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About this Course

This is an introductory course that is mainly intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals.

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The free online textbook for this course is Mac OS X Unleashed. You should begin by reading the complete Introduction to the book.

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Part I: Introduction to Mac OS X

1. Mac OS X Component Architecture
2. Installing Mac OS X
3. Mac OS X Basics
4. The Finder: Working with Files and Applications
5. Running Classic Mac OS Applications

Part II: Inside Mac OS X

6. Native Utilities and Applications
7. Internet Communications
8. Installing Third-Party Applications

Part III: User-Level OS X Configuration

9. Network Setup
10. Printer and Font Management
11. Additional System Components

Part IV: Introduction to BSD Applications

12. Introducing the BSD Subsystem
13. Common Unix Shell Commands: File Operations

Part V: Advanced Command-Line Concepts

14. Advanced Shell Concepts and Commands
15. Command-Line Applications and Application Suites
16. Command-Line Software Installation
17. Troubleshooting Software Installs, and Compiling and Debugging Manually
18. Advanced Unix Shell Use: Configuration and Programming (Shell Scripting)

Part VI: Server/Network Administration

19. X Window System Applications
20. Command-Line Configuration and Administration
21. AppleScript
22. Perl Scripting and SQL Connectivity
23. File and Resource Sharing with NetInfo
24. User Management and Machine Clustering
25. FTP Serving
26. Remote Access and Administration
27. Web Serving

Part VII: Server Health

28. Web Programming
29. Creating a Mail Server
30. Accessing and Serving a Windows Network
31. Server Security and Advanced Network Configuration
32. System Maintenance

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Most recent revision: March 20, 2014