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List 11 Setup Assistant Steps (*optional)

1) Country/Keyboard
2) *Network Settings
3) * Info Transfer
4) * Find My Mac
5) Terms & Conditions
6) *Create Apple Account
7) * Enable Keychain
8) * Enable iCloud Drive
9) * Enable Fire Vault
10) * Allow diagnostics sent
11) * Registar Mac


How is System Preferences Organized? (5 rows)

Row 1) Personal Settings
Row 2) Hardware
Row 3) Internet and Wireless
Row 4) System Settings
Row 5) Others (i.e. Java)


How do you find the Mac build number?

go to: About this Mac, click on 'System Version Number'


OS X Recovery has a security issue. What is it?

If not password protected, any user can access this terminal utility and type: "resetpassword"


in OS X Recovery, which 3 utilities are somewhat hidden? Where?

1) Firmware Password
2) Network Utility
3) Terminal
Top menu bar under 'Utility'


What 8 (plus one nested) utilities are available on OS X Recovery startup?

1) Restore from Time Machine
2) Install or Re-install OS X
3) Get help online
4) Disk Utility
5) Start up disk
6) Firmware password
7) Network Utility
8) Terminal
* Reset password via Terminal


Three Overall 'Main' steps to create an install disk.

1) Format External Drive/Thumb Drive (8GB Min)
2) Download OS X Installer
3) Create Install Disk with terminal


10 Steps in Terminal to Create Install Disk:

1) Open Terminal and App Store applications
2) Right Click 'Yosemite Installer' Application to open contents folder -> contents -> resources
3) Drag 'createinstallmedia' to terminal
(summary displayed)
4) Type: "sudo " and repeat drag 'createinstallmedia'
5) Type: "--volume " (type with 2 dashes and space after word)
6) Drag 'Install Disk Icon' from desktop to terminal
7) Type: "--applicationspath " (type with 2 dashes and space after word)
8) Drag 'Install El Captain' application to terminal
9) Press Return -> enter password -> return
10) Type: Y -> wait until terminal says "Copy Complete. Done" -> quit


What is a profile and how are they managed?

A document with the filename extension “.mobileconfig” that contains system settings as defined by an administrator which are managed via Profiles preferences


4 important items in "About this Mac' window

1) System Version Number
2) System Build number
3) Mac Model Name
4) Mac Serial Number


What process is used for system installation?

Setup Assistant


Key features gained by setting up iCloud:

Provides cloud storage for applications plus provides Find My Mac


How do the 4 default System Prefs differ?

1) Personal prefs affect single user
2) Hardware prefs adjust all hardware
3) internet affect both personal and or entire system
4) System affects all users - done by admin


Which two methods can be used to create an external OS X installation disk?

1) Recovery Disk Assistant (lacks the OS X installation assets)
2) Using 'createinstallmedia' in terminal


List 5 Yosemite Requirements to Verify for install (plus one *Optional)

1) OSX 10.6.8 or later (Snow Leopard)
2) 2 GB RAM Memory
3) 8 GB Available Space/Memory
4) Internet Service
5) Supports 64- Bit
* Apple ID


4 Preparation Steps

1) Verify Compatibility
2) BACKUP all folders, files
3) Backup and Document Critical System Settings
4) Install Apple updates


How to verify 64 Bit System

go to: System info
-> Software
-> Applications
-> Apple Configurator
-> see 64 Bit Yes/No


Partition Pros and Cons

Multi Operator system
Replacing damaged system can be easier
Host different versions of OS X

Can result in bad space usage,
Boot Camp Assistant cannot add more partitions,
Fire Vault encrypts only the System Volume,
Fusion Drive cannot use fast flash storage


How can you identify whether a Mac requires a firmware update?

Open full system report in System Application to see current firmware, next go to apple support website which maintains a list of firmware uppdates.


Only optional choice during OS X installation?

To choose an install destination other than mac default system disk


When troubleshooting issues with installer, how can you get more info about install process?

in Menu Bar select window - > Installer Log


How to start up in OS X Recovery?

At startup, hold down 'Command' and 'R' keys


How to use separate install disk?

->At startup hold down 'Option' key
-> Click/choose the 'install disk' icon
-> Follow prompts for setup assistant


What 3 auto updates are enabled by default?
Which 3 are optional?

Auto check. (only to download, not to install)
Download new updates in background
Install system data files/security updates

Install app updates
Install OS X Updates
Auto install for other purchased apps


3 ways to check for updates?

1) in the 'About This Mac' window
2) In the App store
3) In System Pref -> App Store -> Check now


Which application to use for apple software updates

Mac App Store


Which applications are used to manually acquire and install
OS X software updates?

Apple Support website
Updates take the form of installation packages that are installed via the installer application.


What’s the best way to discover which software has been installed on the system?

System Information will show the history of all software installed via the Mac App Store or the OS X Installer.


Which critical setting is specifically important to document?

Network settings. tip: use screen shot to document different settings.


How to format external drive to create an install disk.

Open disk utility and highlight external drive:
click "erase" tab
select "Mac OS Extended Journaled'
Name the disk
click "erase"
verify partition scheme is GUID