“I just want to learn how to use my computer to it’s fullest potential, or I am only using a fraction of what my computer capable of” are the terms I most often hear at my service bench. It is often said with much reverence in regards to my supposed elite computer skills (being the Service Manager here at Mac Outpost). While I appreciate the accolades and the presumed technical wizardry I have to be honest with my clients (and therefore, myself….a Leo with a swollen ego is not a pretty sight) that quite often we use the computer “as intended” and more importantly according to our particular desires and needs. While it is true that I might use more of the system to do my day-to-day job it does NOT mean that I am using it to a higher potential than the client who comes in to see me at the service bench.
To clarify, I believe what is actually meant by the opening statement is that there is a desire within us all to be more comfortable with the usage of our beloved Macs more so than the ability to say use Terminal or setting up and navigating Open Directory. I also believe that there is a strong desire to have a better understanding of the core applications of our Macs such as, Mail, Time Machine and the iLife suite.
This is why I am glad that we offer the training courses that we do. They are all catered to usage of individual interests and skill levels. From these courses the client is given that much sought after sense of comfort and in most cases having learned a new “trick” or two.
For more information regarding the courses offered at Mac Outpost please feel free to contact us here at the store (or check out our training page at https://macoutpost.com/training). And remember, you are using your computer to it’s fullest potential if you are able to do what you want to do with it!