Online Class: OS X Yosemite

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Course Description

Mastering OS X Yosemite: Harnessing the Power and Elegance of Apple's Modern OS

Welcome to the comprehensive guide on OS X Yosemite—the epitome of elegance, sophistication, and user-centric design rolled into a powerful operating system. Released on June 2, 2014, by the tech giant Apple, this version of OS X seamlessly blends intuitive design with high-tech features, elevating your Mac experience to an unparalleled zenith. Whether you own a MacBook, iMac, or any Mac device that aligns with the specifications, OS X Yosemite can be yours for the taking, available free of charge at the Apple App Store.

A Fresh, Modernized Experience: With its sleek and modern interface, OS X Yosemite not only stands out aesthetically but also offers an unrivaled user experience. This course is your golden ticket to delving deep into this intricate yet accessible operating system. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Engage Seamlessly: Learn the intricacies of the OS X Yosemite interface, ensuring you move effortlessly through your device.
  • Efficient File Management: Master the art of handling files, folders, and icons, revolutionizing your organizational skills.
  • Discover with Ease: Utilize the prowess of Spotlight, Finder window, and the Dock to search and access anything on your Mac with lightning speed.
  • Dive into Entertainment: Unravel the vast world of the App Store and iTunes, accessing a plethora of apps, music, movies, and more.
  • Advanced Features: From the heads-up program switcher to FireWire or Thunderbolt disk mode, elevate your Mac's functionality.
  • Multimedia Mastery: Dive into QuickTime to record, edit, and play movies, or use the built-in utilities to record and play sounds.

Deep Dive into OS X Yosemite: Go beyond the basics with an in-depth exploration into the system's underlying features:

  • Application Universe: Understand the vast world of programs and applications, including Cocoa and Carbon programs.
  • Optimized Organization: Familiarize yourself with Mission Control, Dashboard, and other tools designed to streamline your user experience.
  • Stay Notified: Dive deep into Notifications, the Notification Center, and never miss an important alert.
  • Robust Safety Protocols: Learn about Gatekeeper, Firewall, and privacy shields, ensuring your Mac is always safeguarded.
  • Digital Communication: Make the most of the Mail app, Messages app, and more to stay connected effortlessly.
  • Advanced Utilities: From printing intricacies, working with fonts, utilizing Keychain and Password Assistant, to exploring Time Machine, iCloud Backup, and iCloud Drive, get an all-encompassing knowledge of OS X Yosemite's capabilities.

Future-Ready with Integrated Tech: Explore groundbreaking features like Hotspot, AirDrop, Handoff, and the revamped Safari web browser, all designed to keep you ahead of the curve.

With our meticulously curated course, you won't just understand OS X Yosemite—you'll master it. Whether you're a first-time user or an Apple enthusiast, this course promises a transformative journey, enhancing your Mac prowess and ensuring you leverage every feature of this modern OS. Dive in and redefine your Mac experience!

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Course Lessons

Lesson 1: Introduction to OS X Yosemite

With a redesigned interface, OS X Yosemite gives users a refreshed, modern look, but also more power and ease-of-use than ever before. Additional lesson topics: OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual Missing Manuals ; Mac OS X Yosemite Introduction Quick Reference Guide Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips and Shortcuts 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Assignment 1
  • Assessment: Exam 1

Lesson 2: Navigating OS X Yosemite

Whenever you start up your Mac running OS X Yosemite, you will see an Apple logo greet you as the operating system loads. You will also see a progress bar that lets you know how much longer before you’re up and running. Additional lesson topics: Nine Finder tips for OS X Yosemite; Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 Full In-Depth Walkthrough [PART 1] 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 2
  • Assessment: Exam 2

Lesson 3: Getting Organized in OS X Yosemite

Icons can be found in the Sidebar next to the names of files, folders, locations, etc. Additional lesson topics: Get Organized with Finder Tags 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 3
  • Assessment: Exam 3

Lesson 4: Search Using Spotlight

In OS X Yosemite, Spotlight is a lot better with a new look and location, plus new data sources apart from your Mac. Additional lesson topics: Super-advanced tips for Mac OS X Yosemite; Mac Basics: Spotlight helps you find what you're looking for; How to Customize Spotlight Search in Mac OS X Yosemite 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 4
  • Assessment: Exam 4

