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ACSP: Apple Certified Support Professional Os X Support

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1. What are some security concerns with spotlight?

2. What is the potential side effect of improperly unmounting or ejecting a volume?

3. What are resource forks and why have they fallen out of favor?

4. What functionality does 10.6 support with AppleTalk?

5. Three minium requirements for creating a command line script

6. How are items inside the Finder's Network folder populated?

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

8. What files are associated with the computer's website? What about the users' websites?

9. What does a keychain do?

10. What does iSync do?

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

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

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

14. What items are shared by default to all users?

15. What is a directory as it relates to directory services?

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

17. Best command to list items in a folder?

18. What role does loginwindow serve in system start-up?

19. Why is the root of a user's home folder visible to others?

20. How does the spotlight search service use metadata?

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

22. What backup destinations does Time Machine support?

23. How does network service order affect network connectivity?

24. What happens during system shutdown?

25. Why does the Finder hider certain folders at the root of the system volume?

26. What are five common directory services and authentication services troubleshooting techniques?

27. What is the relationship between a network service and a network port?

28. What is the sticky bit?

29. Min hardware requirements for 10.6

30. 6 volumes supported by OS X

31. What are the primary system initialization stages and user environment stages in Mac OS X and what order do they start?

32. How does resetting the master filevault password affect existing filevault user accounts?

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

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

35. What is a device driver? What three primary types of device drivers are there?

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

37. What is the purpose of IP addresses and subnet masks? What is their format?

38. What items are not loaded when Mac OS X safe boots?

39. What are the min sys req for BootCamp?

40. What are the three primary steps for setting up bootcamp?

41. Four methods to access CLI

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

43. What 3 types of resource contention issues can occur when fast user switching is enabled?

44. What differentiates RAID 0 from RAID 1?

45. How can you identify the type of a particular application?

46. Why is time machine bad at backing up large databases?

47. How does file system journaling work?

48. How is Disk utility's verify and repair feature used?

49. Where does spotlight store its metadata index databases? How about the plugins?

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