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Active Directory Open Directory Integration 10.11

£650.00 (+VAT)

Specially created by and unique to Amsys, this two-day course is for system administrators and techs that want to be expert in configuring OS X computers to access directory services. The course tackles one of the most common directory services challenges – providing robust directory services in a mixed-platform environment – specifically Active Directory. You will also learn how to use a range of Apple and Third Party management tools and commands.

Like all Amsys courses, this is very hands-on and with small class sizes so you’re guaranteed plenty of one-to-one attention.

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Course Overview

Active Directory Open Directory Integration 10.11 is a advanced two-day course, taught by one of Amsys’s master Apple trainers, that teaches how to integrate a fleet of Macs into an existing directory network. This course has been designed for system administrators and IT professionals and it tackles one of the most commonly faced challenges: how to configure OS X computers to access directory services and configure OS X Server to provide directory services in a mixed-platform environment, specifically Active Directory.

It’s more and more common to find mixed OS devices needing to share the same services. The personal preference of most successful executives this days is Apple, not PC and because Macs tend to work so much better, owners are increasingly bringing their own devices to work. This course addresses this trend from the system administrators point of view and equips you with the skills you need to help your execs access company services and directories.


This is an advanced OS X courses so, as a minimum, delegates will be expected to have the following knowledge before to attending this course:

  • An understanding and working knowledge of OS X
  • Basic troubleshooting experience or you’ve attended OS X Support Essentials 10.11
  • Basic OS X Server experience or OS X Server Essentials 10.11
  • Experience with OS X in a network environment
  • Experience using the command-line interface with OS X

If you’re in any doubt about your suitability for this course, please call our training pros on 020 8645 5806 who will be pleased to discuss your training needs in more detail.

Who should take Active Directory Open Directory Integration?

  • OS X System Administrators
  • If you need to know how to integrate Mac clients into a Directory
  • If you’re an existing Mac support tech, or ACSA techs wanting to upgrade your skill set
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  • Learn how to integrate the Client into several Directories services
  • Gain an overview and understanding of LDAP
  • How to configure Active Directory
  • How to extend Active Directory Schema
  • How to troubleshoot login issues

Detailed Agenda

Local Directory: Understanding the Local Directory and what is required by the system for the user accounts. See how the local Directory interacts with the processes and what tools we can use to modify it.

Open Directory Server: Configure client to Access an Open Directory System, Troubleshooting login and binding issues.

Accessing Third Party Servers: Understanding LDAP, Configuring OS X client computer to login using a standard LDAP server.

Configure Open Directory: Configuring Master and Replicas and configure clients to use both.

Active Directory: Deploying OS X in an Active Directory environment. Configure Active Directory and then bind the clients to it.

Directory Solutions: Look into different options like implementing the Golden Triangle, substitutions and repurposing.

Modifying schema: Extending Active Directory Schema useTools like as Microsoft’s Active Directory Schema Analyser and Workgroup Manager to compare and then create managed preferences.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I take this course?

You can join a public course at our training centre in central London or, if you’d like a private course, we can run it in any of our facilities (Surrey, London and Manchester) or we can arrange to run it at a location of your choice.

Is there an exam with this course?

There is currently no exam with this course

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Important detail about the course



Course Length

2 days

Training hours

09:30 – 17:30 with one hour for lunch

Class size

Maximum eight delegates


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