Online Class: OS X Yosemite

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Course Description

OS X Yosemite is the latest version of the OS X operating system released by Apple on June 2, 2014.  It can be installed on any Mac device that meets the general specification requirements and can be installed for free by going to the Apple App Store.  With a redesigned interface, OS X Yosemite gives users a refreshed, modern look, but also more power and ease-of-use than ever before.

In this course, you will learn to navigate and use OS X Yosemite and so much more, including these topics: 

·    Navigate OS X Yosemite's interface

·    Work with files, folders, and icons in OS X Yosemite

·    Search your Mac using Spotlight and the Finder window

·    Work with the Dock, Finder toolbar, and Menulets

·    Find apps, music, moves and more in the App Store and iTunes

·    Use the heads-up program switcher

·    Use FireWire or Thunderbolt disk mode

·    Record movies or your screen

·    Edit and play movies in QuickTime

·    Play and record sounds

·    Use the Mail app to check, send, and receive email

·    Create user accounts and set parental controls

·    Run Windows on a Mac


You will also learn about the following:


·    Programs and applications in OS X Yosemite

·    Cocoa and Carbon programs

·    Mission Control

·    Dashboard

·    The free OS X Yosemite programs

·    Notifications and the Notification Center

·    Time Machine

·    iCloud Backup and iCloud Drive

·    Hotspot, AirDrop, and Handoff 

·    The new Safari web browser

·    Gatekeeper, Firewall, and privacy shields

·    The Messages app

·    Printing in OS X Yosemite

·    Working with Fonts and Font Book

·    Keychain and Password Assistant

·    And more

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
  • Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

    Course Lessons

    Average Lesson Rating:
    4.8 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
    "Extraordinarily Helpful"
    (599 votes)

    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. 11 Total Points
    • Lesson 1 Video
    • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
    • Complete: Assignment 1
    • Complete: 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. 11 Total Points
    • Lesson 2 Video
    • Review Article: Nine Finder tips for OS X Yosemite
    • Complete: Assignment 2
    • Complete: 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. 11 Total Points
    • Lesson 3 Video
    • Review Article: Get Organized with Finder Tags
    • Complete: Assignment 3
    • Complete: 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. 10 Total Points
    • Lesson 4 Video
    • Review 3 Articles: Mac Basics: Spotlight helps you find what you're looking for; Super-advanced tips for Mac OS X Yosemite; How to Customize Spotlight Search in Mac OS X Yosemite
    • Complete: Assignment 4
    • Complete: 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. 11 Total Points
    • Lesson 5 Video
    • Review Article: Mac OS X Yosemite review: Continuity and WiFi problems mar an otherwise pleasing update
    • Complete: Assignment 5
    • Complete: 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. 11 Total Points
    • Lesson 6 Video
    • Review 3 Articles: Complete guide to System Preferences in Mac OS X Yosemite, find the best settings for your Mac; Choose the Application to Open Files in OS X Yosemite; Customize Your Mac OS X Dock With These Hidden Terminal Commands
    • Complete: Assignment 6
    • Complete: 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. 11 Total Points
    • Lesson 7 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: 7 Tips for Getting the Most out of OS X Yosemite; OS X Yosemite: Get to Know Notification Center's New Features
    • Complete: Assignment 7
    • Complete: 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
    • Complete: 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. 10 Total Points
    • Lesson 9 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: How to Set Up Dictation and Voice Commands in OS X Yosemite; Quicktime
    • Complete: Assignment 9
    • Complete: 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. 11 Total Points
    • Lesson 10 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Set up iCloud on all your devices; Apple iCloud Drive explained: What is it and how does it work?
    • Complete: Assignment 10
    • Complete: 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 11 Total Points
    • Lesson 11 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Mac Apps Support; Set the default email app and web browser on your Mac
    • Complete: Assignment 11
    • Complete: 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. 11 Total Points
    • Lesson 12 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Safari Downloads; How to use the Safari web browser on the Mac
    • Complete: Assignment 12
    • Complete: 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. 11 Total Points
    • Lesson 13 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Mac Apps Support; OS X Apps
    • Complete: Assignment 13
    • Complete: 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. 11 Total Points
    • Lesson 14 Video
    • Review Article: Get help resolving printer issues on your Mac
    • Complete: Assignment 14
    • Complete: 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. 11 Total Points
    • Lesson 15 Video
    • Review Article: The Mac Security Blog
    • Complete: Assignment 15
    • Complete: 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
    • Take Poll: What do you think about this course?
    • Take Survey: Course Comments
    • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
    • Complete: Assignment 16
    • Complete: Exam 16
    • Complete: 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, and
    • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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    Course Title: OS X Yosemite
    Course Number: 8900356
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    Lessons Rating: 4.8 / 5 Stars (599 votes)
    Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
    Course Type: Computer Skill (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
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