macOS Support Essentials 12 eBook


    macOS Support Essentials 12 eBook

    macOS Support Essentials 12, the official book for macOS support, is a top-notch primer for anyone who needs to support, troubleshoot, or optimize macOS Monterey, such as IT professionals, technicians, help desk specialists, and ardent Mac users. This is the only Apple Pro Training Series book that covers Monterey. You’ll find in-depth, step-by-step instructions on everything from upgrading, updating, reinstalling and configuring macOS Monterey to setting-up network services.

    This book covers updated system utilities and new features in macOS Monterey:

    • Passwords System Preference
    • Live Text
    • Voice Control
    • User privacy settings
    • Notarized apps
    • Startup Security Utility
    • And more!

    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

    The Apple Pro Training Series is Apple’s official self-paced learning resource. Books in this series offer downloadable lesson files and an online version of the book. Additional information on this and other books in this series can be found at For more on certification, visit


    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

    ISBN13: 9780137696444
    Publisher: Pearson Education
    Imprint: Peachpit Press
    Pub date: 23 Mar 2022
    Number of pages: 976
    Language: English