Mac Operating Systems: beginner macOS Sierra

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Explore the Mac OS, the popular Apple operating system.

GETTING STARTED

Installing & Configuring Applications in macOS Catalina

  • 52s
  • 4m 36s

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Discovering & Using your Desktop in macOS Catalina

  • 45s
  • 3m 46s

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Installing & Configuring Applications in macOS Ventura

  • 52s
  • 3m 57s

GETTING STARTED

Discovering & Using your Desktop in macOS Ventura

  • 57s
  • 4m 12s

COURSES INCLUDED

Installing & Configuring Applications in macOS Catalina
To get the most out of your macOS device, you can install applications created by verified developers. In this course you will discover how to use your Apple ID to access all the features and applications available in the App Store, macOS Catalina's application store. As well as applications, you can also add widgets and extensions to optimize your daily work. Lastly, see how to customize the display language of your preferred apps or uninstall the ones you no longer need.
9 videos | 36m has Assessment available Badge
Working with Built-in Apps in macOS Catalina
macOS Catalina includes various built-in apps to help you optimize your work flow. You will first need to connect one or more of your accounts to associate them to the apps. If you need to remember an event, task, or future appointment, learn how to use the Notes and Reminders apps on macOS Catalina to help you stay organized. In this course you will also discover how to use other apps to communicate via audio or video calls.
11 videos | 47m has Assessment available Badge
Accessing & Opening Files in macOS Catalina
Efficient file management is important to keep your documents organized. Explore methods for managing your files and documents on macOS Catalina. In this course, discover the different options to copy and move items between the desktop and other folders. You will also learn how to organize your files into stacks and groups, as well as creating smart folders.
11 videos | 45m has Assessment available Badge
Managing Files & Storage in macOS Catalina
macOS Catalina is optimized to enable efficient file management. In this course, discover the different methods for managing how your files are stored in a local drive or an online location such as iCloud Drive. Learn how to protect your files by creating backups with Time Machine or copying your files in an external device. Lastly, see how to optimize your storage options by using your Mac's custom recommendations.
9 videos | 36m has Assessment available Badge
Customizing the OS Appearance in macOS Catalina
There are a number of display and interface settings you can customize on macOS Catalina. In this course, you will discover how to modify the interface, icons, screen saver, and background. You will also learn how to adjust the time, date, and other regional options to better suit your needs for where you are working. Lastly, you will see how to work with additional languages and apply visual accessibility settings.
10 videos | 38m has Assessment available Badge
Monitoring, Configuring & Optimizing in macOS Catalina
You can configure a number of settings to make your Mac your own. Discover how to configure the energy consumption of your devices and to schedule specific times to start up or shut down. In this course you will also learn how to set up different devices as a mouse or keyboard, for example, to use shortcuts or insert text. You will also see how to make these devices accessibility friendly.
10 videos | 38m has Assessment available Badge
Managing User Accounts in macOS Catalina
When multiple users share a device, each user should have their own account. Discover how to add, edit, and manage user accounts on macOS Catalina, as well as how to configure parental controls with Screen Time.
10 videos | 40m has Assessment available Badge
Protecting User Data in macOS Catalina
Securing personal data is always an important consideration. In this course you will discover how to use the Keychain application on macOS Catalina to manage and protect your passwords. You will also learn how to use FileVault to encrypt your files. Lastly, you will see how to configure a firewall to set up additional protection when browsing the internet.
9 videos | 30m has Assessment available Badge
Configuring Shared Resources in macOS Catalina
Nowadays, it's very rare that a computer is not connected to the Internet or another computer. In this course, you will discover how to create groups to define different levels of protection and select who can access your shared resources. You will also learn how to activate and configure your sharing settings to share files and devices on macOS Catalina.
6 videos | 21m has Assessment available Badge
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Discovering & Using your Desktop in macOS Catalina
Just starting with macOS Catalina? Discover how to use and organize the Dock and Desktop to easily find your different apps and files. In this course, you will learn how to access and view your device's system information to how to get support. You will also find out how to view notifications and customize how they are displayed.
9 videos | 38m has Assessment available Badge
Searching for & finding items in macOS Catalina
Need to locate a document or app on macOS Catalina? This course will focus on using different tools for finding items. For example, learn how to use Siri, Apple's virtual assistant, to open apps and perform tasks. Another useful tool is the Spotlight Search, which you will discover how to use and configure. The Finder application also allows you to access and open any file or application on your Mac.
