Mac OS® X v10.5: Introduction

Course Specifications

Course number: 084017
Software: Mac OS® X Leopard®
Course length: 1.0 day(s)

Course Description

Computers are used in almost all fields of work. To work with a computer, it is essential to understand the computer environment and the traits of its various applications. In this course, you'll explore a number of interface elements and applications that make Mac Leopard a significant and user amiable OS.

Course Objective: You will explore Mac OS X Leopard's environment and learn to use its various applications such as Safari, iChat, and iLife. You will also use the OS to manage your files and folders, save information, and manage storage space.

Target Student: This course is designed for desktop users who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to work on a Macintosh system. This course is also intended for anyone needing to understand the Mac OS® X v10.5 new features/functionality to take advantage of its capabilities. (Office Workers, College Students, SOHO, etc.)

Prerequisites: Students should understand and be proficient in desktop usage. Knowledge of previous versions of Mac operating systems is desired but not needed.

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

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Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Mac Leopard
Topic 1A: Explore the Desktop Elements
Topic 1B: Use the Dashboard
Topic 1C: Arrange the Dock Elements
Topic 1D: Set the System Preferences
Topic 1E: Get Help Using the Mac Help Window

Lesson 2: Managing Files and Folders
Topic 2A: Create a Folder
Topic 2B: Use Folder Display Options
Topic 2C: Work with Finder

Lesson 3: Working with Data
Topic 3A: Create a TextEdit Document
Topic 3B: Insert Objects in a Document
Topic 3C: Edit a Document
Topic 3D: Format a Document
Topic 3E: Print a Document

Lesson 4: Working with iLife Applications
Topic 4A: Work with GarageBand
Topic 4B: Work with iPhoto
Topic 4C: Work with iMovie
Topic 4D: Work with iDVD
Topic 4E: Work with iWeb

Lesson 5: Browsing the Internet
Topic 5A: Familiarize Yourself with the Internet
Topic 5B: Browse Websites Using Safari
Topic 5C: Familiarize Yourself with Electronic Mail
Topic 5D: Use iChat

Lesson 6: Managing Storage Space
Topic 6A: Determine Memory and Storage Capacity
Topic 6B: Organize the Hard Disk
Topic 6C: Use Removable Media