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
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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
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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.

    • Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8
    • 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
    • Users Who Have A Basic Knowledge Of The Mac OS

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CURRICULUM

  • SECTION 1:
    01. Introduction
  • 1
    My First Lecture
    02:22
  • 2
    0101 Welcome
    01:48
  • SECTION 2:
    02. Review Of Necessary Mac Skills
  • 3
    0201 Review Of Desktop Navigation
    10:24
  • 4
    0202 Review Of Desktop Control
    09:01
  • 5
    0203 Configuring Your Mac For Success
    07:57
  • SECTION 3:
    03. Building New Technical Mac Skills
  • 6
    0301 Looking At Your Mac In A New Way
    05:33
  • 7
    0302 Taking Advantage Of Multiple Accounts For Users And Groups
    03:35
  • 8
    0303 Spotlight Searching In A New Light
    08:24
  • SECTION 4:
    04. Entering The Command Line Interface
  • 9
    0401 Using The Terminal App And Basic Commands
    06:12
  • 10
    0402 File System Navigation
    06:50
  • 11
    0403 File Manipulation
    06:51
  • 12
    0404 File Inspection And Editing
    06:15
  • 13
    0405 Special Characters And The Command Line
    08:22
  • 14
    0406 Sudo Command
    05:11
  • 15
    0407 Commands Unique To Apple
    06:16
  • SECTION 5:
    05. Exploring The Native Mac OS X File System
  • 16
    0501 Introduction To Disk Utility App
    08:23
  • 17
    0502 Introduction To diskutil
    05:22
  • 18
    0503 Top Level Of The Startup Volume
    09:36
  • 19
    0504 Home Folder Organization And Template
    06:20
  • 20
    0505 Understanding Multiple Libraries
    06:41
  • 21
    0506 Turning On File Extensions
    04:22
  • SECTION 6:
    06. File System Permissions And Metadata
  • 22
    0601 Introduction To Permissions And Ownership
    10:48
  • 23
    0602 Beyond The Simple Read, Write And Execute Permissions
    07:02
  • 24
    0603 Even More Advanced Permissions
    05:51
  • 25
    0604 Repairing Permissions On Startup Volumes
    04:21
  • 26
    0605 Ignoring Permissions On External Volumes
    08:02
  • 27
    0606 The ch Commands
    10:19
  • 28
    0607 Links And Aliases
    07:00
  • 29
    0608 Metadata
    09:39
  • SECTION 7:
    07. Integrating With Other File Systems
  • 30
    0701 Using Disk Utility App To Identify And Manage Other File Systems
    04:43
  • 31
    0702 Creating And Using Disk Images
    08:58
  • 32
    0703 Creating And Using Zip Archives
    06:05
  • 33
    0704 Hidden And Advanced Features For Archives And Disk Images
    03:46
  • 34
    0705 Connecting To Network File Systems AFP-FTP-NFS-SMB And WevDAV
    06:12
  • SECTION 8:
    08. Understanding The Parts Of Mac OS X
  • 35
    0801 Process Management With Activity Monitor App
    05:17
  • 36
    0802 Force Quitting Applications
    02:40
  • 37
    0803 Process Management With ps And top:
    03:02
  • 38
    0804 Killing Or Signaling Processes:
    06:25
  • 39
    0805 Using Log Files With Console App
    04:06
  • 40
    0806 Using Log Files With tail, logger And syslog
    04:40
  • 41
    0807 Configuring Log Files For Local And Remote Logging
    05:48
  • 42
    0808 Understanding And Managing Launch Daemons And Agents
    07:40
  • SECTION 9:
    09. Automation
  • 43
    0901 Using Automator To Create Simple Workflows
    08:48
  • 44
    0902 Using Automator To Create A Service
    04:43
  • 45
    0903 Creating A Simple AppleScript Applet
    05:21
  • 46
    0904 Creating A Simple AppleScript Droplet
    02:35
  • 47
    0905 Introduction To Shell Scripting
    07:38
  • 48
    0906 Integrating Automation Technologies
