Within an organization or at home, managing accounts is a necessary piece of knowledge to have when using any device running macOS. In this course, Managing macOS User Accounts, you’ll learn how to manage user accounts on a Mac with macOS. First, you’ll explore the types of accounts available in macOS and how to create and manage them according to the specific needs. Next, you’ll discover what are User Home folders and how to manage them. Then, you’ll find out how to manage user security and privacy, including the types of passwords available, as well as other tools to protect users and data, such as keychains. Finally, you’ll learn how to manage iCloud services accounts. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of managing user accounts needed to support users in all scenarios related to user account creation, security, and privacy.
Herta is an independent Consultant working in software localization, web
technologies, online marketing and course authoring. She is mostly
dedicated to authoring courses with Pluralsight, but she also works as a
localization consultant for SDL International and is part of the Google
Linguistic and Localization Team, where she is assigned to localize Google
products and software.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. My name is Herta Nava, and I would like to welcome you to my course, Managing macOS User Accounts. I am an independent consultant working on a variety of exciting projects, such a software localization, cloud computing, and online marketing. I am also an Apple‑certified support professional and a very committed author at Pluralsight. Mac support is a widely searched skill in the enterprise today. More and more companies are now supporting Mac, and therefore it is an important skill that you should seek to develop, especially if you work as help desk support, service technician, or technical coordinator. If you want to become an advanced Mac user, this course is definitely for you. On the other hand, this course is the second in a series that can help you prepare for the section related to macOS user accounts of the Apple Certified Support Professional Certification examination. Some of the major topics that we will cover include creating and managing user accounts, managing user home folders, managing user security and privacy, including managing passwords and keychains, and configuring advanced user security and privacy options. By the end of this course, you will know how to create and manage of the types of user accounts available in macOS. You will identify the structure and particularities of the user home folder, and you will also be able to configure user security and privacy settings, including how to manage and reset all the types of passwords that are used in macOS and managing keychains. For this course, it would be ideal to have basic skills on macOS and to be familiar with the macOS environment. And if you have not taken the first course in this series, Installing and Configuring macOS, I recommend you do. I'm glad to have you on this course at Pluralsight, so let's start this journey together to learn all about macOS user accounts.