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Mac OS X Server Essentials 10.8

  • Price £950.00
  • Duration 3 day(s)
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OS X 10.8 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.

You will learn how to install and configure OS X Server to provide network-based services, such as file sharing, DHCP, and collaboration services. Tools for efficiently managing and deploying OS X and software updates are also covered. The course uses a combination of lectures and hands-on case study exercises.


Help-desk specialists, technical coordinators, and entry-level system administrators who implement and maintain networks using OS X Server.

Assumed Knowledge

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

  • Basic OS X knowledge
  • Experience with OS X in a network environment
  • Basic troubleshooting experience

Course Content

Chapter 1

Configuring and Monitoring OS X Server

◾ Server installation
◾Providing DNS
◾Exploring the Server App
◾Configuring SSL
◾Using Status and Notifications
◾Backing Up Mountain Lion Server


Chapter 2

Configuring Accounts

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


Chapter 3

Managing Devices with Configuration Profiles 

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


Chapter 4

Providing File Services

◾ Providing File Sharing Services
◾Understanding File Access


Chapter 5

Implementing Deployment Solutions

◾Leveraging NetInstall
◾Implementing Software Update Service


Chapter 6

Providing Network Services 

◾Hosting Network based Backups (Time Machine)
◾Providing Security via the VPN Service
◾Providing DHCP Service
◾Hosting Websites


Chapter 7

Using Collaborative Services 

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

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