Developing skills to support Mac users will enhance your professional opportunities. This course covers all that you need to know with regard to file systems and storage in a Mac with the OS X El Capitan or later.
As you continue in your professional career, you'll want to make sure you
are developing skills to support Mac users, in order to maintain up to date
knowledge. This course, macOS X Support: File Systems, covers all that you
require to know with regard to file systems and storage in a Mac with the
OS X El Capitan or later. It is also the third of a series of courses to
help you prepare for the Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP)
examination. First, you're going to get an introduction to file systems and
the different storage devices. Next, you'll review the main storage tasks
and processes. Then, you'll learn how to protect your data with FileVault.
And finally, you'll explore the concepts of ownership and permissions. By
the end of this course, you'll know how the OS X file system works, how to
perform the main storage tasks, and you'll have a more balanced skill set
in macOS X support.
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Introduction to File Systems Welcome to this course, Mac OS X Support Managing File Systems. Let's start with a brief introduction. This course is intended for help desk and service technicians, technical coordinators, and Mac users who want to have an in-depth knowledge of the features and functionalities of the OS X operating system. It is also intended to help you prepare to take the examination for the Apple Certified Support Professional certification. This course covers Part 3 of the content you should study to pass the examination. But why Apple and why become Apple certified? Well, because the Apple Training and Certification program keeps you at the forefront of Apple technology. And also because the ACSP certification verifies your understanding of OS X core functionality and your ability to configure key services, perform basic troubleshooting, and support multiple users. Let's examine some of the prerequisites. You will need to have basic skills on OS X. You will need to have a Mac computer of course. You will need to have access to the OS X El Capitan or later. Also an internet connection. And some additionals you might also need are an iCloud account and an Apple Id. If you have not done it yet, it would be ideal to check out the previous courses in this series--Mac OS X Support: Installation and Configuration, and the second one Mac OS X Support: User Accounts. Without any more delay, let's start the course with a review of the most important concepts related to file systems and storage.