Lion 201: OS X Server Essentials 10.7

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Duration: 3 days
Time: 9am - 5pm
Curriculum: Includes Apple Training Book

Lion 201

Course Description

OS X Server Essentials is a three-day, hands-on course designed to give technical coordinators and entry-level system administrators the skills, tools, and knowledge to implement and maintain a network that uses OS X Server. Students learn how to install and configure OS X Server to provide network-based services, such as file sharing, web and wikis. Tools for efficiently managing and deploying OS X are also covered. The course is a combination of lectures and hands-on case study exercises that provide practical real-world experience.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for help desk specialists, technical coordinators, and entry-level system administrators who implement and maintain networks using OS X Server.

What You Will Learn

  • The features of OS X Server v10.7
  • How to configure essential services on OS X Server
  • How to use OS X Server tools to monitor and troubleshoot services
  • Effective use of OS X Server to manage a small network of Macintosh computers and users
  • How to manage access to files and services
  • How to prepare for Apple Certified Technical Coordinator certification


  • Understanding of OS X
  • Experience with OS X in a network environment
  • Basic OS X troubleshooting experience or Lion 101


Demonstrate your knowledge by passing the OS X Server Essentials 10.7 exam and the OS X Support Essentials exam to earn Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) 10.7 certification.

To register for an exam

  1. Register for a Tech ID.
  2. Call MC Services at 262-522-6950 locally or toll free 800-453-8106 to register for your exam.

Course Outline

Topic Description
Chapter 1: Installing and Configuring OS X Server Installation, initial configuration, server administration tools, and troubleshooting installation issues.

Chapter 2: Authenticating and Authorizing Accounts

Creating and administering accounts, controlling access (ACLs), and troubleshooting.

Chapter 3: Using Open Directory

Configuring Open Directory, single sign-on, backing up directory data, troubleshooting Open Directory, and an introduction to Kerberos.

Chapter 4: Using File Services

Configuring and troubleshooting Apple File Service, share points for Windows users, NFS, network mounts, and FTP; case sensitivity issues.

Chapter 5: Managing Web Services

Hosting multiple web sites on a single server, providing WebDAV access to files.

Chapter 6: Using Collaborative Services

Setting up and configuring wikis and blogs, providing iChat and iCal services to assist people working together, and configuring Address Book service to share contact information amongst multiple computers.

Chapter 7: Implementing Deployment Solutions

Configuring and troubleshooting NetBoot/Network Install to deploy Mac OS X.

Chapter 8: Managing Accounts Managed accounts, preference management, managed network browsing, mobile accounts, troubleshooting account management.