account 00:04:39
  12. Network Communication Security
    1. Verifying Certificates 00:05:36
    2. Creating A Personal Email Certificate And Sending A Signed Message 00:05:30
    3. Accepting A Certificate On A Signed Message And Encrypting Email 00:04:58
    4. Configuring A VPN Connection 00:06:47
    5. Exploring Airdrop 00:03:17
    6. Configuring The Firewall 00:06:06
  13. Sharing Services
    1. Exploring Screen Sharing 00:05:56
    2. Exploring File Sharing 00:06:51
    3. Exploring Remote Login - SSH 00:06:37
    4. Generating Keys For Secure Remote Login 00:07:24
    5. Secure Copy - SCP 00:05:30
  14. Solving Problems
    1. Managing Processes With Activity Monitor App 00:07:43
    2. Force Quitting Applications 00:03:42
    3. Managing Processes With PS And Top 00:03:53
    4. Kill Or KillAll Processes 00:04:26
    5. Examining Log Files With Console App 00:07:10
    6. Examining Log Files With Tail, Logger And Syslog 00:06:14
    7. Examining Preferences For Application Problems 00:05:36
    8. Examining Launch Items For System Problems 00:09:46
    9. Using Network Utility For Network Problems 00:07:49
    10. Using Wireless Diagnostics For Wireless Problems 00:04:23
  15. Automation
    1. Working With Automator 00:05:20
    2. Editing An Apple Script 00:05:11
    3. Exploring Shell Scripts 00:05:09
    4. Managing System Messages 00:06:43
    5. Creating A Project 00:07:23
  16. Conclusion
    1. Finding More Information 00:02:27
    2. Wrap-Up 00:00:36