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ACSP: Apple Certified Support Professional Os X Support

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1. How does Time Machine maintain a backup history of the system?

2. Where are preferences stored? What format is generally used?

3. Four methods to access CLI

4. What are five application environments supported by Mac OS X and what are they used for?

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

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

7. What does Mac OS X use bundles or packages for?

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

9. How do you share printers with other Mac and Windows users?

10. How does the default organization of the filesystem allow users to safely share local files and folder?

11. Advantages/disadvantages of single/multiple partition drives in OS X

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

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

14. Relative path

15. How do you use the finder's burn folder feature?

16. What does the firmware do? What is the POST?

17. What shared items are accessible to any user who connects via FTP?

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

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

20. What are the two primary automation technologies for the GUI?

21. What are four common issues that can interrupt network services on a Mac OS X computer?

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

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

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

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

26. What network services are provided by your Mac to facilitate Internet sharing? What options are available for Internet sharing your Mac's AirPort wireless Ethernet interface?

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

28. What backup destinations does Time Machine support?

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

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

31. What are the differences between ZIP archives and Disk Images?

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

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

34. How does Boot Camp work?

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

36. How does the IP transfer messages between computers on a WAN?

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

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

39. What items are automatically started by system launchd during the system initialization process?

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

41. Utilities available from OS X install DVD

42. Five types of accounts in 10.6

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

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

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

46. How do you provide Mac OS X web-sharing services?

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

48. What type of files are omitted from time machine backups?

49. 3 Main components of a typical command

50. What role does system launchd play in the system start-up?