• Technical IT

    Solutions delivered throughout the UK
  • Business Applications

    Solutions delivered throughout the UK
  • Professional Best Practice

    Solutions delivered throughout the UK
  • Professional Development

    Solutions delivered throughout the UK

Lion 201 Server Essential Basingstoke

Lion 201 Server Essential
  • Price £.00
  • Level Introduction
All major credit cards accepted


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.

By passing the Mac OS X Server Essentials 10.7 exam, you can achieve Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) 10.7 certification providing you have already passed the Support Essentials 10.7 exam.


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

Assumed Knowledge

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


  • 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

Course Content

Installing and Configuring OS X Server

  • Installation
  • Initial configuration
  • Server administration tools
  • Troubleshooting installation issues

Authenticating and Authorizing Accounts

  • Creating and administering accounts
  • Controlling access (ACLs) and troubleshooting

Using Open Directory

  • Configuring Open Directory
  • Single sign-on
  • Backing up directory data
  • Troubleshooting Open Directory
  • Introduction to Kerberos.

Using File Services

  • Configuring and troubleshooting Apple File Service
  • Share points for Windows users
  • NFS
  • Network mounts
  • FTP
  • Case sensitivity issues

Managing Web Services

  • Hosting multiple web sites on a single server
  • Providing WebDAV access to files

Using Collaborative Services

  • Setting up and configuring wikis and blogs
  • Providing iChat and iCal services to assist people working together
  • Configuring Address Book service to share contact information amongst multiple computers

Implementing Deployment Solutions

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

Managing Accounts

  • Managed accounts
  • Preference management
  • Managed network browsing
  • Mobile accounts,
  • Troubleshooting account management.

Certification Exam
Students can take the OS X Server Essentials 10.7 exam – one of two exams required for Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) 10.7 certification.

Make Enquiry

Course Enquiry

Book Now

Course Enquiry

Find your local training centre

AddressWinton House
Winton Square
RG21 8EN
Phone01423 534 630