11 videos | 41m has Assessment available Badge
Managing windows in macOS Catalina
You will find various types of windows on your macOS Catalina device. For example, windows to manage files, use applications or configure settings. This course will focus on how to use these windows and their different options and keyboard shortcuts. You will find out how to manage multiple windows and tabs in the Finder or any other application. If you prefer to multitask, discover the Split View option. You will also learn how to customize and configure the Finder window, an essential tool for finding your files and accessing your applications.
11 videos | 39m has Assessment available Badge
Using & Managing Apps in macOS Catalina
There are a number of ways to access an application on macOS Catalina. Discover how to use the Launchpad or Mission Control to work with a number of different applications. Learn how to find, open, and close applications using your mouse or keyboard shortcuts. Lastly, see how to set up your login items to easily open the applications or files you use most.
9 videos | 29m has Assessment available Badge
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Installing & Configuring Applications in macOS Ventura
To get the most out of your macOS device, you can install applications created by verified developers. In this course, discover the Apple Store, which is an Apple application that allows you to download, buy and install applications onto your Mac. Also, see how to connect your Apple ID account that allows you to download and install applications available in the App Store. If you no longer use an app or want to free up storage space, learn how to delete an application and hide it from your purchased list. Some applications may not be available to download on the App Store. Instead, learn how to download applications from the internet, as well as authorize the installation of verified developers via the System Settings. To improve the stability and performance of your macOS system and applications, explore how to check for and install updates. By default, all applications use the same language as the operating system. Discover how to customize the display language of specific apps via the System Settings. And finally, extensions and widgets are applications that help improve and optimize your macOS Ventura experience. Discover how to view and get more widgets for the Notifications Center. And, learn how to find, install, and manage extensions for Safari in macOS Ventura.
9 videos | 35m has Assessment available Badge
Working with Built-in Apps in macOS Ventura
macOS Ventura includes various built-in apps to help you optimize your workflow. To get full access to these apps, you'll need to first connect one or more of your internet accounts. Safari is the default browser in macOS Ventura. See how to customize Safari to suit your needs, such as changing the background image and fine-tuning your browser window with your favorite features, like Reading List, Favorites, iCloud Tabs, and Siri Suggestions. With Picture-in-Picture, you can watch videos on your desktop while using other applications. See how to use compatible Picture-in-Picture apps, as well as how to activate Picture-in-Picture in Safari. The Notes app on macOS Ventura allows you to quickly take notes and organize what matters most to you. If you're working in another app, see how to start a Quick Note, so you can easily write something down. The Reminders app allows you to create and remember events, complete tasks and schedule future reminders. See how to create reminders and subtasks, schedule them, and create and manage groups in the Reminders app. The Messages app allows you to connect to multiple devices with your Apple ID. Learn how to compose a message, undo sending a message, and edit a message. With FaceTime, explore how to easily make video or voice calls to your contacts who use an Apple device. And discover the new features available in the Mail app for sending, organizing, and searching for email messages.
12 videos | 48m has Assessment available Badge
Accessing & Opening Files in macOS Ventura
Efficient file management is important to keep your documents organized. Explore methods for managing your files and documents on macOS Ventura. In this course, discover the Quick Look application, which allows you to quickly see a full-size preview of your files without needing to open them. Learn how to navigate the Preview app, to view your files, as well as edit your PDF and video files. View and access your recently opened applications and documents, and customize the number of items displayed via the System Settings menu. Learn how to delete one or more documents, restore items you accidentally deleted, and free up space on your Mac by emptying your trash. To maintain an organized workspace, learn how to rename your documents and folders. To keep your files organized and easy to find, learn how to create new folders and move files into them. Also, see how to create subfolders within your folders to help keep your files more organized and less cluttered. In order to maintain a well-organized file system, it is important to understand how to move various items to different locations. Learn how to relocate individual and multiple files. If you want to make changes to a file without modifying the original, see how to copy and duplicate items. Easily modify your files sort order and arrange them in a way that is easy to understand. And finally, to have your files organized automatically, explore how to create a Smart Folder, define its criteria, and save documents automatically in macOS Ventura.
11 videos | 44m has Assessment available Badge
Managing Files & Storage in macOS Ventura
