This is the third course in a series of eight courses designed to help you prepare for the ACA-Mac Integration exam. In this course, you'll take a look at three main apps that can help send email, schedule meetings, and more.
Even with advances in technology, email is considered the most common way to communicate remotely with one another, especially in a corporate environment. Calendars allow you to plan your day, and contacts allow you to keep vital information regarding clients, family, and friends. In this course, Configuring and Using Calendars, Contacts, and Email, you will learn how you can keep in touch, organize, and manage your daily life. First, you will learn how to connect to an internal and external email server. Next, you'll create and manage personal and business related activities using the Calendar app. Finally, you will delve into creating and managing personal and client information using the Contacts app. When you are finished with this course, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to connect your Mac to a Microsoft Exchange server, and how to create and manage contacts and calendar events that can be synchronized with your Internet service provider, so that you can have access from any device.
Course Overview Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Ken Mauldin, and welcome to my course on Configuring and Using Calendars, Contacts, and Email. I'm a technical trainer at Fortinet, a network security company, and I'm also an author here at Pluralsight. There are many apps that are built-in to Mac OS X that can help us to keep in touch with family and friends, as well as clients that we might have, and also to help us organize and manage our daily lives. In this course, we're going to take a look at how we can connect our Mac's to both internal and external email servers, how we can keep track of business and personal schedules, and how we can keep track of important information about family, friends, and clients. This course will also help prepare you for the Apple Certified Associate Mac Integration Exam. Some of the major topics that we will cover include how we can use the mail app to connect to an internal and external email server, how we can use internet account preferences to connect to and manage our emails, our calendars and contacts from multiple service providers out there. We'll also take a look at how we can create and manage personal and business related activities using the calendar app, and how we can create and manage personal and client information using the contacts app. By the end of this course you'll know how to connect your Mac to a Microsoft Exchange server, as well as internet based services provided by Yahoo, Google, and Twitter. We will also look at how we can create and manage contacts and calendar events that can be synchronized back with our internet service provider, so that we have access from any device anywhere in the world. Before beginning this course you should at least have a basic understanding of Mac OS X and how to navigate the launch apps using either the dock or the launcher, and how we can access System Preferences. So I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about how to use the built-in apps that are part of OS X to help us stay in touch with those that are important to us, and to help manage our very, very busy schedules today with Configuring and Using Calendars, Contacts, and Email here at Pluralsight.