Introduction to Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra

Duration: 1 Day


Introduction to Mac OS X is a one-day preliminary course for those new to Mac OS X who need to prepare for the Mac OS X Support Essentials course, or other technical Mac OS X training courses. This course focuses on getting to know the foundations of Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra, with topics ranging from efficient window and application management to system customisation. Delegates also learn how to configure user accounts and manage files.


Basic familiarity of OS X from a previous version and basic computer navigation skills.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline


  • Install Mac OS X
  • Creating a first user account
  • Installation options

Setting up the Mac

  • First time setup
  • Creating different user accounts
  • Differences between Standard and Admin Users

Introduction to OS X

  • Tour of the Desktop
  • Explore the Menu Bar and Dock

File management and Spotlight

  • What is the Finder?
  • Setting different views
  • Customising the side bar
  • Moving and deleting files
  • QuickLook

System Preferences

  • The four types of preferences
  • Changing user and system settings

Time Machine

  • Setting up Time Machine
  • Simulate backup, delete and restore

Overview of included applications

  • Explore applications included with OS X

Apple Mail

  • Setting up mail accounts
  • Customising mail folders
  • Adding smart mailboxes
  • Using rules, using integration features
  • Data detectors and notes


  • Seeing events added from Mail
  • Adding, amending and deleting events
  • Adding, publishing and deleting calendars
  • Using To Do items inside iCal

Address Book

  • Adding, moving and sorting contacts
  • Integrating with Mail


  • Setting preferences
  • Using tabs
  • Creating a Dashboard item
  • Web clips
  • History and top sites


  • Customising Dashboard Widgets
  • Adding and removing Dashboard Widgets
  • Accessing using function keys
  • Setting a hot corner


  • Using and customising Exposť
  • Creating Multiple Desktops with Spaces

Fast user switching

  • Switching between users
  • Understanding advantages and security risks

File permissions and sharing

  • Transferring files between users
  • Understanding the public Dropbox
  • Changing file permissions

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15% discount for groups of four delegates.
10% discount for groups of three delegates.
(This offer applies for delegates on the same public scheduled course on the same date.)

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