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Discover the benefits of Apple OS High levels of security Windows compatible Streamlined user interface Improved hardware integration Feature rich

Bespoke Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 Creatives

Key Course Details:




1 Day (10am-5pm)


From £495 + VAT


Dates to suit you

Learn how to use Max OS X 10.9 Mavericks most effectively with this bespoke introduction to the latest operating system from Apple for beginner to intermediate creative and publishing professionals including all relevant and new features for this workflow.

This course can be based around our base outline or part/fully customised according to your level & requirements. Our bespoke Apple Mac OS X training is offered either Online, Onsite at your offices or at one of the XChange centres in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

Learn how to use Max OS X 10.9 Mavericks most effectively with this bespoke introduction to the latest operating system from Apple for beginner to intermediate creative and publishing professionals including all relevant and new features for this workflow.

This course can be based around our base outline or part/fully customised according to your level & requirements. Our bespoke Apple Mac OS X training is offered either Online, Onsite at your offices or at one of the XChange centres in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

  • Bespoke Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 Creatives

    Course Details

    Mac OS X Mavericks is Apple's new operating system and with over 250 new features is the most impressive Mac OS X yet. Enhancements include new finder Multi-Touch gestures, new desktop, with Launchpad and improved performance, this is a must-have release for all Mac OS X users. For creative and publishing professionals, Lion also offers a host of relevant improvements.

    By the end of this course you will be able to install and troubleshoot Mac OS X, set up user accounts and understand privileges. You will also be confident in your understanding of all aspects of Mac OS X’s printing options, as well as some hidden more advanced functions. PDF in OS X is covered in depth and you will be able to make decisions with confidence about how best to produce PDF’s for your particular workflow. You will also cover more general aspects of Mac OS X such as networking, file sharing and working with the new Finder and add-on features like Auto Save and Versions, Time Machine, Automator and Spotlight.

    Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites:

    This course is intended for those creative and publishing professionals who are new to working with the Apple Max OS X 10.9 and who wish to get started in working effectively to benefit from this advanced operating system.

    You will need basic PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer's operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.

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  • Full Course Outline

    The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

    Installing Mac OS X Lion
    • Preparing your disk
    • Installer Options
    • Drivers and Xcode Tools
    Multiple Users:
    • How to set up users. Levels of user restriction.
    • Enable Root with CD
    • File Permissions
    Mac OS X Architecture & Terms
    • Quartz, UNIX, Aqua etc - what are they all and how do you use them?
    File Structure - where did everything go?
    • The User folder structure. Where you’ll find everything in your individual User folder and what it’s all for.
    • The main system/library folders (and a side by side comparison with prior OS)
    Print Center:
    • Setting up a Printer
    • Hidden Advanced Printer options
    • Setting up a printer for PostScript
    • New options
    • Hidden Advanced Printer options and OS X support for UNIX CUPS printing
    • How to create PDFs in OS X: InDesign, Quark, Illustrator, Word etc.
    • Different types of PDF for documentation and print
    • How to create quality PDFs in OS X
    • PDF-X in 10.7
    • Distiller and things to watch out for in OS X
    • Different views and shortcuts to navigate quickly
    • Setting new window and navigation preferences
    • Desktop Preferences
    • Finding Files
    • Cover Flow
    • Quick Look
    • Deleting Files
    • Stacks
    • Setting the Desktop
    • The Apple Menu
    • System Preferences: a brief overview and how they changed
    • Simplified file locating
    • Using spaces for a less cluttered working environment
    • Setting up spaces & editing spaces
    • Moving from space to space
    Dock & Launchpad
    • Ways to optimise & customise the Dock
    • Dock Plug-ins
    • Ease of Launchpad
    • Customising Launchpad
    • Launching, using and installing Widgets
    Networking & Sharing
    • Setting up TCP/IP settings
    • Sharing files with Windows users
    • Other Sharing: HTTP; FTP; Printers
    • Apple’s Built in Firewall
    • Sharing Internet Connections
    Boot Camp
    • Running Windows on the Mac
    • Booting in Windows
    • Installing drivers
    Exposé, Effects etc.
    • Setting preferences
    Apple Installed Applications and Utilities
    • Safari RSS
    • FontBook: font management software. How good is it? How to use it
    • ColorSync Utility
    • Network Utility
    • NetInfo Manager
    Multi-touch Gestures
    • Making the most of multi-touch
    • Gestures including launch Mission Control, switching between apps, rubber-band scrolling and full screen swiping
    Time Machine
    • Comprehensive Back up options with Time Machine
    • Rolling back to previous saved versions of system/files
    • Creating custom workflows
    Troubleshooting & Getting Help
    • Repairing permissions; booting from start up CD, single user mode, etc.
    • List of Help resources
  • Training Location Options

    Online ↓ London ↓ Manchester ↓ Glasgow ↓ Onsite ↓

    This course is offered for your convenience at one of our bespoke training centres in London, Manchester and Glasgow, Remote Online, or Onsite at your offices anywhere in the UK. Just let us know what would work best for you or your team.

