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Bespoke Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 - 1 Day Introduction for Creatives

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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.

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  • Private Training
  • Bespoke Course Content
  • Date(s) arranged to suit
  • Onsite courses available

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 at the London, Manchester and Glasgow centres or onsite at your offices.

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Version: Apple Mac OS X
Level: Introduction
Duration: 1 Day (10am-5pm)
Computer: Windows & Mac

Bespoke Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 Creatives Overview

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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.

 

Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £495
  • 2 delegates: £595
  • 3 delegates: £645
  • 4 delegates: £695
  • 5 delegates: £745
  • 6 delegates: £795
  • 7 delegates: £845
  • 8 delegates: £895
Book this training course

Good pace and enjoyable course. I now feel confident to go away and have a go!

Zoe Hill, UNICEF UK, Digital Publishing Suite 2 Day Introduction

Bespoke Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 Creatives 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
PDF
  • 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
Finder
  • 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
Spotlight
  • Simplified file locating
Spaces
  • 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
Dashboard
  • 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
Automator
  • Creating custom workflows
Troubleshooting & Getting Help
  • Repairing permissions; booting from start up CD, single user mode, etc.
  • List of Help resources

Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £495
  • 2 delegates: £595
  • 3 delegates: £645
  • 4 delegates: £695
  • 5 delegates: £745
  • 6 delegates: £795
  • 7 delegates: £845
  • 8 delegates: £895
Book this training course

Good pace and enjoyable course. I now feel confident to go away and have a go!

Zoe Hill, UNICEF UK, Digital Publishing Suite 2 Day Introduction

What's Included

The following are provided for your best experience on this bespoke course:

  • Tailored course content arranged around your requirements
  • Flexible dates to suit your desired timeframe
  • Course location either at our training centres or onsite at your premises.
  • All computers for your use with choice of Windows or Mac systems (not onsite)
  • Quality reference manual for post course reference to take away with you
  • 6 months post course support to assist you where needed
  • Official Authorised Certificate for your successful completion of the course
  • Lunch To give you the most flexible options for lunch we provide lunch vouchers which can be redeemed locally at a number of popular eateries including Pret A Manger, EAT, Starbucks, Tesco, Sainsburys, Boots and Gregs (not onsite)
  • Refreshments to keep you on top form are available for you throughout the course with a full range of teas, coffees and biscuits (not onsite)
Normal daily course times run between 10am and 5pm however we can offer flexibility for this bespoke course should your time requirements vary.

Delegates attending scheduled or bespoke courses at our training centres will receive lunch and plentiful refreshments including tea, coffee and hot chocolate for each day of the course.

Included with your course booking for all delegates on this course is 6 months free support so if you run into problems or need assistance relating to anything covered during your course we would be happy to assist you during this time.

After your class with XChange Training you will receive our official Certificate as a record of your successful completion of the course.

Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £495
  • 2 delegates: £595
  • 3 delegates: £645
  • 4 delegates: £695
  • 5 delegates: £745
  • 6 delegates: £795
  • 7 delegates: £845
  • 8 delegates: £895
Book this training course

Good pace and enjoyable course. I now feel confident to go away and have a go!

Zoe Hill, UNICEF UK, Digital Publishing Suite 2 Day Introduction

Training Location Options

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

The location details of our bespoke training centres are shown below:

LONDON
5 St John’s Lane
Clerkenwell
London
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.

MANCHESTER
Piccadilly House
49 Piccadilly
Manchester
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).

GLASGOW
Centrum Business Centre
38 Queen Street
Glasgow
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.


Courses are run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks.

Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £495
  • 2 delegates: £595
  • 3 delegates: £645
  • 4 delegates: £695
  • 5 delegates: £745
  • 6 delegates: £795
  • 7 delegates: £845
  • 8 delegates: £895
Book this training course

Good pace and enjoyable course. I now feel confident to go away and have a go!

Zoe Hill, UNICEF UK, Digital Publishing Suite 2 Day Introduction

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Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £495
  • 2 delegates: £595
  • 3 delegates: £645
  • 4 delegates: £695
  • 5 delegates: £745
  • 6 delegates: £795
  • 7 delegates: £845
  • 8 delegates: £895
Book this training course

Good pace and enjoyable course. I now feel confident to go away and have a go!

Zoe Hill, UNICEF UK, Digital Publishing Suite 2 Day Introduction

Scheduled Apple Mac OS X Training Courses

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We currently do not offer any public scheduled classes for this application however our bespoke courses will be able to suit your requirements.

Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £495
  • 2 delegates: £595
  • 3 delegates: £645
  • 4 delegates: £695
  • 5 delegates: £745
  • 6 delegates: £795
  • 7 delegates: £845
  • 8 delegates: £895
Book this training course

Good pace and enjoyable course. I now feel confident to go away and have a go!

Zoe Hill, UNICEF UK, Digital Publishing Suite 2 Day Introduction

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Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £495
  • 2 delegates: £595
  • 3 delegates: £645
  • 4 delegates: £695
  • 5 delegates: £745
  • 6 delegates: £795
  • 7 delegates: £845
  • 8 delegates: £895
Book this training course

Good pace and enjoyable course. I now feel confident to go away and have a go!

Zoe Hill, UNICEF UK, Digital Publishing Suite 2 Day Introduction