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In Computer Literacy for the Mac, author Garrick Chow walks through the skills necessary to use Mac computers comfortably, while improving learning, productivity, and performance. This course focuses on the Apple Mac OS X operating system and offers a thorough introduction to computers, networks, and computer peripherals such as printers, digital cameras, and more. In addition, basic procedures with software applications, the Internet, and email are covered. Exercise file accompany the course.
This course also includes chapter-level assessments for use as instructional aides. To download the assessments, click the following link: Computer Literacy Assessments. The file contains an assessment movie, chapter-level assessments, and answer keys.
By now, I hope you feel a little more knowledgeable and comfortable when it comes to using your Mac. Of course, we covered things from a very basic level here. A lot of your comfort is going to rely on just spending more time in front of your computer using various applications. You'll probably also want to check out several courses on the lynda.com Online Training Library for more in-depth instruction on specific applications. Some courses you should check out include Mac OS Snow Leopard New Features, which cover the latest and greatest features of the Mac operating system, including detailed looks at its built-in applications. Our courses on the iWork suite of applications from Apple will get you up to speed with Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, Apple's word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs.
Our iPhoto training will pretty much have you covered in terms of managing, editing, and sharing your digital photos. There are lots of other courses you'll most likely find useful on the Online Training Library. But most of all, you should just spent time playing around with your Mac, and really getting to know it. Don't be afraid to click around and experiment. It's a great way to learn. So I hope you'll be able to take what you've learned here and go further with your computer than you ever thought you would. I'm Garrick Chow. See you next time!
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