November 29, 2010 in Educational (F)
[prMac.com] Toronto, Canada - Software training and eLearning content provider Infinite Skills has just released a new video course exploring many of the advanced features in Mac OSX Snow Leopard. Taught by Apple systems expert Chris Tarnowiecky, the course has been created to help users expand their awareness of the UNIX-based operating system and accomplish technical and security tasks such as command line use, disk partitioning, software automation and more.
"There's a really big gap in the way Mac security is usually marketed and discussed," said Mike Spaulding, president of Infinite Skills. "We're excited to bring viewers a real, fact-based look at how these subjects actually impact power users and systems administrators around the world, without the fluff."
While it covers complex topics and techniques, the OSX training video uses direct demonstration to guide viewers through difficult areas. Tasks are shown onscreen in real time, with accompanying audio that explains each step and allows users to easily follow along. Because the tutorials are split into individual lessons, viewers can view the included tutorials in any order, focusing on the subjects they want to know without delay.
As the role of Macs expand within both corporate and professional media environments, learning how to maintain these systems has become a growing concern for IT personnel worldwide. These lessons provide any moderately skilled computer user, whether a working professional or someone hoping to break into the field, with a concise and sensible way to learn the more in-depth features and controls the operating system makes available.
After a brief overview of the basics of navigation and control, Tarnowiecky challenges viewers to see their Macs a professional tools that can serve many purposes at once, and within multi-user environments. He explores the OSX file system, associated permissions, metadata and commands. Next, the lessons look at the power of automation, not only using the Automator tool that comes with Snow Leopard but also shell scripting for more flexible purposes. After demonstrating Mac developer tools, he moves onto security essentials, which include disaster prevention and recovery, securing accounts, encryption, securely erasing data and more.
Since the training is authored by a certified professional, it features the same quality normally available in significantly more expensive, seminar style courses. Yet because of its video format, the training allows users to have complete control over the subjects they are learning and the speed at which they progress.
Pricing and Availability:
This Snow Leopard tutorial series can now be ordered on DVD for $99.95 (USD), or accessed as an instant download from InfiniteSkills.
Using strategic content partnerships and the world's best educators, Infinite Skills provides some of the most practical and affordable software training currently available on the market. Customers appreciate the company's extensive range of titles, superior customer service, and consistent quality across its product line.