Hi, I’m Nick Brazzi. Welcome to macOS Sierra Essential Training. macOS is the operating system for Macintosh computers. It’s the primary interface and the basic system that supports all the on the Mac. Sierra is just the name for this specific version of the operation system, version 10 dot 12. This course will give you a look at all of the essentials to get you running in general with a Macintosh computer running Sierra. I’ll start by helping you understand the core interface elements in the OS, so that you can store all of your files and work with applications running on the Mac.
Next we’ll look at essential techinques for saving files, organizing them and finding them if they ever get lost. We’ll take a look at the most important applications that come bundled with a Macintosh computer and also see how to install new applications. We’ll finish up by looking at your options for backing up your computer which will protect your data in case your computer’s ever lost or damaged or you just lose some individual files. There’s a lot to cover. I hope you’re ready to dive in. Let’s get started with macOS Sierra Essential Training.
Learn all the ins and outs of macOS Sierra. Author Nick Brazzi starts with the basics: installing and running the OS, setting up system preferences and user accounts, and organizing the desktop. Learn how to work with the Dock and Launchpad, and set up your computer so it works best for you. He then shows how to save files and find them again quickly, work with email and calendars, send instant messages, video chat, and use the core applications that come bundled with Sierra (iTunes, Safari, QuickTime, Maps, and more). Looking for the latest apps and games? He also shows you how to find and install new applications from the Apple Store. Finally, Nick reviews sharing over a network and backing up and restoring files, so you never lose any important work.
Setting up an Apple ID or iCloud account
Browsing folders with Finder
Creating, copying, moving, and renaming files and folders
Organizing your desktop
Using Siri on the desktop
Launching and quitting applications from the Dock
Saving and searching
Browsing the web with Safari
Working with Mail, Contacts, and Calendar
Communicating with iMessage, Messages, and FaceTime
Using iTunes, QuickTime, Photos, Maps, and other bundled apps
Installing applications from the App Store
Sharing over a network
Backing up and restoring files