macOS Ventura is optimized to enable efficient file management. In this course, learn how to quickly find files, folders, or apps, by creating an alias. If you have numerous files or media you want to send or archive, explore how to compress and unzip files. To avoid accidentally deleting or changing files, discover how to lock and unlock files or folders to protect your information. If you need to store or share files, explore how to use an external storage device like a USB flash drive or external hard drive to transfer files between your device and your Mac. Time Machine enables you to back up your Mac onto a server or external hard drive. Learn how to activate and use Time Machine. And see how to use Time Machine to view and restore files from a specific time period, whether it was a few hours or several weeks ago. Discover how to store files in iCloud, so you can access them from any Apple device or from the web. And finally, with macOS Ventura, you have the ability to view and manage your hard drive space. Learn how to optimize your storage options by using your Mac's custom recommendations.
9 videos | 33m has Assessment available Badge
Customizing the OS Appearance in macOS Ventura
There are several display and interface settings you can customize in macOS Ventura. In this course, discover how to modify the interface's appearance, such as its accent and highlight color. See how to change the picture that's displayed on your desktop using pre-set wallpaper, picture, and color options. In macOS Ventura, you can use a screen saver to hide the desktop when you're away from your Mac. See how to activate and customize your screen saver, as well as configure the lock screen settings. Icons help you distinguish your different files and folders. Learn how to custom a file and folder icon using saved images, other app or file icons, and images from the internet. Explore how to customize your Finder view's display to better see the items within your folders. You will also learn how to adjust the time, date, and other regional options to better suit your needs for where you are working. And lastly, you will see how to manage the language and region settings and configure the zoom accessibility settings to make reading documents easier on macOS Ventura.
9 videos | 34m has Assessment available Badge
Monitoring, Configuring & Optimizing in macOS Ventura
You can configure a number of settings to optimize your Mac. If your Mac is slow or is not responding, learn how to use the Activity Monitor to find the problematic app or process and quit it. See how to change the sound effects, adjust the volume, and select a different sound output or input device for your Mac. When working with multiple languages, learn how to add input sources to match your keyboard language and allow you to type in another language. Explore how to use text replacements and keyboard shortcuts to perform tasks more quickly. See how to use the Voice dictation tool to insert text while speaking rather than using your keyboard. If you need additional services for visual accessibility, you can use VoiceOver. See how VoiceOver can read the text, menus, and the location of your mouse cursor out loud. And to aid motor accessibility needs, learn to add sticky keys and use the accessibility menu within macOS Ventura.
9 videos | 33m has Assessment available Badge
Managing User Accounts in macOS Ventura
When multiple users share a device, each user should have their own private account. In this course, discover how to add, edit, and manage user accounts in macOS Ventura. Once you have a user account on a Mac device, it is important to learn how to configure your password and other options according to the permissions allowed by your admin. To enhance your account security, learn how to access and change the login options, as well as how to protect your account and information by adding a password. If you share your macOS Ventura device with friends or family, see how to activate a guest account and configure its settings. Similarly, explore how much time you spend on different apps and websites by analyzing the Screen Time reports. With this information, you can optimize your screen time by setting downtime periods, app limits, and communication filters. Lastly, see how to configure parental controls, such as setting a screen time passcode and limits for app and website usage in macOS Ventura.
10 videos | 38m has Assessment available Badge
Protecting User Data in macOS Ventura
Securing personal data is always an important consideration. MacOS Ventura has a number of different applications to keep your passwords and account information safe. In this course, you will discover how to use the Keychain Access application to manage and protect your passwords and account information. If you change your password for an online account, learn how to access and update your Keychain Access information. Some applications have the option to access passwords directly from Keychain Access, saving you from having to manually enter your password. See how to modify and customize password permissions for your applications. Also, discover the Keychain Access feature, Secure Notes, to securely store sensitive information. You will also learn how to use FileVault to encrypt the information stored on your device. Lastly, you will see how to configure a firewall to protect against unwanted contact from other computers while connected to a network.
9 videos | 28m has Assessment available Badge
Configuring Shared Resources in macOS Ventura
