Sierra 101: macOS Support Essentials 10.12

Sierra 101: macOS Support Essentials 10.12 Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

Sierra 101 macOS Support Essentials 10.12 is a course that provides an in-depth exploration of troubleshooting on OS X Sierra. This course is designed to give students a tour of the breadth of OS X Sierra and the best methods for effectively supporting users of OS X Sierra systems.

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Intended Audience for this Sierra 101: macOS Support Essentials 10.12 Course

  • » People who manage computer networks or computer labs that run macOS
  • » People who support Mac users

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Course Prerequisites for Sierra 101: macOS Support Essentials 10.12

  • » macOS knowledge
  • » Basic computer navigation skills

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Sierra 101: macOS Support Essentials 10.12 Course Objectives

  • » The OS X Sierra troubleshooting process
  • » How to use OS X Sierra tools and resources to troubleshoot OS X Sierra
  • » OS X Sierra features and functionality, including how to find more information about OS X Sierra
  • » How to prepare for Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) 10.12 certification

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Sierra 101: macOS Support Essentials 10.12 Course Outline

      1. Installation and Configuration
        1. Install macOS Sierra
        2. Set Up and Configure macOS
        3. Use macOS Recovery
        4. Update macOS Software
      2. User Accounts
        1. Manage User Accounts
        2. Manage User Home Folders
        3. Manage System Security
        4. Manage Keychain Access
      3. File Systems and Storage
        1. Manage File Systems and Storage
        2. Manage FileVault
        3. Manage Permissions and Sharing
      4. Data Management
        1. Use Hidden Items, Shortcuts, and File Archives
        2. Manage System Resources
        3. Use Metadata and Spotlight
        4. Manage Time Machine
      5. Applications and Processes
        1. Install Applications
        2. Manage Documents
        3. Manage and Troubleshoot Applications
        4. Network Configuration
        5. Manage Basic Network Settings
        6. Manage Advanced Network Settings
        7. Troubleshoot Network Issues
      6. Network Services
        1. Manage Network Services
        2. Manage Host Sharing and the Personal Firewall
      7. System Management
        1. Troubleshoot Peripherals
        2. Manage Printing and Scanning
        3. Troubleshoot Startup and System Issues

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This training prepares students for the following exam(s):

  • » Mac Integration Basics 10.12 Exam : Mac Integration Basics 10.12 Exam

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We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Sam P.
- Team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge.
- Over 15 years of experience in the IT industry.
- NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011.


Sam Polsky has spent his entire career in entrepreneurial pursuits, including such fields as biotechnology, software development, data management, and business process management. He began in entrepreneurship as team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge, a business development competition geared towards Duke Universitys various graduate schools.

Sam Polsky has since co-founded a consulting firm where he has been involved in software architecture, development and implementation. On top of that, Sam has been delivering acclaimed solutions in software architecture, development and implementation for over 15 years. He is a much-admired Subject Matter Expert and Trainer at NetCom Learning and was voted NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011

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