Mountain Lion 201: OS X Server Essentials 10.8
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Duration: 3 days
Time: 9am - 5pm
Curriculum: Includes Apple Training Book
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
- Understanding of OS X
- Experience with OS X in a network environment
- Basic OS X troubleshooting experience or Mountain Lion 101
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
- Register for a Tech ID.
- Call MC Services at 262-522-6950 locally or toll free 800-453-8106 to register for your exam.
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