Advanced Mac OS X - Technical And Security Skills

An Essential Course For Mac Users - Unlock The Power Of Your Mac - Learn How To Secure, Fix And Administrator Your Mac
  • Lectures 106
  • Video 9 Hours
  • Skill level intermediate level
  • Languages English
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Course Description

This course is suitable for OS X versions ( 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 ).

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

This video tutorial will teach you to use advanced features of the Mac OS X system 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.

What are the requirements?

  • Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 106 lectures and 9 hours of content!
  • Learn How To Secure Your Mac
  • Learn How To Carry Out Advanced Tasks
  • Gain A Solid Understanding Of The Operating System
  • Learn How To Troubleshoot And Fix Complex Problems On The Mac OS

What is the target audience?

  • Users Who Have A Basic Knowledge Of The Mac OS

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Curriculum

Section 1: 01. Introduction
My First Lecture
02:22
0101 Welcome
01:48
Section 2: 02. Review Of Necessary Mac Skills
0201 Review Of Desktop Navigation
10:24
0202 Review Of Desktop Control
09:01
0203 Configuring Your Mac For Success
07:57
Section 3: 03. Building New Technical Mac Skills
0301 Looking At Your Mac In A New Way
05:33
0302 Taking Advantage Of Multiple Accounts For Users And Groups
03:35
0303 Spotlight Searching In A New Light
08:24
Section 4: 04. Entering The Command Line Interface
0401 Using The Terminal App And Basic Commands
06:12
0402 File System Navigation
06:50
0403 File Manipulation
06:51
0404 File Inspection And Editing
06:15
0405 Special Characters And The Command Line
08:22
0406 Sudo Command
05:11
0407 Commands Unique To Apple
06:16
Section 5: 05. Exploring The Native Mac OS X File System
0501 Introduction To Disk Utility App
08:23
0502 Introduction To diskutil
05:22
0503 Top Level Of The Startup Volume
09:36
0504 Home Folder Organization And Template
06:20
0505 Understanding Multiple Libraries
06:41
0506 Turning On File Extensions
04:22
Section 6: 06. File System Permissions And Metadata
0601 Introduction To Permissions And Ownership
10:48
0602 Beyond The Simple Read, Write And Execute Permissions
07:02
0603 Even More Advanced Permissions
05:51
0604 Repairing Permissions On Startup Volumes
04:21
0605 Ignoring Permissions On External Volumes
08:02
0606 The ch Commands
10:19
0607 Links And Aliases
07:00
0608 Metadata
09:39
Section 7: 07. Integrating With Other File Systems
0701 Using Disk Utility App To Identify And Manage Other File Systems
04:43
0702 Creating And Using Disk Images
08:58
0703 Creating And Using Zip Archives
06:05
0704 Hidden And Advanced Features For Archives And Disk Images
03:46
0705 Connecting To Network File Systems AFP-FTP-NFS-SMB And WevDAV
06:12
Section 8: 08. Understanding The Parts Of Mac OS X
0801 Process Management With Activity Monitor App
05:17
0802 Force Quitting Applications
02:40
0803 Process Management With ps And top:
03:02
0804 Killing Or Signaling Processes:
06:25
0805 Using Log Files With Console App
04:06
0806 Using Log Files With tail, logger And syslog
04:40
0807 Configuring Log Files For Local And Remote Logging
05:48
0808 Understanding And Managing Launch Daemons And Agents
07:40
Section 9: 09. Automation
0901 Using Automator To Create Simple Workflows
08:48
0902 Using Automator To Create A Service
04:43
0903 Creating A Simple AppleScript Applet
05:21
0904 Creating A Simple AppleScript Droplet
02:35
0905 Introduction To Shell Scripting
07:38
0906 Integrating Automation Technologies
03:11
0907 Scheduling Actions
05:43
0908 Triggering Actions
02:16
Section 10: 10. Developer Tools
