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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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  • 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)
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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.

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Kevin White's book "Mac OS X Support ".I found this 600 page book to be very useful at understanding the workings of my Mac.

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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Taught me all I needed to know to pass the Apple exam - then sold it back to Amazon and got all my money back so well happy LOL
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By Martin on 15 Sept. 2014
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Just like most Apple certified books, very well written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book! 6 Mar. 2010
By Maros - Published on Amazon.com
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As the title says, this is an excellent book.

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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very well written and very well edited 13 July 2010
By Greg Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.6 is an extraordinarily well written book. It thoroughly covers the subject matter that it claims to cover. (When you read a book with this title you expect to learn exactly what this book delivers.) The pace is even and the progression is natural. The writing is clear and free of extraneous fluff--very skillfully done. No lame attempts at humor or other failed artifices that distract the reader. There is a lot of material, but the reader never feels like he is being buffeted by a whirlwind of facts and "how to" steps. But the most surprising thing about this book is the very high quality of the editing. I must be mistaken, but having read all 663 pages I can't remember a single typo. No (or extremely few) misspellings or mismatched cases, numbers, etc. Only a few places where there is any repetition, and those places are clearly intentional (for example, repeating a short note that was encountered in a previous chapter when discussing a topic from a different angle). The high quality of all major aspects of this book is rare in the computer industry and very refreshing.
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive Book, Great Detail, (Almost) All You Need To Pass The Exam 14 April 2012
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I'm not going to try and convince you that the subject matter is interesting or exciting. It's a technical book for a test. You know it's not going to be thrilling.

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.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Manual for understanding the OS 12 Nov. 2012
By L. Adler - Published on Amazon.com
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I have 5 Macs of various forms and along with various operating systems. I was looking for a manual that really dove deep into Snow Leopard to help me understand the inter workings of the system. I beleive this manual goes the trick. It's certainly not meant for beginners and is more of a technical manual then a reference book. It fits my needs and I've even ordered the Mountain Lion version as well.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book if you use Apple Snow Leopard OSX 28 May 2013
By Questor968 - Published on Amazon.com
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I ordered this book to help me with OSX support issues that I have and could face with my MacBook Pro. I am using Snow Leopard OS as it blends with the software that I use and; I have found it to be stable and fast enough to meet my needs. The book has helped me identify one issue so far but I will look to it in the future if have any problems.
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