Course Duration: 1/2 Day
Lesson 1 - Network Accounts
Directory Service overview, Using Active Directory and Open Directory, Configuring a mac to use a network account, Directory Service features.
Lesson 2 - File Sharing
Connecting to common network resources, AFP, SMB, SSH, FTP, and WebDAV connections, Bonjour, NetBIOS, the network browser and dynamic service discovery, Connecting OS X systems to file servers, how to create automatic connecting shares, sharing files from a mac back over the network and AirDrop capabilities and features.
Lesson 3 - Email, Calendars & Contacts
Learn how to configure the built-in OS X apps for mail, calendar and contacts and access internet accounts such as Exchange and Google. OS X support for Microsoft Exchange and features.
Lesson 4 - Security
Securing user data by choosing a strong password, password assistant features, security and privacy settings, enabling FileVault 2, How to protect your Mac system by setting a firmware password and learning about antivirus features, Gatekeeper overview, How to enable network security by configuring the OS X firewall and VPN access services.
Lesson 5 - Printing from OS X Computers
Printer support in OS X, how to configure your Mac to print to a locally connected printer, how to share printers, how to configure printer features.
Lesson 6 - Instant Messaging
How to set up a Mac for instant messaging with Messages app, using iMessage, AIM, Jabber, Google Talk, and Yahoo! accounts.
Lesson 7 - Data Management and Backup
Migrating Windows data to a Mac through various transfer methods. Time Machine overview, how to backup and protect your important data from potential loss.
Lesson 8 - Cross-Platform Compatibility
OS X Apps. Apps with built-in support for Windows file types. How to set up your Mac to run Windows operating systems natively with Boot Camp, and about virtual options for running Windows.