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ACSP: Apple Certified Support Professional Os X Support

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

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

3. Security risks & account types

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

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

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

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

8. How does the spotlight search service use metadata?

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

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

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

12. How does file system journaling work?

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

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

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

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

17. What happens during system shutdown?

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

19. Which two commands can read text files?

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

21. What is the sticky bit?

22. What are they advantages of code-signing?

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

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

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

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

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

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

29. What are some security concerns with spotlight?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

40. What happens during user log-out?

41. Account attributes

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

43. Best command to list items in a folder?

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

45. Three minium requirements for creating a command line script

46. How does Mac OS X's built-in firewall work? What advanced firewall settings are available?

47. Default install packages

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

49. 3 Default items in CLI prompt

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