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ACSP: Apple Certified Support Professional Os X Support

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1. How does file-fault secure a user's data?

2. How does the Finder's secure empty trash work?

3. How does resetting a user's password as an admin user affect their keychain?

4. Absolute path

5. Two primary partition schemes for mac formatted drives?

6. Best command to list items in a folder?

7. What steps should you take when troubleshooting app issues?

8. Why might a previously backed-up item no longer be available in Time Machine?

9. Security risks & account types

10. Folder/directories

11. In the network preferences - how can you tell which interface is currently being used for network activities?

12. What 4 methods can be used to eject a volume from the finder?

13. What process or processes are responsible for dashboard widgets?

14. How do you provide Mac OS X file sharing services so that other computers can access them?

15. What is the difference between safe boot - safe mode - and safe login?

16. What backup destinations does Time Machine support?

17. What is target disk mode and how is it engaged?

18. What are six common system resources? What purpose does each one serve and where are they located?

19. What is the difference between launch daemons - startup items - launch agents - and login items?

20. How can you identify which apps are installed on a Mac?

21. What are the min sys req for BootCamp?

22. What are the primary differences between local - network - and mobile accounts?

23. What is protected memory? What is 64 bit memory addressing?

24. What is the sticky bit?

25. What is Rosetta and what types of items are not supported by Rosetta?

26. What client-sharing services can Mac OS X provide?

27. What does 'ignore volume ownership' do in the Finder?

28. How do permissions in the Finder appear different than those in the terminal?

29. How are the permissions on the shared folder set to allow local user sharing?

30. Security risk with fast user switching?

31. What does iSync do?

32. How does Mac OS X use dynamic network discovery protocols to access network services?

33. How do you further resolve and issue that disappears when the Mac successfully safe-boots?

34. What are the visual or audible cues for each system initialization stage?

35. What five network file services can you connect to from the Finder's Connect To Server dialog?

36. What interfaces and protocols are supported by default in in Mac OS X?

37. Path

38. What three methods can be used to select the start-up disk?

39. How does the system determine what app to use to open a file?

40. How does the IP addresses use the MAC address to send messages between computers on a LAN?

41. What do the terms interface - protocol - and service mean in relation to computer networks?

42. How can you identify the MAC Addresses for all of the Mac's network interfaces?

43. How do kerberos and keychain system differ for managing authentication services?

44. What shared items are accessible to an administrator who connects via AFP or SMB? What about a standard user?

45. Five types of accounts in 10.6

46. Different between absolute and relative path

47. What are three common troubleshooting techniques for issues involving failure to connect to network services?

48. How do Mac OS X computers acquire and use link-local TCP/IP addresses?

49. What two dynamic network service discovery protocols are supported by Mac OS X?

50. What are the device classes used by Mac OS X to categorize peripherals? What are some examples of each class?