Online Class: OS X Yosemite


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  • 16
    Lessons
  • 33
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 510
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 7
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.7
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

OS X Yosemite is the latest version of the OS X operating system released by Apple on June 2, 2014.  It can be installed on any Mac device that meets the general specification requirements and can be installed for free by going to the Apple App Store.  With a redesigned interface, OS X Yosemite gives users a refreshed, modern look, but also more power and ease-of-use than ever before.

In this course, you will learn to navigate and use OS X Yosemite and so much more, including these topics: 

·    Navigate OS X Yosemite's interface

·    Work with files, folders, and icons in OS X Yosemite

·    Search your Mac using Spotlight and the Finder window

·    Work with the Dock, Finder toolbar, and Menulets

·    Find apps, music, moves and more in the App Store and iTunes

·    Use the heads-up program switcher

·    Use FireWire or Thunderbolt disk mode

·    Record movies or your screen

·    Edit and play movies in QuickTime

·    Play and record sounds

·    Use the Mail app to check, send, and receive email

·    Create user accounts and set parental controls

·    Run Windows on a Mac

 

You will also learn about the following:

 

·    Programs and applications in OS X Yosemite

·    Cocoa and Carbon programs

·    Mission Control

·    Dashboard

·    The free OS X Yosemite programs

·    Notifications and the Notification Center

·    Time Machine

·    iCloud Backup and iCloud Drive

·    Hotspot, AirDrop, and Handoff 

·    The new Safari web browser

·    Gatekeeper, Firewall, and privacy shields

·    The Messages app

·    Printing in OS X Yosemite

·    Working with Fonts and Font Book

·    Keychain and Password Assistant

·    And more

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  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
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Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1: Introduction to OS X Yosemite

With a redesigned interface, OS X Yosemite gives users a refreshed, modern look, but also more power and ease-of-use than ever before. Additional lesson topics: OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual Missing Manuals ; Mac OS X Yosemite Introduction Quick Reference Guide Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips and Shortcuts 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Assignment 1
  • Assessment: Exam 1

Lesson 2: Navigating OS X Yosemite

Whenever you start up your Mac running OS X Yosemite, you will see an Apple logo greet you as the operating system loads. You will also see a progress bar that lets you know how much longer before you’re up and running. Additional lesson topics: Nine Finder tips for OS X Yosemite; Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 Full In-Depth Walkthrough [PART 1] 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 2
  • Assessment: Exam 2

Lesson 3: Getting Organized in OS X Yosemite

Icons can be found in the Sidebar next to the names of files, folders, locations, etc. Additional lesson topics: Get Organized with Finder Tags 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 3
  • Assessment: Exam 3

Lesson 4: Search Using Spotlight

In OS X Yosemite, Spotlight is a lot better with a new look and location, plus new data sources apart from your Mac. Additional lesson topics: How to Customize Spotlight Search in Mac OS X Yosemite; Super-advanced tips for Mac OS X Yosemite; Mac Basics: Spotlight helps you find what you're looking for 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 4
  • Assessment: Exam 4

Lesson 5: The OS X Yosemite Elements

Whether or not the look is better or worse is left up to debate, but learning how to use the features of OS X Yosemite will help you feel more at home with it. Additional lesson topics: Mac OS X Yosemite review: Continuity and WiFi problems mar an otherwise pleasing update 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 5
  • Assessment: Exam 5

Lesson 6: Working with Programs, Documents, and More in OS X Yosemite

Apple likes to call its programs applications. You can download applications from the App Store. Additional lesson topics: Customize Your Mac OS X Dock With These Hidden Terminal Commands; Choose the Application to Open Files in OS X Yosemite; Complete guide to System Preferences in Mac OS X Yosemite, find the best settings for your Mac 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 6
  • Assessment: Exam 6

Lesson 7: Exploring Notifications in OS X Yosemite

A notification message is a message you get that lets you know something has occurred, needs to occur, or will occur. Additional lesson topics: 7 Tips for Getting the Most out of OS X Yosemite; OS X Yosemite: Get to Know Notification Center's New Features 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 7
  • Assessment: Exam 7

Lesson 8: Working with Data in OS X Yosemite

In this lesson, we’re going to change direction for a bit and discuss data as it relates to OS X Yosemite. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 8
  • Assessment: Exam 8

Lesson 9: Working with Sounds, Videos, and Speech in Yosemite

In this lesson, we are going to discuss everything about the Mac that relates to sound. We’re going to talk about playing sounds, editing sounds, play back sounds, and even enable your Mac to read to you. Additional lesson topics: How to Set Up Dictation and Voice Commands in OS X Yosemite; Quicktime 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 9
  • Assessment: Exam 9

Lesson 10: Disks, iCloud, and Using the Mac with Other Apple Devices

In this lesson, we’re going to talk about disks and drives. To liven it up a little, we’ll also talk about iTunes at the end. Additional lesson topics: Set up iCloud on all your devices; Apple iCloud Drive explained: What is it and how does it work? 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 10
  • Assessment: Exam 10

Lesson 11: Using the Mail App for All Your Email Accounts

You can set up the Mail app in OS X Yosemite and use it to send and receive email for all your email accounts, including iCloud, Google, Yahoo!, et cetera Additional lesson topics: Mac Apps Support; Set the default email app and web browser on your Mac 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 11
  • Assessment: Exam 11

Lesson 12: Safari

Safari is Apple’s web browser that comes pre-installed on Apple devices. You can use it to surf web pages, search for information, create bookmarks, and more. Additional lesson topics: Safari Downloads; How to use the Safari web browser on the Mac 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 12
  • Assessment: Exam 12

Lesson 13: The Messages App

The Messages app is Apple’s instant messaging app that comes pre-installed on your Mac computer. Just as with any other instant messenger, such as Yahoo, you can send and receive messages with friends in the privacy of a chat window. Additional lesson topics: Mac Apps Support; OS X Apps 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 13
  • Assessment: Exam 13

Lesson 14: Working with Printers, Fonts, and Colors

OS X is compatible with most printers on the market today. To print on your Mac, you should be able to prepare your printer, then connect it with your Mac to start printing almost immediately. Additional lesson topics: Get help resolving printer issues on your Mac 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 14
  • Assessment: Exam 14

Lesson 15: Security

In this day in age where we store everything on our computers, from bank account information to sensitive emails, it’s important to be able to protect that data from other users, as well as potential intruders that lurk on the Internet. Additional lesson topics: The Mac Security Blog 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 15
  • Assessment: Exam 15

Lesson 16: Running Windows on the Mac

You can run Windows 7 or later on your Mac – without having to install windows over Apple’s operating system. 86 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Lesson discussions: What do you think about this course?; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Assignment 16
  • Assessment: Exam 16
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
249
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe new features of OS X Yosemite.
  • Describe methods for navigating OS X Yosemite.
  • Demonstration Search Using Spotlight.
  • Identify OS X Yosemite Elements.
  • Describe working with data in OS X Yosemite.
  • Describe working with sounds, videos, and speech in Yosemite.
  • Describe using the mail app for all your email accounts.
  • Describe working with printers, fonts, and colors.
  • Summarize security settings.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: OS X Yosemite
Course Number: 8900356
Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
Lessons Rating: 4.8 / 5 Stars (617 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $75.00 U.S. dollars

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