Mountain Lion 201: OS X Server Essentials 10.8

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Schedule
Cost: $1,600
Duration: 3 days
Time: 9am - 5pm
Curriculum: Includes Apple Training Book

ML 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 v10.8
  • 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

Prerequisites

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

Certification

Demonstrate your knowledge by passing the OS X Server Essentials 10.8 exam and the OS X Support Essentials 10.8 exam to earn Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) 10.8 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

Part 1: Configuring and Monitoring OS X Server

  • Installing OS X Server
  • Providing DNS
  • Exploring the Server App
  • Configuring SSL
  • Using Status and Notifications
  • Backing Up Mountain Lion Server

Part 2: Configuring Accounts

  • Managing Local Accounts
  • Configuring Open Directory services
  • Managing Local Network Accounts

Part 3: Managing Devices with Configuration Profiles

  • Configuring OS X Server to Provide Device Management
  • Managing with Profile Manager

Part 4: Providing File Services

  • Providing File Sharing Services
  • Understanding File Access

Part 5: Implementing Deployment Solutions

  • Leveraging NetInstall
  • Implementing Software Update Service

Part 6: Providing Network Services

  • Hosting Backups with the Network Time Machine Service
  • Providing Security via the VPN Service
  • Providing DHCP Service
  • Hosting Websites

Part 7: Using Collaborative Services

  • Providing Mail Services
  • Configuring the Wiki Service
  • Implementing Calendar Service
  • Providing Messages Service
  • Configuring Contacts Service

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