OS X Basics for Windows Switchers

Master the basics of OS X and get the fullest from your new operating system. Course is based on OS X Yosemite 10.10.3
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

The course will cover the basics of OS X, including tips for everyday usage, system maintenance & repair and security settings.

The terminology used is accessible to everyone, even though a basic computer knowledge can help.

Materials are mostly video lectures. I provided link to external webpages, when necessary, to supply more information on the course topics.

The course is divided into four sections:

  1. Basic OS X Usage
  2. System Settings & Customization
  3. System Maintenance & Repair
  4. OS X Security (bonus section).

Completing this class shouldn't re

If you just switched from Windows to OS X and you feel lost, this is the course you want to take!

You'll soon learn how to use Mac like a rock star!

What are the requirements?

  • Apple website is a very good starting point, is very helpful and complete. I suggest to check it out to build on the concepts explained in the class.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Use OS X to its fullest for work and personal entertainment.
  • Switch to OS X in the shortest time possible and with the least amount of frustration

What is the target audience?

  • Students not familiar with OS X, but having basic computer skills.
  • Windows users who decided/need to switch to Mac

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: First Steps: Basic OS X Usage
Recommended settings for an optimal video playback
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Why this course?
Preview
03:51
01:27

Introduction to the course. A brief description of the course contents.

OS X AND WINDOWS - WHY ARE THEY DIFFERENT?
04:13
Fun With OS X
07:08
KEYBOARD/MOUSE SETTINGS, THE DOCK
Preview
11:10
The Dock
10 questions
10:41

Basic OS X usage, tips & tricks. Check the document in the additional resources for links to knowledge websites (including the complete list of keyboard shortcuts from Apple's official website).

OS X keyboard shortcuts
10 questions
THE FINDER
10:51
OS X Basic Usage 2 - DELETE key, MS OFFICE, more tips & tricks
04:59
Section 2: System Settings & Customization
DIFFERENCES WITH WINDOWS
09:29
MENU BAR ITEMS
05:27
a) APPLE MENU., b) SYSTEM PREFERENCES (PART 1)
14:34
SYSTEM PREFERENCES (PART 2)
11:49
SYSTEM PREFERENCES (PART 3)
12:12
Section 3: OS X System Maintenance & Repair (overview)
How to create a USB emergency installer (part 1)
02:39
How to create a USB emergency installer (part 2)
04:01
Verify/repair disk and disk permissions with Disk Utility
05:07
OS X UPDATES AND UPGRADES
04:03
07:07

How to repair OS X when it won't boot and how to reinstall it from scratch.

Section 4: BONUS SECTION- OS X SECURITY
OS X Security- Security Settings & Software
17:40

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Instructor Biography

Mattia Campagnano, Cyber Security Professional, tech blogger,hacker in progress

Cyber security professional with 13 years experience as Desktop Support with Italian Trade Commission in Italy and with Fortune 500 corporations in the U.S.A, currently working as Information Security Analyst.

Attending college for an Associate's Degree in Cyber Security & Forensics and tech blogger since 2013 (expected completion in 2016).

Member of HTCIA (High technology Crime Investigation Association).

My dream is to become a pentester/ethical hacker.

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