Installation and Configuration: Prepare and partition the drive, install OS X El Capitan, use the installer log files to verify a successful installation, booting to OS X Recovery, configure OS X El Capitan with the Setup Assistant, installing configuration profiles, tips and techniques for troubleshooting an installation problem.
Users Accounts: Create and manage user accounts, create and manage administrator accounts, locate directory attributes, security, resetting passwords and managing Keychain passwords.
File Systems: File systems supported by OS X El Capitan, Disk Utility and file repair. Full disk encryption via Filevault 2. File sharing permissions and troubleshooting.
Data Management: The root volume, file system layout, preferences, managing hidden items, file types unique to OS X El Capitan (i.e., resource forks and packages), Metadata in OS X, Spotlight, file archives, disk images. archiving and restoring data with Time Machine, managing backup data, how to access the data outside of Time Machine.
Applications and Processes: Applications supported in OS X El Capitan, application security, installation and troubleshooting of applications, uninstalling applications, managing Gatekeeper, Quick Look, advanced features such as auto save, versions, resume and iCloud integration. New iCloud Drive feature explored.
Network Configuration: Basic networking configuration, TCP/IP networking, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, multiple network connections, appropriate use of network locations, isolating and troubleshooting network elements and using VPN.
Network Services: Connecting to common network resources, AFP, SMB, SSH, FTP, and WebDAV connections, Bonjour, NetBIOS, the network browser, isolating client software issues from network issues. Enabling network services on a OS X El Capitan client, peer-to-peer collaboration, screen sharing, AirDrop, firewall as well as techniques to isolate server issues from client and network issues.
System Management: Connecting peripherals to a Mac, cabling, connections, device drivers for common peripherals. Troubleshooting boot issues with a Mac at startup, phases of the startup process, which part of the system is active during each phase, issues that can arise, automatic process launching with launchd and login window startup items.