Nowadays most computers are connected to the Internet or another computer. In this course, you will discover how to create groups to define different levels of protection and select who can access your shared resources. You will also learn how to access the Shared and Public folders of your device and add files and folders to it. See how to set up permissions to choose who can open or edit those shared files. Explore the Drop Box folder that allows you to easily share files and folders with specific users on a shared device. Also, discover how to access your own Drop Box to open and edit the files shared by other users. And finally, learn how to activate and configure your sharing settings to share files and devices on macOS Ventura.
6 videos | 21m has Assessment available Badge
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Discovering & Using your Desktop in macOS Ventura
macOS Ventura is the current version of the operating system that runs on macOS. macOS Ventura offers new multitasking features and new ways to share and collaborate in your favorite apps. In this course, discover the macOS Ventura interface, so you can easily navigate and access its most essential elements. The Dock on Mac is a convenient place to quickly access applications and features that you frequently use. Learn how to add, organize, and remove items from your Dock. Mission control allows you to get an overview of all your open apps and easily navigate to the one you need. See how to use Mission Control to manage multiple windows and desktops. Explore the Notification Center to view your notifications and additional information about events, the weather, and the time in your current location from the notification center. Also, see how to add and remove app widgets from the notification center. Learn how to turn on Do Not Disturb, so you won't be distracted by notifications. View information about your Mac via the System Settings and learn how to access user guides on System Settings and macOS. And finally, see how to restart, put to sleep, shut down, or lock your Mac.
10 videos | 37m has Assessment available Badge
Searching for & finding items in macOS Ventura
With macOS Ventura, it's easy to locate an app or file you're looking for. This course will focus on using different tools for searching and finding items. In macOS Ventura, the Finder is an application that allows you to find and organize files. See how to access and navigate the Finder interface, to help you easily find the file you're looking for. Along the left-hand side of the Finder is the sidebar. Learn how to customize your sidebar display, and show or hide sidebar items. Tags allow you to mark and organize files in your Finder. See how to add tags as well as remove them from your files. Every file on your Mac contains useful information such as the file size, the date modified, and a preview of its contents. Learn how to access a file and folder's information from the desktop, menu bar, and the Finder window. Spotlight helps you to quickly find apps, documents, mail, and other items on your Mac. See how to quickly search for items with Spotlight, and explore the different search results from the Finder, web, apps, iTunes, bookmarks, searches, etc. With macOS Ventura, you can activate and use "Siri" Apple's virtual assistant to do everyday tasks, such as setting up a meeting, answer a question, or opening an application. See how to allow Siri to learn how you use certain apps in order to make suggestions across applications, and how to delete Siri and dictation history in macOS Ventura.
11 videos | 41m has Assessment available Badge
Managing windows in macOS Ventura
You will find various types of windows on your macOS Ventura device. For example, windows to manage files, use applications or configure settings. This course will focus on how to use, resize, and relocate these windows. See how to manage multiple windows using various keyboard shortcuts to quickly find the window you're looking for. And, explore how to use the split screen feature, so you can view two windows at the same time. To reduce the number of windows you have open on our desktop, see how to open multiple tabs in the same application. Also, learn how to change the Finder view mode to make it easier to view different file types. Customize the tools that are displayed in the Finder toolbar and use the Finder settings to change options for the Finder windows. And finally, see how to access your Finder advanced settings and add or remove functions such as warnings and search criteria on macOS Ventura.
11 videos | 40m has Assessment available Badge
Using & Managing Apps in macOS Ventura
There are several ways to access an application on macOS Ventura. Learn how to open apps from the Finder, from using Spotlight Search as well as using Siri. To save energy on your computer, you may want to close the apps you're no longer using. In macOS Ventura, you can easily quit an application you no longer need. And if an application freezes or is not responding, you can use the Force Quit feature. The Launchpad is a central location to quickly access your applications. See how to arrange your apps to meet your needs in the macOS Ventura Launchpad. Discover how to set up your login items to easily open the applications or files you use most. Learn how to use the Mission Control dashboard to manage multiple windows from one or multiple applications, and how to create new desktops, customize their background color, and re-organize and move windows between different desktops. Explore how to activate the Use Stage Manager and arrange multiple windows as a group. Finally, Stacks on the macOS Ventura desktop keep your files neatly organized into groups. See how to activate stacks and customize their grouping on your desktop. Also, learn how to display a Dock folder as a stack and customize its display.
11 videos | 40m has Assessment available Badge
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BOOKS INCLUDED

