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macOS Command Line Essentials

Intro to command line
Level: Intermediate
Price: £350.00 (+VAT)

The command line can be a scary place when you first encounter it. When you read some instructions that tell you to open up a terminal window and type some cryptic words and phrases, it can seem like you’ve been sucked into the matrix.

This one-day course gives you the skills and confidence to tackle the Command Line with confidence.

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Course Overview

During several of our macOS Support Essentials classes it has been clear that many people would like to use the Command Line much more in the day-to-day support of their users. Unfortunately, the last time that this was taught at a client support level was OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) Support Essentials.

The command line can be a scary place when you first encounter it. When you read some instructions that tell you to open up a terminal window and type some cryptic words and phrases, it can seem like you’ve been sucked into the matrix.

This one-day course gives you the skills and confidence to tackle the Command Line with confidence.

Prerequisites

Students should have the following knowledge prior to attending this course:

  • A good understanding of macOS
  • Basic troubleshooting experience
  • Attended macOS Support Essentials

If you’re in any doubt about your suitability for this course, please call our training pros on 020 8645 5806 who will be pleased to discuss your training needs in more detail.

Who should attend the macOS Command line Essentials Outline?

  • Delegates who attended Support Essentials but want to dive deeper into the operating system
  • Any candidate wanting to advance OS knowledge
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Course Outline

Chapter 1 Introduction

  • What is Unix?
  • What the Command Line?
  • Whats a Shell?

Chapter 2 Using and Customising Terminal

  • Learning the Basics of Terminal
  • Modify the Window
  • Set a Default Shell

Chapter 3 OS X Layout & Navigation

  • FileSystem Layout (basics on /usr, /lib what they are etc)
  • Using Terminal – Basic Navigation (pwd, cd, ls)
  • Manual Page (man)

Chapter 4 Working with Files and Directories

  • Naming Files in Command Line
  • File & Directory Creation, Deletion and Moving
  • Aliases and Links (Hard and Symbolic)
  • Imaging (hdiutil)

Chapter 5 User Management

  • Changing Ownership (chown)
  • Changing Group (chgrp)
  • Changing Permission (Sticky Bit, Lock, Hidden)
  • ACL permissions
  • Create, Modify and Delete Users (dscl)

Chapter 6 Security

  • Resetting User passwords (passwd)
  • FileVault (fdesetup)
  • Firmware Password (fimwarepasswd)

Chapter 7 Network Configuration & Troubleshooting

  • Configure Computer Name
  • Network Utilities Ping, Lookup and Traceroute

Chapter 8 Remote Access

  • ssh
  • rcp

Chapter 9 Troubleshooting

  • Force Quit (killall)
  • Disk Management distil

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Important detail about the course

Level

Intermediate

Course length

1 day

Training hours

09:30 to 17:00 with an hour for lunch

Class size

Max 8 delegates

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