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Introduction to Macs

Introduction to Macs
  • Price £.00
  • Level Introduction
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Introduction to Mac OS X is a one-day preliminary course for those new to Mac OS X who need to prepare for the Mac OS X Support Essentials course, or other technical Mac OS X training courses. This course focuses on getting to know the foundations of Mac OS X, with topics ranging from efficient window and application management to system customisation. You’ll also learn how to configure user accounts and manage files.


People new to Macs

Assumed Knowledge

Practical working knowledge of computers


An introduction to setting users accounts, system preferences, file management and much more.

Course Content


  • Introduction to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard
  • creating your first user account
  • installation options

Setting Up Mac

  • First time set up
  • adding different user accounts
  • understanding the difference between Standard and Admin Users

Intro to OS X

  • Take a tour of the Desktop
  • Menu Bar and Dock

File Management & Spotlight

  • A Look at the finder
  • Setting different views
  • customising the side bar
  • moving and deleting files

System Preferences

  • Understanding the difference between the 4 types of preference
  • changing user and system settings.

Time Machine

  • Set Up Time Machine and simulate backup
  • delete and restore

Included Applications

  • Look at Some of the Applications included with OS X


  • Setting up mail accounts
  • customising mail folders
  • adding smart mailboxes
  • using rules
  • using integration features such as data detectors and notes


  • Seeing events added from Mail
  • Adding, amending and deleting events
  • adding, publishing and deleting calendars
  • Using To Dos

Address Book

  • Adding, Moving and Sorting contacts
  • Integrating with Mail


  • Setting Preferences
  • Using Tabs
  • Creating a Dashboard Item using Web Clip
  • Using Top Sites


  • Customising Dashboard Widgets
  • adding and removing
  • accessing using Function Keys
  • setting a hot corner

Expose / Spaces

  • Using and Customising Expose
  • Creating Multiple Desktops with Spaces

Fast User Switching

  • Switching Between Users
  • understanding advantages and security risks

File Permissions and Sharing

  • Transferring Files between users
  • understanding the Drop Box
  • Changing File Permissions

Shut Down

  • Safely Shut Down
  • Restart
  • Sleep and Force Quit

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