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Mountain Lion 201

OS X Server Essentials 10.8

R 7500 excl. VAT

Course Description
OS X Server Essentials is a three-day 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 on Mountain Lion. 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.

Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:

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

What you will learn

  • The features and functionality of OS X Server on Mountain Lion
  • How to configure essential services on OS X Server on Mountain Lion
  • 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 (ACTC) 10.8 certification
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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