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ACSP: Apple Certified Support Professional Os X Support

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

2. What are the four erase options in disk utility?

3. What are the four default top-level folders available in the Finder?

4. How does the spotlight search service use metadata?

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

6. How does Boot Camp work?

7. Four prep steps before installing

8. How is the DOmain Name Service used to facilitate network naming?

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

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

11. Folder/directories

12. What are seven common types of resources Mac OS X can access from a directory service?

13. What system preference enables the accessibility features of OS X - what are they - and where are the preferences stored?

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

15. What password issues may arise related to the SMB service?

16. Five types of accounts in 10.6

17. Three minium requirements for creating a command line script

18. What are four advantages of using network directory services to store account information?

19. What are some common file flags and extended attributes used by Mac OS X?

20. What does a keychain do?

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

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

23. 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?

24. What is authentication and authorization?

25. What are three common authentication methods?

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

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

28. 6 Reasons to use the CLI

29. Different between absolute and relative path

30. What is the safe boot keyboard combo?

31. What are PPD files responsible for?

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

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

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

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

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

37. Min hardware requirements for 10.6

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

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

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

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

42. 3 Main components of a typical command

43. What does the problem-reporting feature do?

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

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

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

47. Security risk with fast user switching?

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

49. How do you identify ownership and permissions of a file or folder in the Finder? In the command line?

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