Effortlessly Switch from PC to Mac- Tips To Start Strong
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Effortlessly Switch from PC to Mac- Tips To Start Strong

I will save you hours of stress and frustration as you Switch from PC to Mac. Learn Mac terminology and workflows
4.7 (16 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,646 students enrolled
Created by Arlen Nagata
Last updated 2/2016
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $50 Discount: 80% off
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Clear up misconceptions about the Mac
  • Overcome initial stress and confusion using a Mac
  • Feel comfortable navigating the Mac
  • Use and install new Apps
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Requirements
  • Basic knowledge of using a PC
Description

Updated August 25, 2015- Six new videos added!!!

Join over 1000 students learning how to switch from PC to Mac!

When you've been using a PC for years, just the thought of learning something new can be daunting. You need a coach to help you get started, steer you away from the pitfalls, and answer your questions. I will save you hours of stress and frustration as you Switch from PC to Mac.

I've helped hundreds of people and answered thousands of questions about the Mac. I am a regular speaker and trainer at Hawaii Mac and Apple User Society and the Kroc Center Hawaii. (And I speak English, not Geek Speak.) Allow my experience and expertise to guide you in your transition.

This course will help you:

  • Clear up what an Apple ID is beneficial to you
  • Notice the major differences between the PC and Mac and more importantly help you know what to do to accomplish your tasks
  • Answer the question "How do I do launch and close Apps on the Mac?"
  • Help you become familiar with the look and feel of your Mac
  • Get you situated so you can find things and file them in the right places
  • Make the most out of the powerful Searching Tool on the Mac
  • Make you a Speedy Mac User with Gestures

If you're ready to get started, enroll in the course and we'll get going because the introductory price of $25 will be going up in a couple of months.

Who is the target audience?
  • People who are planning on purchasing a Mac
  • Those who have used a PC for years but are considering the Mac
  • Those who need to use a Mac at Work or School
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 17 Lectures Collapse All 17 Lectures 01:04:56
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Starting Tips as You Begin the Switch
6 Lectures 26:59

People switch to a Mac for many reasons. Here are a few.

Preview 04:57

When you start your Mac for the first time, be sure to setup an Apple ID. If you didn't set one up, you can still add one at a later time.

Starting with an Apple ID
04:06

The Desktop is the central hub for activity on the Mac. You'll learn about the Menubar, Desktop file area, and the Dock.

Preview 06:03

There are a few differences between the Windows on PC and those on the Mac. The Stoplight in Mac functions differently. And the Menu Bar doesn't appear on every window, it only appears at the top of the screen.

Differences in Windows
07:41

The Dock at the bottom of your screen replaces the Start Button in many ways and gives you access to common Applications and Files.

No Start Button, No Problem
02:17

In this video, I'll give you 3 ways to launch applications on the Mac.

Launch Applications
01:55
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Tips To Make You Productive
6 Lectures 21:57

PC users are accustomed to using Windows Explorer. The Finder replaces Explorer on the Mac.

Finder Vs. Windows Explorer
02:47

Despite the common misconception, the Mac does have a Right Click. You'll learn how to activate it.

The Mac has a Right Click
03:43

Once you learn these Multi-Touch Gestures, you will be able to use your Mac with incredible speed and efficiency.

Awesome Multitouch Gestures
05:56

You're one key away from fast internet and local searching on the Mac.

Preview 03:26

Although you have to retrain your muscle memory, using Mac Keyboard Shortcuts is easy and you might already know most of the shortcuts you'll use everyday.

Keyboard Shortcuts to Speed you up
02:45

You'll start using so many Apps on your Mac that you'll need to switch between Apps. Alt-Tab on the PC works on the Mac (as Command-Tab) but there is a better way.

Switching Between Multiple Apps
03:20
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Adding Apps and Customizing
5 Lectures 16:00

Installing Apps on your Mac is a simple and easy process. Here are 3 ways to install just about any Application you can find.

Preview 05:13

Uninstalling Apps on the Mac is even simpler than on the PC. Here's how to do it.

Uninstalling Applications
03:01

You're accustomed to certain programs on your PC, can you use those programs on your Mac? Perhaps... Sometimes there is a Mac equivalent, but perhaps you will want to consider the Mac Alternatives.

Comparable Apps for your Mac
03:56

Windows Control Panel lets you configure many options on your PC. There is a similar place on the Mac to configure your computer. It's called System Preferences.

Setting Preferences
02:01

That's it for this course. If you want to continue to Master the Mac, check out our other course. PS- There's a coupon somewhere in this video.

Wrap Up
01:49
About the Instructor
Arlen Nagata
4.4 Average rating
59 Reviews
5,395 Students
5 Courses
Owner of iSensei.tv & HawaiiWP.com

Making Tech and WordPress web design simple.

If it's all “Geek" to you, you need Arlen. For years, Arlen has been keeping up with the trends of technology and WordPress web design. He provides simple, easy to understand help for others with their technology and design needs.

Arlen is a regular Computer Workshop Instructor at the Kroc Center in Kapolei Hawaii. He also presents at the Hawaii Mac & Apple Users Society. You can find some of Arlen's free videos on Arlen's YouTube channel.

Here's what people say about Arlen:

“He has helped me and my family in understanding the use of the Mac and he is very patient with us. From what I have seen and heard from the Apple Store itself, this guy really knows his stuff with the Mac, in fact I would say more than most of the employees at the Apple store." -Stephen LL, State Farm Insurance

“Arlen has been a God send in many times of computer problems for our personal and business needs.... I myself am not technical so having Arlen to call on when our computer problems arise is a blessing." -Jamie Yamashiro