Learning Apple OS X Yosemite

A hands-on guide to OS X installation, configuration, and efficient Mac use.
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  • Lectures 86
  • Length 6 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

In this Learning Apple OS X Yosemite training course, expert author Andy Anderson will teach you how to work efficiently with the Yosemite operating system. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no previous experience with Macintosh or Yosemite is required. You will start by learning how to install Yosemite, then jump into setting up the working environment. From there, Andy will teach you how to use the Yosemite finder, work with applications and the dock, and save and search in Yosemite. This video tutorial also covers Safari, the mail, calendar, and contacts apps, and communicating with video and text. Andy will explain additional considerations, such as the improved iTunes, Quicktime, notes and reminders, and how to install additional apps.

Finally, you will learn how to work with Airdrop and Handoff, and how to keep our information safe and secure. Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of navigating the Yosemite operating system, and be able to take full advantage of the powerful features included in Apple's latest OS X release.

What are the requirements?

  • no prior knowledge needed

What am I going to get from this course?

  • install Mac OS X Yosemite and customize it to suit your everyday needs
  • navigate folders, perform multimedia tasks, and utilize built-in Mac communication tools

What is the target audience?

  • beginners wanting to learn how to efficiently use their Macs

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started
Introduction
Preview
01:03
About Andy
Preview
03:00
Top Ten From Andy
Preview
04:30
Section 2: OS X Yosemite Essentials
Introduction To OS X Yosemite
Preview
00:58
Computer Operating Systems
Preview
04:20
Setting Up An Apple ID
02:31
Performing The Install - Part 1
05:34
Performing The Install - Part 2
02:37
Essential Peripherals
06:38
Setting Up Finder Preferences
09:22
Bluetooth Pairing
02:55
Working With Trackpad Gestures
02:42
Streamlining With System Shortcuts
03:53
Adding Shortcuts To Apps
03:34
Section 3: Setting Up And Communicating
Introduction To Communication
00:39
Communicating With The World
05:29
Setting Up Accounts
08:38
Organization Is The Key
05:02
Setting Up Extended Drives
04:01
Setting Up The Working Environment
03:13
Organizing In Launchpad With Groups
02:53
Section 4: The Yosemite Finder
Introduction To Finder
00:56
Working With Folders
10:39
Additional Folder Options
02:44
Creating Folders And Manipulating Documents
06:45
Organizing With Shortcuts And Aliases
05:22
Using The Quick Look Option
02:55
Taking Out The Trash
05:10
Controlling Content With Tabs
04:49
Accessing File And Folder Information
05:26
Creating Custom Folders And Disk Icons
02:52
Section 5: Working With Applications And The Dock
Introduction To Applications The Dock
00:44
Opening And Closing Applications
06:39
Working In The Dock
03:54
Dock Options
04:38
Working With Multiple Applications
04:05
Organizing With Stacks
04:38
Creating An Application Stack
04:01
Creating A Custom Stack Icon
04:11
Section 6: Saving And Searching In Yosemite
Introduction To Saving And Searching
00:49
How To Perform A Basic Save Operation
07:09
The Amazing Spotlight Tool
05:30
Find What You Need Quickly With Tags
06:05
Working With Archives
02:32
Section 7: Safari - Your Window To The World
Introduction To Safari
00:41
The Basic Safari Interface
05:26
Customizing The Safari Interface
01:48
Getting The Most Out Of Safari
04:04
Using Bookmarks
03:41
Tips And Tricks For Downloading Files
03:50
Maintaining Internet Privacy
05:08
Securing Your Internet Passwords
02:25
Conducting A Private Browsing Session
02:26
Adding Extensions To Enhance The Browsing Experience
01:51
Section 8: The Mail, Calendar And Contacts Apps
Introduction To Mail, Calendar And Contacts
00:34
Setting Up Accounts
05:12
Working In Apple Mail
08:39
Creating Smart Folders And Rules
03:43
Adding Attachments To An Email
04:20
Staying Organized With Calendar
05:13
Managing Contacts
03:28
Section 9: Communicating With Video And Text
Introduction To Video And Text
00:42
Getting Ready To Communicate
02:53
Working With Messages
07:07
Working With FaceTime
04:42
Section 10: Additional Yosemite Considerations
Introduction To Additional Considerations
00:40
Never Get Lost By Using Maps
08:27
The Improved iTunes
05:38
Expanding Your Knowlede Base With iBooks
07:39
QuickTime Basics
05:22
Organizing With Notes And Reminders
03:06
Section 11: The Notification Center
Introduction To The Notification Center
00:42
Understanding And Controlling Notifications
04:18
Working In The Today View
05:31
Section 12: Installing Additional Apps
Introduction To Additional Apps
00:41
Working In The Apps Store
06:35
Additional Installation Methods
06:11
Communicating With A Printer
03:30
Section 13: AirDrop And Handoff
Introduction To AirDrop And Handoff
00:56
Working With AirDrop
07:18
Using Handoff
04:55
Section 14: Keeping Your Information Safe And Secure
Introduction To Keeping Your Information Sade And Secure
00:59
Performing A Manual Backup
03:44
Setting Up Time Machine
03:53
Restoring Files From Time Machine
02:43
Section 15: Conclusion

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