1001 Downloading And Installing The Developer Tools
03:16
1002 Creating A Basic Installer Package
07:56
1003 Installing Packages From The Command Line
03:14
1004 Property List Editor
06:39
1005 File Merge
04:16
Section 11: 11. Disaster Prevention And Recovery
1101 Creating RAID Volumes With Disk Utility
04:06
1102 Managing RAID Volumes
01:56
1103 Data Backup And Restore With Time Machine
05:07
1104 Configure Time Machine To Ignore New Volumes
05:04
Section 12: 12. Securing Your Macs System Hardware
1201 Protecting The Hardware
04:06
1202 Preventing Wireless Eavesdropping
04:10
1203 Removing OS Components To Disable Hardware - Part 1
02:51
1204 Removing OS Components To Disable Hardware - Part 2
03:42
Section 13: 13. Securing System Settings
1301 Securing System Startup
02:54
1302 Configure Access Warnings For The GUI Login Window
02:21
1303 Configure Access Warnings For The Command Line
01:46
1304 Using The Background At The Login Window
03:00
Section 14: 14. Securing Accounts
1401 Configuring Best Practices In The Accounts Pane
05:15
1402 Parental Controls
05:51
1403 Advanced Account Settings
05:56
1404 Hiding Users
04:51
1405 Securing The Guest Account
02:37
1406 Managing sudoers
07:03
1407 Securing The System Admin Account
02:56
Section 15: 15. Understanding The Local Default Directory Domain
1501 Examining User And Group plist Files
04:19
1502 Understanding The Shadow Hash Files
04:05
1503 Using dscl
04:46
Section 16: 16. Protecting Mac OS X With Passwords
1601 Generating Strong Passwords With Password Assistant
01:59
1602 Setting Password Policies
04:48
1603 Disabling Password Hints
04:56
Section 17: 17. Storing Credentials
1701 Introduction To The Keychain
05:15
1702 More About The Keychain
03:37
1703 Keychain Troubleshooting
03:18
Section 18: 18. About Certificates
1801 Creating A Self Signed Certificate
02:38
1802 Verifying Certificates
02:41
1803 Adding Certificates To A Keychain
01:45
Section 19: 19. Encrypting Disk Images And Home Folders
1901 Creating An Encrypted Disk Image
06:20
1902 Configuring A FileVault
08:17
1903 Managing The FileVault Master Password
08:38
Section 20: 20. Securely Erasing Data
2001 Using Secure Empty Trash
03:12
2002 Configuring Finder To Always Securely Erase
01:54
2003 Using Command-Line Tools To Securely Erase Files
02:03
2004 Using Disk Utility To Securely Erase A Disk Or Partition
01:38
2005 Using Disk Utility To Securely Erase Free Space
01:22
2006 Using Command-Line Tools To Securely Erase Free Space
01:19
Section 21: 21. Securing Applications
2101 Apple Mail
06:57
2102 Safari
05:01
2103 iChat
03:06
Section 22: 22. Securing Network Communications
2201 Firewall Protection For Applications
05:13
2202 Firewall Protection With IPFW2
03:26

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    • Stephen Veronneau

    Excellent material, not Lion or Mavericks however

    I can recommend this course to all wanting to know more about the Terminal, and the GUI and command line ways of using your Mac more securely. The course is very informative and will just need to be updated to Mavericks, since MobileMe is now iCloud and several security changes have been implemented in Mavericks that won't be covered here. But Terminal is more or less the same in each successive release of OSX. I look forward to a Mavericks based course also.

    • Austin Reid

    Extremely Detailed Course.

    Very much in depth and very useful information for all Mac owners out there, who are looking to protect and use there system to it's full potential.

    • B L

    Good overview of OS X internals

    Lots of good information here outside the normal everyday use of OS X. The videos cover the older Snow Leopard release but are still applicable. Learned a lot of stuff I wasn't aware of.

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