What is the course about?
This course is for anyone who can already use a PC but has not used an Apple Mac computer before. On this short introductory course you will gain experience of the Mac environment, the desktop and the operating system.
What will we cover?
Anatomy of a Mac
Apple Mac desktop
Apple Mac OSX operating system
Using software on a Mac
Creating, saving and finding files
Using the Dock.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Learn the components of a Mac desktop
Login and logout
Name the features of the Apple Mac desktop
Navigate the system confidently
Open applications and create, save and find files
Use the docking system
Use system preferences.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should already be able to use a PC.
You should be able to follow spoken instructions and read written information.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Each student has their own computer. Presentations will be made using computers, interactive whiteboard, overhead screen and printed notes. Step by step instruction, with demonstrations where appropriate, will help you grasp the concepts.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Using the Apple Mac OSX: introduction (stage 1), introduction to iPad devices.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details