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OS X Snow Leopard Technical and Security Skills

Video Description

OS X Snow Leopard Technical and Security Skills

In this OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard training video, you will learn advanced technical and security skills from Chris Tarnowieckyi, a certified member of the Apple Consultants Network.

This video tutorial will teach you to use advanced features of OS X 10.6 such as command line utilities, new ways of using spotlight, automating with Automator, installing Developer Tools, exploring permissions, disaster prevention with backups, securing your filesystem, securing accounts, securely erasing data, and much much more.

By the completion of this computer based training video, you will have a more thorough understanding of how to secure and protect your Apple hardware and software, and understand the advanced tools that Apple provides you in OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to accomplish that task.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Welcome 00:02:22
    2. How To Use This Course 00:01:49
    3. About Mac OS X Snow Leopard 00:02:41
  2. Review Of Necessary Mac Skills
    1. Review Of Desktop Navigation 00:10:24
    2. Review Of Desktop Control 00:09:01
    3. Configuring Your Mac For Success 00:07:57
  3. Building New Technical Mac Skills
    1. Looking At Your Mac In A New Way 00:05:33
    2. Taking Advantage Of Multiple Accounts For Users And Groups 00:03:35
    3. Spotlight Searching In A New Light 00:08:24
  4. Entering The Command Line Interface
    1. Using The Terminal App And Basic Commands 00:06:13
    2. File System Navigation 00:06:50
    3. File Manipulation 00:06:52
    4. File Inspection And Editing 00:06:16
    5. Special Characters And The Command Line 00:08:22
    6. Sudo Command 00:05:11
    7. Commands Unique To Apple 00:06:17
  5. Exploring The Native Mac OS X File System
    1. Introduction To Disk Utility App 00:08:23
    2. Introduction To diskutil 00:05:23
    3. Top Level Of The Startup Volume 00:09:37
    4. Home Folder Organization And Template 00:06:21
    5. Understanding Multiple Libraries 00:06:41
    6. Turning On File Extensions 00:04:22
  6. File System Permissions And Metadata
    1. Introduction To Permissions And Ownership 00:10:48
    2. Beyond The Simple Read, Write And Execute Permissions 00:07:02
    3. Even More Advanced Permissions 00:05:51
    4. Repairing Permissions On Startup Volumes 00:04:22
    5. Ignoring Permissions On External Volumes 00:08:03
    6. The ch Commands 00:10:19
    7. Links And Aliases 00:07:00
    8. Metadata 00:09:40
  7. Integrating With Other File Systems
    1. Using Disk Utility App To Identify And Manage Other File Systems 00:04:44
    2. Creating And Using Disk Images 00:08:58
    3. Creating And Using Zip Archives 00:06:06
    4. Hidden And Advanced Features For Archives And Disk Images 00:03:46
    5. Connecting To Network File Systems AFP-FTP-NFS-SMB And WevDAV 00:06:12
  8. Understanding The Parts Of Mac OS X
    1. Process Management With Activity Monitor App 00:05:17
    2. Force Quitting Applications 00:02:40
    3. Process Management With ps And top 00:03:03
    4. Killing Or Signaling Processes 00:06:25
    5. Using Log Files With Console App 00:04:07
    6. Using Log Files With tail, logger And syslog 00:04:41
    7. Configuring Log Files For Local And Remote Logging 00:05:48
    8. Understanding And Managing Launch Daemons And Agents 00:07:41
  9. Automation
    1. Using Automator To Create Simple Workflows 00:08:49
    2. Using Automator To Create A Service 00:04:44
    3. Creating A Simple AppleScript Applet 00:05:21
    4. Creating A Simple AppleScript Droplet 00:02:35
    5. Introduction To Shell Scripting 00:07:39
    6. Integrating Automation Technologies 00:03:12
    7. Scheduling Actions 00:05:43
    8. Triggering Actions 00:02:17
  10. Developer Tools
    1. Downloading And Installing The Developer Tools 00:03:17
    2. Creating A Basic Installer Package 00:07:57
    3. Installing Packages From The Command Line 00:03:14
    4. Property List Editor 00:06:40
    5. File Merge 00:04:16
  11. Disaster Prevention And Recovery
    1. Creating RAID Volumes With Disk Utility 00:04:07
    2. Managing RAID Volumes 00:01:56
    3. Data Backup And Restore With Time Machine 00:05:08
    4. Configure Time Machine To Ignore New Volumes 00:05:05
  12. Securing Your Macs System Hardware
    1. Protecting The Hardware 00:04:06
    2. Preventing Wireless Eavesdropping 00:04:10
    3. Removing OS Components To Disable Hardware - Part 1 00:02:51
    4. Removing OS Components To Disable Hardware - Part 2 00:03:42
  13. Securing System Settings
    1. Securing System Startup 00:02:54
    2. Configure Access Warnings For The GUI Login Window 00:02:22
    3. Configure Access Warnings For The Command Line 00:01:47
    4. Using The Background At The Login Window 00:03:00
  14. Securing Accounts
    1. Configuring Best Practices In The Accounts Pane 00:05:15
    2. Parental Controls 00:05:52
    3. Advanced Account Settings 00:05:56
    4. Hiding Users 00:04:51
    5. Securing The Guest Account 00:02:38
    6. Managing sudoers 00:07:04
    7. Securing The System Admin Account 00:02:56
  15. Understanding The Local Default Directory Domain
    1. Examining User And Group plist Files 00:04:19
    2. Understanding The Shadow Hash Files 00:04:05
    3. Using dscl 00:04:46
  16. Protecting Mac OS X With Passwords
    1. Generating Strong Passwords With Password Assistant 00:02:00
    2. Setting Password Policies 00:04:49
    3. Disabling Password Hints 00:04:56
  17. Storing Credentials
    1. Introduction To The Keychain 00:05:16
    2. More About The Keychain 00:03:37
    3. Keychain Troubleshooting 00:03:19
  18. About Certificates
    1. Creating A Self Signed Certificate 00:02:39
    2. Verifying Certificates 00:02:41
    3. Adding Certificates To A Keychain 00:01:45
  19. Encrypting Disk Images And Home Folders
    1. Creating An Encrypted Disk Image 00:06:20
    2. Configuring A FileVault 00:08:18
    3. Managing The FileVault Master Password 00:08:38
  20. Securely Erasing Data
    1. Using Secure Empty Trash 00:03:12
    2. Configuring Finder To Always Securely Erase 00:01:55
    3. Using Command-Line Tools To Securely Erase Files 00:02:03
    4. Using Disk Utility To Securely Erase A Disk Or Partition 00:01:38
    5. Using Disk Utility To Securely Erase Free Space 00:01:23
    6. Using Command-Line Tools To Securely Erase Free Space 00:01:20
  21. Securing Applications
    1. Apple Mail 00:06:58
    2. Safari 00:05:01
    3. iChat 00:03:06
  22. Securing Network Communications
    1. Firewall Protection For Applications 00:05:14
    2. Firewall Protection With IPFW2 00:03:27
    3. Configure A VPN Connection 00:03:05
  23. Restricting Services
    1. Screen Sharing 00:03:32
    2. File Sharing - AFP, FTP And SMB 00:05:09
    3. Secure Remote Login 00:03:48
    4. Pre-generated Keys For Secure Remote Login 00:02:30
  24. Conclusion
    1. Conclusion 00:00:37