Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.6: A Guide to Supporting and Troubleshooting Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard
The only Apple-certified book on Mac OS X v10.6, this revised best-seller will take you deep inside the latest big-cat operating system—covering everything from installation to automation, customizing the operating system, supporting applications, setting up peripherals, and more. Whether you're a support technician or simply an ardent Mac user, you'll quickly learn and master the new features in Mac OS X 10.6, including native support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Following the learning objectives of the Apple Certified Support Professional exam, this self-paced book is a perfect guide for Apple’s training and a first-rate primer for computer support personnel who need to troubleshoot and optimize Mac OS X as part of their jobs. Chapter review sections and quizzes summarize and reinforce acquired knowledge.
The Apple Training Series serves as both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum for the Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server certification programs.
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.6: A Guide to Supporting and Troubleshooting Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard (Paperback)As the title says, this is an excellent book.
There are some things to keep in mind, however:
This book was made specifically for passing the exam, and therefor if you wish to delve into various capabilities of things like the command line in-depth, you'll need further resources. (Especially things like full-on scripting.) If you're jumping into the command line "cold," something like the O'Reilly BASH book would make a good companion.
AppleScript, it should be noted (beyond a half dozen pages in this book), is in another book in this series.
If you wish to become knowledgeable about Mac Servers and you're not seasonably Mac proficient (esp in the 'Apple Way' of doing things...), you'll need this book as the Server book alone will not do. You'll also want the Directory Services book. (Actually, if you start working with DS in any format, you'll want the DS book, Server notwithstanding.)
Again, it's a sweet book and gave me the... Read more
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Passed the test,
This review is from: Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.6: A Guide to Supporting and Troubleshooting Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard (Paperback)I passed the test in DEC 2009. Everything needed for the test is in this book. Nothing tricky, very straight forward.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Awesome for beginners,
This review is from: Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.6: A Guide to Supporting and Troubleshooting Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard (Paperback)If you are new to The snow leopard operating system, this book tells you every little thing that you can do with snow leopard. i've been using my mac for years and this book has taught me feature i didn't know existed in snow leopard/leopard. again great for anyone that has never used a mac before.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Installation and Initial Setup
Chapter 2 User Accounts
Chapter 3 Command Line and Automation
Chapter 4 File Systems
Chapter 5 Data Management and Backup
Chapter 6 Applications and Boot Camp
Chapter 7 Network Configuration
Chapter 8 Network Services
Chapter 9 Peripherals and Printing
Chapter 10 System Startup
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