Getting started with Terminal course


Mac Terminal Course Overview

The Getting Started with Terminal course provides a one-day introduction to mac terminal. This course is ideal for Mac professionals who want to streamline their work with Command Line.

Admins and support technicians who learn mac terminal commands have an advantage in their day-to-day operations. However, Apple stopped teaching Command Line at this level in 2011. That’s why our Apple trainers developed this Mac terminal training to fill the gap.

Course Outline: Getting Started with Terminal 

  • Introduction
    What is Unix? What’s the Command Line? What’s a Shell?
  • Using and Customising Terminal
    Learning the Basics of Terminal, Modify the Window, Set a Default Shell
  • macOS Layout and Navigation
    FileSystem Layout (the basics of /usr, /lib, what they are, etc), Using Terminal – Basic Navigation (pwd, cd, ls), Manual Page (man)
  • Working with Files and Directories
    Naming Files in Command Line, File & Directory Creation, Deletion and Moving, Aliases and Links (Hard and Symbolic), Imaging (hdiutil)
  • User Management
    Changing Ownership (chown), Changing Group (chgrp), Changing Permission (Sticky Bit, Lock, Hidden), ACL permissions, Create, Modify, and Delete Users (dscl)
  • Security
    Resetting User passwords (passwd), FileVault (fdesetup), Firmware Password (fimwarepasswd)
  • Network Configuration and Troubleshooting
    Configure Computer Name, Network Utilities Ping, Lookup, and Traceroute
  • Remote Access
    ssh, rcp
  • Troubleshooting
    Force Quit (killall), Disk Management diskutil

Who Should Take the Mac Terminal Course?

  • Support Essentials trainees who want to dive deeper in macOS
  • Any Mac professional wanting to learn mac Terminal commands

Prerequisites for mac Terminal Training

Students should have the following before taking this mac terminal course:

If you’re in any doubt about your suitability for this course, please call our training pros on  (+44) 0203 507 1728. We’ll be pleased to discuss your training needs in more detail.

What Our Students Say

Over 12,000 technicians have taken our Apple courses in the UK and abroad. From education to retail, big names to independent repair centres, our Apple courses cater to people of all industries.


Overall student satisfaction rating for 2020

Gave me confidence and knowledge to use Command Line in my daily work. Very knowledgeable instructor.

Gabriel P, Bichena IT

The interactivity was good and the information was presented in an easy to assimilate manner.

Momtchil D, University of Westminster

A great introductory course for anyone interested in how macOS works in the background. Well paced and informative.

Robert O, University of Westminste

How is it delivered?

We offer remote learning online and onsite training too. If you’ve got several team members to train, it might be more cost-effective for us to come to you.