- Paperback: 696 pages
- Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (15 Oct. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780321635341
- ISBN-13: 978-0321635341
- ASIN: 0321635345
- Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 3.7 x 22.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 620,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Support Essentials V10.6: A Guide to Supporting and Troubleshooting Mac OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard Paperback – 15 Oct 2009
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The only Apple-certified book on Mac OS X v10.6, this revised best-seller will take you deep inside the latest big-cat operating system―covering everything from installation to automation, customizing the operating system, supporting applications, setting up peripherals, and more. Whether you're a support technician or simply an ardent Mac user, you'll quickly learn and master the new features in Mac OS X 10.6, including native support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Following the learning objectives of the Apple Certified Support Professional exam, this self-paced book is a perfect guide for Apple’s training and a first-rate primer for computer support personnel who need to troubleshoot and optimize Mac OS X as part of their jobs. Chapter review sections and quizzes summarize and reinforce acquired knowledge.
The Apple Training Series serves as both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum for the Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server certification programs.
Top Customer Reviews
The book is organised as a series of tutorials, but the main text is very detailed and contains references to Apple documentation for further reading.
|The author does give a section on the command line use. He does not assume the reader is a UNIX expert, but of course he can only give a few basic uses, and for a full understanding of this powerful way of extending your Mac you will need extra books on Mac UNIX
The author give more information than you get in, for instance, a "Missing Manual" book, but the trade off is you are assumed to have some computer knowledge.
A good book and worth the price.
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There are some things to keep in mind, however:
This book was made specifically for passing the exam, and therefor if you wish to delve into various capabilities of things like the command line in-depth, you'll need further resources. (Especially things like full-on scripting.) If you're jumping into the command line "cold," something like the O'Reilly BASH book would make a good companion.
AppleScript, it should be noted (beyond a half dozen pages in this book), is in another book in this series.
If you wish to become knowledgeable about Mac Servers and you're not seasonably Mac proficient (esp in the 'Apple Way' of doing things...), you'll need this book as the Server book alone will not do. You'll also want the Directory Services book. (Actually, if you start working with DS in any format, you'll want the DS book, Server notwithstanding.)
Again, it's a sweet book and gave me the foundation so I can continue taking my skills to the next level.
Small Nitpicks: Only a few errors, but they will bite you if you don't catch them (Which you will if you try the examples.) If it doesn't look/work right, websearch it, try it both ways, and you'll be good to go.
The top of the page doesn't give you the chapter number (just name), while many pages refer to explanations of various resources in different chapters. As I'm one of those people who "can't let it go," (and look it up immediately) this was irksome.
The nitpicks aren't enough to cut it a full star: 4.5, rounded to 5.
But, this book does a great job of teaching the various elements of Snow Lepoard in amazing detail. It gives time estimates for each chapter, it has review questions (and their correct answers), and I found that it prepared me very well for the exam.
You should still definitely have experience with the Snow Lepoard operating system, but this book will teach ANYONE at least half a dozen things that they didn't know before.
The author makes learning this material as easy as possible. It's not a thrill to read, but it gets the job done efficiently.
After reading and highlighting this book, I passed the exam comfortably on my first try.