    03:11
  • 49
    0907 Scheduling Actions
    05:43
  • 50
    0908 Triggering Actions
    02:16
  • SECTION 10:
    10. Developer Tools
  • 51
    1001 Downloading And Installing The Developer Tools
    03:16
  • 52
    1002 Creating A Basic Installer Package
    07:56
  • 53
    1003 Installing Packages From The Command Line
    03:14
  • 54
    1004 Property List Editor
    06:39
  • 55
    1005 File Merge
    04:16
  • SECTION 11:
    11. Disaster Prevention And Recovery
  • 56
    1101 Creating RAID Volumes With Disk Utility
    04:06
  • 57
    1102 Managing RAID Volumes
    01:56
  • 58
    1103 Data Backup And Restore With Time Machine
    05:07
  • 59
    1104 Configure Time Machine To Ignore New Volumes
    05:04
  • SECTION 12:
    12. Securing Your Macs System Hardware
  • 60
    1201 Protecting The Hardware
    04:06
  • 61
    1202 Preventing Wireless Eavesdropping
    04:10
  • 62
    1203 Removing OS Components To Disable Hardware - Part 1
    02:51
  • 63
    1204 Removing OS Components To Disable Hardware - Part 2
    03:42
  • SECTION 13:
    13. Securing System Settings
  • 64
    1301 Securing System Startup
    02:54
  • 65
    1302 Configure Access Warnings For The GUI Login Window
    02:21
  • 66
    1303 Configure Access Warnings For The Command Line
    01:46
  • 67
    1304 Using The Background At The Login Window
    03:00
  • SECTION 14:
    14. Securing Accounts
  • 68
    1401 Configuring Best Practices In The Accounts Pane
    05:15
  • 69
    1402 Parental Controls
    05:51
  • 70
    1403 Advanced Account Settings
    05:56
  • 71
    1404 Hiding Users
    04:51
  • 72
    1405 Securing The Guest Account
    02:37
  • 73
    1406 Managing sudoers
    07:03
  • 74
    1407 Securing The System Admin Account
    02:56
  • SECTION 15:
    15. Understanding The Local Default Directory Domain
  • 75
    1501 Examining User And Group plist Files
    04:19
  • 76
    1502 Understanding The Shadow Hash Files
    04:05
  • 77
    1503 Using dscl
    04:46
  • SECTION 16:
    16. Protecting Mac OS X With Passwords
  • 78
    1601 Generating Strong Passwords With Password Assistant
    01:59
  • 79
    1602 Setting Password Policies
    04:48
  • 80
    1603 Disabling Password Hints
    04:56
  • SECTION 17:
    17. Storing Credentials
  • 81
    1701 Introduction To The Keychain
    05:15
  • 82
    1702 More About The Keychain
    03:37
  • 83
    1703 Keychain Troubleshooting
    03:18
  • SECTION 18:
    18. About Certificates
  • 84
    1801 Creating A Self Signed Certificate
    02:38
  • 85
    1802 Verifying Certificates
    02:41
  • 86
    1803 Adding Certificates To A Keychain
    01:45
  • SECTION 19:
    19. Encrypting Disk Images And Home Folders
  • 87
    1901 Creating An Encrypted Disk Image
    06:20
  • 88
    1902 Configuring A FileVault
    08:17
  • 89
    1903 Managing The FileVault Master Password
    08:38
  • SECTION 20:
    20. Securely Erasing Data
  • 90
    2001 Using Secure Empty Trash
    03:12
  • 91
    2002 Configuring Finder To Always Securely Erase
    01:54
  • 92
    2003 Using Command-Line Tools To Securely Erase Files
    02:03
  • 93
    2004 Using Disk Utility To Securely Erase A Disk Or Partition
    01:38
  • 94
    2005 Using Disk Utility To Securely Erase Free Space
    01:22
  • 95
    2006 Using Command-Line Tools To Securely Erase Free Space
    01:19
  • SECTION 21:
    21. Securing Applications
  • 96
    2101 Apple Mail
    06:57
  • 97
    2102 Safari
    05:01
  • 98
    2103 iChat
    03:06
  • SECTION 22:
    22. Securing Network Communications
  • 99
    2201 Firewall Protection For Applications
    05:13
  • 100
    2202 Firewall Protection With IPFW2
    03:26

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REVIEWS

  • 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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