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ACSP: Apple Certified Support Professional Os X Support

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

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

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

4. What is the relationship between clients and servers as it relates to network service access?

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

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

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

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

9. What does the problem-reporting feature do?

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

11. Min hardware requirements for 10.6

12. What does iSync do?

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

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

15. Four methods to access CLI

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

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

18. What is sudo used for?

19. Default install packages

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

21. What is authentication and authorization?

22. What does a keychain do?

23. How does file system journaling work?

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

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

26. What backup destinations does Time Machine support?

27. Account attributes

28. 3 Default items in CLI prompt

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

30. What four Directory Service types can used in Mac OS X?

31. Folder/directories

32. What are three common authentication methods?

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

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

35. How can you limit a user account?

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

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

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

39. What two methods can be used to hide items from the Finder?

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

41. Best command to list items in a folder?

42. Security risk with fast user switching?

43. What is the sticky bit?

44. Four prep steps before installing

45. Absolute path

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

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

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

49. Relative path

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