Beyond the Basics OS X Tutorial Series Teaches Security and Automation

Toronto, Canada – Software trainer, Infinite Skills has released Apple OS X: Beyond The Basics, a course designed as an introduction to the technical side of OS X Mavericks, guiding basic Mac users through the system’s advanced capabilities for security and administration.

The course aims to go beyond the polished user interface into the robust Unix filesystem and tucked-away utilities that can help systems run more efficiently, introducing the Automator and Apple Scripts, going in depth with account management, and showing how to safely use the Terminal and customize the home folder.

Course author Chris Tarnowieckyi has been administering Apple systems and servers since 1997, and training others since 1999. He is a certified Apple instructor, with multiple Apple certifications including system administrator, technical coordinator, and support professional. Tarnowieckyi teaches primarily Mac OS X and OS X Server, and currently owns and operates an authorized Apple training center.

Tarnowieckyi begins with a review of the basic navigation, control, and configuration of the OS X Mavericks desktop, and quickly moves into the native file system, introducing Disk Utility, home folder organization, and how to work with multiple libraries.

The course then explores file system permissions and working with metadata, before introducing the Terminal and the basic concepts involved in using the command line interface.

Other chapters look in detail at data archiving and security, including secure data removal, account security management and administrator controls.

The tutorial also includes a chapter on problem solving, looking at how to manage processes from within the Unix system, as well as the OS X capabilities for automation and using Apple Scripts.

“This course is designed as an introduction to advanced topics in the OS X Mavericks operating system,” Tarnowieckyi says. “It is designed for anyone who wants to get started learning about the the system’s under-the-hood features.”

Pricing and Availability:
Infinite Skills offers its Apple OS X Advanced Training Video either as a DVD-ROM or direct download from the company website at a retail price of $99.95 (USD), or as part of its Learning Library service available for $25 per month. Though the compatibility of programs varies, all Infinite Skills titles and formats are compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems, and shipping is available around the globe. Additionally, Infinite Skills tutorials are supported by project files which correspond to examples in the videos. Free demo videos and a full list of course contents can be found on the Apple OS X: Beyond The Basics training page at Infinite Skills online.

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Based in Toronto, Canada, Infinite Skills is a leading provider of computer based training for individuals, businesses and educational institutions. Combining content delivery innovation with a strong emphasis on customer service, the provides cost effective training solutions for the world’s most popular creative and productivity software platforms and programming languages. Infinite Skills continues to release new tutorials and expand the formats in which its training can be accessed, from online streaming to mobile apps. Copyright (C) 2014 Infinite Skills Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.