Computer Support/Other Technologies/macOS and Linux

This lesson covers macOS and Linux (CompTIA: A+ certification).

Objectives and Skills Edit

Objectives and skills for the macOS and Linux portion of A+ certification include:[1]

  • Identify common features and functionality of the Mac OS and Linux operating systems.
  • Best practices
    • Scheduled backups
    • Scheduled disk maintenance
    • System updates/App store
    • Patch management
    • Driver/firmware updates
    • Antivirus/ Antimalware updates
  • Tools
    • Backup/Time Machine
    • Restore/snapshot
    • Image recovery
    • Disk maintenance utilities
    • Shell/Terminal
    • Screen sharing
    • Force Quit
  • Features
    • Multiple desktops/Mission Control
    • Key Chain
    • Spot Light
    • iCloud
    • Gestures
    • Finder
    • Remote Disc
    • Dock
    • Boot Camp
  • Basic Linux commands
    • ls
    • grep
    • cd
    • shutdown
    • pwd vs. passwd
    • mv
    • cp
    • rm
    • chmod
    • chown
    • iwconfig/ifconfig
    • ps
    • su/sudo
    • apt-get
    • vi
    • dd

Readings Edit

  1. Wikipedia: macOS
  2. Wikipedia: Linux
  3. Wikipedia: Backup
  4. Wikipedia: Package manager
  5. Wikipedia: Mac App Store
  6. Wikipedia: macOS#Updating methods
  7. Wikipedia: Antivirus Software
  8. Wikipedia: Time Machine (macOS)
  9. Wikipedia: Snapshot (computer storage)
  10. Wikipedia: Terminal emulator
  11. Wikipedia: Screen Sharing
  12. Wikipedia: Desktop sharing
  13. Wikipedia: Remote desktop software
  14. Wikipedia: Kill (command)
  15. Wikipedia: Virtual desktop
  16. Wikipedia: Mission Control (macOS)
  17. Wikipedia: Keychain#Computer keychains
  18. Wikipedia: Keychain (software)
  19. Wikipedia: GNOME Keyring
  20. Wikipedia: Spotlight (software)
  21. Wikipedia: iCloud
  22. Wikipedia: Gesture recognition
  23. Wikipedia: Finder (software)
  24. Wikipedia: Taskbar
  25. Wikipedia: Boot Camp (software)
  26. Wikipedia: Bash (Unix shell)
  27. Wikipedia: ls
  28. Wikipedia: grep
  29. Wikipedia: cd (command)
  30. Wikipedia: shutdown (computing)
  31. Wikipedia: pwd
  32. Wikipedia: passwd
  33. Wikipedia: mv
  34. Wikipedia: cp (Unix)
  35. Wikipedia: rm (Unix)
  36. Wikipedia: chmod
  37. Wikipedia: chown
  38. Wikipedia: Wireless tools for Linux
  39. Wikipedia: ifconfig
  40. Wikipedia: ps (Unix)
  41. Wikipedia: su (Unix)
  42. Wikipedia: sudo
  43. Wikipedia: Advanced Packaging Tool (apt-get)
  44. Wikipedia: vi
  45. Wikipedia: dd (Unix)

Multimedia Edit

  1. YouTube: Best Practices for Mac OS - CompTIA A+ 220-902 - 2.1
  2. YouTube: Best Practices for Linux - CompTIA A+ 220-902 - 2.1
  3. YouTube: Mac OS Tools - CompTIA A+ 220-902 - 2.1
  4. YouTube: Linux Tools - CompTIA A+ 220-902 - 2.1
  5. YouTube: Mac OS Features - CompTIA A+ 220-902 - 2.1
  6. YouTube: Basic Linux Commands - CompTIA A+ 220-902 - 2.1

Activities Edit

References Edit

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