Book

macOS Catalina in Easy Steps
Covering the latest operating system that runs the sophisticated Mac desktop and laptop computers, this concise guide will get you up and running in no time, and then it'll take you through the key features to help you use your Mac to do more.
book Duration 1h 54m book Authors By Nick Vandome

BOOKS INCLUDED

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macOS Sierra in Easy Steps
Ideal for Mac newbies as well as for those upgrading to macOS Sierra, this practical resource covers the essentials of the operating system that runs the stylish Mac desktop and laptop computers and will get you up and running with your Mac in no time.
book Duration 1h 53m book Authors By Nick Vandome

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Teach Yourself VISUALLY macOS Sierra
Taking you through the beautiful, functional, simplicity that is the macOS workflow, with straightforward explanations, step-by-step demonstration, and rich, easy-to-follow visuals, this book teaches you everything you need, from essential everyday tasks, to the specialized "tricks" you can only find on a Mac, and will help you get to know Sierra inside-out in a flash.
book Duration 2h 50m book Authors By Paul McFedries

Book

macOS Sierra for Dummies
Providing easy-to-follow answers to all of your questions, this hands-on guide offers how-to information on the classic elements that help run Macs as well as timesaving tips on working with all the major changes that come with Sierra.
book Duration 7h 39m book Authors By Bob LeVitus

BOOKS INCLUDED

Book

macOS Sierra in Easy Steps
Ideal for Mac newbies as well as for those upgrading to macOS Sierra, this practical resource covers the essentials of the operating system that runs the stylish Mac desktop and laptop computers and will get you up and running with your Mac in no time.
book Duration 1h 53m book Authors By Nick Vandome

Book

Teach Yourself VISUALLY macOS Sierra
Taking you through the beautiful, functional, simplicity that is the macOS workflow, with straightforward explanations, step-by-step demonstration, and rich, easy-to-follow visuals, this book teaches you everything you need, from essential everyday tasks, to the specialized "tricks" you can only find on a Mac, and will help you get to know Sierra inside-out in a flash.
book Duration 2h 50m book Authors By Paul McFedries

Book

macOS Sierra for Dummies
Providing easy-to-follow answers to all of your questions, this hands-on guide offers how-to information on the classic elements that help run Macs as well as timesaving tips on working with all the major changes that come with Sierra.
book Duration 7h 39m book Authors By Bob LeVitus

SKILL BENCHMARKS INCLUDED

macOS Ventura
Being aware of your proficiency level allows you to better understand your current skills and areas for improvement, so you can find suitable content and curate your own learning path.
13m    |   13 questions

SKILL BENCHMARKS INCLUDED

macOS Ventura
Being aware of your proficiency level allows you to better understand your current skills and areas for improvement, so you can find suitable content and curate your own learning path.
13m    |   13 questions

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