    Remote Online

    Delivered Online to your location

    Live online training offers an extremely flexible and convenient way of covering the same content as our bespoke classroom based courses. You will receive professional, certified design training from one of our experienced instructors direct to your screen, offering the perfect solution for those wishing to learn without having to travel.

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    Remote Online Training Courses

    Central London

    5 St John’s Lane, Clerkenwell, EC1M 4BH

    St John’s Lane is located in the heart of Clerkenwell close to the junction of Farringdon and Clerkenwell Road. Farringdon tube & train station is just a few minutes away and the training centre can also be accessed from Chancery Lane and Barbican tubes in about 10 minutes. There is also easy direct access by bus from Waterloo (243) and West End (55) with nearby stops.

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    London Training Centre

    Central Manchester

    Piccadilly House, 49 Piccadilly, M1 2AP

    Piccadilly House is located in central Manchester directly next to the Piccadilly Gardens transport interchange with excellent bus and tram connections and is easily accessed from Piccadilly train Station (5 mins). Victoria station is also close by (around 10 mins).

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    Manchester Training Centre

    Central Glasgow

    Centrum Business Centre, 38 Queen Street, G1 3DX

    The Queen Street training centre is located in central Glasgow within easy walking distance of the 3 local train options of Central Station, Queen Street and Argyle Street offering excellent transport connections.

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    Glasgow Training Centre


    Onsite at your Offices/Premises

    If you have the required set up and would prefer to have the training at your location we will be able to deliver the same session onsite at your premises as in our training centres. This will provide you with the same tailored training but without the need to travel and less disruption to you or your teams work schedule.

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    Onsite Training
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    Below are related bespoke courses for alternative tailored training options.

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  • Client Reviews

    ''The trainer was brilliant. Had time to talk everyone through the system and gave us more than enough knowledge on how to use the system. I feel completely confident to go onto Storyline and create an in depth e-learning module. ''

    Josh Deering, Riverside Housing, Storyline - 2 Day Introduction

    ''Great! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Our trainer was great and educated us in a very clear, but fun way! Would definitely recommend and come back soon.''

    Emily Hale, Marks & Spencers, Bespoke Trimble SketchUp One Day Introduction

    ''One-on-one training was excellent as you have the full attention of the course tutor. XChange was the only training institute that I came by who offer this.''

    Stacy Fletcher, Rands IT Consultancy , Dreamweaver - 2 Day Introduction

    ''The instructor was excellent and they provided a thorough and well rounded course, which fitted in a great deal over the two days. ''

    Katie Watson, Jacobs, Premiere Pro - 2 Day Bespoke

    ''Friendly and professional environment, well organised.''

    Paul Pritchard, Davidoff of London, FileMaker Pro - 2 Day Introduction

    ''Easy to book and good service. Nice classroom setting, good course content and enjoyable experience. Would recommend to anyone.''

    Thomas Barton, HSBC, Photoshop - 2 Day Introduction

    ''A thoroughly enjoyable course, very useful and brilliantly tailored to our requirements. Have completed two other introductory InDesign courses and this has been the best by far. Would definitely recommend to others.''

    Juliet McEwan, University of Glasgow, InDesign - 2 Day Bespoke Introduction

    ''Kicking myself for not signing up for the second day! Will return for the advanced class.''

    Miguel Liévano, Brooks Murray Architects, SketchUp - 1 Day Introduction

    ''Thoroughly enjoyable experience and most useful. I found the teaching style to be unique and most effective.''

    Chris Turnbull, C.T.D.E., SketchUp - 2 Day Masterclass

    ''Really enjoyed the course feel I've learned significant amount in order to be able to put my news skills in to practice - thanks!''

    Esther Lazenby, Liverpool City Council, Animate Introduction - Two Days

Frequently Asked Questions:

What dates are available for this course?

As a bespoke course the date arrangement is based around your requirements and availability in our schedule. With your guide of when you are looking for the training we will advise suitable date options ahead of finalising the planned date(s).

Can the content be tailored to my requirements?

Yes we are flexible about tailoring content and can adapt to be fully based on your requirements, a mixture of content from different levels of our base courses or a base outline with some additional focus areas.

Can this course be delivered live online?

Yes we can provide the same bespoke course as a live online session connecting to you or your group with either Zoom or Microsoft Teams if preferred.

What is the cost to deliver the course onsite?

We are equally able to deliver our bespoke training onsite at your premises and the cost to deliver this is the same structure as classroom with the addition of basic expenses depending on your location. Onsite courses in and around London, Manchester and Glasgow are usually without additional costs.

Can the course include my work samples?

It is often possible to review and include consideration towards sample files however the main course content is usually structured around prepared examples which are best suited to the planned content and structure of teaching the required skills in the best format.