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Sunday, January 08, 2012

How To Use A Mac - Training Course For Beginners

Here are a few video tutorials for those of you who want to learn how to use a Mac. These videos are from Computer Literacy for the Mac by lynda.com, and they are ideal for the complete computer novice. In this Mac training course for beginners, author Garrick Chow avoids technical computer jargon, and presents everything in an easy-to-understand language so you won't get intimidated and overwhelmed. You can learn more about the course by watching the introductory video below. I've also posted a few more sample videos from the training course. If you wish to access the entire course, you can sign up for a lynda.com membership or try it out for free with a 7-day trial pass. This trial pass gives you full access to this entire Mac training course as well as all the other training courses (1000+) at lynda.com.



Laptop vs. desktop computers - How To Use A Mac - Training Course For Beginners

Understanding files, folders, and directories - How To Use A Mac - Training Course For Beginners

Five things that work in all applications - How To Use A Mac - Training Course For Beginners

Understanding computer ports - How To Use A Mac - Training Course For Beginners

Staying protected from viruses - How To Use A Mac - Training Course For Beginners

Understanding search engines - How To Use A Mac - Training Course For Beginners

Common obstacles in sharing files - How To Use A Mac - Training Course For Beginners


Course Information

Training Provider: Lynda.com
Title: Computer Literacy for the Mac
Author: Garrick Chow
Duration: 3hrs 14mins
Date of release: 6 August 2010

Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers
What's a computer?
What's inside a computer?
Laptop vs. desktop computers
Special considerations when using a laptop

Chapter 2: Introduction to Operating Systems
Understanding the operating system
Understanding files, folders, and directories
Understanding your home folder (your user folder)
Using your desktop
Taking out the trash (recycle bin)
The right click

Chapter 3: Introduction to Software and Applications
Understanding applications
Opening and saving files
Choosing the right tool
How to learn any application
Five things that work in all applications

Chapter 4: Introduction to Computer Peripherals
Understanding computer ports
Setting up a printer
Printing your documents
Setting up a scanner
Scanning a document
Setting up a projector or second monitor
Using a projector
Portable storage devices
Pairing with Bluetooth devices

Chapter 5: Introduction to Networks and Getting Online
Understanding networks and internet access
Connecting to wired network
Connecting to wireless networks
Working in a networked environment
Staying protected from viruses

Chapter 6: Introduction to Email
Understanding email servers and clients
Setting up your email application
Receiving and reading email
Composing new email messages
Reply vs. Reply All
Dealing with spam

Chapter 7: Introduction to Internet Searching
Understanding search engines
Conducting basic searches
Conducting advanced searches

Chapter 8: Introduction to Word Processing and Spreadsheets
Using word processors
Formatting text
Using spreadsheets
Creating a simple data table
Formatting a data table

Chapter 9: Introduction to Photo and Image Management
Importing images from a digital camera
Storing and organizing digital images
Basic image manipulation
Tagging images
Sharing images

Chapter 10: Introduction to Sharing Files
Common obstacles in sharing files
Creating PDFs for document sharing
Compressing files
About Lynda.com

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If you enjoyed these sample video tutorials on how to use a mac, you can sign up for a lynda.com membership today to start viewing the rest of the videos in this excellent Mac training course for beginners. Your membership gives you access not only to this course, but to all of the courses in the lynda.com training library. That's over 1000+ courses that you can access anytime so you can learn at your own pace.

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