macOS Support Essentials 11 eBook


macOS Support Essentials 11 eBook

macOS Support Essentials 11, the official book for macOS support, is a top-notch primer for anyone who needs to support, troubleshoot, or optimize macOS Big Sur, such as IT professionals, technicians, help desk specialists, and ardent Mac users. This is the only Apple Pro Training Series book that covers Big Sur. You’ll find in-depth, step-by-step instructions on everything from upgrading, updating, reinstalling and configuring macOS Big Sur to setting-up network services like the Content Caching service.
This book covers updated system utilities and new features in macOS Big Sur, including security and privacy enhancements, Control Center and Notification Center, Safari, system extensions, macOS Recovery, Startup Security Utility, and the Signed System Volume (SSV).
This book includes the following content:
  • Authoritative explanations of underlying technologies, troubleshooting, system administration, and much more
  • Focused lessons that take you step by step through practical, real-world tasks
  • A Web Edition that provides the full text of the book online


Table of contents

Installation and Configuration

Lesson 1: Introduction to macOS
Lesson 2: Update, Upgrade, or Reinstall macOS
Lesson 3: Set Up and Configure macOS
Lesson 4: Use the Command-Line Interface
Lesson 5: Use macOS Recovery
Lesson 6: Update macOS

User Accounts

Lesson 7: Manage User Accounts
Lesson 8: Manage User Home Folders
Lesson 9: Manage Security and Privacy
Lesson 10: Manage Password Changes

File Systems

Lesson 11: Manage File Systems and Storage
Lesson 12: Manage FileVault
Lesson 13: Manage Permissions and Sharing
Lesson 14: Use Hidden Items, Shortcuts, and File Archives

Data Management

Lesson 15: Manage System Resources
Lesson 16: Use Metadata, Siri, and Spotlight
Lesson 17: Manage Time Machine

Apps and Processes

Lesson 18: Install Apps
Lesson 19: Manage Files
Lesson 20: Manage and Troubleshoot Apps

Network Configuration

Lesson 21: Manage Basic Network Settings
Lesson 22: Manage Advanced Network Settings
Lesson 23: Troubleshoot Network Issues

Network Services

Lesson 24: Manage Network Services
Lesson 25: Manage Host Sharing and Personal Firewall

System Management

Lesson 26: Troubleshoot Peripherals
Lesson 27: Manage Printers and Scanners
Lesson 28: Troubleshoot Startup and System Issues

Book information

ISBN: 9780137345953
Publisher: Pearson Education
Imprint: Peachpit Press
Pub date: 12 Apr 2021
Language: English
Number of pages: xvi, 975