While I was running a macOS Support Essentials 10.13 one of my delegates asked “Is it possible to prevent conversion to APFS when upgrading to High Sierra?” after explaining it to him I realised that most people in the room also didn’t realise this was an option, so I thought I better share it. As most of you will know as part of the upgrade/install process to macOS High Sierra, the installer will convert SSD (Solid State Drives) drives from using the HFS+ (Mac OS Extended) filesystem to the new default filesystem APFS (Apple File System), Rotational Drives and Fusion… read more →
We’ve been celebrating the countdown to the 50 billionth download on the App Store, which was reached on Wednesday. So, we have decided to offer one lucky person a free training course of their choice… all you have to do is fill in the form below and choose whichever course you would most like to sit. Whether it’s an OS X certified course such as Server Essentials, or an app development course like Objective C for Beginners or Android Development, it really doesn’t matter, the choice is yours! The winner will be picked at random and notified via email on… read more →
Hello and welcome to the Amsys Training Podcasts. My name is Russ, and today I will be taking you through the 3rd and final episode of this series about Time Machine in 10.8. In the first episode, Hugo looked at Time Machine configuration and managing Time Machine backups. Pete took us through how to recover data in the second episode. In this 3rd podcast, we will be looking at some advanced features such as: – How to Encrypt your backups. – How to manually modify the exclusions list. – How to prevent New Disks being offered automatically For Backup. –… read more →
Please find below randomly selected questions from Chapters 1 – 3, OS X Support Essentials 10.8. Let us know how you get on in the comments below! Test yourself on more questions about OS X Support Essentials by downloading the REVISE IT app.
Back in April of 2010, having moved several hundred miles from home, I found myself looking for a fresh start and to find my place in the working world after having tried and tested other career paths. Fortunately, a friend was employed by Amsys and introduced me to the Apprentice Hardware Technician Scheme. Having a keen interest in computing already I decided that this could be the path for me. I contacted Amsys and sent across my CV and within 24 hours received a call back for an interview. A few weeks later after my interview and subsequent call back,… read more →
Following John and Sam’s training to Saudi, we teamed up with a training centre based in the capital city of the beautiful island, Iceland. I jumped at the chance to go as it was a country that I had always wanted to visit due to its breathtaking scenery, steaming geysers, the Northern Lights.. and of course.. to spread the word of Amsys Apple training! I had 10 days to teach 3 courses, Mac OS x Server and Support Essentials and our Supporting, Deploying & Troubleshooting iOS course to a mixture of delegates from government and education sectors, as well as… read more →
Last week I took a flight to Dublin, Ireland to deliver some Apple Training at Compu b, an Apple Premium Reseller in Ireland. What’s an Apple Premium Reseller? Well, everything Apple basically! Compu b will help you choose your next Mac, iPad or iPod and give you impartial advice on every aspect of your purchase. They offer the complete range of Macs, iPads and iPods — plus a full complement of software and accessories — so you can find everything you need under one roof! Their Xpert Desk staff will also give you expert advice if you’re a home, business… read more →
As the number of people taking Apprenticeships hits the half million mark, we thought our latest Apprentice Graduate from our own Apprenticeship scheme ought to tell his story: Meet Matt Swallow Way back in the summer of 2010, having realised that university wasn’t for me, I was searching for available job opportunities on the Hackney City Council website. Having used a MacBook for the previous 3 years, I knew that I wanted to work with Apple products. However I had only basic experience using OS X software and with only a little understanding about the technical and hardware framework… read more →
Last month myself and Sam Gardener took a trip to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) had bought over 6,000 macs 3 years ago with around 75% of them being used exclusively with Windows. As much as the users wanted to switch over to Mac OS X, they were struggling to take the leap having never worked with a Mac before and being experienced Windows users. To jump start the transition, KAUST decided to recruit our Apple Training services to educate their staff in the wonderful world of OS X. This was going to… read more →
With iOS 6 came Passbooks, an app that stores all your purchased tickets onto your device including events, flights, cinemas and coupons. We have now launched Passbooks for all of our Apple training courses. Now, whenever you book a course with us you will be emailed your passbook ticket. Check out the screenshots below for more info: We’re excited to embrace this new feature and as the first Apple Training Centre to do so! Watch this space for further developments and features with Passbooks and our Apple Training programmes!