Lesson 5: The OS X Yosemite Elements

Whether or not the look is better or worse is left up to debate, but learning how to use the features of OS X Yosemite will help you feel more at home with it. Additional lesson topics: Mac OS X Yosemite review: Continuity and WiFi problems mar an otherwise pleasing update 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 5
  • Assessment: Exam 5

Lesson 6: Working with Programs, Documents, and More in OS X Yosemite

Apple likes to call its programs applications. You can download applications from the App Store. Additional lesson topics: Choose the Application to Open Files in OS X Yosemite; Complete guide to System Preferences in Mac OS X Yosemite, find the best settings for your Mac; Customize Your Mac OS X Dock With These Hidden Terminal Commands 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 6
  • Assessment: Exam 6

Lesson 7: Exploring Notifications in OS X Yosemite

A notification message is a message you get that lets you know something has occurred, needs to occur, or will occur. Additional lesson topics: 7 Tips for Getting the Most out of OS X Yosemite; OS X Yosemite: Get to Know Notification Center's New Features 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 7
  • Assessment: Exam 7

Lesson 8: Working with Data in OS X Yosemite

In this lesson, we’re going to change direction for a bit and discuss data as it relates to OS X Yosemite. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 8
  • Assessment: Exam 8

Lesson 9: Working with Sounds, Videos, and Speech in Yosemite

In this lesson, we are going to discuss everything about the Mac that relates to sound. We’re going to talk about playing sounds, editing sounds, play back sounds, and even enable your Mac to read to you. Additional lesson topics: How to Set Up Dictation and Voice Commands in OS X Yosemite; Quicktime 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 9
  • Assessment: Exam 9

Lesson 10: Disks, iCloud, and Using the Mac with Other Apple Devices

In this lesson, we’re going to talk about disks and drives. To liven it up a little, we’ll also talk about iTunes at the end. Additional lesson topics: Set up iCloud on all your devices; Apple iCloud Drive explained: What is it and how does it work? 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 10
  • Assessment: Exam 10

Lesson 11: Using the Mail App for All Your Email Accounts

You can set up the Mail app in OS X Yosemite and use it to send and receive email for all your email accounts, including iCloud, Google, Yahoo!, et cetera Additional lesson topics: Mac Apps Support; Set the default email app and web browser on your Mac 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 11
  • Assessment: Exam 11

Lesson 12: Safari

Safari is Apple’s web browser that comes pre-installed on Apple devices. You can use it to surf web pages, search for information, create bookmarks, and more. Additional lesson topics: Safari Downloads; How to use the Safari web browser on the Mac 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 12
  • Assessment: Exam 12

Lesson 13: The Messages App

The Messages app is Apple’s instant messaging app that comes pre-installed on your Mac computer. Just as with any other instant messenger, such as Yahoo, you can send and receive messages with friends in the privacy of a chat window. Additional lesson topics: Mac Apps Support; OS X Apps 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 13
  • Assessment: Exam 13

Lesson 14: Working with Printers, Fonts, and Colors

OS X is compatible with most printers on the market today. To print on your Mac, you should be able to prepare your printer, then connect it with your Mac to start printing almost immediately. Additional lesson topics: Get help resolving printer issues on your Mac 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 14
  • Assessment: Exam 14

Lesson 15: Security

In this day in age where we store everything on our computers, from bank account information to sensitive emails, it’s important to be able to protect that data from other users, as well as potential intruders that lurk on the Internet. Additional lesson topics: The Mac Security Blog 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 15
  • Assessment: Exam 15

Lesson 16: Running Windows on the Mac

You can run Windows 7 or later on your Mac – without having to install windows over Apple’s operating system. 86 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Lesson discussions: What do you think about this course?; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Assignment 16
  • Assessment: Exam 16
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe new features of OS X Yosemite.
  • Describe methods for navigating OS X Yosemite.
  • Demonstration Search Using Spotlight.
  • Identify OS X Yosemite Elements.
  • Describe working with data in OS X Yosemite.
  • Describe working with sounds, videos, and speech in Yosemite.
  • Describe using the mail app for all your email accounts.
  • Describe working with printers, fonts, and colors.
  • Summarize security settings.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: OS X Yosemite
Course Number: 8900356
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: February 2024
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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