3-4 Day(s)


OS X Yosemite Support Essentials is a three-day course that gives you a tour of OS X Yosemite and covers the best ways to support OS X Yosemite users. The course includes lectures and hands-on exercises that provide real-world experience.

Other versions

Along with Yosemite, it is also possible to find training for previous versions, like Maverick. Please ask.


Help desk specialists, technical coordinators, technical support personnel, service technicians, technology specialists, power users, teachers, and others who support Mac users in educational or business organizations Technical coordinators, teachers, or power users who manage computer networks or computer labs that run OS X

Skills Gained

The OS X Yosemite troubleshooting process How to use OS X Yosemite tools and resources to troubleshoot OS X Yosemite OS X Yosemite features and functionality, including how to find more information about OS X Yosemite How to prepare for Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) 10.10 certification


Knowledge of OS X from a previous version and basic computer navigation skills

Course Specifics

Course Outline

Part 1: Installation and Configuration

  • Install OS X Yosemite
  • Setup and Configuration
  • OS X Recovery
  • OS X Software Updates

Part 2: User Accounts

  • User Accounts
  • User Home Folders
  • System Security
  • Keychain Management

Part 3: File Systems

  • File Systems and Storage
  • FileVault
  • Permissions and Sharing
  • File System Troubleshooting

Part 4: Data Management

  • Hidden Items, Shortcuts, and File Archives
  • System Resources
  • Metadata and Spotlight
  • Time Machine

Part 5: Applications and Processes

  • Application Installation
  • Document Management
  • Application Management and Troubleshooting

Part 6: Network Configuration

  • Network Essentials
  • Advanced Network Configuration
  • Network Troubleshooting

Part 7: Network Services

  • Network Services
  • Host Sharing and Personal Firewall

Part 8: System Management

  • Peripherals and Drivers
  • Print and Scan
  • System Troubleshooting

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

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Clifton 795306 Dec 16
London 795305 Dec 16
London 795323 Nov 16
London 795316 Nov 16
Clifton 795315 Nov 16
Clifton 795325 Oct 16
London 795324 Oct 16
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London 795328 Sep 16
London 795314 Sep 16
London 795322 Aug 16
London 795315 Aug 16
Clifton 795309 Aug 16
London 795327 Jul 16
London 795327 Jun 16
Birmingham 1075320 Jun 16
London 1075331 May 16
London 795325 May 16
Clifton 795317 May 16
London 795311 May 16
Birmingham 1075303 May 16
London 795327 Apr 16
Belfast 427 Apr 16
London 1075325 Apr 16
London 795313 Apr 16
London 795321 Mar 16
Clifton 795321 Mar 16
London 1075314 Mar 16
Birmingham 1075329 Feb 16
Clifton 795324 Feb 16
London 795322 Feb 16